Zaragoza Acres owns stallions licensed with Oldenburg and Hanoverian breed registries. We are currently offering our prized German Oldenburg Verband stallion Sandro’s Star for the 2018 breeding season, but check this page often for our other stallions when they become available. Also, once we have breeding contract with you for one of our stallions, you must create an account with Equine Reproduction Concepts (ERC) before we can schedule collection and shipment.
16.3h 2008 German Oldenburg Verband Stallion
(Sagnol – Nostalgia’s Star xx – Envoy xx)
2018 Stud Fee: $1600, including a $400 booking fee.
Sandro’s Star drives the notion that a performance pedigree should reap a performance horse – his success in sport is a direct nod to a background of well-regarded Oldenburg and Holsteiner blood anchored by an equally influential Thoroughbred dam line. The sire, Sagnol (Sandro Hit – Landadel), blends together a mixture of top Dressage and Jumping breeding dynasties. Sandro Hit has sired numerous approved stallion sons, Bundeschampions, World Champions and Olympic Grand Prix Dressage horses, while Landadel is widely recognized as one of the most influential sons of the Holsteiner stallion Landgraf. In 1998, the Landadel daughter Lady Weingard was the 1998 World Champion in Grand Prix Show Jumping under Markus Beerbaum. Sagnol himself stems from the same successful Holsteiner dam line as the popular sires Acorado, Calvados, Lordanos, and Rouletto.
Through his dam Poetic Patter xx (Nostalgia’s Star xx – Envoy xx), Sandro’s Star boasts Thoroughbred breeding proven in both sport and the production of sport horses. The French Thoroughbred sire Herbager xx, seen three times in the pedigree of Poetic Patter xx, is noted for being a strong influencer of stamina within both the United States and France. Furthermore, Herbager xx shows up as the paternal grandsire of Hill Hawk xx, a well-regarded improvement sire within the Oldenburg and Hanoverian breeds. Sandro’s Star’s maternal grand sire Nostalgia’s Star xx won over $2 million in 59 lifetime starts before retiring to a breeding career. These foundation Thoroughbred lines can be found in the pedigrees of a number of International Dressage and Eventing horses.
Provisionally licensed by the German Oldenburg Verband in 2011, Sandro’s Star garnered high praise and a perfect “10” for his canter from the judges. These initial qualities were proven further at his 70-Day Stallion Test in 2012, highlighted by scores of “10” for cross-country gallop and cross-country jumping, “9” for canter and stadium jumping ability, and “8.5” for temperament and willingness to work. Sandro’s Star received an impressive final index of 115.32, placing fourth overall. Following testing, Sandro’s Star was sent to Germany and qualified for the 2013 Bundeschampionate in Eventing – a first for a US bred horse. A strong final score of 8.1 further solidified the young stallion’s ability in a field of 70 horses.
Sandro’s Star returned to the US Eventing scene in 2017. He began his season by finishing 2nd in the Open Prelim division at the Pine Top Horse Trials, then two weeks later won the CIC* at Pine Top under the guidance of Chris Talley. Sandro’s Star quickly moved up to the Intermediate/Two Star level with notable top finishes including a win at the Fair Hill CIC**, 4th at the American Eventing Championships in Tryon, and a 13th place finish at Fair Hill International CCI**. Based on his success in sport, Sandro’s Star was named the United States Eventing Association Stallion of the Year for 2017.
At Dressage at Devon 2017, Sandro’s Star won the Stallions Four Years and Older class, was named Champion Stallion, High Score Born in the USA for Stallions, and Champion Stallion for the USDF/GAIG East Coast Finals.
Fully approved by the German Oldenburg Verband and ISR/OLD NA.