Pedigree profile of Rivendell Shaman
Rivendell Shaman, renamed Goldmark Apollo, is by Rivendell Saruman, whose bloodline is a very modern one suitable for both dressage and jumping. Sandro Song is by the well-known top sire of showjumping stallions and founder of his own successful sire line, Sandro. This stallion, which has over 44 graded sons, is also a source of world-class dressage horses.
Sandro also competed in international showjumping competition with Franke Sloothaak. Sandro Song is out of Antenne II by Gepard, who left a lasting imprint on Paul Schockemöhle’s mare band – Gepard was a son of the great sire of showjumpers, Gotthard. The grand-dam Antenne won numerous Grand Prix with George Ahlmann. Sandro Song is one of the few stallions to have been both Champion Oldenburg Junior Stallion as well as main premium winner.
The two top horses in the 2006 World Equestrian Games, namely Satchmo – Anky van Grunsven in Dressage, and Sandro Boy – Markus Ehning in Show-jumping, have Sandro in their pedigree.
Saruman’s damline has the legendary Pik Bube in its pedigree who was a dressage legend in his time under Herbert Rehbein. They won 11 out of 12 advanced classes in their only competition season in 1980. Pik Bube’s sire, Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik As xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His offspring – such as Pirol 37 – were mainly successful in showjumping. With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129. His sire, Pik As xx stood at the State Stud Celle from 1953-69, where he sired four approved sons. Pik Bube was a genius on the international dressage scene with a series of overwhelming successes. He’s also well known as the sire of many licensed and proven young stallions, and it is through him that the grandiose thoroughbred blood of Pik As XX exerts much of its influence.
Annie is out of the mare Goldmark Amore, Amy, as she is called with us, competed at top open showjumping level under rider Lisa Williams for many years. Lisa says that she was the most amazing horse she has ever ridden. Owned by Laura Kotze, Amy is on loan to Rivendell Stud and has already produced a filly, Rivendell Absynthe, by Rivendell Sirandipity, who will stay at stud.
Amy is by the stallion Liquid Asset, by imported stallion Gratuity by Discus. On Liquid Asset’s damside, is by the well-known stallion Gepard. Gepard had a lasting influence on Paul Schockemolhle’s herd of mares, and was a son of the outstanding sire of showjumpers Gotthard.
Amy’s dam, a thoroughbred, mare was by the legendary sire Drum Beat who produced many top show-jumpers in RSA.
Shaman was such a nice horse, that the same stallion was put to Amy again and produced a filly, Rivendell Annie.