Benito was a 1974 black FEI Showjumping stallion by Herbststurm, an imposing sire with great charisma and shining beauty. Champion Stallion of the DLG at Cologne in 1970. Prior to his sale to Denmark at the age of 12, Herbststurm left 68 registered broodmares, among them were numerous valuable mares which belong to the most outstanding of their era. A stallion of outstanding quality, Herbststurm's offspring were known to possess his wonderful presence, outstanding bone, substance and correct conformation, with excellent breed type and honest character. Particularly successful cross on mares with high content of thoroughbred blood. Herbststurm was also used extensively in Oldenburg to refine and improve the Oldenburg breed.
Komet. Champion and top prize winning black stallion of particular beauty who stood as Chief Stallion at Schmoel, then went on to stand at the state-run establishment at Achselschwang in Bavaria where he contributed to the Bavarian horse breeding industry numerous premium mares and licensed stallions. A self-confident, lively and highly noble stallion, the impressive Komet possessed great body harmony and clar breed type. Komet was a great mover, demonstrating energetic, rhythmical paces. With his valuable genes, Komet proved to be an important producer of excellent quality riding and competition horses. He has had a large impact on Trakehner breeding through his notable sons Gunnar, Hergbstglanz, Hessenstein and Herbststurm.
Benito is the Sire of the following horses in Australia;
- Elkhorn Giselle
- Elkhorn Ebenito (state Dressage Squad)
- Beluga (advanced dressage champion)
- My Learned Friend - National Dressage Champion
- Chazar Mystic Comet (2006 Australian Champion Arabian Warmblood)
- Exclusive Armani (dressage champion)