Then with a still very youthful appearance, Quantum won second reserve champion at the 1996 stallion licensing. Already at that time he stood out for his excellent performance type, balanced conformation and light-footed movement.
Quantum is by French-bred Quidam de Revel. Having taken team bronze and individual fourth at the Barcelona Olympics, Quidam de Revel was sold to Denmark for an incredible amount and was successfully shown at international level by Thomas Velin. He produced a great many top level show jumping offspring and is among the world’s top sires.
Quantum’s dam Ulla by Cor de la Bryère comes from mare family 18b1, which has produced many important sport horses and breeding stock for the Holsteiner stud book. Ulla’s own produce also includes the stallion Serano. Her dam Ella is also dam to the stallion Constant by Cor de la Bryère. A full sister to Ulla, Palisa, produced Queen Liesa, also by Quidam de Revel, a mare boasting wins and placings at London, Nantes, and Donaueschingen with Felix Haßmann. Quantum’s mare family, stem 18b1, has always been respected for producing performance stallions, with Cagliostro by Calando I, Roman by Ramzes and Farn by Fax I as well as Ronald by Ramiro tracing back to this important family.
Having stood for one season only in 1997, Quantum was put to stud again in 2001 following his offspring’s very positive performance. Two sons from his first crop were presented for stallion grading and put up an excellent free jumping performance, one of them the stallion Quintero, who went on to place at international 1.60m level with Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and sire highly successful offspring in his turn, as well. Other offspring like Silvertras with Jur Vrieling, Quality Time TN with Jeroen Dubbeldam/Charlie Jacobs (USA), AD Quantina with Mathilda Karlsson, Fixdesign Chopin with Filippo Marco Bologni (ITA) and T-Quinta with Norbert Ell (POR) performed convincingly all along the line at international top level.