Kysse is by Carrico (Catoki) out of a successful 1.60m mare “Vita 24” (photo above) who showed in Europe and later in the US by Todd Minikus. Vita 24 has one other filly on the ground who is showing in the 1.50M (Belladonna 42–photo above) . Breeding data suggests that a dam line with such strong performance is the greatest predictor of success for these young horses and Kysse has a great mare line. 3 generations of 1.50m mares (Vita dam also showed in the 1.50m). Kysse is tall and strong with great balance and reflexes. All of the best Holsteiner lines!
Sire Carrico has now become firmly established in upper level, international show jumping after placing in Dortmund, Hagen a.T.W., Chantilly/FRA, Münster, Paderborn and Neumünster under Philipp Weishaupt and Henrik von Eckermann/SWE. Awarded a premium in 2005 in Neumünster, Carrico then took his stallion performance test in Redefin where he won the jumping as well as the dressage index, finishing first overall. In 2008 he won a qualifier at the Bundeschampionat with a 9.5 and in 2009 he placed in the Final for six-year old show jumpers in Warendorf. At the age of just seven, he won his first ribbons in advanced level classes. Carrico was imported to the US as a top level Derby Horse and won numerous accolades.