SANDREO, since 2017, is ranked 19th Best Dressage Stallion Worldwide (Source: World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses - WBFSH). NRPS (Dutch Riding Horse and Pony Society) Vice-Champion at the age of 3, Winner of the KWPN Stallion finals at the ages of 4 & 5, Team Bronze Medallist at the European Championships, and 4th in the FEI World Youth Ranking in 2015, SANDREO is a proven stallion and readily used by breeders worldwide.
He is exceptionally well conformed with height and expression that he hands down to his offspring. SANDREO is a stallion with fantastic movement and is most suited to spirited mares due to his excellent temperament. At the time of the stallion-approval tests in Ermelo, his performance caused a real sensation, notably due to his supple trot and to his balanced and round canter with excellent propulsion. His progeny is well thought of and we regularly receive requests for 3 & 4-year-olds.
He is an asset for French breeding with the aim of producing excellent dressage horses. Many of his offspring have performed at International Grand-Prix Dressage level, as well as in 2* & 3* International eventing.
His pedigree is such that it can be used for Show-Jumping and Hunter classes.
SANDREO is homozygous for the bay colour gene. He has not been known to throw chestnuts.
Osteo-articular status: 5* (excellent). Outstanding fertility: 87% in 2018.
SANDREO is approved to sire in many Studbooks, including the French Saddle Horse [Selle Français - SF].
His Sire, SANDRO HIT, won the 1999 German Championships and the 6-year-old World Championships.
In the year 2000, he was nominated “Best Young Stallion”.
In 2017, he was 2nd in the WBFSH World dressage stallions ranking, notably due to: SELTEN HW, ranked 47th worldwide in dressage ridden by Anders Dahl, CDIO5*, Rio Olympics 2016; JIMMIE CHOO SEQ, Rio Olympics 2016, 85th in 2017 World ranking, CDI-W and CDIO5* ridden by Mads Hendeliowitz; SHOWTIME FRH, 3rd world best in 2016, Team Olympic Champion and ranked 6th Individual at Rio Olympics; ULLRICHEQUINE’S ST EMILION, ranked 38th worldwide in 2016; SANTANA, 37th worldwide in 2014 ... not forgetting SANDRO BOY 9, SANCETTE, SANCISCO... all winners in CDI, CDI-W and CDIO.
In 2003, one of his entire sons is judged German Vice-Champion Foal, while the mare, POETIN, takes the 6-year-old World Champion title in Verden. She fetched the record sum of €2,500,000 at the Performance Sales International (PSI). In 2004, SANTA CRUZ, a young stallion, born in 1998, was auctioned at €750,000. In 2006, he dominated the young-stallion approval tests across the various German studbooks. Many of his sons have also been approved as stallions in the different studbooks, such as: SHOWSTAR, FS SANDRO CLASSIC, SAN RUBIN and SIR DONNERHALL, winning the "Bundeschampionate". His progeny includes 90 stallions, of which many have won several events, namely SIR WILLLSON, STEDINGER, SUNNY BOY, SANDRIT, SOMMERHIT, STOIBER, SAMBA HIT II, etc. SALIERI was ranked 33rd best dressage horse in the world by the WBFSH in 2008. In 2012, SIR DONNERHALL II finished 3rd at the Verden World Championships, while SUNDAY NRW was placed 9th.
In France: SILHOUETTE, IDR 144 (06) is one of the best mares of her generation; not forgetting; SCALIA, IDR 162 (10); VALERON, IDR 140 (11); SALAMMBO, IDR 133 (09); SANTINA, IDR 134 (09); ORLEQUINE DU MONT, ISO 132 (08); SADONIK, IDR 129 (09); SALOME, ICC 155(11).
His sire, SANDRO HIT, accumulates his breeding successes, notably due to the Hanoverian Stallion Test winner, SOLIMAN DE HUS, sold for €700,000, as well as to SALIERI in the ring, ranked 33rd best dressage horse in the world in 2009. SANTANA, SANDRO BOY 9, SANCETTE, SANCISCO, etc. are all winners in CDI. We also note SPECIAL AGENT, IDR 139(17); SCARLETTO, IDR 143(17); ULTRA CHIC DU PHADOC, IDR 145(17); SERTORIUS DE RIMA Z, IDR 139(17), French 7 y-o Champion ridden by Pauline Van Landeghem, etc.
In 2017, SANDREO is ranked 8th best sire at the Young Horses’ Championship in Saumur. In Verden, SISTERS ACT ranks 4th in the 5-year-old World Championships, just like SIR SKYFALL in the 6-year-old Championship.
- SANDRO, his grandsire, also has proven progeny in show-jumping, notably due to SANDRO SONG, SILVIO I and SILVIO II.
SANDREO’s dam, PRETIFFY, is nominated as “keur” for the quality of her offspring in dressage. Her sire is FLEMMINGH, also nominated as “keur” by the KWPN Studbook for the quality of his progeny in dressage, of which KRACK C and LINGH.
