Service Station & Stud
For our stallions and their offspring, 2016 was a year of rewards. First of all, our fantastic sire Balou du Rouet, multimillionaire from his offspring’s prize money, once again occupied the seventh place of the WBFSH world ranking. Sandro Hit was able to maintain and develop his very good position among the world elite of dressage sires, currently placed third. During the year, Sandro Hit’s offspring won two Olympic medals, which absolutely confirms his high-performance assessment.
Our stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN's 2016 predicted breeding value statistics.
The use of famous and internationally successful sires reflects the success of our young stallions: For example, at the stallion performance tests, Chacfly and For Laubry were in the lead and in 2016, at the main German licensings, no less than 44 descendants of Schockemöhle stallions were licensed.
In 2016, stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show in Rastede’s Schlosspark. In the Brillantring of twelve mares, seven of them were daughters of our stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I.
Three of the four Oldenburg ridden horse champions descend from Foundation, Fürstenball and Sir Donnerhall I. As well as Festina PS and Sisters Act, national champions of the three and four-year-old ridden horses and the national champion of the six-year-old dressage horses De Luxe (by Don Primus), the German national championships also brought several other medal winners and high placed finalists, including Diarado’s son DJ and Chacoon Blue, vice-champions of the five and seven-year-old show-jumping horses. In total, three national champion titles went to descendants of Schockemöhle stallions.
Our new entry, Vitalis, also attracted attention during the World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Dutch Ermelo by becoming “Stallion of the Year” and convincingly winning the Burgpokal in Nuremberg. As a sire, he produced Victoria’s Secret, the World Champion of the five-year-olds. Furthermore, he triumphed with the winner of the Westphalian licencing, Valerde.
In the Netherlands, Totilas, Bordeaux and Bretton Woods produced the three first-placed horses of the Pavo-Cup of five-year-old dressage horses and Vivaldi dominated the scene with the three first places of the six-year-old dressage horse championships.
As always, we will be more than happy to help you with the marketing of your breeding production, should it be via our much-visited P.S. Foal Market online, at the branding dates or through the AOS auctions in Ankum, where the on-site service during the foals shows and branding dates for different associations here at Mühlen has been particularly successful on many occasions. Again, in 2016, the offspring of our stallions were particularly sought after, and often it is not only the descendants of the newcomers, but also the progeny of proven sires, which are particularly demanded.
Whether it is concerning a young stallion or a proven sire, please feel free to address your questions to the trusted leaders of our stud farm, Christine Trompeter and Christoph Hinkel, masters in horse management, supported by their motivated team.
We are looking forward to the breeding season 2017.
Balou du Rouet Big Star Sandro Hit