Friday, May 25, 2018

Pablito In Memoriam 1994–2018

Pablito (Pablo/Amsella/Arsenik)

May 25, 2018.
It is with heavy heart that I announce the loss of my stallion, Pablito, who passed away this week at the age of 24.

When Pablito came to the US he was the only Pablo son in North America. Pablito was found for me by Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Hanoverian Verband Deputy Breeding Director at the time. Dr. Ludwig and I thought he might be a good choice to follow in Kalypso's footsteps with his pretty type and versatility. Pablito produced correct conformation and a lighter, more elegant type with heavier mares. Pablito became a producer of many successful horses, especially eventers. Because of his nice movement and type he was chosen for many heavier dressage mares as well. Pablito produced many "8" conformation scores and more premium foals than any of my other stallions.

The Hanoverian Verband’s past Vice President and stallion raiser, Hans Heinrich Bruening, bought a Pablito colt from his first crop. Pablito holds the record for producing the only mare, a premium mare called Passion, to receive scores of all 10s for jumping from all of the judges for her performance test with Oldenburg NA. He also produced the overall highest-scoring mare in the USA one year and many breed show winners and champions. One of the first fillies I produced with him was Elite Mare Ping Pong, out of my Kalypso mare, Knobody's Fool, who after becoming Elite Mare had a very notable career as an eventer, winning several international 3-star events with her owner/rider Julie Flatner. They were featured in several Chronicle of the Horse articles. Pierre, bred by Sandy Campbell, was eventing and listed for the Pan Am games with Ally Slusher, featured on the AHS Directory cover and a Warmbloods Today magazine cover. Other notable offspring include Bella Patriot, who won her first FEI event, and Peacemaker R, who was leading the nation in the preliminary division. Powell, bred by Ilona English, is winning national titles at the highest levels with Ryan Wood. Pharaoh R was multiple winner of the 5-year-old jumper classic at The Oaks and in 2006, highest ranked AHS horse in the young horse championships. 

Pablito himself was the IJF 2006 Young Jumpers leading AHS sire. More than 40 Pablito offspring have earned champion foal or mare titles at various inspections. Inspections champions include EM Ping Pong R and Elite Eligible Princess Pei Pei R, as well as EMC Pavillion R, who received 9/9 for jumping and was MPT Champion. Pablito was a very happy, talkative stallion, excited to come out but very gentle and respectful. He will be missed as a producer as he filled a needed gap. I will miss his smile, nicker, positive attitude, and being licked from top to bottom while waiting to collect him. Some frozen semen is available.

Edgar Schutte

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