PRETTIFY has 4 other registered progeny, including:
• ZAPPA (by TANGO, KWPN), GP Dressage winner ridden by Victoria Saint Cast
SANDREO’s grandam, JOLLIFICATION, is a daughter of AHORN, KWPN stallion. Nominated “Ster”, she has 9 registered progeny, including:
• ROMANCE, dam of WAIT N SEE, show-jumping winner at 1m40
• UNFAIR, show-jumping at 1m40
• WERVELWIND VAN DE KAPEL, show-jumping at 1m35
SANDREO’s great great grandsire, ZEVENSTER, descends from ZINI VAN WITTENSTEIN, while his great grandam, DREAMSTAR, produced KASHMIR and is also the grandam of NUMMER ONE (Dressage Grand Prix) and of TWILLIGHT (dressage winner).
DREAMSTAR, herself a winner in dressage, also produced:
• STARLIGHT, dam of FOREST, show-jumping at 1m35
• VERON, show-jumping at 1m35
• ZITHALIA, victorious at CDI and St-Georges level
We also find good show-jumping winners in this lineage, such as SPENDID BLUE and WISHFULL, in addition to TWILLIGHT and NUMMER ONE for dressage.
|SANDRO HIT, OLD||SANDRO SONG, OLD||SANDRO, HOLST|
|ANTENNE II, OLD|
|LORETTA, OLD||RAMINO, WESTF|
|PRETTIFY, KWPN||FLEMMINGH, KWPN||LACAPO, HOLST|
|JOLLIFICATION, KWPN||AHORN, KWPN|
SANDREO’s achievements are:
Vice-Champion of the 2003 NRPS (Dutch Riding Horse and Pony Society) tests.
Winner of the Pavo Cup in 2004 for 4 y-o dressage horses.
Winner of the Stallion finals at Hertogenbosch in 2005, level L, ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud.
Winner of the KWHS / KWPN tour in 2005.
Approved Sire in the KWPN, SF, AA, Oldenburg and Hanoverian Studbooks.
Awarded the “Dressage” label in Saumur in 2004.
3rd in the CDI Children’s Tour at Vidauban in 2015.
2nd in the CDI Children’s Tour at Saumur in 2015.
8th at the 2015 European Championships in the preliminary Children’s event.
Team Bronze medallist at the European Championships for Children ridden by Eugénie Burban.
2015 French Vice-Champion for Youths.
4th in the FEI World Youth Ranking in 2015 ridden by Eugénie Burban.
Ranked among the best stallions of the KWPN Studbook in 2016.
Ranked among the 100 best dressage stallions worldwide in the 2016 WBFSH ranking (28th position).
Ranked among the 20 best dressage stallions worldwide in the 2017 WBFSH ranking (19th position).
During the stallion-approval tests in Ermelo, his performance and excellent temperament caused a sensation. While his excellent trotting gait gives him exceptional movement, his canter is “round” and well-balanced with good propulsion. Latterly, he competed in dressage tests at intermediary level.
SANDREO is 19th best sire of dressage winners worldwide in the 2017 WBFSH ranking.
Sandréo's son, Alphaville NOP & Frank Hosmar give the gold medal to the Team Para-Dressage 2019 - European Championships in Rotterdam.
His progeny stands out with eye-catching long-legged foals and beautifully balanced supple gait.
His offspring are often described as “picture postcards” and easy under saddle due their excellent temperament.
His first generation of foals in 2006 was already noticed from the outset. One of his foals topped a record sale at the KWPN auction: €35,000! His son, ADAMO, is an Approved Stallion in the KWPN studbook.
In 2006, SAMBEJAH DES ABEILLES and SHENANDOAH won the Foal Championships at Saumur in both the colt and filly classes.
In 2007, he was again sire of Colt foal Champion in Saumur, TRESOR DES FRETTES, while TUBIANE DE L’OMOY and TACOMA were respectively 3rd and 4th of the fillies’ class.
In 2008, SALOME finished “Excellent” at the 4-year-old eventing finals in Pompadour.
At the 2009 Grand Dressage Week in Saumur, his offspring were again in the placings:
- Colt Foal Championship: ERAGON CAMERON finished 3rd, VANINYDV 10th and VOLTAIRE DE LA ROQUE 13th
- Filly Foal Championship: DARJEELING CAMERON finished 6th
- 2 y-o Colt Championship: TRESOR DES FRETTES finished 2nd and THUCYDIDE 10th
- 3 y-o Colt Championship: SAMBEJAH DES ABEILLES ranked 9th
- 3 y-o Fillies and Geldings Championship: BIOLITA DN finished 12th
In 2010, UNGARO VALCOURT, sired by SANDREO and FEMME, AA (ex LE CHEVREUIL), was 2 y-o French Vice Champion in the Cross-Bred Anglo-Arabian (AACR) class at the Anglo-Arabian Grand Week in Pompadour.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012, many of his progeny performed in eventing and dressage:
SAMBEJAH DES ABEILLES, IDR 114 (11), 4 y-o finalist
SANDREA DU FEUILLARD, ICC 114 (11)
SECRET DE LUZ, IDR 121 (12)
SEDUCTION DE LA FOLUS, IDR 137 (12), 5 y-o finalist
SUNRIO DU KALMET, IDR 128 (12)
TACOMA D'HOSET, ICC 127(12)
BUENO HIT, IDR 123(10), finalist at the age of 4 & 5
BIOLITA DN, IDR 121(11), IDR 126 (12), 5 y-o finalist
SUNRIO DU KALMET, IDR 128(12)
In eventing: SPARTACUS DE PEHURIE, ICC 132(12), finalist at the age of 4 & 5; TAO DE JADE, ICC 122(12), 4 y-o finalist
In 2013, many of his progeny performed in both eventing and dressage:
COCO CHANEL, finalist at the 6 y-o World Championships in Verden in 2013 (1st of his group in the initial test and 8th overall).
