ARGENTO

AES - ARGENTO - Elite Elite Stallion

Summary

Name: ARGENTO
UELN: 826002020012774
Colour: DARK BAY
Height: 1.67m
Studbook: MAIN
Status: ELITE STALLION *****
Date of Birth: 16/06/02 (15 YEARS OLD)
Sex: MALE
Owner/Keeper: CLARE WHITAKER
Breeder: KEELEY DURHAM

FEI performance of 'ARGENTO' (125)

Date Show Event Obst. height Athlete Position Score Prize
15/12/16 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
03/12/16 Paris, Villepinte (FRA) CSI5* 145-150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 15 0/4/51.74
02/12/16 Paris, Villepinte (FRA) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 3 0/4/38.49 3690 EUR
27/11/16 Stockholm (SWE) CSI4* 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 9 5/82.05 6 SEK
26/11/16 Stockholm (SWE) CSI4* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 4 0/60.42 70303 SEK
25/11/16 Stockholm (SWE) CSI4* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/32.47/0/35.57 56250 SEK
19/11/16 Stuttgart (GER) CSI5*-W 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 45 13/90.43
17/11/16 Stuttgart (GER) CSI5*-W 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/58.52 2500 EUR
05/11/16 Doha (QAT) CSI5* GCT 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0/37.46 89100 EUR
04/11/16 Doha (QAT) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/0/25.80 1125 EUR
02/10/16 Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach (USA) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
01/10/16 Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach (USA) CSI5* 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 20 14/98.24
29/09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach (USA) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 8 0/72.94 225 USD
27/08/16 St Moritz (SUI) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 9 0/4/39.77 1050 CHF
26/08/16 St Moritz (SUI) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 13 0/0/33.97 50 CHF
25/08/16 St Moritz (SUI) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 38 6/88.66
06/08/16 Valkenswaard (NED) CSI5* GCT 145-150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/72.79 738 EUR
05/08/16 Valkenswaard (NED) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 18 0/0/36.77
03/07/16 Paris, Tour Eiffel (FRA) CSI5* GCT 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
02/07/16 Paris, Tour Eiffel (FRA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
01/07/16 Paris, Tour Eiffel (FRA) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 44 4/55.09
11/06/16 Cannes (FRA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
09/06/16 Cannes (FRA) CSI5* GCT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 40 4/76.97
04/06/16 St Tropez (FRA) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 (0)/0/0/36.17 132000 EUR
02/06/16 St Tropez (FRA) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 14 0/0/38.18
22/05/16 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
21/05/16 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 9 0/76.48/1/71.70 6400 EUR
20/05/16 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 5 0/0/35.46 600 EUR
15/05/16 Windsor (GBR) CSI4* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/39.52 27000 EUR
13/05/16 Windsor (GBR) CSI4* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/33.62 6000 EUR
17/04/16 Mexico City (MEX) CSI5* GCT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 12 4/74.64 1550 EUR
16/04/16 Mexico City (MEX) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 4/77.70/0/71.41 12000 EUR
15/04/16 Mexico City (MEX) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/0/30.28 750 EUR
09/04/16 Miami FL (USA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 8 0/72.38/4/64.43 10000 USD
08/04/16 Miami FL (USA) CSI5* GCT 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 15 1/71.38
07/04/16 Miami FL (USA) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 21 0/0/40.24
21/02/16 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 9 0/75.72/4/48.35 10000 USD
20/02/16 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/67.80/0/39.09 16500 USD
19/02/16 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/65.68 420 USD
30/01/16 Amsterdam (NED) CSI4* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 24 78/63.40
29/01/16 Amsterdam (NED) CSI4* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 13 0/72.22
21/12/15 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 14 0/ret
20/12/15 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 140-160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 31 8/66.84
18/12/15 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/0/33.70 1430 EUR
17/12/15 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/33.97 5000 EUR
06/12/15 Paris (FRA) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 19 4/70.62
04/12/15 Paris (FRA) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 33 4/75.48
03/12/15 Paris (FRA) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/63.85 5 EUR
21/11/15 Stuttgart (GER) CSI5*-W 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 60/45.58 5700 EUR
19/11/15 Stuttgart (GER) CSI5*-W 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 20 0/66.94
19/11/15 Stuttgart (GER) CSI5*-W 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 64.83 1120 EUR
08/11/15 Liège (BEL) CSI4* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/70.24 20000 EUR
06/11/15 Liège (BEL) CSI4* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/36.74 7000 EUR
05/11/15 Liège (BEL) CSI4* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 27 1/73.94
04/10/15 Los Angeles CA (USA) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 4/70.21 4500 USD
02/10/15 Los Angeles CA (USA) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0/31.99 28050 USD
01/10/15 Los Angeles CA (USA) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 12 0/69.82 100 USD
06/09/15 Brussels (BEL) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 24 4/77.17
04/09/15 Brussels (BEL) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/0/38.44 1925 EUR
03/09/15 Brussels (BEL) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 10 0/64.56 625 EUR
30/08/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/4/47.61 16000 EUR
