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Stable Name: Smartie
Colour/Sex Bay Gelding Aurum Solarius
Est. Mature Height 16.2hh
Date of Birth: 22nd September 2007
Sire: Summerhill Sampson (Salute)
Dam: Rosewood Duelluta (Duellschutz)
Suitable: Dressage, Showjumping

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'Smartie' is a super flash gelding by Summerhill Sampson out of Rosewood Duelluta. He is a very striking horse with his four white stockings even white blaze and expressive elevated movement.

Recent successes include Champion Warmblood at Melbourne Summer Royal, wins at both Preliminary and Level 3 dressage competitions and in his first attempt at Barastoc Horse Of The Year (2014) he was top ten for the Junior Show Hunter and Open Show Hunter classes against much more experienced opposition.

As a dressage horse he has super natural balance and engagement and displays awesome cadence and rythm.

We have also free jumped Smartie and were impressed at how much he seemed to enjoy it. To the extent that he happily ran around the arena jumping through the lane in both direcctions as a couple of the photos attest. Not to mention that he jumped over 1m! Not bad for a first effort. He has had a couple of jumping sessions under saddle too and will be quite talented in this discipline.


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Summerhill Sampson was by the legendary Salute whose blood has given us literally hundreds of top level performance horses, particularly in dressage but also in eventing and showjumping. Salute is the sire of GV Stirling Stilton, highest placed Australian Grand Prix horse at the 2002 World Equestrian Games; DP Christopher, NSW Grand Prix champion; Staccato, 4* eventing stallion; GV Stirling Souix (dec.), Advanced eventer with Olympian Olivia Bunn; David Middleton's spectacular Mr Shirvington and Sydney Lights who was sold to China as part of their team in training for the Beijing Olympics.

Sampson's dam was Lilac who was a full sister to Lucilla, Stirling Liberty and Stirling Luther. Lilac is the granddam of future stars purchased by Australian Olympian Mary Hanna, Hunter dressage rider Michelle Cunningham, and International Grand Prix dressage rider Sue Hearn. Stirling Liberty was a World Cup show jumper with Australian Olympic rider Gavin Chester and also the sire of Grand Prix dressage horse Snowy River Blackwood. Stirling Luther was an FEI dressage star with Dirk Dijkstra.

Lilac is by Ludendorf who was of course a Grand Prix dressage stallion and simultaneously an Advanced eventer. Not too many horses manage that!!


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Lilac is out of Faleton who was by Falkland out of Moneton (by Monopol) who was QLD Dressage Horse of the Year in the 1970s. Falkland has of course had a huge impact on Australian Dressage through many generations of his offspring including Falkrich, sire of GP dressage horse Finnegan and World Cup show jumper Wirragulla Nicklaus as well as Falkland Victory who must be one of the most succesful sires of dressage horses in Australia. Falkland Victory incidentally was also out of a Monopol mare!

Monopol was one of Australia's first imports and his genetics are also represented in famous competition horses such as Peter Weston's Grand Prix mount Supertramp, Brett Davey's FEI horse Barncleuth Harvest Moon, Geraldine Monfrans' GP horse Mongold and Liea Bierman's FEI horse Moneton (as mentioned above).

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Smartie's dam, Rosewood Duelluta is a Head Stud Book Australian Warmblood mare by the imported Hanoverian stallion Duellschutz out of a Valuta mare. Valuta was imported by the late Gert Donvig and his then wife Mary (now Hanna). These two stallions appear in the pedigrees of many successful horses in each of the Olympic disciplines.

Duellschutz is the sire of Olympic showjumping representative, Schnapps and is also in the dam line of World Cup show jumper Wirragulla Nicklaus.

The grand dam of young dressage stallion Jazzabout, Hanburg Duell Fancy is by Duellschutz who again shows up in the mare line of Abduell being the sire of Duellsweet and the mare line of AEA Dutchboy.

Jazzabout qualified & competed for State & National competitions 2004, 2005, 2006 and in 2007 has competed successfully at Medium level.

An outstanding pedigree indeed!

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Note: Solarius has been seen to windsuck.  


Pedigree Aurum Solarius

Summerhill Sampson

Ronald (RamiroZ)
Elma (Consul)
GLDT Winia
Stirling Lilac
Moneton (Monopol)

Rosewood Duelluta

Inverbrae Carnival
Not Since Nineveh

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