BY VYLA CARTER
In a heartfelt obituary, Edgar Schutte of Eurequine announced last week the passing of his beloved stallion, Pablito. Pablito was born in 1994 and died at the age of 24.
At a young age, Pablito shined with “8” scores in many inspections as well as placings in four-year-old stallion jumping competitions. Schutte imported Pablito, a 16.2 Hanoverian, to the United States with the help of Dr. Ludwig Christmann. At the time, Pablito was the only son of Pablo in North America. Since importing the stallion, Schutte has bred Pablito to produce accomplished horses in plenty of disciplines including jumpers, hunters, eventing and dressage.
Pablito’s impressive lineage attributes to both his and his offspring’s achievements. His sire, Pablo, is a reserve champion premium stallion who has produced 52 Grand Prix offspring. Pilot, his grand sire, is a well known stallion with babies that have won over 5.5 million dollars. His dam, Amsella has produced several Grand Prix jumping horses. Other notable family members include Pablito’s great grand sire, Steinhager, and Pablo’s dam sire, Arsenik.
With a reliable family tree backing him up, Pablito has been very in demand for breeding. He has produced many offspring, with over 40 receiving champion foal or mare titles. One of his most successful offspring is Pierre, who has been on the short list for the Pan Am games. Other offspring worth noting include Passion, Ping Pong, Bella Patriot, Peacemaker R and Powell. Pablito has been known to produce triumphant eventers, and his nice movement and conformation has also made him a good pair for heavier type dressage mares.
Although Pablito was regarded as a successful stallion, his owner will miss him for many more reasons, “I will miss his smile, nicker, and positive attitude, and being licked from top to bottom while waiting to collect him,” Schutte expressed in Pablito’s obituary. Pablito has left behind a successful crop of offspring, and there is still more to come, with frozen semen of his still available.