Metall is recommended as a dressage sire for the highest demands. With his son, Uthopia, he has already made dressage history by passing on his lightness and movement, as well as a talent for piaffe and passage. Metall is an impressively built stallion who competed successfully up to Prix St. Georges and has produced several Grand Prix horses and licensed sons, the most striking of which is, without a doubt, Uthopia.
Uthopia won Team Gold at the European Championships in Rotterdam and Silver in both the Grand Prix Freestyle and the Special. He often received a 10.0 for his trot work. This was also the case when he won team gold and was placed 5th individually overall (3rd in the Special) at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Métall has also produced licensed stallions like Special D, Maserati, Memphis, Modjo, Uthopia and Ufo. Numerous progeny are not only competing successfully at advanced level in the dressage arena, but also in jumping where horses such as Rentall ridden by Kate Levy are successful in the 1.50 m classes. Metall's daughter Rabiola was the celebrated Grand Champion at Devon in 2006. In addition, his son, Ucento, placed himself in the medal ranks at the European Young Rider's Championships in 2009 and 2010.
According to the KWPN, Métall rightly received a very high breeding value and is noted for having nearly 40% Thoroughbred blood.
Metall's sire, Ferro, achieved the team silver medal as member of the Dutch team at the 2000 Olympic Games, placed sixth at the World Championships in Rome, and was second at the World Cup final in 1999. Ferro has produced numerous top horses. In the dressage world ranking of the WBFSH, he ranked fourth for dressage. His licensed son Rousseau was himself Vice World Champion for Young Dressage Horses and managed the masterpiece of presenting the KWPN champion stallion for the third time in a row.
Metall's dam's sire, Ramiro, belongs to the most famous sires in the world and produced numerous international championship horses like Olympic gold medalist Ratina Z. Metall stems from the Dutch mare line 8, well known as the Reina line, which belongs to the best mare lines in Dutch breeding. This line produced the stallions Bonaparte Z, Charmeur, Drakdream (performance test winner), Eros, Fuerst Frederik, Johnson (stallion champion), Kapriool, Mendel, Sir Primeur, Sultan, Udarco, and Waldo.
In 2013, Metall presented his offspring, and as expected, they were brilliant in type with outstanding gaits. Metall: the appearance of a Thoroughbred combined with top Dutch genetics.
- Dark Bay
- 16.2 1/2 hands
- Approved For
- Finland, Hanoverian, KWPN, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Sweden, Southern German Stud Books, Westphalia
- WFFS Status: tested non-carrier (N/N)
Schockemoehle Stud stallions require a 1 or 2 dose contract
Metall : PEDIGREE
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