Sterling Silver AF is a 2003 grey Shagya Stallion.He was the highest scoring stallion on the 2006 NASS Shagya Breed Inspection.The judges comments are as follows: "Harmonious stallion with long lines, but still developing.Masculine head, good long neck, well pronounced withers, good topline.Good sporthorse croup.Walk with energy and swinging back.Trot free with rhythm and elasticity.Good canter, still developing and a bit unbalanced.Fine character.Approved for Shagya breeding".Sterling spent 5 days with Monty Roberts at his Flag is Up Farms.Monty, who had never heard of Shagyas, commented on his showing generosity, a willingness to learn, and high level of intelligence.Sterling stands 15.3h.He will have a career in both endurance and dressage. Sterling was in dressage training with Sarah Lockman of Sarah Lockman Dressage for the past 2 yrs. He is now home taking a well deserved break while I concentrate on getting the mares and youngsters under saddle. Sterling is SCID clear. He is heterozygous grey and has produced 1 black and 3 bay foals. At the recent NASS Shagya inspection, one of the judges told me Sterling is the best Shagya stallion currently in North America! He has offspring in both Australia and Mexico. Sterling will be gelded in 2017 and I will enjoy him as my riding horse. We have a limited amount of frozen semen.
Sterling 2012 - practicing his passage
Sterling with Sarah Lockman 5/13
Sterling jumping 10-08
Sterling's sire, the imported Danish bred imported stallion *Shandor, was 16.1 h tall.He passed on his big frame and bone, sloping shoulder, his powerful and elastic movement and his calm willing attitude.*Shandor is the son of the 2 Time European Shagya Champion Shagal.Shagal was born in Denmark and was approved for Danish Warmblood breeding as well as Trakehner breeding.He stood at Babolna as Chief Stallion for two seasons.*Shandors dam was the black-bay 41 Shagya XXXIX, also known as Sahara.Her sire was the magnificent Shagya XXXIX.
*Shandor at the Champagne Classic
Shagal -photo courtesy of Dr W. Huber
Shagal - photo courtesy of Dr W. Huber
*Oman in native Hungarian bridle
Sterling's dam Sapphire is a daughter of the German import *Oman, one of the original foundation stallions for the Shagya breed in the US.He successfully completed the ISR 100 day Stallion test and was also approved for Trakehner breeding in Germany.In Germany, this particularline of Shagyas are known for their jumping and all around performance capabilities in eventing.His sire was O'Bajar.*Oman sired the 2002 Tevis and Haggins Cup winner Fayette de Cameo.
*Oman at the ISR 100 day Stallion test
*Oman at the Tevis Cup
Sterling has excellent semen quality.He will be available by frozen semen, fresh cooled or live cover. Please call or email for breeding contract.Multiple mare discount and LFG.Stud fee $1000.