Cardento is ranked 13th in the WBFSH Ranking for Show Jumping Sires of 2015 and is placed very high in the indexes of several studbooks. In Sweden, Cardento is the leader with an index of 156.
Cardento has proven himself at the highest level winning a Silver medal at the World- and European Championship and the Olympics of Athens. He won the Nations Cup of Rome, Dramman and Ikast. Individually he won, among others, the Grand Prixs of Holte, Helsingborg, Angelholm, Gera, Kungsbacke (2x) and placed 2nd in Aarhus. Cardento placed 6th in the Worldcup Qualifier of Göteborg, placed 4th in the German Classics in Hannover and 6th in the Grand Prix of Stockholm.
His breeding successes are world class with no less than six offspring jumping at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014: Matrix, Celestine, Carisma, Duke of Carnaval, Cafino and Zilverstar VDL. The number of offspring highly placed in many Grand Prix’s is enormous, for instance: Nice Stephanie, Bellefleur, Cafino, Calingka, Calvin Klein, Carat, Caribo, Carisma, Carrusa, Caspar, Check Picobello Z, Celestine, Cornetto, Corporal, Benibantos, Little Sparrow, Matrix, Pimlico, Thriller P, Wodan, Ziedento, etc.\r\nCarrera VDL won the Grand Prix of De Wolden, became 2nd in the Grand Prix of Oldenburg and finished 4th in the Grand Prix of Maastricht. Vatson Sitte won the Grand Prix competitions of both Arezzo and Lier and won the Nations Cup of Arezzo as well. Other well-known offspring by Cardento are: La Silla Kiara, Carisma, Cadence, Caramell KS, Campella, Casper, Cyklon, Damascus, Udento VDL, Draco, Canthara, Glory Days, Midsummer, Maya, Centon, Flower Power, Quarto Mail, Traffic Boy, etc.
Sweden, the championships for young jumping horses have been dominated for years by Cardento offspring and also worldwide have been several Champions: Java Kvarnas- Dutch Champion, Karlotta - Champion of the 3-year old jumpers in Austria, Blokum - National Champion of the 6-year olds in Costa Rica, Carisma - European Champion of the Juniors, Cisco - Open Scandinavian Championship for 7-year old jumpers, Classic Lady - 7-year old World Champion in Lanaken etc.
Cardento has several approved sons among them is Grand Slam VDL, who scored 90 points in the KWPN Stallion Perfomance test -the highest score ever.
Based on the achievements of his offspring, Cardento was awarded ‘Elite’, received the ‘Breeders Trophy’ five times, and was honored twice as ‘Horse of the Year’ in Sweden. Daughter Fame DVL was auctioned for € 380.000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2015 and Fantasy BB sold for € 380.000 at the Jumping Talent Sale in 2016. In addition.
Jumping Index Germany: 165.
Jumping Index KWPN: 145.
Cardento: The Olympic stallion with three silver medals - plus - prepotent for quality.