2009 Dark brown Colt, expected to mature 17hh approx. (photo above as rising 3yo, september 2012)
Sire Sir Donnerhall (Sandro Hit/Donnerhall)
Dam SWE Rendezvous (Ramirez/Sir Bart)
Swish is a very modern refined type with very long legs; he has an exceptional temperament, very active hocks from his holsteiner blood with super swing, power and natural cadence from the Oldenburg and he is natrually very uphill. Sir Schokolade is a spitting image of his sire Sir Donnerhall whom is currently ranked in the top 1% of dressage breeding stallions based on the performance of his progeny, more information about him is below.
His dam carried the famous holsteiner blood of Ramiro Z, and thoroughbred blood of super sire Sir Tristram, adding power and refinement to the German dressage blood. She was classified premium NZ warmblood mare with and overall score of 8 and is a full sister to the very successful advanced dressage mare SWE Roulette. He carries that important trainability and "will to win" with many generations on both sides of his pedigree being champion horses in their fields. He is also closely related to Westfalian Licencing Champion Stallion Silbermond video of Silbermond
SWE Sir Schokolade will be standing at stud for the 2013/14 season, AI only to a limited number of mares.
Below is a link of Swish in his first schooling session undersaddle as a 3yo
Service fee $1500 +gst (discount for early bird bookings made before the 31st August and for multiple mares)
Photos below at 1yo
Sir Donnerhall, 2006 National Young Horse National Champion and Reserve World Champion, has it all! He proved it to us all at the Oldenburger Approvals in Vechta where he was distinguished with a 1c premium and at his 30 day test where he won in all three gaits with top scores between 9.0 and 10.0. The ‘foreign’ riders awarded him 9.5 for rideability. He was extremely impressive showing excellent rideability, rhythm and suppleness. Sir Donnerhall was deserved 2005 Oldenburg County Champion in Rastede and won his 70 day test in Adelheidsdorf with a sensational result. He won the test and was awarded a dressage index of 163 points – a score never achieved by a stallion before. His jumping ability is also worth mentioning; he won this category as well with a total index of 151 points.
Much hope rests on this fine horse. Following in his sire Sandro Hit’s footsteps, he reveals his top quality at all his appearances. A very good walk, his trot is so graceful it swings through his whole body and a wonderfully supple and magnificent uphill bouncy canter. His sire Sandro Hit, popular producer in the dressage scene, passed on all the charm and quality needed to produce an exceptional stallion. His origin is ingenious--a top stallion for the sport and stud, combining a fine Donnerhall mare together with Sandro Hit and the coveted blood line of the Thoroughbred Grundymann xx. Sir Donnerhall has been equally as successful in 2005 as a sire; his foals were present at all auctions in Germany and were sold for top prices. Three of the ten best colts at the 2006 German Foal Championship were by Sir Donnerhall in Munster-Handorf, Vechta, Schwaben, Munich-Riem and at the A.O.S. auction, his foals were the most expensive. He passes on his championship quality to his foals. He sired the champion filly and the champion colt at the South German Breeding Association foal championships and the champion filly at the German Foal Championships in Lienen. video of Sir Donnerhall
An exceptional and pioneering modern dressage breeding stallion
Sandro Hit's breeding record is absolutely outstanding. Year after year he produces first-rate offspring, such as 2010 National Riding Horse Champion San Doncisco, who sold for a sensational EUR 580,000 to Austria. Numerous approved sons, including several champion stallions, 120 state premium mares, eleven Bundeschampions and numerous top auction horses such as licensing champion Soliman de Hus - who sold for EUR 700,000 - are all proof of Sandro Hit's exceptional breeding qualities. In 2009, Starlight sold for EUR 170,000 and in the same year, twelve-times Grand Prix winner Sancisco OLD received the VTV Dressage Stallion of the Year award. Two-times Bundeschampion Poetin still holds the all-time auction price record of EUR 2.5 million. His foals are always in high demand and sell for impressive prices at auction. Via his sons and grandsons, Sandro Hit has founded an extensive and very successful stallion dynasty.
Sandro Hit's dam, Loretta, is one of the most influential breeding mares of all time. She produced the excellent breeding stallion and Grand Prix winner Diamond Hit and Royal Hit is her third approved son. Sandro Hit's maternal grandsire, Ramino, was five times Italian Show Jumping Champion and Welt As, three generations removed, produced Anky van Grunsven's Olympic gold medal winning horse, Bonfire.Sandro Hit has founded a flourishing stallion dynasty video of Sandro Hit
Donnerhall is the most successful dressage horse in the world and looks back on an exemplary career. He managed like no other sire of his generation to combine success in breeding and in sport alike. In 1986 Donnerhall was the German DLG Champion in Hanover. After many wins in Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and freestyle classes at International level he became German champion in Mannheim with his constant rider Karin Rehbein in 1994, team world champion and individual bronze medal winner in The Hague. This was followed by another climax in 1997: Team gold and individual bronze at the European Dressage Championships in Verden. In 1998 he was once more included in the German world championship team and with Karin Rehbein was a member of the gold medal team in Rome, where he attained fourth place in the individual results. Donnerhall won the World Cup European League, as well as being the Oldenburg dressage stallion of the year in 1997 and 1998 respectively. At the end of 1998 he farewelled himself from competition sport. “fresh as a daisy” at seventeen years of age and was frenetically applauded at all stages of his farewell tour.
Ramirez is a magnificent and superbly bred imported Holsteiner stallion with huge presence, from the famous "R" sire line that is particularly well known for its exceptional jumping abilities.
Ramirez was bred in Germany and had begun a very promising competition career in both dressage and showjumping before a stable injury forced his early retirement. As a dressage horse he scored 9's and 10's for paces with Dr Ense, and as a jumper he showed tremendous scope, very keen attitude with a powerful bascule and sharp technique.
His legendary sire Ramiro Z has been titled "Stallion of the Century" and "King of Sires". He has produced numerous international and European champions in both Grand Prix dressage and Advanced showjumping (including Ratina Z - described as the best horse in the world after Gold and Silver Olympic and World Cup performances), as well as many superb stallion sons and premium broodmares. Ramiro Z was a very talented performer in his own right, winning Nations Cups, Puissance (jumping over 2.2 metres!) and international Grand Prix. He has ranked Number One and is consistently rated among the World's Top 10 Sporthorse Sires for outstanding breeding and offspring performance!
Ramirez's dam Riletta is by Roberto and she also showjumped successfully at advanced "S" class level (A Grade). This is the female family of many well performed horses, including champion showjumper and successful sire Corrado (by Cor de la Bryere) ridden by Frankie Sloothaak.