Pablo Passed Away

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 10:26
Westfalian Breeding News

The Westfalian breeding stallion Pablo has passed away at his American home Rainbow Equus Meadows in Lincoln, California on 28 September 2015. He was 27 years old.

Pablo is bred by Aloys Lohre and was born in 1988. He was by Pilot out of Monic (by Matrox x Lancelot). 

Owned by Anton Böckmann, the bay became a premium stallion at the 1990 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster-Handorf. He became the reserve champion of the 1991 Stallion Performance Testing in Medingen with an overall score of 136.22 points.

Pablo was competed in Germany from A to M level in show jumping and participated in the Bundeschampionate in 1993 and 1994. He initially stood at stud at Bockmann's in Cloppenburg, Germany, but moved to Sweden for three breeding seasons.

Pablo was imported into the U.S.A. by Colette Ross-Prince of Three Crowns Farms in Woodinville, CA, in 2003. She purchased the bay stallion in Sweden. The stallion later on moved to Edgar Schutte's Rainbow Equus Meadows.

Pablo sired 23 state premium mares and 12 licensed sons in Germany, including Pablos Glück, Pocahontas, Presley, Pablo Picasso, Prinz Pablo Pablito and Papparazzo. Pablo's most well known dressage offspring is Paradise Moon FRH, who was competed by Heike Kemmer in 2001 and 2002.

"Pablo came to the U.S. as a 15-year old. He sustained a bad tendon injury in quarantine and against all odds fully recuperated and continued a prolific breeding career," said Schutte. "We will miss him sticking his head out his stall to greet everybody entering our barn and the polite and gentle way he loved to take carrots with his lips after making faces nobody could resist, which made him the favorite of even the non-horsey visitors.

Photo © Werner Ernst

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Pablo to Three Crown Farms in The United States