29/08/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/4/47.53 3000 EUR
27/08/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 15 0/72.54 100 EUR
25/07/15 London (GBR) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/76.46/0/77.01/0/34.99 80000 EUR
24/07/15 London (GBR) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 0/0/32.64 50 EUR
19/07/15 Chantilly (FRA) CSI5* GCT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 4 0/0/38.04 6600 EUR
18/07/15 Chantilly (FRA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
17/07/15 Chantilly (FRA) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 17 0/79.30
04/07/15 Paris (FRA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 0/70.58/4/73.20 3200 EUR
03/07/15 Paris (FRA) CSI5* GCT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 23 4/78.99
25/06/15 Monte Carlo, Port Hercule (MON) CSI5* GCT 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/0/32.37 5 EUR
25/06/15 Monte Carlo, Port Hercule (MON) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/68.41/0/59.52/0/28.83 60000 EUR
13/06/15 Cannes (FRA) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 (4)/70.60/0/68.76 9000 EUR
11/06/15 Cannes (FRA) CSI5* GCT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 3 0/64.62 3675 EUR
24/05/15 Rome - Villa Borghese (ITA) CSIO5*-NC EUD1 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 33 9/74.26
22/05/15 Rome - Villa Borghese (ITA) CSIO5*-NC EUD1 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0
21/05/15 Rome - Villa Borghese (ITA) CSIO5*-NC EUD1 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 8 0/68.39 750 EUR
16/05/15 Windsor (GBR) CSI3* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 8 0/4/43.18 1365 EUR
03/05/15 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 19 4/84.16
02/05/15 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
01/05/15 Madrid (ESP) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/35.55 2000 EUR
24/04/15 Hagen (GER) CSI4* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 3 0/51.55/0/26.86 3750 EUR
22/04/15 Hagen (GER) CSI4* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 34 6/82.80
15/02/15 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/71.77/0/42.54 231000 USD
14/02/15 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/69.24/0/40.70 27885 USD
13/02/15 Hong Kong (HKG) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 3 65/51.96 7950 USD
01/02/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI3* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 5 0/4/35.53 7000 EUR
30/01/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/71.20/0/43.49 6250 EUR
29/01/15 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI3* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 35 1/78.85
21/12/14 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 140-160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 10 0/4/38.35 2490 EUR
20/12/14 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 15 0/5/43.95
18/12/14 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0/31.77 6000 EUR
18/12/14 London Olympia (GBR) CSI5*-W 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 5 0/ret 5950 EUR
16/11/14 Maastricht (NED) CSI3* 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) RET R1 ret
14/11/14 Maastricht (NED) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 5 0/4/46.34 1680 EUR
08/11/14 München (GER) CSI3* RT 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 6 0/4/44.64 1650 EUR
07/11/14 München (GER) CSI3* RT 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 30 1/62.32
06/11/14 München (GER) CSI3* RT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 4/66.70/0/40.47 20000 EUR
02/11/14 Liège (BEL) CSI3* 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/30.88 18100 EUR
31/10/14 Liège (BEL) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0/35.37 8750 EUR
30/10/14 Liège (BEL) CSI3* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 33 2/78.32
12/10/14 Birmingham (GBR) CSI3* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/61.80/4/41.54 8000 GBP
10/10/14 Birmingham (GBR) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/60.57/0/24.12 4300 GBP
20/09/14 Donaueschingen (GER) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 0/4/48.15 600 EUR
12/09/14 Lausanne (SUI) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 16 0/0/34.30
12/09/14 Lausanne (SUI) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/78.03/0/68.71/0/38.31 60000 EUR
07/09/14 Humlikon (SUI) CSI3* 155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 14 4/76.23
06/09/14 Humlikon (SUI) CSI3* 130 John WHITAKER (GBR) 41 13/94.86
04/09/14 Humlikon (SUI) CSI3* 130 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 0/72.78 100 CHF
03/09/14 Humlikon (SUI) CSI3* 130 John WHITAKER (GBR) 20 2/88.70
16/08/14 London (GBR) CSI5* GCT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 28 4/79.91
15/08/14 London (GBR) CSI5* GCT 150-155 John WHITAKER (GBR) 35 8/75.48
14/08/14 London (GBR) CSI5* GCT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/0/31.37 150 EUR
09/08/14 Münster (GER) CSI4* RT 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/39.32 2000 EUR
08/08/14 Münster (GER) CSI4* RT 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 16 0/84.32
07/08/14 Münster (GER) CSI4* RT 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 10 0/81.57/4/46.60 2500 EUR
27/07/14 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 1 0/0/37.76 112500 EUR
25/07/14 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 7 0/0/46.41 1000 EUR
24/07/14 Villach, Treffen (AUT) CSI5* 145 John WHITAKER (GBR) 22 0/73.52
06/07/14 Mons Ghlin (BEL) CSI4* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 2 0/0/43.59 14000 EUR
04/07/14 Mons Ghlin (BEL) CSI4* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 12 1/72.00 100 EUR
03/07/14 Mons Ghlin (BEL) CSI4* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 22 0/53.89/0/33.34
29/06/14 Geesteren (NED) CSI3* 160 John WHITAKER (GBR) 11 4/82.15 580 EUR
28/06/14 Geesteren (NED) CSI3* 150 John WHITAKER (GBR) 60 9/86.00
27/06/14 Geesteren (NED) CSI3* 140 John WHITAKER (GBR) 34 0/0.00/0/37.96
For more details on these results, please see the FEI database

