Patriot spent ten years in Germany successfully competing through Grand Prix with Oliver Luze of Gestüt Tannenhof. Patriot had 19 victories and numerous high placements in S level thru the Grand Prix. After Patriot returned to the states he competed thru Intermediate II with Adam Steffens. Patriot has a wonderful character, is extremely intelligent and is an affectionate horse with an enormous heart. His success has been no accident - he inherited his mother, Safir's talent for piaffe/passage and his fathers trainability. This noble representative of the Westfalen Paradox I stallion line (Westfalen P Line) represents a valuable out cross variant.
Patriot is licensed in Germany with the Oldenburger Pferdezuchtverband, the PZV Baden-Württemberg e.V, the PZV Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar e.V, the LV Bayerischer Pferdezüchter e.V. and received his HLP (German stallion performance test) via sport. Patriot also has a lifetime approval with ISR/Old.
Patriot's sire, Pharaoh went on to have exceptional success up through Grand Prix dressage under top US trainers like Jan Ebling, Dennis Callin, and Michael Barisone. His sire's mare line was the German National Champion Family in 1992 and has produced horses such as Sir Heinrich, Escamillo, Cindy OLD, Candy OLD and Routinier. Pharaoh's sire, Parabol was the Champion of his 100-day Performance Test with the outstanding overall score of 140.38 points. A successful jumper in Germany, Parabol easily transitioned to the dressage arena after his purchase by Jane MacElree. He was the 1991 USDF Horse of the Year at Third Level and a Top Ten Finalist for the 1995 Pan-Am Selection Trials before developing into a successful Grand Prix horse with both Scott & Susanne Hassler. Approved by multiple breeding associations, Parabol’s influence has been significant and he has an approved stallion, multiple Premium/Elite mares, and high-level competitors in dressage, hunters, and show jumping to his credit.
Patriot's dam, Safir was the Second Alternate for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Safir's sire, Diamond received reserve champion at the Danish Warmblood Herning with a score of 799.6 points. Diamond has over 800 registered offspring which include licensed stallions and international competition horses.
Patriot's grandsire, May Sherif was the first Danish stallion with an international reputation. Despite competition from imported German and Swedish horses, May Sherif won his performance test for the Danish Warmblood Society in 1975. May Sherif started out covering around 150 mares a year, a very high number at the time and went on to compete at Prix St Georges level. In 1988, he had two of his progeny competing at the Seoul Olympic Games, Andiamo, then ridden by the Swiss Otto Hofer, and Matador with Kyra Kyrklund. Suddenly May Sherif was not only popular in Denmark, but his semen was being sent all around the world.
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