The expressive and typey black 16hh Hanoverian Licensing Champion Escudo II appears in both the top list Jumpers and top list Type. He is one of only two stallions in North America to do so (the other is Pablo). Escudo II is in the Hanoverian Jumper Program and has the highest breed value for Type of any Hanoverian stallion in that Jumper Program (151 type and 134 conformation). Escudo II maintains that top position in the 2009 Hanoverian stallion yearbook and shares his placing with Sandro Hit, a stallion also known to produces typey dressage horses, however Escudo II’s jumping index is much higher. His FN rating is 103 for dressage and 128 for jumping. Escudo II is a class I stallion who completed his testing at Adelheidsdorf with 125.63 -- 4th out of 43 stallions. He scored 117.56 for dressage and 125.73 for jumping.
Escudo II's sire, Espri, 1995 stallion of the year, produced 58 Grand prix offspring (8 dressage/50 jumping) and over 2.2 million dollars in winnings so far. World Cup winner E.T. FRH w/Hugo Simon, Enrico 134 w/Lars Nieburg, World Breeding Champion Edgar 12, Olympian Esprit de Valdemar and the Escudo brothers are some of his most well known
Escudo II’s Dam SPS Athene who scored a high 7.82 for her performance test is by the state stud stallion Arkansas who stems from the same line as leading sire of showjumpers Wanderer. SPS Athene also produced Federal championship finalist Erik 18 and Escudo. Escudo won show jumper competitions in series, the Federal vice championship at Warendorf and the 5 yr old championships at Dobrock
Escudo II produced nine licensed sons and several showjumpers up to GP level, 13 SPS mares and had 45 offspring were selected for Hanoverian auctions. Escudo II has special talent, used in the Celle stallion parade virtually all his life and they have not yet been able to teach a replacement stallion his tricks. He is a talented and typey stallion and his breed values confirm that he passes it on reliably. He is also a gentle character, sweet and well trained.
Escudo II arrived in the U.S. in 2006 and is available for breeding. He is approved VHW, AHS, GOV, Canadian Warmblood, ISR/OLNA and BWP registries. Escudo II already has a popular and successful licensed son Escuro with the BWP in Belgium.
Besides producing top jumpers and dressage horses the Escudo brothers and their sire Espri all are on the top of the USEF Leading Hunter Sire list as well and Escudo II is nominated for the IHF and IJF.