Prior to arriving in the UK in ’99 Sambertino spent 3 seasons at the Gebr v Manen stud in Holland where he sired over 100 KWPN registered foals.

He was also a Pavo Cup finalist in Holland as a 4 and 5 year old.

Sambertino passed his 100 day test at Neustadt-Dosse, where he was placed 8th overall(dressage)out of 43 stallions on test.

He competed with Gemma Sas to Z level dressage in Holland,before continuing his ridden career in the UK with an amateur rider.
Sambertino is currently the only coloured dressage stallion standing in the UK who has passed a 100 day performance test.
He has proven his stud and dressage abilities in Holland and the UK and is now continuing his career in the Hanoverian region of Germany.

Sambertino is competed and trained by Eckhard Wahlers, at Gestut WM, Reessum Germany.


In 2007 Sambertino was 2nd in the BEF Sire Rankings for Dressage.In 2006 42% of his progeny, old enough to be ridden,were competing in their respective disciplines, Nationally or Internationally.

In 2007 his 10 yr old son Pionier won his first Grand Prix & also in Holland
Papillon was selected to represent them in Beijing at the 2008 Paralympic Games. She was winner of 2 Silver & a bronze Medal at the World Para Championships in 2007.


SAMAII – Licensed Oldenburg Verband & as a PREMIUM stallion with ZfDP & approved Westfalen, Rhineland & all S German studbooks.
Champion 3 & 4 yr old Young Horse Class Germany

2007 UK

BD National Championships 10th out of 34 – Advanced Medium.

SASSALONG THISTLETON 5 year old, ridden by Phoebe Buckley.
Qualified 5 year old PAVO Eventing Championships – now competing BE Novice.

NEARLY ON TIME – 5 year old -now competing Pre Novice eventing. Placed 8th Urchinwood Manor.

KENNIFORD SAMBARINA – BEF Futurity 1st Premium Eventing foal & highest scoring horse of the day.

SIR APACHE – coloured Oldenburg colt foal- BEF 1st Premium Dressage & winner of the dressage section.

CACTUS FLOWER (Sambertino/Dutch Gold) – BEF 1st Premium, with a score 8.8 for athleticism.
Champion Sports Horse foal – Dorset County Show

KB ETOILE de LUMIERE 2004 SHB(GB)Bay colt –
BEF 1st Premium Dressage
Licensed Stallion with SPSS – Oct 07

TIMONE 2000 KWPN coloured mare – Reserve Champion Sportshorse CHAPS Championships.

RICHARDO – 2nd place Elementary – 65.86% Patchetts Sept 07

MARYS MUNGO – Champion 3 yo Sportshorse – BSPA World of Colour Championships

2007 USA

RENATINO Winner Prix St George – May 07

2007 Holland

PIONIER – Winner Grand Prix May 07
PAPILLON – Winner ZZ Zwaar April
2 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal World Para Championships Hartpury.
ZZ Top M,( Grandson) sold for Top price 82,000 EUROS Eindhoven Dressage Auction – May 17th

2006 USA

RENATINO wins her 1st two Fourth level dressage competitions

2006 UK

WHATLY 1st Advanced Medium 69.7%
Qualified British Dressage National Championships Medium Open
Qualified British Dressage National Championships. Novice Open

2x1st Elementary (Sheepgate).
Selected for the World Class Equine Dressage Pathway Scheme for Potential Grand Prix / Olympic horses

Sambertino was the sire of 2 of only 4 coloured horses to qualify for the BD National Championships in 2006.

Sienna, Burywood Chess and Shalimar, 2006 foals, placed 5th, 5th at 9th at the British Dressage Breeding Championships. July 2006

KB ETOILE DE JUIN – 2003 Mare Graded SHB(GB)

SASSALONG (Sambertino / Mitsubishi Video xx)2002 mare
3rd Burghley Young Event horse class – Knaptoft
Combined training 1st and 2 x 2nd places

2006 Holland

PAPILLON a member of the Dutch Paralympic team, ridden by Sabine Peters, was winner of the FEI Individual(Grade IV) with a score of 70% – the Dutch team were placed 2nd overall. Hartpury Festival of Dressage CDI.July 2006

Winner of the FEI “Hands_in_Hands_Trophy” at Moorsele CPDI Belgium Oct 2006 with Anky van Grunsven and Krack C

PIONIER (Tango)FEI Small Tour Ridden by Ilona Mens,prizes include 2nd at CSI Friesland Indoor Championship at Prix St George. 22/10/06

