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 impressive.

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.
  •  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).
2015 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  by Thomas Bach Jensen
Photo by Gayle
Please visit our Breeder Incentive page for
information about special discounts.
2009 Foals
2010 Foals
2011 Foals
Soprano's offspring continue to make their mark in
competition both in Europe and North America. Please
click on the following link for highlights of the
accomplishments of many of Soprano's very talented
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
Canadian Breeders:  We are now successfully shipping
fresh cooled semen to Canada.

A bank of Soprano's excellent quality frozen semen is
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
About Soprano
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 jumper).

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

  • 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.