Sassenach SF

Sassenach SF

For Sale
Sassenach SF
$60,000 USD
Oldenburg -

70% and 75.19% Intro C and Training level test 1 at her first schooling dressage show in January 2024! Special Premium Candidate Sassenach is royally bred. She has very good credentials as both a riding horse and a breeding mare. She is a dream to ride- always listening to her rider, trying to please. She has three excellent gaits, and she has a pedigree that is world class. She is half-sister (same dam) to Shmoky Quartz, ridden by Heather Mason, who was 2023 USDF National Champion in 4 (!) levels this year in KY- second level, second level freestyle, third level and third level freestyle. He was also 2023 USDF Horse of the Year at 2nd level, reserve HOY MFS 2nd level, 3rd HOY MFS 3rd level, HOY Musical Freestyle Challenge 2nd level. In 2022, Shmoky Quartz was USDF HOY in both training level and 1st level and 3rd in HOY MFS for 1st level! I actually think Sassenach is better at three years old than he was.

Special Premium Candidate Sassenach was presented for mare inspection to the German Oldenburg Verband on August 17, 2023, where she also did the Mare Performance Test. She was the high scoring mare for both inspection and mare performance Test, receiving 9's on free canter and canter under saddle, and 8.5's on free walk, free trot, walk under saddle, trot under saddle, and rideability. Her total score was 8.65 and she received the Special Premium Candidate title.

She is half-sister (same dam) to Shmoky Quartz (bred be me and sired by my homebred stallion, Shakesapeare RSF), ridden by Heather Mason- 2022 USDF Horse of the Year for BOTH Training Level (81.346%) and First Level (77.500%), third at first level MFS (77.350%). In addition- he was 2023 USDF HOY at Second Level (75.000%), reserve champion HOY musical freestyle second level (78.711%), third place HOY MFS (74.363%), and 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPION first level, second level, first level MFS and second level MFS!

Sassenach's sire, Secret (Sezuan/ St. Moritz) won silver at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo and gold at the 2020 German Bundeschampionate. Since then, the black has not been competed, but is one of Europe's most demanded breeding stallions. He has produced many licensed stallion sons and Premium daughters. Secret qualified for the Bundeschampionate three times and was always champion or vice champion. In the 2017 Bundeschampionate qualifier in Warendorf Secret took second in the final with a 9 for trot, walk and training, a 10 for canter, and 8.50 for conformation, after placing first in the qualifier with a 9.0. After taking time off from competition in 2018, Secret returned at the 2019 Bundeschampionate Qualifier in Bremen and won for the second time with a 8.5. He also won the 2020 Bundeschampionate qualification classes held in Munster, Germany with an 8.5 for walk, 10 for trot and canter, 7.5 for submission and 9 for overall impression. He went on to win the final qualification round for the 2020 Bundeschamionate and won in the final.

Secret is a son of triple World Champion of Young Dressage Horses, Sezuan. Sezuan was also a champion at five, six and seven years old. During these competitions, he received scores of 9.5 and 10.0. Sezuan was champion of his stallion test and received the high score of 10.0 ten times, setting a new record. Secret is from Sezuan's first foal crop.

Secret's damline has produced a number of international performance horses such as Liebenberg and Top Gun, successful in Italy. Thirty eight approved stallions descend from this damline, including Aktuell, Christ, Sorento, Weltruf and Wildfang. Dam, Seline, is sired by St. Moritz, who in a short breeding career has sired many important sport and breeding successors. The third dam is sired by Rotspon and includes Argentan, Woermann and Lugano in her pedigree. Other standouts from this line include Lorwoods Dancing Diamond.

