We found this lovely mare in Germany in April 2008. She has 3 wonderful gaits with amazing jump to her canter. SERENGETI has excellent conformation with a beautiful head. She tries hard to please and is very sweet and nice to ride. We plan on keeping her as a riding horse for a while, with an eye to breeding a little further down the road.
UPDATE: SERENGETI did very well in Training level at the dressage shows in 2009. She was Victoria-Saanich Cadora Training level Open champion with an average score of 76.76% as well as Open High score for the year. We were very proud to have scored a 79.3% under FEI judge Hilda Gurney at the CCC show in July 2009.
UPDATE: Serengeti's colt by Furstenball was born at the end of July. Fantastik is absolutely stunning with the most fabulous personality. We could not be more pleased with with him. He was inspected and awarded a premium award with the GOV.
2016 UPDATE: Serengeti (Fanta) went out showing this year and did well at 3rd level, ending up reserve champion amateur in Cadora.
SERENGETI is by the very popular Oldenburg stallion STEDINGER, the undisputed champion stallion of the Oldenburg licensing in 2002 and the reserve champion for the main premium in 2004. He has sired 12 approved stallions so far, including the 2006 champion STATUS QUO. STEDINGER's offspring are in high demand, selling for top prices at elite auctions. He is proving time and time again to be a very influential sport horse sire. STEDINGER's sire, young horse World Champion SANDRO HIT, needs no introduction. He has sired over 65 approved sons to date and countless top mares and riding horses. STEDINGER's dam, State Premium mare BOLD FANTASY, is by the foundation Holsteiner sire LANDADEL, who sired 66 approved sons, 50 states premium mares and champion after champion in both dressage and jumping.
SERENGETI's dam, FONTANIA, is by SEVILLANO xx, who was very successful in the Oldenburg breed, with 3 approved sons, states premium mares, and top auction foals. He was known for passing on great rideability and extremely active hindquarters. A video of SEVILLANO xx can be found here.
Also in the pedigree of FONTANIA is the top Hanoverian sire GRUNDSTEIN, who competed very successfully at Grand Prix dressage, sired 13 approved sons and was in the top ranking among stallions for both dressage and jumping from 1988 to 2000.