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Price Semen 3 inseminations $2295 & Agents Fee $487 & GST = Total $3060
3rd place in the WBSFH ranking of the world’s best dressage stallions
Right from the beginning, he has played in a league of his own. Sandro Hit defined the type of ultramodern dressage horse with his incredibly elegant, expressive and exceptionally moving offspring. Every rider would like to have such dancers under their saddle! Accordingly, his descendants were and are sold for high prices at auctions.
Since 2012, Sandro Hit has been ranked amongst the top ten best dressage sires in the world. In 2017 and 2018, he was placed second in the WBFSH ranking of the most successful dressage stallion, and he is currently placed third.
The hereditary performance of the jet-black stallion, who was World and German Champion, is absolutely unique. Believe it or not, he has produced 190 licensed stallions in Germany alone, which is far more than any other sire has ever been able to produce. The enumeration of his licensing winners, premium stallions and stallion market top prices would go beyond any scope. Many of them also competed, like Sir Donnerhall I, Vice World Champion and German Champion, Sancisco OLD, victorious in Grand Prix, San Francisco OLD, German Champion, auction top price and victorious at advanced (S) level, Sorento, Burg Cup finalist as well as Sir Donnerhall II and Sir Skyfall OLD, both placed at the World Championships for young dressage horses.
His daughters, 293 of whom were awarded the State Premium, are led by the dressage World Champion and double German Champion Poetin, who was auctioned for the record sum of 2.5 million euros at the P.S.I. Auction. The Oldenburg Champion Mare Silberaster OLD also won double gold at the German Championships and bronze at the World Championships for Young Horses. Furthermore, a daughter of Sandro Hit produced the Olympic Gold medallist, double World Cup winner and triple European Champion Weihegold OLD/Isabell Werth.
The descendants of Sandro Hit have long since conquered the biggest championship stages around the globe. Five of them competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio/BRA, including Showtime FRH/Dorothee Schneider, who became team gold medallist and came sixth in the freestyle, and Santano II/Christopher Burton/AUS, eventing team bronze medallist. In 2019, Showtime FRH won team gold and double silver in the individual finals of the European Championships. In 2018, Salvino/Adrienne Lyle was part of the USA dressage silver team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA. Sir Donnerhall II OLD/Morgan Barbancon/ESP were placed in the World Cup finals in Paris/FRA and in Gothenburg/SWE. Selten HW/Andres Dahl was part of the Danish team that was placed at the Olympic Games in 2016 and at the World Equestrian Games in 2018.
Sandro Hit has produced the record number of eleven German Champions, most recently in 2016 with Sisters Act OLD vom Rosencaree/Dorothee Schneider, who was also successful at the World Championships for young dressage horses. In addition to those already mentioned, Polka Hit Nexen (silver 6 y.o. in 2008), Soliere (silver 6 y.o. in 2010) and St. Emilion (bronze 6 y.o. in 2011) were on the podium at the World Championships for young dressage horses.
The prize money of his offspring registered in Germany alone, of which 206 are successful at advanced level up to Grand Prix in dressage, currently amounts to more than 1.55 million euros.
His sire Sandro Song was Champion of his licensing in 1990 and winner of the main premium champion in 1992.
His dam El. St. Loretta also produced two other licensed stallions: Diamond Hit (by Don Schufro), who was successful up to Grand Prix, and Royal Hit (by Royal Dance).
Sandro Hit: Multiple-record holder
HLP 1997: 99.80/16/33; DI 115.72/6; SI 82.17/22
(Han) Breeding Values: Dressage Young horse (129) Competition (118) Own achievement (152) Jumping Young horse (76) Competition (85) Own achievement (64) Riding type (132) Conformation (126) Dressage (129) Jumping (85)