Sire : Belissimo M

Her sire, Belissimo M is one of the most successful contemporary dressage stallions. His daughter Bella Rose ridden by Isabelle Worth at the 2014 WEG in France achieved over 80% and second in Grand Prix to Valegro, ridden by Charlotte de Jardin, Olympic champion.

Belissimo's pedigree is simply brilliant: his sire, Beltain , was successful in the dressage ring up to S-level. He comes from, undoubtedly, one of the most popular and successful mare lines in Hanover: his dam, SPS Gänseliesel, is a full sister of the highly esteemed Celle State Stud sires, Garibaldi I and II , and the granddam of Wolkenstein I and II (Bundeschampion, State Stud Celle) as well as the Grand Prix dressage horse, Little Big Man. Very closely related are also the Celle State Stud sires, Brentano I and II and also Beauvalais (Vice World Champion in 2002 in Jerez and Olympic bronze in Athens in 2004). The dam, SPS Roxa, county champion mare, is the dam of a jumper named Carthago 51, is a daughter of Romadour II , a stallion of the century, and the highly refined Thoroughbred bloodlines of Lucius (State Stud), one of the most popular performance sires of his day.

Dam sire Romadour II sired double Olympic champion Rembrandt , who was the most successful dressage horse of his time. His son Rosenkavalier and grandson Rubinstein are known as the “founders” of the famous R-Line.

Bolero has become known as a symbol for the modern riding horse and is a classic example of the refining influence the Throroughbred has had on the modern Hanoverian. Although three-quarter Thoroughbred himself, he retained the quality and movement of his Hanoverian ancestors. Bolero stood at stud for only nine years yet has to his credit 51 approved stallions, 73 States Premium mares and numerous top dressage horses.

He continues to influence the international dressage rings through his offspring who include champion dressage horses such as Bismark, and Brentano I as well as the champion stallions Brentano II, 2003 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.