SOPRANO, formerly Blue Hors Soprano ridden by Andreas Helgstrand, is a striking, modern, 17.1 h, homozygous black
stallion with proven world class performance bloodlines inherent in his pedigree.  Possessing correct conformation and three
excellent basic gaits that exhibit energy, activity, suspension, and elasticity, his ground covering, movement is effortless and

SOPRANO’s pedigree demonstrates great depth and versatility. His sire, the legendary 1999 World Young Horse
Champion and Bundeschampianate SANDRO HIT, passes on to his progeny the genes of numerous influential stallions.
SANDRO HIT’s sire, SANDRO SONG, a double graded champion in Oldenburg, is by SANDRO, an international show jumper
who won the Danish Derby ridden by Franke Sloothaak. WELT AS, in SANDRO HIT’s third generation, is famous for siring Anke
Van Grunsven’s Olympic Dressage Champion Bonfire and many other top horses.

SOPRANO'S damsire, the legendary CONTENDER, who won his 100 day test, is one of the most significant sires in
Germany. CONTENDER’s progeny are characterized by outstanding jumping ability, very good movement, and excellent
rideability. SOPRANO's mare line (The Flattopia) produced many international stars such as dressage horse Rubioso ridden
by Ellen Bontje; Lord Kem (Champion Stallion in 1989); Continue; Maffay; Calmiro; and Farmer.

ALSO FOUND on SOPRANO’s damside is TIN ROCCO, who won ten conformation tests as a three year old and
competed in Grand Prix jumping winning the Preis Von Blankenesse in Hamburg/Klein Flottbek (Derby Show). Of TIN ROCO’s
approved sons, Traumtänzer won the stallion performance test in the USA and Torero was his best winning dressage horse in
1990. His highly awarded St. Pr. daughter Gutena represented him successfully at the German show in Verden in 1990. His
son Tie Break was in the finals of the 1988 German Show Jumping Championships and in 1990, he won a test at the German
event horse championships. In the 1990 FN breeding statistics TIN ROCCO leads as the most successful sire of event horses
of his age group.

TIN ROCCO’S sire, TIN ROD XX, was an English TB of large frame and excellent movement. He produced approved
stallions and very valuable mares including the dam of Landlord (Olympic horse 1988) and Lausbub (international show

SOPRANO'S OFFSPRING are modern in type inheriting his beauty, elegance, elastic movement, correct conformation,
outstanding temperament, athleticism, and dark color. Not only do they show great talent for dressage, they also show a great
deal of scope and style over jumps.  Soprano has been a very consistent producer of top offspring in Sweden, Denmark,
Germany and the United States as noted below.

  • Chaigon:  (Soprano/Blue Hors Hertug/Diamond) Out of 550 young dressage horses that competed in Sweden, 69
    were selected for the Swedish Young Horse Championships. Soprano's son Chaigon was among those 69 and was
    then one of 10 selected to compete in the Champions' Finale, placing 9th under Minna Telde.  Chaigon received
    excellent scores at the Swedish Warmblood Association Inspection with a 10 for type; 9/head, neck and body; 8/legs;
    8/walk; 9/trot; 9/canter.
  • Parma:  By Soprano, Parma has the high distinction to be designated as a States Premium mare and selected for the
    prestigious Rastede (Germany) Mare Show.  She was also selected for and sold at the prestigious October 2007
    Autumn Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany.
  • Samba: A four-year old Soprano/Donnerhall mare, is graded as runner-up champion in the Danish Warmblood main
    stud book with excellent marks.  
  • Grevens Sa'Va':  At her performance test, she received the second highest scores in all of Denmark.  At her last
    competition, Grevens Sa'Va' received scores of 8.0/walk, 8.5/trot, 9.5/canter, 9.0/rideability and 9.0/capacity.  Those
    scores took her to the  “Gold Ring” at the September 2008 Elite Show in Denmark. That is when the 3-5 VERY best
    mares of the country are selected for the final where the Best Mare of the Year is picked in Dressage and Jumping.
    Grevens Sa'Va' placed third in all of Denmark for Best Mare of the Year, receiving a Gold Medal.

We invite you to share in the excitement and joy of breeding a Soprano foal and look forward to working with you.
  •  Stud Fee $2,000: Includes a $400 nonrefundable booking fee
  • $190 collection fee (not included in the stud fee)  
  •  The nonrefundable booking fee is payable with signed contract
  •  Discounts offered for outstanding mares, multiple mares, and/or mares with
  •  Live foal guarantee (see contract for details).
2014 Fees:
Soprano is EVA Negative
Three Generation Pedigree
Soprano:  Proven Producer of Top Performance Horses.

Soprano is licensed and approved for breeding by:

  • German Oldenburg Verband (GOV)
  • Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (GOV USA)
  • Danish Warmblood
  • KWPN
  • Swedish
  • International Sporthorse Registry (ISR) Oldenburg Registry North America
  • Rheinlander
  • Westfalen Verband

Soprano's offspring can be registered with the following breed registries:

  • German and American Oldenburg Verband (GOV)
  • Danish Warmblood
  • KWPN Foals out of KWPN Studbook/Foalbook mares enter into Registry A KWPN-NA.
  • Westfalen Verband
  • Rheinlander
  • Swedish
  • International Sporthorse Registry (ISR) Oldenburg Registry North America
Photo by Thomas Bach Jensen
1999 Premium Oldenburg Stallion (GOV) Homozygous Black, 17.1 H
By Sandro Hit
Out of the Oldenburg Mare Fione by Contender
Olde Country Farm
Alain Seheut
P. O. Box 61
Glyndon, MD  21071
(410) 274-5252
Photos above by Thomas Bach Jensen
Photo by GR
Please visit our Breeder Incentive page for
information about special discounts.
2009 Foals
2010 Foals
2011 Foals
SOPRANO received his International
Sporthorse Registry (ISR) Oldenburg
NA Lifetime Breeding License
Foals sired by Soprano are eligible for
$5,400 in prize money at the September
15, 2012 New England Breeders
Futurity Class.  Click on the following
link for more information:  
$5,400 New
England Breeders Futurity
Canadian Breeders:  We are now
successfully shipping fresh cooled
semen to Canada.

A bank of Soprano's excellent quality
frozen semen is now stored at Emerald
Ridge Farm in Rockwood, Ontario,
reducing shipping fees substantially.  
Soprano's frozen semen comes with a
Live Foal Guarantee.
All of OCF's 2009 Soprano Foals were
awarded Premium Status at their 2009
GOV inspections.
Alain Seheut
P. O. Box 61
Glyndon, MD  21071
(410) 274-5252