Introductory Pricing: $2000
Sanceo a 16.3 Bay Stallion, one of the most decorated dressage stallions in North America today achieving top marks with every goal he has set, and those are many. Most notably he is your 2020 USA Olympic Champion earning team Silver in Tokyo, Japan. The first since 1948 Sanceo anchored the teams medal with a Grand Prix Special score of 81.596 percent. He did not stop there with his Olympic performance qualifying for individuals with a score of 78.416 and garnering 5th place in his truly emotive Grand Prix freestyle that earned an impressive score of 84.300. His teammate and pilot, Sabine Schut-Kery credits their success in part to Sanceo’s desire to work for her and to please, “It comes down to the fact that he’s there for me and I really do feel like we have an incredible partnership. He’s just sensitive, but not over-reactive, simply, he lets me guide him and lets me be the leader,” said Schut-Kery. The pairs "overnight success" is that of 12 years in the making detailed by an enormous and highly successful performance record leading up to the Olympic Performance including Team Gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto and many major wins from Europe to Wellington to California outlined below. His “sudden success” at the highest echelon on the world stage has many European magazine writers wondering where he came from. British Horse and hound wrote “My favorite up and coming star, who stole the show was Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo…was a little surprised she did not get a higher mark in the Grand Prix. She rode with so much harmony with her beautiful horse always staying in self carriage, maintaining a light uphill frame. I’m sure it was down to her that the US just pipped us Brits into the bronze medal position.”
Sanceos type is gorgeous balanced, leggy, harmonious, medium frame with very correct legs and hooves. Sanceo’s best attribute is a golden character, smart, sweet, calm, happy to work and to learn.
Sire San Remo is a leading dressage sire, 8th in the 2018 WBSFH ranking. A modern dressage horse known for quality movement, type, three outstanding gaits and well balanced nature. San Remo’s character is calm and friendly as is Sanceo. San Remo is sired by Sandro Hit who needs no introduction as part of the illustrious circle of the world's top sires, 2nd in the WBSFH worlds best dressage sires in 2017-18. Producing 190 licensed stallions in Germany alone with 493 State premium mares and many competing internationally. San Remo’s Dam line is Donnerhall/Fruehwind.
Sanceo’s Dam SPS Rivera, a States Premium mare sired by Ramiro’s Son II/Ramiro had 10 offspring, Sanceo was her 6th. Amongst his siblings several states Premium mares, some shown up to level 4 and PSG/I1 in dressage and up to 1.30M in jumping. Ramiro’s Son II produced hard-working and above all sound exquisite sport horses with potential for the highest levels, many competing internationally. Ramiro won international jumping competitions under Fritz Ligges, including Puissance, Nations Cups and Grand Prix and passed on his rideability, movement and jumping talents, siring offspring successful in both jumping and dressage. Ramiro’s most notable offspring Ratina Z, won gold medals at the Olympics followed by first place at the 1993 World Cup with Ludger Beerbaum. Ramiro was fundamental for Zangersheide as well as the KWPN and awarded the ‘Horse of the Year’ title in Amsterdam in 1992. He remains one of the all-time highest Grand Prix producers today. SPS Rivera’s damsire is by the Hanoverian approved, thoroughbred stallion, Star Regent xx who began his career racing produced over 75 Hanoverian, Hessen and Trakehner offspring, amongst them many successful show jumpers and States Premium mares.
Sanceo has been used for breeding exclusively by his owners, Alice Womble-Heitmann & Dr. Mike Heitmann, up until now and has not been bred with commercially. They have produced two refined offspring with Sanceo who are now 1- and 2-Year-olds. Their character is that of Sanceo, willing and friendly. Sanceo semen is excellent achieving one dose pregnancies and backed by a Live Foal Guarantee. Eurequine is excited to represent Sanceo for breeders in North America to have access to this opportunity to continue their momentum in producing top quality sport horses suitable for the international stages. Reach for the stars, with Sanceo you can produce one!
Sanceos wins are truly impressive, notably the Pan Am games Gold Medal and the Olympic Silver but Sanceo was a winner from the very beginning. It is quite impressive that he was invited to Verden Germany for the World Breeding Championships as a 5 yr old and 6yr old and won the National Developing Prix St George championships before shining in the small Grand Prix tour never missing a beat. Below are some of his career highlights.