Pedigree of 'ARGENTO'

ARKO III ***** AES (OLDBG) DE333330756894 1994
BROWN 1.68m
ARGENTINUS HANN DE331313302680 1980
BROWN 1.72m
ARGENTAN I HANN DE331310415867 1967
BROWN 1.65m
ABSATZ HANN 310405260 1960
WORMS HANN 316449260 1960
DORLE HANN 316918465 1965
CHESTNUT
DUDEN II HANN 310405560 1960
WINTERROSE HANN DE331316272758 1958
UNIKA OLDBG DE333330367988 1988
BROWN
BEACH BOY KWPN 834407 1983
DARKBROWN 1.70m
ZEUS SF 320 1972
SEFANE KWPN 21283 1976
UNIQUE KWPN 26807 1978
BROWN 1.69m
ONYX (HECTOR DE MANOIR) SF 175KWPN 1973
MONIQUE UTOPIA KWPN 10871 1971
FLORA MAY AES 826002940005392 1994
BAY
GASPER A.E.S. 88.000640 1988
CHESTNUT 1.64m
JASPER KWPN 33 1968
BROWN 1.62m
COURVILLE XX XX BB2327 1952
GARMA KWPN 33156A 1958
VULITA KWPN 792026 1979
CHESTNUT 1.68m
EXKURS XX XX BB2973
NULITA KWPN 11835 1972
PERDI SWB 14333 1969
1.57m
SAN MICHELE XX XX XX 1960 1960
GREY
DJEBE XX XX 1945
ISLE OF CAPRI XX XX 1942
ROSITA SWB 7244 1961
CHESTNUT 1.46m
VAROLIO SWB 263 1942
MEDEA SWB 1948

News of 'ARGENTO'

Tuesday, January 19

Argento's Breeder Keeley Durham Honoured with the AES Prize at the British Breeders' Awards Dinner in London

