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Embassy II is a Hanoverian stallion born in 2001. He is a black bay gelding with a massive frame, with a height at the withers of 170 cm.
In 2012, he was not only the most successful licensed stallion from German breeding, but also one of the most successful jumping horses born in Germany. In the saddle with the successful Hans Dieter Dreher, who was his rider from 2011 until 2019, he recorded a dizzying sports career at the international level of the world jumping sport. Together they won many championships and placements at the 150-160 cm level. In 2012 they won the Nations Cup in Calgary CSIO5* (CAN) and Embassy II won a special prize as the best Hanoverian horse of the event. They gained other valuable victories in the Grand Prix at CSI4* in Braunschweig (GER) and at CSI3* in Munich (GER). In the following season in 2013, they were again part of the winning team in the Nations Cup in Rotterdam CSIO5* (NED). He also confirmed his qualities by winning the World Cup at CSI4* in Stuttgart (GER) and the Grand Prix at CSIO5* in Aachen (GER). Other triumphs of their career certainly include World Cup championships at CSI5* in Liepzig (GER) in 2014, at CSI3* in Mannheim (GER) in 2017, as well as Grand Prix victories from 2018 at CSIO5* in Rotterdam (NED) and at CSI3* in Donaueschingen (GER). He also has countless up to the third-place finishes at world-class sporting events.
Embassy II attracted attention with his toughness, speed, jumping power and ambitious work ethic. Just as he was excellent in sports, he is also excellent in breeding. His descendants have his energetic expression and strong movement in their blood. They are often placed in the top places at shows, in various breeding categories, such as winning, premium and golden foals. His offspring has already won the GALMBACHER SPZ foal championship several times. In 2014, they won foal shows in the Netherlands and Belgium. There is great interest in his offspring and they attract attention even at international auctions. The oldest representatives of his genes are gradually growing into the higher jumping sport and great hopes are placed on them. The first international representative of his blood at the international level is his daughter Emely, who placed in several categories of young horses in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Embassy II is the most successful offspring of his sire Escudo I, which was based at the Celle stud. Escudo I was declared Hanoverian stud of the year in 2009. He became the winner of the performance tests in Adelheidsdorf in 1994 with a total jump mark of 144.9 points. At the same time, he was awarded the Freiherr von Stenglin Prize as the best stallion in his age category. Since then, he has been included in the Hannover breeding program for jumping horses. Escudo I has a successful sports career behind him. In 1996, he became the winner of the Hanover Jumping Championships and won a silver medal at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. He has 65 victories at 150 cm level to his credit. According to the records of the Hanover Stud Book 2020, Escudo I gave birth to 760 horses that are active in sports. Of these, there are 693 jumpers - 129 at 150 cm level, 178 dressage horses, 5 of which have reached IM level and 37 horses competing in eventing.
Mother of Embassy II is an interesting mixture of Holstein, Oldenburg and Hanoverian breeding. The dam's sire, Silvio, who is best known for his son Shutterfly, is a grandson of the thoroughbred Sacramento Song, but with the added blood of the Hanoverian stalwart Gotthard, it is mixed with the classic old Oldenburg lines, the Holsteiner that brought Cor de la Bryère blood to the Hanoverian stud, Calypso II, together with Hanoverian legends such as Ferdinand, Wöhler and Der Löwe xx. There is also a touch of Shagya Arab, Amarath, and also the classic blood of Sicambre xx and Ballyboy xx.