STEDINGER (imp) arrives to Victoria
We are proud to stand Stedinger, the WBFSH 10th ranked dressage sire for 2018 (8th in 2017) to a limited number of outside mares in 2019/2020. We are indebted to Revelwood Stud for importing Stedinger and are privileged to play a small part in continuing Amanda’s legacy in producing high quality dressage horses for Australian riders.
Stedinger was the undisputed Young Stallion Champion of the Oldenburger licensing in 2002 and runner-up at the main premium award in 2004.
After victories in many dressage tests at medium (M) level, he was trained by Dieter Weichert for the next level in dressage. In spite of a heavy breeding load, Stedinger did an outstanding job at his 70-days test in Neustadt/Dosse. He finished the performance test with a total index of 131 (dressage 130.72 / jumping 121.92). In 2005 he was qualified for the “Bundeschampionat” of dressage horses in Warendorf.
Imported from Hof Sosath in 2013 by Dr Amanda Shoobridge of Revelwood Stud, Stedinger was campaigned by Grand Prix rider Gina Montgomery, achieving immediate success, within 3 months becoming Small Tour Champions at the 2014 Brisbane CDI and NSW Small Tour Champions, Victorian Reserve Champions and taking out the Small Tour Award at the Nationals.
2015 saw them step up to Medium Tour placing at Orange and Sydney CDI’s and becoming Medium Tour Champions at the Canberra Classic. Unfortunately, the recurrence of an old injury prevented them continuing onto Grand Prix but Stedinger had shown in training that he had the mental capability to go all the way to the top of the sport. It was his undeniable ride-ability and willingness to please his rider that allowed for such success with Gina onboard.
“Stedinger is the most generous horse I have ever ridden. Of course, by the time we met he had benefited greatly from his upbringing in one of the best German barns, Hof Sosath, his manners were impeccable, and he was a delight in every way but I think this is the case because it is in his nature to be so.”
“From the first time I sat on him he was so in tune with me and never once refused to try anything I asked. Even being the prolific breeder, he was never affected his daily training or competition – he simply knew he was a riding horse at that time and he got on with the task. You only get that from a truly willing horse, one whose temperament is without question,” Said Montgomery.
Stedinger is a great asset to us, he is consistently producing horses that are performing and succeeding overseas and in Australia, he is a delight to have around, and we can’t wait to see what he produces with us.
We have limited services to just 70 doses of Fresh and Chilled Semen for Stedinger (imp), with an additional 35 Frozen straws available for the 2019-2020 season in order to ensure the longevity and health of the stallion. We also have a small number of doses of Frozen Semen available for distribution throughout Australia and New Zealand
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