Clare and John Whitaker's famous show jumping stallion  Argento  perfectly encapsulates the Anglo European Studbook's philosophy of creating a modern performance horse from some of the best proven bloodlines. His breeder Keeley Durham showed great vision when she put the at the time relatively unproven Arko to her lovely AES mare  Flora May  and created a piece of magic. But, as always in good breeding, with great judgement and knowledge behind it. For Flora May is by Gasper who goes back to Hugo Simon's stallion Jasper - also known as 'Little One' - who famously did not let his height of a mere 1.62m prevent him from winning one of the most infamous and difficult show jumping competitions in the world, the Hamburg Derby. Argento has inherited Arko's star quality and Jasper's big heart, both of which helped him to win for his rider John Whitaker well over £ 400,000 (or: almost € 540,000) last year alone, adding to his impressive list of now 16 Grand Prix wins. His most notable successes in 2015 include the Longines Grand Prix in Hong Kong, and we know that there is more to come! In July, Argento moved to the top of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Ranking List in Show Jumping, an excellent achievement demonstrating that British Breeders hold their own at the very top of the field. He is also accredited as Gold British Showjumping Elite Stallion by British Showjumping, based on his Grade A performance winnings and having represented his country on the international stage. Argento passes on his fantastic qualities of perfect jumping technique combined with brilliant attitude and temperament to his offspring. His son  Areba  brings to the table the important blood of Indorado and Nimmerdor, providing an exciting cocktail of proven lines for the discerning breeder. Areba is fully graded and licensed with the AES and certainly one to watch for the future! Argento himself is available for the coming stud season. As an AES Elite Stallion, the AES will offer free foal registrations for all his offspring to encourage the continued performance development of the studbook. We were delighted to present this award to Argento's breeder, Keeley Durham, in recognition of her wonderful achievement and contribution to the Anglo European Studbook and to British Breeding and British Showjumping at large!      
Friday, July 31

Argento tops the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses World Rankings List.

Argento tops the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses World Rankings List. John and Clare Whitaker's brilliant 13-year-old stallion Argento has taken over top spot in the latest World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses world rankings list. The 13-year-old stallion has enjoyed an outstanding season, guided by John's masterful riding, to post a string of impressive performances that includes a grand prix victory in Hong Kong, second places in the Longines Global Champions Tour London and Monaco grand prix, plus a magnificent double clear in stamina-sapping conditions that underpinned Great Britain's FEI Nations Cup triumph in Rome two months ago. After being ranked second last month, Argento (Arko III x Gasper) is now top of the prestigious WBFSH list, heading fellow world-class horses like the Scott Brash-ridden Hello Sanctos, owned by Lord and Lady Harris and Lord and Lady Kirkham, in sixth, while Rolf Goran-Bengtsson's London Global Champions Tour grand prix winner Casall ASK is fourth. Speaking after Argento's second place in London two days ago, John said: "He is on very good form, and I think I'm on quite good form! He jumped great, absolutely superbly." Argento's breeder Keely Durham commented "It is fantastic news for British breeding. I am very proud of Argento, and a big well done to John for getting him there." Source: BS
Monday, March 9

WEF: Ben Maher and Diva II top $372,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 5*

Last night saw Ben Maher and the British Bred 10 year-old chestnut mare  Diva II , owned by Tatiana Korsakova,  clinch a brilliant win over Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum to secure the €372,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Wellington, Florida by just a fraction of a second. This big achievement made the combination rise to a spectaculair 4th place in the HorseTelex Results rankings which are still led by Argento and John Whitaker. ​ The final combination to come forward in the jump off, it had looked like Meredith couldn’t be beaten but Ben, who put his foot on the accelerator from the start, managed to break the finish line in a time of 46.03 seconds.  This was just enough to relegate Meredith, the first of the three to go in the final round, into second place with her time of 46.31 seconds.   Laura Kraut for the USA took third place with her longstanding partner Cedric. With such huge prize money at stake there wasn't an empty seat in the grandstands at this superb venue which seemed all the more atmospheric with this major competition being played out under spotlights.  Alan Wade from Ireland was the course designer that had tested the riders to the hilt, hitting the note perfectly in terms of giving the spectators a thrilling class with it having culminated in a three way jump off from a field of just over forty. Talking afterwards Ben commented  “It was a pretty quick turnaround for me. I was second from the end so Diva did not have much time to recover from the first round.  The jump off was probably my best ever round on Diva, She’s come a long way this circuit”. Source: British Showjumping