Bay • 2010 • 173cms • Westfalen • WFFS Negative
In conjunction with Team Nijhof and Robertson Equine, Euro Stallions are absolutely delighted to stand Pilothago in 2019! Unfortunately for Pilothago and his rider, Pilothago has suffered a minor hoof injury. However, every cloud has a silver lining and very luckily, Pilothago will be rested from sport for the 2019 breeding season and be made available to Irish breeders and his European breeders from our base in Tullamore. We are extremely grateful to Jeannette, Henk and all at Team Nijhof for entrusting us with such a valuable young stallion. This is a super opportunity for Irish breeders to avail of this young talent so easily. Jeannette Nijhof and rider of Pilothago, Zoi Snels, will travel to Ireland for our Open Day on Saturday, April 13th. Come and meet Pilothago in the flesh and see for yourself!
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Pilothago is an Westphalian ‘Prämie’ stallion and the last approved son of the legendary sire Pilot. Both as a sire and a dam’s sire or grandsire Pilot’s value in breeding is still of great importance. International showjumping stars like Priamos, Bugatti Pedro, Pirol, Poker and Pia Lotta are all direct offspring by the famous Pilot, while his approved sons also have made name for themselves. Just think of Iroko and Peter Pan and another 90 (!) approved stallions by Pilot.
In the second generation, the pedigree of Pilothago goes back to two-time Olympic showjumper Carthago and the world-class sires Stakkato and Grannus. Also the damline of Pilothago is of great strength: dam Valerie already produced the Westphalian approved stallion Diathago and she is the half-sister to the international showjumper Maximo del Castegno and the 1.50m jumper Gioia del Castegno, both ridden by Roberto Prandi. In addition, Pilothago’s granddam Sera del Castegno is the full sister to the Oldenburg and Hanoverian approved Sicerto, who jumped at international level with Rolf Moormann.
Pilothago stood out with his talent as a showjumper during the 70-days-test in Neustadt-Dosse, earning an 8.75 for jumping under the saddle. For his character he received several 8s. Pilothago catches the eye with his enormous power and carefulness and looks to be a great talent for the future. His first offspring was born in 2014 and they seem to have great types, a good canter and elasticity.
€900 + 13.5% VAT
The stud fee is payable upfront and entitles the breeder to unlimited attempts in the season to achieve a pregnancy.
5* Fertility. Chilled semen available Monday to Saturday
Chilled semen shipments: €45 + 23% VAT
Chilled semen Collections: €35 + 23% VAT