|Faside Sundance||Sunny Boy||Sandro Hit|
Super little colt by the sire of Olympic team Gold medallist Uthopia out of a Sunny Boy (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) x Rosenburg (Rohdiamant by Rubinstein) mare. He would make a super BYRDS prospect. Expected to make 15hh-15.2hh.
Metall is an impressively built stallion who competed successfully up to Prix St. Georges himself but is perhaps better known for his remarkable progeny as he produced several Grand Prix horses and licensed sons. His son Uthopia ridden by Carl Hester won team gold at the European Championships in Rotterdam and team gold as well as silver in both the Grand Prix Freestyle and the Special at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Métall also produced the licensed stallions Special D, Maserati, Memphis, Modjo and Ufo.
Metalls sire Ferro achieved the team silver medal as member of the Dutch team at the Olympic Games in 2000, placed sixth at the World Championships in Rome and second in the World Cup final in 1999. Ferro is 4th in the dressage world ranking of the WBFSH. His licensed son Rousseau (sire of Faside Rousseaus Magic Trick) was himself Vice World Champion for young dressage horses and managed to sire the KWPN Champion Stallion 3 times in a row. Metall’s dam’s sire Ramiro belongs to the most famous sires in the world and produced numerous international championship horses like Olympic gold medalist Ratina Z.
The dam carries some of the best names in dressage in her pedigree - Rohdiamant, Rubinstein, Sandro Hit and Donnerhall. Sundance is by the first approved son of Sandro Hit out of one of the most successful dam lines in Germany of the Finnlanderin/Vornholz Stud. Her sire Sunny Boy's dam Fantastica is the full-sister to the German Federation's dressage breeding champion and international Grand Prix winner Don Schufro. After winning his 30 day stallion test with a top score in the dressage and jumping index, Sunny Boy won the final at the national young horse championship of the six year old dressage horses and has long since accumulated many victories at Advanced level. Sunny Boy's offspring wow the crowds with the utmost modern, spectacular gaits and correspondingly top-priced premium stallions (Oldenburg: 120,000 Euros, Westphalia 180,000 Euros). To date Sunny Boy has over 15 approved stallions to his name, accompanied by numerous award winning mares.
The grand dam is by the 2001 British Warm Blood Society Champion stallion Rosenburg who is by the dressage sensation Rohdiamant, considered by many to be the best son of the legendary Rubinstein. Roulette's dam is a Swedish bred Oldenburg by Pik Trumpf, half sister to Pastiche, the dam of Donnersong. Her grandsire is the outstanding Celle State stallion Pik Konig who also sired the Dressage legend, Pik Bube.