Art Deco has not only proved his ability in the show ring, he is also proving to be a top sporthorse sire. He has earned three prestigious star awards and is an Elite stallion. Art Deco has competed successfully in Grand Prix Dressage, Hunters, Eventing and Jumpers. He is truly one of the foremost sporthorse stallions in the country today. He is one of the VERY few pinto Warmblood stallions in the WORLD to compete at the above mentioned levels. He was the first pinto stallion in the world approved for breeding by the Oldenburg Verband via ISR/OLD NA in 1993, opening the door for all future colored horses and their offspring (including Sambers) to be registered/approved in to German registries such as Oldenburg. Breeders would be hard pressed to find another stallion with such outstanding credentials.
Art Deco is one of those rare individuals who can combine an extremely heavy breeding schedule with showing and training. His temperament is outstanding. We ask a lot of him and he always comes through for us. Our operation is small and the stallions live in an 8 stall barn with each other along with mares and foals. Our breeding dummy is also housed in the same barn-in the indoor arena - this is asking a lot of any stallion and all of our boys handle the situation well. All of the stallions are very quick learners and love to work and show.
Art Deco is the foundation sire of pinto sporthorses in the United States. He is approved Oldenburg/ISR, Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar, Oldenburg Verb., AWS and IRC. His progeny are winning, he has champion offspring in Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers, Eventing and Combined Driving. Breeders, owners and trainers comment of the willingness and trainability of his offspring and what a joy they are to work with. He throws 75% pinto colored offspring. He is a top producer of premium offspring for ISR, Oldenburg and RPSI. He also has produced numerous stallion sons and premium mares that are continuing his legacy, including offspring exported to Europe/Germany one of which, a stallion son who was approved by the ZfDP. Art Deco has consistently been ranked in the top ten for ALL Dutch Warmbloods producing USDF and ASHA rated performance horses.
Art Deco's sire Samber received a rare 10 for temperament and trainability in Holland. Samber competed very successfully through Grand Prix Dressage and at the Z levels jumpers. Samber has been in the top 15 for producing dressage horses in Holland (out of over 400 stallions) and in the top 100 for producing jumpers. Zorba, Art Deco’s dam is a ster, preferent, prestantie mare which is some of the highest ratings a Dutch mare can have.
Information and photos taken from www.silverwoodfarm.com