Silvio I Passed Away

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:46
Oldenburg Breeding News

The Oldenburg breeding stallion Silvio I has passed away at age 28 on Wednesday 18 March 2015. The bay stallion was known as a versatile producer of show jumping and dressage horses, even though the stallion was more used as a jumper stallion.

Silvio I was by Sandro out of Gelbkatze (by Gepard x Ballyboy) and born in 1987. Bred by Paul Schockemöhle, the bay stallion was Oldenburg approved and did his Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf in 1990. He finished 7th out of a group of 70 (!) stallions with an overall score of 121.50 points.

Silvio I stood up for stud in Germany, the U.K. and in 2013 he sold to Haras des Princes, France.

Silvio sired the 1995 Oldenburg reserve licensing champion Sir Lui van de Zuuthoeve, who become an internationally competed small tour horse under Tom Franckx.

Besides Sir Lui, Silvio's most successful dressage offspring was the Oldenburg premium stallion Sterntänzer (by Silvio I x Pik Bube I x Marlon xx), which competed at the Bundeschampionate finals three times and twice finished fourth under Katrin Burger. In 2012 the stallion sold as a 12-year old to Denmark.

Ingrid Klimke's Robinson's Santa Cruz (by Silvio) finished sixth at the 2001 Bundeschampionate and Finnish Rikka Koljonen competed the Belgian warmblood Valentino van Koekshof (by Silvio x Abiran) at the 2003 World Young Horse Championships in Verden.

Silvio I sired 26 licensed offspring and 62 state premium mares.

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