Many of the foals sired by Sambertino were champions in the field of dressage. Wilkens in particular excelled in this field. Sambertino himself possesses many of the qualities required to win prestigious dressage events, which is why he is so popular on the Flax Lion stud.
Dressage does not get a lot of media exposure in the UK normally, except in Olympic year. Leading competitors such as Charlotte Dujardin and her horse Valegro are household names. This is different in Germany where dressage is much more popular. Those interested in breeding horses for dressage should check out Wilkens in the first instance.