Annatou, like her niece Amethist, descends from the Fairness III Z family which is unquestionably the best Hanoverian damline. Annatou’s dam, Rinnetou Z, is, after Ratina Z, regarded as the best daughter of Ramiro Z. She won seven Grands Prix in a row with Piet Raijmakers in the nineties and took part in a World Cup final twice. Rinnetou Z’s full brother, Cornelius Z, jumped at the 1.60m Grand Prix level with Thomas Ehrnrooth while her half-brother Zalza (Zeus) jumped at World Cup level with Nick Skelton (GBR). Annatou’s sister, April Love (Alme Z), produced two top horses, All Star and All Star 5, both by Argentinus.. In 2013, All Star 5 and Denis Lynch finished 2nd in the Doha Grand Prix and qualified for the FEI World Cup Final. In 2014 he finished 9th individually at the World Equestrian Games in Caen and was runner-up in the 1.60m GP of La Coruna. All Star 5’s full brother of, All Star, was qualified for the Olympic Games in Athens with the New Zealand team. Both All Star 5 and All Star were produced from foals by Gestüt Eichenhain.
This family has delivered many other Grand Prix jumpers such as the World Cup horses Apricot D (Alexis) and Amaretto D I (Alexis) both ridden by Hugo Simon, Amaretto D II (Alexis), Al Capone (Acobat II), PSG Petit Prince (Acobat II) ridden by Stefan Eder (AUT), Absalom Z (Aladin Z) ridden by Michael Whitaker (GBR), and more recently Citizenguard Taalex (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve) ridden by Constant Van Paesschen (BEL).
Annatou Z’s sire, Artos Z, like her dam Rinnetou Z (Ramiro Z) took part in a World Cup final twice. Artos Z is a son of the legendary Alme Z. Even though Artos Z did not produce a large number of offspring, a high percentage of the ones he did produce went on to compete at the highest level of the sport such as As Cold As Ice who as a 7-year-old won a bronze medal at the World Breeding Championship for Young Horses in Lanaken and later represented Belgium at the 2015 European Championships with Judy Ann Melchior.
2015: Will be bred to No Surrender