PENNY JANE(Zakerno)Z1 dressage and L jumping
PASOA (Equador)B dressage
PINO (Hierarch)B dressage
PINO (Waterman)B dressage
PRIMA DONNA (Boreas)B dressage
PARTOUSE (Proloog)B dressage
PINOTTIE (Rentheer)L Dressage
PASCAL (Istanboel)L1 Dressage
PINO (Waterman)B Dressage
POMPADOER (Wahtamin)Z1 Dressage
PICASSO (Volckmar)L1 Dressage B jumping
ILFA’S RUSHANA (Waterman)M1 Dressage
ROCKEFELLER ( Schalkaar)L1 Dressage
REBUS (Darwin)Z2 Dressage
RINGO (Tango)L1 Dressage
REEMEEDIE (Factor)B Dressage
RUSSELL (Waldsee)L1 Dressage
RAWHIDE (Kublai)B Dressage
ROLDY (Symphonie)L1 Dressage
SAFFIER (L.Ronald)L2 Dressage
SANDRO (Waterman)L1 Dressage
TIEBA (Zakerno)B Dressage
TAMBERTINO (My Top xx)M1 Dressage
TEQUIRO (Onyx)B Dressage
THIRRA C (Visioen)B Dressage
TYONA (Oldenburg)L2 Dressage
TOLEDO (Ahoy)L2 Dressage
TENSON (Droomwals)L1 Dressage
TICO (Formateur)B Dressage

2005 UK

WHATLY (Sambertino/Goswita) Coloured gelding.
BD Regional Finalist and winner of 2nd Place Open Novice with a score of 72.71%.Now part qualified BD Regionals at Medium.

TAMBERONIE (Sambertino/Festival/President) Coloured Stallion. Graded with Scottish Sport Horse – 2nd overall and highest score for movement(KWPN judges).

Qualified Rhinegold and Shearwater National and International Dressage Horse Championships 2005.

ZAMURAI (Sambertino/Brentano II/Wenzel II) coloured Oldenburg yearling colt.He has been placed at every show this year
2nd yearling colt BD British Breeding show
2nd warmblood yearling Royal show
3rd Sporthorse yearling colt SHB(GB)Hunter show
4th BWBS yearling
1st Baileys/British Breeding Futurity Dressage yearling colt and awarded a 1st premium, including a score of 8.9 for athleticism
3rd Overall in show -Owner/breeder

KB ETOILE DE LUMIERE (Sambertino/KB Arc En Ciel) Bay yearling colt.Owner Sharon Brooks
2nd place and awarded 1st premium Baileys/British Breeding Futurity Dressage yearling colt.

2005 Holland

PIONIER (Sambertino/Tango) owned and ridden by Ilona Mens,has had 3 wins at ZZGP L
PAPILON (formerly Korenbloem Papillon) selected for the Dutch Paralympic Dressage Team

2005 USA

RENATINO (Sambertino/Droomwals) owned and ridden by Gundi Younger California USA

3x1sts 2x2nds placings (2nd level) DG Bar CA – May 05
California Dressage Society Horse of the Year
Reserve Champion – 3rd level
California Dressage Society Horse of the Year
3rd Place- 2nd Level (Amateur)
NA/WPN Champion Amateur 2nd Level
US Dressage Federation Horse of the Year 5th Place – Amateur

2004 UK

SAMBIZI ( Sambertino/Buckskin XX) highest placed 2 year old at BWBS grading and show.Judge Hubertus Poll.
Winner of the 2 year old Sport horse class at Royal Berks County show (Judge Richard Meade)and winner of the Reserve Championship.
ZAMURAI (Sambertino/Brentano II)Best of British Dressage Foal Show – 7th highest placed colt and the only coloured!

2004 USA.

RENATINO ( Sambertino/Droomwals) NAWPN 1st level All Breeds Dressage champion ( Amateur).
First foals born by frozen semen in the USA.

First foals born in Australia conceived via frozen semen.
2003 UK

RICHARDO (Sambertino /Darwin) placed 5th at the Korenbloem £10,000 Dressage Challenge

2002 UK

KORENBLOEM PAPILLON (Sambertino / Zonneglans)winner of Best Mare 2002 Pre Vac Pro Potential International Dressage Horse Championships.Shearwater finalist.
Winner of UK selection trial for the World Championships for young Dressage Horses at CDI/Soley

2001 UK

KORENBLOEM PAPILLON (Sambertino / Zonneglans) UK regional finalist BD Summer and winter championships.Owned and ridden by former British under 21 dressage team member Andrew Gould.
RICHARDO ’98 (Sambertino /Darwin)Sold through the Equilibra premier dressage auction