Sassenach's dam, Elite Fhlora Designated an Elite Stute (mare) in 2015 on the basis of her stellar produce record. She was imported from Germany as a weanling. Her dam was second in her class at the 2002 Ratje Niebuhr Mare Show in Germany. She was chosen by the HN Verband to represent the HN breed at the 2002 European Mare Championships. Fhlora's dam produced the well-known stallion, Callaho's Benicio as well as another licensed stallion by Sunlight xx. Callaho's Benicio made quite a stir at the 2011 German Bundeschampionate in the 6 year old class. He won the class with a score of 9.4, with 10's (!) for the trot and walk, 9 for the canter, 8.5 for submission, and 9.5 for general impression.
Fhlora's other half brother, a three year old stallion by Sunlight xx, placed 4th in his class at Verden, Germany. Fhlora's dam, SPS Valencia, was also the dam of the champion colt at the German foal championships August 5, 2007 in Lienen! He is also by Belissimo.
Fhlora was Grand Champion at a USDF dressage breed show, and was also grand champion at a Hanoverian mare show. At our German Oldenburg Verband inspection in July, 2007, Fhlora was presented for studbook approval. Her scores were amazing- head- 9, neck 8, saddle position 8, frame 7 foreleg 6 hind leg 7, conformation score- 8.5. Breed and sex type- 8.5, correctness of gaits 8, trot 8.5, walk 8, general impression and development 8.5. Her final score was 8.4 and the judges announced that this was the highest score ever given so far outside of Germany.
Fhlora's two daughters by Rosentanz also achieved Special Premium Mare status at their mare inspections and Mare Performance Tests.

UPDATE: Sassenach was taken off property for an away from the farm experience. She was perfectly behaved- loaded and unloaded from the trailer, stood on the trailer while the other horse was ridden and acted like a pro being ridden in the strange riding arena. Good girl!
She was entered in a dressage schooling show Jan. 27, where she placed second in both tests to Shelene, receiving 70% and 75.19% in Intro C and Training level test 1. She was perfectly behaved!

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For Sale
$60,000 USD
Sassenach SF
United States
Elite Fhlora
Dressage Training Level
1st Level
Dressage Showing Level
Not Showing

Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society Division of the German Oldenburg Verband (GOV)


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Maurine (Mo) Swanson
Rolling Stone Farm
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Rolling Stone Farm

Warmblood breeder for 44 years. Owner of large Oldenburg (GOV) and Hanoverian breeding farm in eastern PA. Young, well started dressage horses and occasional hunter prospects always available. USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sapphire, Ruby and Platinum Breeder of Distinction. I have produced 39 Elite Mares and Elite Mare Candidates, and 3 State Premium Mares for the Hanoverian Society, and 32 Special Premium mares and 17 Verbands Premium mares, 191 Premium Foals and 48 Foals of Distinction for the German Oldenburg Verband. I have produced 9 licensed stallions, including the fully licensed and approved stallion named Shakespeare RSF (winner of the 2009 70 day stallion test), a licensed stallion named Somer Hit, 3 licensed stallions in 2012 (one from the first foal crop of Shakespeare RSF- Shotgun, also Dheputy and a stallion in Germany), Fhitzgerald and Sir James (both imported from Germany and successfully completed the 70 day stallion test here in the US), another licensed stallion in 2014 named Shavane- the second licensed Shakespeare RSF son who is out of homebred EM Rheporter (Royal Prince/Weltmeyer). In 2015 another Shakespeare son was licensed- Shortstop, who was Grand Champion at a USDF breed show in 2015. I have bred four top 6 FEI Young Horse National Champions and multiple HOY winners in hand and in dressage, and four winners of the Young Hunters Under Saddle at Hunter Devon. We stand Shakespeare RSF (Sandro Hit/Arrian). I estimate I have bred about 450 foals to date, and I also sell young stock and up to 20-25 riding horses a year. Some of my horses are fourth and fifth generation from my own breeding program. I started out in hunters and jumpers and then rode dressage up to the PSG level, not competing much due to family and farm commitments. I finally received her USDF Bronze and Silver medals in 2018. My homebred Hanoverians and Oldenburgs have been top ten in national dressage rankings and have won many under saddle and in hand classes at many shows such as Dressage at Devon (Grand Champion 2011 and Reserve Grand Champion 2021), NEDA (Grand Champion 2021 and 2022) and the hunter show at Devon. I have produced numerous champions and reserve champions at many in hand shows and has been in the top 8 ranking for USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year since 2013, leading that category in 2020 and 2022. I was the 2016 and 2018 USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Breeder of the Year and have been in the top 16 since 2013. I have been the USEF Dressage Breeder of the Year every year 2014-2023 and was 2nd in that category from 2011-2013 and in 2022. In 2021 I was also the USEF Dressage Breeding Breeder of the Year and was in the top 4 for the USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeder of the Year 2013- 2022. My greatest pleasure has been breeding suitable horses for the amateur market in the disciplines of dressage or hunter with an emphasis on rideability and movement.


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Don Romina
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St. Moritz
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Royal Star
Elite Fhlora
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Fuerst Heinrich
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St. Pr. Valencia
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Velton Third
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