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Elite and St.Pr.A Samoa// A Black Oldenburg Brood Mare.
Full Name: Elite and St.Pr.A Samoa
Breeding Summary: San Amour / Rubin Royal / Burggraff
Sire: San Amour
Dam: St. Pr. River del Garda (v. Rubin Royal)
Gender: Brood Mare
Height: 16 .3hh
Approved By: Oldenburg No 1 Studbook, Branded and microchipped Oldenburg
*** SAMOA is in foal to SPRINGBANK for 2020 ***
El. and St. Pr. A Samoa (pictured right with her 2016 foal by De Niro) is a very impressive Brilliant Ring mare. She came 19th out of the 230 mares present at her licensing. We bought Samoa in Germany in 2011, thrilled to find a mare uniting two of our favourite dressage lines: the elegant and expressive 'S' line with the sheer power and showman qualities of the 'R' line - in this case in the form of the impressive Rubin Royal.
This lovely young mare is by San Amour (Sandro Hit) out of an Oldenburg State Premium Mare, Riva del Garda (Rubin Royal/Burgraff). She measures 1.70m/16.3 hands. As a foal, Samoa (then called Sensation) was approved for the elite foal auction in Vechta, but her owner couldn't bear to part with her so young when it came to the crunch. Samoa then completed her performance test as a 3 year old in Vechta on the 7th June 2011. She claimed her State Premium honours with strong marks and was selected for the elite mare show in Rastede on the 21st July 2011, where the very best young mares are presented. In Rastede, Sensation came 19th out of 230 mares fully justifying her selection. She is a relatively compact, elegant type with power and fluency in her movements. She is also playful and sweet natured and we know she will make a valuable addition to our mare herd.
Sensation's dam, Riva del Garda (see the picture above), is a beautiful black Oldenburg State Premium Mare by Rubin Royal. Riva del Garda was also selected for Rastede where she came 16th, having achieved an overall score of 7.76 in her performance test where she was awarded her state premium honours.
Sensation's sire, San Amour, finished his 70-day performance test with a superior dressage index of 137.74 points and achieved an impressive 126.49 points overall. He was twice awarded a 9.5 for his excellent rideability and was the most sought after stallion at the approvals. His pedigree is full of the most influential sires, while his dam Puppenfee, a stunning mover, was reserve champion mare and was granted elite status. She is a full sister to the approved stallion Pierrot Royal. San Amour combines the traits of the champion producer Sandro Hit with the proven Oldenburg Arusa dam line. Her sire Plaisir d’Amour has won many Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Freestyle competitions. Figaro is known as a producer of tough and versatile performance sport horses with top rideability. His innumerable offspring, such as Ludger Beerbaum’s Figaro’s Boy, have combined earnings of 940.000 euros. Kronprinz xx infuses the pedigree with the coveted thoroughbred line in the fourth generation.
We find Sensation's dam's sire, Rubin Royal, simply dazzling - whether you are watching him in a star spangled extravaganza; or, just as importantly, meeting him in his stable. And not only that, but his performance record is equally impressive. In 1999, this son of Rhodiamant and grandson of Rubinstein, was awarded a 1d premium at the Stallion Licencing in Adelheidsdorf; and he became Supreme Champion in Oldenburg in 2001. In 2005 he took eighth place in the Burg Pokal Final and in 2007 he won the Vice Westphalian Champion title as well as the VTV Dressage Stallion of the Year award. He was more recently made a member of the Oldenburg Sport Sponsorship Programme because of his success in Grand Prix dressage - for example at La Mandira/ITA, Aachen, Munich and Donaueschingen to name a few. On the breeding side he has already sired 25 licensed sons, including Rubin Cortes, 1st Reserve Champion and stallion performance test Reserve Champion and the two time Bundeschampionat winner Real Dancer, as well as many other daughters and sons who are competing in advanced level dressage and eventing. We think he is an extraordinary stallion.
Elite and St.Pr.A Samoa
St. Pr. River del Garda (v. Rubin Royal)
About Waverley Stud
Based in the heart of England (near Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire - home of the British Dressage National Championships) we breed and train a small number of dressage horses each year. Using only Elite or State Premium Dressage mares of good character, together with the best international stallions (all of which are Performance Tested and proven) our stock is of exceptional quality and trainability.
Leni won the 4 year old class at Manor Grange yesterday with a score of 8.46. He was an absolute star. Thrilled with him. He has a real work ethic and three fabulous paces, so we're excited about his future.