Top-class progenitor Sandro Hit passed away

Sandro Hit is no more. At the age of 28 years, the stallion was euthanised in Mühlen, Germany. Due to an infection, his condition deteriorated faster. According to the treated veterinary team, there was no more prospect of improvement.

“Sandro Hit has a special place in my heart. He was something exceptional and the founder of my stallion station. His loss affects us very much,” explained Paul Schockemöhle. He bought the stallion as a foal in Vechta in 1993 and spent his entire life in Mühlen (GER).

Reinhold Harder bred Sandro Hit. A son of Sandro Song out of Loretta von Ramino-Welt As. This elite mare further produced approved stallions with Diamond Hit (by Don Schufro) and Royal Hit (by Royal Dance). Sandro Hit had his sporting start in 1999. Under Dr. Ulf Möller, he won the world championship for six-year-old dressage horses in Arnhem (NED) and then made a perfect double at the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf (GER). From that moment on, breeding had priority because the demand from the breeding industry was enormous. Type, appearance, movement and rideability, Sandro Hit passed it on to his offspring.

Sandro Hit belonged to the circle of the world’s best dressage sires from 2012. In 2017 and 2018, he was second in the WBFSH ranking and has been in third place since 2019. At the Tokyo Olympics, he had a record of eight offspring in the arena. The team gold winner Showtime FRH under Dorothee Schneider and the team silver winner Salvino with American Adrienne Lyle.

“I am pleased to have high-quality sons of Sandro Hit at the stud station, guarding his wonderful genes. It was a tough goodbye. Sandro Hit, thank you, ” continued Paul Schockemöhle.

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