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All you need to do is to 'Like' and 'Share' the post relating to this competition on the Elite Stallions Facebook page or Register on the Elite Stallions Website and you will be entered into the prize draw to win a free Upgrade or Amiro Z chilled covering. The winner will be drawn at random on the 20th May.

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Amiro Z

Amiro Z is the perfect eventing sire with almost 70% TB blood, international success at 1.45m and from the best showjumping dam line in the world. Amiros dam Renommee Z participated in the 1996 Olympics and 1998 World Cup and is the full sister of Ratina Z, horse of the century, double Olympic Gold and Silver medalist with over €1million in prize winnings and the mother of Crown Z, Treasure Z, Rock Z and Comme Il Faut ridden by Marcus Ehning. His grandmother Argentina is by Alme Z, a successful international showjumper and sire of many talented stallions such as Galoubet A, Jalisco B and I Love You. Amiro’s great grandmother Eureka was one of the best horses in the world with Grand Prix wins in Hamburg, Aachen Brussels, Vienna and Berlin. After winning the 1970 Grand Prix in Aachen she was sold to Leo Melchior and became one of the matriarchs of the Zangersheide stud.

The success of Amiro and his ancestors is not only due to phenomenal talent but can also due to the kind nature and trainable temperament which he passes onto his offspring. Amiro Z is 170cm, just over 16.2hh and is known for adding strength, power and bravery to his offspring. Amiro Z is graded with many studbooks including Hanoverian, Westfalen, Zangersheide, Selle Francais, SHBGB and his foals are therefore eligible for a variety of studbook papers according to the owner’s preference.

His stud fee is €1000 plus VAT with a €500 plus VAT for unlimited attempts this season with chilled semen. If the mare is certified not in foal by the end of September, the breeder will receive a €500 plus VAT refund.

Amiro Z: the complete eventing stallion.


This beautifully-bred grand prix jumping son of the legendary Heartbreaker has impressed from the beginning of his career, showing excellent basic gaits, a powerful jump and exceptional technique in his performance test. Upgrade has very attractive and correct basic conformation, underscored by his strong, dam-line. His mother, the Westphalian mare Palett, is a daughter of the famous foundation stallion Pilot. This son of Pilatus is the best of Westfalia and has produced many international showjumping horses and licensed stallions. Upgrade carries some of the best showjumping blood in the world and he passes that scope and ability on to his offspring. Looking further back in Upgrade's ultra-strong dam-line, Palett's dam is the state premium mare Fruehlingsfee, a daughter of Frühling, sire of the state stud stallion Frühlingstraum.  Now 15 years old, Upgrade had a very successful competition career under the top British rider John Whitaker and also with Germany's Caroline Müller up to and including grand prix level at five-star international shows and he retired sound from competition in 2015.
As he is multi-graded with the KWPN (Dutch warmblood studbook), the Hanoverian Verband and the Oldenburg Verband, foals by Upgrade are eligible for a wide variety of studbook papers according to the owner's preference.  He stands at 1.68m, or around 16.2hh and is known for adding carefulness, height and bone and improving the strength of the back in his offspring.
His 2016 stud fee is €1100 plus VAT for unlimited attempts this season with chilled semen. If the mare is certified not in foal by the end of September, the breeder will receive an €800 plus VAT refund.

Upgrade: super jumping qualities combined with very good movement.


Elite Stallions provides a free of charge semen importing service for clients wishing to use the top Stallions from Europe.  We charge you what the studs charge - they pay us for the service we offer you.   In fact you often get a better price, thanks to our early-bird discount.  

We have an easy to use online ordering and payment system with no additional charges for debit cards and no exchange rate charges, this gives clients the simplest and fastest solution for payment.  Exchange rates are updated every Monday (and more often if changers are radical) to ensure that the price you pay is the fairest.  

We have one of the most extensive list of stallions available and as the main UK and Ireland authorized agents for Schockemoehle, Böckmann, Blue Hors, Støvring Hingstedepotet, Sosath, Brullemail, Sprehe, Ludger Beerbaum Stables, and Klosterhof Medingen stallions, as well as Nijhof, De Dalhoeve and De Wiemselbach..  We can supply both chilled and frozen semen from many of our stallions on a next day basis.

We regularly visit Stallion gradings and Studs in Europe to specially select graded stallions for use on UK mares.

  • From Olympic stars to newly approved youngsters, we can help you find the right stallion for your mare, for your individual requirements and budget. 
  • We track the semen shipments and chase the couriers; we have a fast response agreed by our account managers with 2 leading courier firms and same-day drivers put into effect to correct any problems:   there's no reason not to use chilled semen.
  • All of our frozen semen is checked by qualified technicians prior to despatch to clients, so we know the semen we ship is of good quality and complies with WBFSH guidelines.
  • We have 7 years' experience working with the same studs and stallions - and can give you the most up-to-date advice as to what stallions are easy to use and which are not.  
  • You can find advice from a number of experienced AI vets in our Articles section, and details of the breeding process and the service we offer in the FAQ's section. 
  • Please visit our STALLION PAGES to see a selection of some of the stallions we have available.  These lists are far from exhaustive, and if you have a particular stallion in mind, please get in touch to see if he can be supplied.
  • You can use our search facility to help you narrow your choice, or contact us for advice on where to start!  But most importantly, please phone us - we can help and advise as little or as much as you would like.

With thanks to all the photographers who have provided images via the studs we work with:  Kiki Beelitz, Bronkhorst, Bugtrup, Digital World, Ernst, Eylers, Frielar, Feldhaus, Lafrentz, Melissen, Rau, Ridehesten, Ruschel, Schreiner, Sportfot, Racki, Guia Pavese and Wiegaarden.


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