Sire : Bertoli

Beethoven is a very sweet 2009 gelding by Bertoli out of a Donnerhall mare from Donnalix. As well as inheriting the trademark Breitling canter through his father, he seems to have also taken the trainable temperament and powerful engine from the Donnerhall side. He is proving to be well balanced for his size and age, and is something of a gentle giant as he is around 17hh.

Bertoli W is a striking bay stallion, his powerful gaits and charismatic presence have ensured that he is at the top of the scoreboard during his competitve career. Highlights of this include: reserve champion at the Westphalian championships, twice finalist for the Bundeschampionships, finalist in the World Breeding Championships and highly placed in the prestigious Burgpokal qualifiers.
Still only eight, he is already enjoying success at Grand Prix, with scores over 70% in his first season at this level, this is a seriously impressive horse for the future.

Breitling, Bertoli's father, is currently number one in the German breeding index and is known for producing quality yet trainable offspring who include several licensed sons such as Berkeley,and Benvenuto.

He has also fathered many hugely successful competition horses such as Balderassini, Biagotti, Brioni and Blind Date.


Bertoli's mother is one of the most spectacularly successful of the Wittig's mares, Devisa is by the Thoroughbred Diego out of a grand-daughter of the great Westfalian jumping sire, Polydor. The Wittigs are rightly proud of the foals Devisa has produced for them, to date this has included three Grand Prix horses, three licensed stallions and several Bundeschampionship and World Breeding Championship finalists.