“Olympic sensation, available for breeding for the first time!”
Dressage as dressage should be. Fans all over the world came to that conclusion after Sanceo’s phenomenal Grand Prix Special during the Tokyo Olympics. With rider Sabine Schut-Kery, the beautifully modelled stallion scored over 81.5% at the highest podium in sport. Their harmonious performance and the third best result in this world-class field laid the foundation for the American team’s silver medal. The freestyle was a confirmation of Sanceo’s rare qualities, finishing fifth and being the best stallion of the field.
Until now, Sanceo has only been used for breeding on a very small scale by his owners (his oldest offspring is two years old). Now this potential top progenitor is available for other breeders for the first time! We are convinced that this stallion, based on his traits, conformation and pedigree, guarantees more future dressage success by his offspring.
During his last twenty international showings before the Olympics the 2006 born Hanoverian managed to clinch nineteen top-3 places, including nine victories. The athletic, uphill moving Sanceo is able to perform the most difficult Big Tour exercises with ease and does all this with apparent pleasure and a willingness to work. In other words he has all the qualities that every rider is looking for.
Looking at Sanceo’s pedigree, his beautifully balanced German bloodline stands out. Sire San Remo is an Oldenburg stallion which we see back on the WBFSH breeding stallions ranking for several years now. On the same ranking we find his sire Sandro Hit even as the number 1 of 2021.
The dam line makes this story only better. Sanceo’s dam is Rivera, a Hanoverian state premium mare. This successful broodmare is by the Holstein jumping stallion Ramiro’s Son II (s. Ramiro Z). In addition to Grand Prix star Sanceo and two state premium mares, Rivera also produced the Small Tour horse Freixenet and Dolcetto (Advanced Medium/Level 4). Then we come to granddam Sandra, who adds the desired thoroughbred blood to this performance line through her sire Star Regent xx.
All in all, Sanceo is a great opportunity for any breeder who has his focus set on the sport!