Special Effects, born on the 15th of May 2006 was awarded “Premium foal” at his Oldenburg Verband foal inspection. All of Special Effects siblings bred by Silverwood Farm have been awarded “Premium” status, with the judges commenting on their fantastic movement and exact conformation.

Special Effects is a modern, elegant stallion with very correct conformation, superb movement and an excellent temperament. He stands high off the ground on long correct legs and measures 16.3hh. Special Effects has a long striding walk, a rhythmic trot showing lots of suspension and a powerful canter. He is currently jumping in the 1.10ms with Ian van Schalkwyk. He has a number of showing titles under his belt including First place at the 2009 Horse of the Year (HOYS) Warmblood Colt – 2 to 3 years old class, First place at the 2010 HOYS Warmblood Stallion – 3 to 5 years old class as well as 2010 HOYS Reserve Champion Warmblood Stallion. He also achieved a second place in the Dressage Free Movement competition held at Maple Ridge in 2010.

Special Effects is a black and white homozygous Tobiano Oldenburg stallion, who will produce 100% colour in his offspring. He has a number of foals at foot and his 2012 crop have all been outstanding, inheriting his superior movement, excellent conformation and long legs.

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Pedigree and Breeding Lines

Special Effects’s pedigree boasts many successful and proven award-winning sport horses. His sire, Sempatico M, as a foal, was the German National ZfDP Champion. He completed both his 30-day test (3rd in the dressage index and 8th in the jumping index) and 70-day test (6th in dressage and was overall 11th out of 30 stallions) at Prussendorf. Sempatico M is by the Oldenburg approved coloured stallion Semper, who is out of Sandro. Sandro is the sire of Sandro Hit and Sandro Song and has sired 36 approved sons, 308 approved mares and 27 State Premium mares. Semper’s dam Imago is an Elite Preferent KWPN mare, by Samber, who is also the sire of Special Effects dam, Abracadabra. Samber passed his 100-day performance test in Holland, receiving a rare 10 for temperament and trainability. During his successful career, Samber reached Grand Prix level in Dressage and Z level in show jumping. 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. Samber’s dam, Tina, a Ster Preferent mare has produced amongst others, international show jumpers Anton and Dustin as well as several Keur fillies. Sempatico’s dam line is just as impressive. Indian Dream is a Verband Premium mare who is by the Dutch stallion Ico, out of the Kuer Preferent (KWPN) stallion, Marco Polo.

Special Effects’s dam, Abracadabra, is a Premium Oldenburg mare out of Art Deco. Art Deco is a KWPN Elite stallion, and has earned three prestigious Star awards. A top sport horse, he has successfully competed in Grand Prix Dressage, Hunting, Eventing and Jumping. He was the first coloured stallion in the world approved for breeding by the Oldenburg Verband in 1993.


Sempatico M (ZfDP) Semper
Sacramento Song xx
Duerte (HOL)
Elite Pr.
Samber (PINT)
Ruth (NL)
Indian Dream (PINT)
Marco Polo (TRAK)Keur Pr.
Sonja (NL) St.
Seydlitz (WEST)
Wage (HANN)
Abracadabra (OLD)Pr. Art Deco
Pericles xxKeur Pr.
Tina (KWPN)St. Pr. Prest.
Zorba (KWPN)St. Pr. Prest. Trait D’Union (KWPN)
Naly A (KWPN)
Bohema Crouxxx Buck Run
Jaipur xx
Twin Bridges xx
Inky’s Girl
Mc Leilan xx
Inky’s Pride xx

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