Holstein - The striking Checkmate convinces with his athletic canter, which is of good reach and technically very good. This colt bred out of the superb Holsteiner damline 7126 (Burggraaf, Acord I-III, Bella Donna and USA Today) is very pretty and long-legged. His mother Rising Star I is dam of the approved stallions Carlos and Charisma Z en Champion de Coeur NT (1.40m jumper). She is half-sibling of the Grand Prix jumper Phenix 4. Her granddam Tschita is dam of the stallions Acobat I, II, III and three Grand Prix jumpers. Sire Casall is placed 16th on the sire ranking for jumping and belongs to the top of the world, ridden by Rolf Göran Bengtsson.