Stakkato Gold (by Stakkato x Werther) has been proclaimed the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2015 at the Hanoverian Stallion Licensing on Saturday 24 October 2015.
The 14-year-old black-brown stallion, standing at Gestüt Sprehe, was not only a successful competition horse at international level, he also established an excellent reputation as jumper sire.
Stakkato Gold combines pure performance bloodlines: His dam, the performance jumper mare Wertherröschen (by Werther x Achill x Libero H) successfully competed at international level with the Irish riders Anthony Condon and Billy Twomey. The Hanoverian stallion Stakkato can be found on the paternal side of his pedigree, complemented by the extraordinary dam line of Algave that already produced many other international jumpers.
The dark bay Stakkato Gold was born on 20 March 2001 in the stable of breeder Arend Kamphorst at “Dree Böken” stud farm. His career started at the 2003 stallion licensing in Verden when he was named best jumper sire. Gestüt Sprehe from Benstrup purchased the young raw diamond. Stakkato Gold completed his performance test at competitions. He qualified for the 2006 and 2007 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf.
The stallion entered the international show jumping scene at the age of eight under Jan Sprehe. However, his career unfortunately did not last very long as same year he had to be retired from sport due to an injury. His rider enthusiastically said: “Stakkato Gold is the best jumper I had ever ridden by then. He had everything – scope, will, ambition and technique.”
Meanwhile, breeders had also discovered the young stallion for their breeding programs: 16 sons and daughters from his first crop of foals, born in 2004, have reached advanced show jumping level. Shorapur is one of the best six Hanoverian jumpers worldwide with Irish rider Kevin Babington. State premium candidate KS Stakki jumps from success to success with the American Reed Kessler. Both are two of his first progeny, just likeSeal who has already been earning a total amount of prize money of more than 53,000 euro at the age of 10 under Tobias Meyer and Josef-Jonas Sprehe. Just as sire Stakkato Gold, he was also licensed in Verden and purchased by Gestüt Sprehe.
These fantastic sports successes and the above-average results of his progeny achieved at stallion and mare performance tests have made Stakkato Gold into the most appreciated German jumper sire last year. His integrated breed value estimation of 172 points by he German Equestrian Federation prove his sensational show jumping qualities.
Photo: Kirsten Tilgner
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