Celle's stallion Escudo passed away.

At the age of 29 years, Escudo by Espri/Arkansas son Escudo (breeder: Allmer Knoop, Loxstedt) died. Raised by Heinz Katt, Stade, the black stallion moved to a box at the State Stud Celle after his licensing in 1993. One year later, he won his stallion performance test and was awarded the Freiherr von Stenglin Prize for the best young stallion of the vintage. With rider Joachim Winter Escudo won the Hannoveraner Jumping Horse Championships in 1996 and was celebrated as Vice Bundeschampion in Warendorf. He crowned his sporting career with victories and placings up to S-level.


Escudo enjoyed great popularity among breeders. 15 of his sons are registered in the stallion book I of the Hannoveraner Verband. No less popular is his son Embassy. His full brother Embassy II was an internationally highly successful show jumper with Germany's Hans-Dieter Dreher. 104 of his daughters were awarded State Premiums. With high breeding values in jumping, Escudo was Hannoveraner Stallion of the Year in 2009.