DONATELLO DE MERINDOL, Champion Foal at the Interregional France Dressage show in Chazey (02/08/13) and 4th at the National France Dressage Colt Championships.
DOLCE VITA, 2nd at the Interregional France Dressage show in Chazey (02/08/13).
ARJUNA DU MAROIS, 5th at the French Saddle (SF) stallion qualifier in Le Mans.
BONNIE DU ROUPY, Winner of the French Saddle (SF) fillies qualifier in Verquigneul.
ISLERO (APACHE x SANDREO), 2013 KWPN Champion Foal in Ermelo (Pavo-Cup).
DJINFIZZ DES FEERIES, 2013 France Dressage Vice Champion Filly Foal.
APHRODITE DU FAYARD, IDR 145(13).
TACOMA D'HORSET, 5th at the 6 y-o French Championships for eventing and 6th in the CIC* of the Grand Week in Pompadour.
In eventing alone: VIENS DE NULLE PART, ICC 121(13).
In 2014, many of his progeny performed in both eventing and dressage:
ADAMO M (SANDREO x PION), 1st KWPN sire out of 10 offspring indexed based on dressage performances in 2013 & 2014
COCO CHANEL, 3rd at the 7 y-o World Championships in Verden for the Netherlands
CHOCOLAT DES FRETTES, Champion 2 y-o colt at the 2014 France Dressage Championships
TACOMA D'HORSET, picked for the 7 y-o World Championships in Lion d’Angers
BIOLITA DN, IDR 148 (14), 5 y-o finalist
TOBEFREE DU FEUILLARD, IDR 124(14)
BUENO HIT, IDR 127(14), finalist from 4 to 6 years old
In 2014, SANDREO is indexed among the best KWPN stallions in terms of offspring, with excellent reliability at 93%.
In 2015, in eventing, SANDREO is the sire of:
ALIENOR D’AGENAIS, ICC 127(15)
URMANI DU FEUILLARD, ICC 123(15)
In 2016, SANDREO is the sire of:
AXEL, victorious at the Nice Grand Prix ridden by Alexandre Ayache, and 3rd in the Kür Grand-Prix with 71.75% at the CDI 3* Dress Tour;
FJODOR DU MORILLON, IDR 128(16)
In 2017, SANDREO is the sire of noteworthy winners:
In dressage: AWAKENING, CDI3*, world 98th in 2017; AXEL, IDR 160(16), winner in GP CDI3*-W, ridden by Alexandre Ayache, then by Grete Puvi, world 160th in 2017; ALEANDRO, 2017 European Championships, ridden by Grete Puvi; ASWIN, CDI4*, ridden by Jean-Rene Luijmes; BANDREO CDI3*, etc.
In eventing: TACOMA D'HORSET, 5th at the 6 y-o eventing Championships, 9th at the 7 y-o French eventing Championships and picked for the 7 y-o World Championships in Lion d'Angers, CCI, ICC 146(17) .
SANDREO is the sire of several approved stallions, including dressage (CDI) performers:
● BUBBLE UP,
● FRANS ANDREO II,
● CLIMAS, SPRINGSTEEN,
● SUPERBOY, and
● CEPHAS D'ATHOR in Luxembourg.
Fresh AI (fresh semen on site) or Refrigerated AI (refrigerated transported semen) or Frozen AI (3 doses of 8 straws of frozen semen):
€400 incl. VAT at reservation + €800 incl. VAT payable 1st October with “live foal” guarantee, on the assumption of your mare being pregnant.
On public holidays and in the case of the stallion being in competition, it is advisable to use frozen semen to cover your mare.
If the mare is not pregnant or aborts, or if the foals is not viable 48 hours after birth (upon proof of veterinary certificate and return of birth certificate), a credit note corresponding to the total value of the covering fee paid shall be granted for a mare belonging to the same owner and used on any one of our stallions in the catalogue.
Semen shall only be dispatched upon receipt of the breeding contract duly completed, accompanied by the covering fee and the relevant transportation costs.
Having covered 130 mares in France and abroad in 2017, SANDREO is among the most popular dressage stallions used for breeding potential dressage and eventing horses.
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