Oakford Equine Hospital is proud to announce the arrival in Australia of Showdown, the outstanding 2002 son of Sandro Hit. Standing at 17.0 ½ hands, Showdown is an extremely elegant and modern Black/brown Hanoverian stallion with three exceptional, elastic paces. Premium licensed at Verden in 2004, he was purchased by Gestuet Famos for a significant 6 figure euro sum. In 2005 Showdown went on to do his 30 day  and 70 day performance tests at Neustadt / Dosse,  where he received 9’s for character, ride ability, temperament, motivation and constitution, 8 for walk and trot and 8.5 for canter. In 2005 and 2006, Showdown stood at stud at Gestuet Famos and has produced numerous auction foals and his semen has been sold worldwide. Showdown has also been accepted for the Oldenburg verband.

Showdown represents the ultimate in German Warmblood breeding combining the bloodlines of Sandro Hit and Goldstern, with thoroughbred in the third generation. Sandro Hit is the patriarch of a modern day breeding dynasty, Bundeschampion of 6yo Dressage Horses and World Young Horse Champion, and producing 11 Bundeschampions to date. He has numerous approved sons and state premium mares, plus over 150 auction horses. His sons are continuing this exceptional bloodline and possess everything you could wish for in a modern competition dressage stallion.

Showdown’s dam, Goldfee, is by the Gotthard son Goldstern, a prominent sire in the disciplines of both dressage and showjumping whose progeny have achieved great success at the top echelons of both sports. Also on the dam line is the exceptional Thoroughbred family 11 line.

Since arriving at Oakford Equine Hospital in Mid May 2011, Showdown has commenced his ridden career with Sharon Jarvis, dual World Equestrian Games bronze medalist and 2010 Equestrian Australia domestic rider of the year. Showdown will be travelling to the eastern states to compete at Tamworth in September and Melbourne in December, both 2012 London Para-Olympic selection events.
howdown will be standing at stud at Oakford Equine Hospital for the 2011 / 2012 Season. Fresh, Chilled and Frozen semen available.

Service fee $2400  LFG


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Oakford Equine Hospital

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