The Stakkato/Werther-son Stakkato Gold was nominated 2015 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year. The 14-year-old black-brown stallion, standing with Gestüt Sprehe, was not only a successful competition horse at the international level, he also established an excellent reputation as jumper sire. In co-operation with the insurance company R+V/Vereinigte Tierversicherung, the Hannoveraner Verband honors a particularly valuable Hanoverian stallion once a year.
Stakkato Gold combines pure performance bloodlines: His dam, the performance jumper mare Wertherröschen by Werther/Achill-Libero H, successfully competed at the international level with the Irish riders Anthony Condon and Billy Twomey. The Hanoverian trademark stallion Stakkato can be found on the paternal side of his pedigree, complemented by the extraordinary dam line of Algave that already produced many other international jumpers. The dark-brown Stakkato Gold was born on March 20, 2001 in the stable of breeder Arend Kamphorst at the stud “Dree Böken”. His career started at the 2003 stallion licensing in Verden when he was nominated best jumper sire and when the Gestüt Sprehe from Benstrup purchased the young raw diamond. Stakkato Gold accomplished his performance test at tournaments. He qualified for the 2006 and 2007 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf.
The stallion entered the international show jumping scene at the age of eight with his rider Jan Sprehe. However, his career did unfortunately not last very long as in the same year, he had to be retired from sports due to an injury. His rider enthusiastically said: “Stakkato Gold is the best jumper I have ever been riding by then. He had everything – scope, will, ambition and technique.”
Meanwhile, the breeders had also discovered the young stallion for their breeding sheds: 16 sons and daughters from his first crop of foals, born in 2004, have arrived at the advanced show jumping level. Shorapur is one of the best six Hanoverian jumpers worldwide with the Irish rider Kevin Babington. State premium candidate KS Stakki jumps from success to success with the US lady rider Reed Kessler. Both are two of his first progeny, just as Seal who has already been earning a total amount of prize money of more than Euro 53,000 at the age of 10 with Tobias Meyer and Josef-Jonas Sprehe. Like his sire Stakkato Gold, he was also licensed in Verden and purchased by the Gestüt Sprehe.
These fantastic sports successes and the above-average results of his progeny achieved at stallion and mare performance tests turn Stakkato Gold into the most highly appreciated German jumper sire of the last year. The integrated breed value estimation of the German Equestrian Federation shows the sensational show jumping breed value of 172 points.