For the past eleven years, Sandro Hit has been amongst the top ten in the WBFSH ranking of the world's best dressage sires and is currently in eighth place. Last year, he was even number one. Sandro Hit has made a lasting impression on modern dressage horse breeding with his brilliant typed and incredibly light-footed offspring. He is considered the founding stallion of our stud and of the bloodline.
As he did at the Olympic Games in 2021 in Tokyo/JPN, Sandro Hit again sent the record-breaking number of five offspring to the World Championships in 2022 in Herning/DEN. In Tokyo, Showtime FRH/Dorothee Schneider/GER and Salvino/Adrienne Lyle/USA were part of the Olympic gold and silver medallist teams from Germany and the USA. For Showtime FRH, it was his second Olympic gold medal, after winning the European team gold medal and two individual silver medals. In 2018, Salvino/Adrienne Lyle was part of the USA dressage silver medallist team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA. Also participants in Tokyo/JPN: Sir Donnerhall II OLD/Morgan Barbançon/FRA, Sebastien/Lindsay Kellock/CAN and Scolari/Shingo Hayashi/JPN. Sintano van Hof Olympia/Gareth Hughes/GBR was reserve at the Olympics, just like Statesman/Naima Moreira Laliberte/CAN, and also won team silver at the European Championships in Hagen a.T.W.
The hereditary performance of the jet-black stallion, who was World and German Champion, is absolutely unique. Believe it or not, he has produced over 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 Skyfall OLD, placed at the World Championships for young dressage horses.
His daughters, 501 of whom have been 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. Sisters Act MT OLD/Dorothee Schneider/GER was German Champion, placed fourth, sixth and fifth in the finals of the World Championships for young dressage horses, was placed second in the Burg Cup final and sixth in the Louisdor Prize and has now recorded successes in international Grand Prix competitions. Furthermore, a daughter of Sandro Hit produced the Olympic Gold medallist, triple World Cup winner and fourfold 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 the aforementioned 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 medallist team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA. Sir Donnerhall II OLD/Morgan Barbançon/ESP was 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. In addition to those already mentioned, Polka Hit Nexen (silver 6y.o. in 2008), Soliere (silver 6y.o. in 2010) and St. Emilion (bronze 6y.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 219 are successful at advanced level up to Grand Prix in dressage, currently amounts to more than 1.72 million euros.
His sire Sandro Song was Champion of his licensing in 1990 and winner of the main premium 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).
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