His pedigree is steeped in the traditions of the Brandenburgisches Landgestuet. His sire, Quaterman, was bred there and is by Quando-Quando , the excellent dressage competition stallion that Christy Oatley-Nist rides.

His career in sport and breeding has been exemplary, beginning in 1995 as a top colt at the Vechta auction, continuing to become the 1c Premium winner at the stallion approval and the undisputed winner at the stallion performance test with the highest possible score of 10 for character and willingness to perform, a score of 9.5 for ride ability and a score of 9 for temperament, walk, trot and canter. Highlights in sport have been participation in the Bundeschampionat finals for 5 and 6 year old dressage horses, 5th place at the World Championships in the class for 6 year old dressage horses as well as 5th place at the Nürnberg Burgpokal 2003, prior to which he won the VTV Dressage Stallion of the Year Award. With first places in international Grand Prix in 2004 and winning World Cup B finals in Dortmund , he was then nominated for the Olympic Games in Athens.

His off-spring are very popular because of their modern, noble looks, outstanding ride ability and strong movements and they also have the good jumping ability his pedigree promises. All of these characteristics are impressively documented in the FN's 2004 Predicted Breeding Value statistics.

He is by the significant stallion “Quattro”, whose bloodlines speak of great jumpers, yet also super movers with power and suspension. Quattro, himself, excelled in dressage, yet showed talent over fences. And well he should , being by Qredo de Paulstro. That sire line goes back to French blood through Galoubet – Alme’ Z – Ibrahim, Furioso xx.

A French stallion with an outstanding performance record and off-spring to prove his qualities as a sire. With a score of more than 130, he finished his performance test in Medingen on 2 nd place. In 1994 he became the Reserve Champion Stallion at the Oldenburg approval. In the meanwhile he has been successful internationally at shows in Caen (FRA), Leeuwarden (NL), Berlin , Munich , Geneva (CH) and Moscow . Along with many State Premium mares, he has also sired 13 licensed sons so far and has supplied jumpers as well as dressage horses in series that have reached top international level, particularly Oliver Q under Ryuichi Obata for Japan at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Quaterman, himself, has been a very good sire and competition horse, having qualified for the Finals of the Bundeschampionate in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He shows the athletic ability and versatility of his sire line.

The dam line of Quaterback is a very well known and respected mare line in Brandenburg . His dam “Passionata” is by the Beach Boy son , “Brandenburger”, who made his performance as a jumper.
Brandenburg, Born 2003, Liver Chestnut; 16.2 1/2 Hands

Shown here after winning the Bundeschampionat division for 3year old Stallions in  2006 Scores for the Bundeschampionat:

Trot; 9.5
Canter: 10
walk 7.5
Conformation: 9.5
Overall Impression: 9.5

Licensed for Berlin-Brandenburg, Oldenburg, Hanoverian.

This exceptional moving young stallion has already started his winning ways. Paired with the talented young rider, Christian Flamm of Hessen, Quaterback galloped away from the competition at the Bundeschampionates in 2006.

He started his stallion career by being named Champion of his licensing in Neustadt/Dosse in 2005.

In 2006, after the Bundeschampionates, he went on to win his 30 day test at Neustadt/Dosse with outstanding scores:

Int. 9.0
Trot 9.25
Canter 9.75
Walk 7.63
Riding qualities 9.75
Jumping 7.75

The absolute highlight horse in the 2006 Althengst stallion parade was the Neustadt/Dosse based 3-year old chestnut stallion Quaterback. After his undisputed victory at the 2006 Bundeschampionate, Quaterback was the talk of the town in the breeding and dressage world, but it took until his presentation at the Althengst parade to convince everyone of his extraterrestrial potential. You could think that a canter could not get any better than Florencio's, but you're wrong. Quaterback has more in store. He is uphill, superbly engaged, elastic, stunning, unbelievable, he is a dream come true.