A stallion with an enormous jumping potential and a well geared canter; a blood horse with a remarkably good temperament The contribution of thoroughbred blood is crucial for the breeding of warmbloods for the sport at top level. Unfortunately, it is getting more difficult to find a thoroughbred stallion that still show sufficient riding horse qualities. In answer to this, Studfarm Zangersheide fetched the half-blood stallion Amiro Z to Lanaken. His Sire Amigo Toss xx is an Argentinean thoroughbred which descends in a direct line from the dam of the famous stallion Le Sancy xx, who we know as foundation sire of Ramzes and Zeus. Amiro’s dam Renommee Z started herself in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, under Ricardo Kierkegaard. The “show jumping horse of the century” Ratina Z is no-one less than a full sister of Renommee Z. Under Piet Raymakers and Ludger Beerbaum this wonder mare won the World Cup Finals, the European Championships, the Aachen Grand Prix, Olympic silver, twice Olympic team gold, twice European team gold and team gold at the WC. We are talking about the famous Heureka Z-family (Holsteiner lineage 8145). Ridden by Hermann Schridde, Heureka Z herself wrote the Aachen Grand Prix to her name.