Pedigree :

Modesto, J. M. Nicolas

Modesto is a son of Grandeur, who jumped at Grand Prix level and also sired horses like Gladys. Further in the line we find the stallions Lucky Boy, Majoor, Marco Polo and Sinaeda.

This dam line is the family Nr. 20, the Sina-line, long recognized as a superlative supplier of world class jumpers, approved sons and exceptional breeding daughters. Well-known horses from this line are MacKinley, Cavalier, VDL Rocksina, VDL Emmerton, Heechiem’s Tersina, Vivaldi K, Nerina, Obelix, etc.

Modesto carries 45.31 % thoroughbred blood.



Modesto retired from an impressive career as a show jumper. An anchor for the French show jumping team with his rider, Jean Marc Nicolas, the stallion had honor rounds in the Nations Cup competitions in Rotterdam, Rome, Lissabon, Lyon and Lummen. 
Individually, Modesto was ridden to 2nd place at the World Cup finals and was successful throughout the World Cup series: 2nd in Leipzig, 3rd in Gothenburg, 5th and 6th in Vigo, 7th in Stuttgart, Verona and Bordeaux.
This incredibly consistent stallion won and placed at many Grand Prix as well: 1st in Vilamoura and Pontedera, 2nd in Vigo, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Aachen, Leeuwarden and Vejer de la Frontera, 3rd in Birmingham, Comporta and Porimao, 4th Lissabon, Paris and Barcelona, 5th in Porto, Vienna and Bremen, 6th in La Coruna, etc. The World Equestrian Games in Aachen was also a stop on Modesto’s career tour. 
Modesto gained additional recognition several times by earning as high as ninth place on the ranking lists of The World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses.
Modesto after his successful career is still in an excellent condition and very lean in his legs.
Although used lightly as a breeding stallion in France, his first offspring there are showing quality. Modesto’s rider, Jean Marc Nicolas, has already had success with Quejetaime placing 7th in the Grand Prix of Villers Vicomte and won in Sainte Cecile. Tresor d’Ar won two classes for 6-year olds in Fontainebleau. And there were some good results in young horse classes for Taloto du Roc and Subrize du Thouet.


Bugatti was in 2012 and 2013 12th in the finals of the VION Cup.

Modesto gives blood type and ability to his offspring

Modesto: A prestigious stallion from one of the best mare lines.


Modesto, J. M. Nicolas
Modesto, J. M. Nicolas
Modesto Hengstenshow 2012
Modesto Hengstenshow 2012


Pictures offspring

Bugatti VDL, J. A. Rodriguez (GTM)

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