The sire of Kinnaras is the Dutch stallion Olympic Orpheus, who with rider
Jessica Ransehousen was the 1987 Intermediare 11 Horse of the Year and the
USET Reserve Champion Horse of the Year. In 1988, in addition to winning
all Olympic qualifying events, he represented the United States at the
Seoul Olympics and was the USDF Grand Prix horse of the year.
Damsire Ansbach is a descendent of Abglanz, perhaps the most influential
stallion of modern times in the Hannoverian breeding district His
infusion of Trakehner lightness and 'blood' can be clearly seen in today's
modern Hannoverian horse.
Although the lightly framed Trakehner was not initially welcomed in an era
when agricultural horses were in great demand. Abglanz was royally bred,
his dam, Abendluft was a full-sister to the influential stallions,
Absinth, Absalon and Abendstern.
At the stallion station at Jork, he produced three famous brothers -
Abhang I, II and III, as well as their full sister, Zukunft who competed
with success internationally with Alwin Schockemöhle. Just 160 cm, Abhang
I produced elegant horses but without great performance success. Abhang
II, at 157 cm, was the smallest of the three brothers, but produced great
dressage horses, with charm and movement. Abhang III, the tallest of the
three, sired mainly showjumpers. All told Abglanz sired 19 Approved sons,
with progeny earnings of over DM324,000 Abhang III is the sire of
Ansbach, thus there is significant jumping blood present in the pedigree
Dam Dam's sire Gong further introduces jumping blood in the pedigree of
Kinnaras. Gong comes from the old foundation lines of Goldfisch II, who
sired the exceptional Grand Prix jumper Gladstone ridden by Hugo Simon,
with whom he won the first Volvo World Cup in 1979. Gladstone and Hugo
Simon were over a decade nearly invincible in the international Grand
Prixs. The Goldfisch II line has a tremendous influence in the
international shows in dressage and jumping.
Kinnaras is an extremely attractive 17.h stallion with an impressive
performance record with 2010 WEG competitor Todd Flettrich and Missy Ransehousen. Todd trained
Kinnaras all the way to Grand Prix. They had many top three finishes at
the FEI levels.