Tertullian xx - Tagel xx - Pharly xx
Chestnut - *2009 - 165 cm
Approved for: Rhineland, Westphalia, Hanover, southern German stud books, Ireland und Trakehner
Owner: Markus Hoffrogge
Stud fee: 800 €
(frozen semen available)
Thoroughbred stallion Asagao made fans and headlines at age four without
even having seen a racetrack.
He was the crowned champion of the 2013 Thoroughbred Stallion Showcase
at Münster Handorf.
The audience truly celebrated the charming young chestnut under saddle
as he was unique in every respect.
Asagao was bred and born at Markus Hoffrogge's barn, who raised and
developed the young colt as a stallion prospect for warmblood breeding.
Raising a thoroughbred colt as a stallion prospect is quite unique,
but even at a young age Asagao was no less than that: unique.
Thus, Markus mounted and trained Asago under saddle to prepare him for
his 70-Day Stallion Test at Marbach at age four, and he did so with success.
Asagao gained an overall score of 7.48 for dressage and 8.04 for
jumping. He received scores of 9 for character, constitution,
willingness to work and for the cross-country examination. In fact,
Asagao completed his SPT with one of the best results ever achieved by a
thoroughbred stallion in warmblood history.
At age five, Asagao made a fabulous debut in sport. He competed
successfully in showjumping classes against specialized jumper
competition as well as in young horse eventing classes, gaining record
scores of "9"! In his first year he won four out of five eventing
competitions and was second once. He achieved twice the results that
would have qualified him for the Bundeschampionate (the German Young
Horse Championship) if he were a warmblood. However, as a thoroughbred
he was not
allowed to compete in the Championship. In 2015, Asagao added further
wins in 6-year old eventing classes, scoring "9" at L-level, and gained
first placings in international CIC* eventing classes.
But most importantly, in the summer of 2015, Asagao's first foals were born and
delivered the most impressive breeding record for their sire! Asagao's
first crop consisted of only twelve foals of wide spread, mainly jumper
genetic background. Out of these, an impressive three
half-thoroughbred foals immediately became winners of foal inspections
amongst warmblood foals.
Asagao's first Hannoverian branded foal out of a dam by Cornet Obolensky
x Ramiro Son won the jumping foal class at the Hannoverian foal
inspection in Wittmund. At the Voerde LVM qualification, Asagao also
presented two foals descending from jumper genetics. Their dams were by
Caruso and Carthago. Both foals qualified for the LVM Foal Championship
in Lienen, winning against competition of purest dressage genetics. There
is no better breeding reference for a young thoroughbred sire in
warmblood breeding than this!
Asagao descends from the TB damline 16. This thoroughbred damline has
produced many 1.30 - 1.35 meter showjumpers and approved stallions. The most
famous stallion is Amerigo Vespucci xx, the sire of the German Olympic
eventing horse, Air Jordan.
Asagao's dam, Ariostea, produced four progeny in sport in Germany.
His sire, Tertullian, became German Champion Stallion in 2104 age 19 due
to the remarkable track record of his progeny. Said to be "Longsellers",
the sons of Tertullian usually spend many years on the race track, quite
like their sire. Tertullian made "a lot from a little", meaning his
progeny often overcome the quality of their dams.
Tertullian is by Miswaki and out of Turbaine by Trempolino. Turbaine is
a half-sister of Urban Sea, winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and
the dam of the Irish super-star stallions Galileo and Sea the Stars.
Urban Sea is by Miswaki, the sire of Tertullian. In the first five
generations of the pedigree of Asagao we find outstanding thoroughbred
sires that have played important roles in sport horse breeding. For
example, Best Turn, the third sire of Asagao’s dam, is the sire of Hand
in Glove, the 1.60 meter thoroughbred showjumper that sired many
international showjumpers including the Olympian, Jaguar Mail. In the
fifth generation we find the thoroughbred sire Boran, the sire of
Laudanum, a hugely important sire in French breeding.
When Asagao xx was approved by the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland in
February 2015, Managing Director Thomas Reed, Ph.D., summed up the
breeding rationale behind that decision.
We think that there is no better way explaining why Asagao xx serves as
a benefit to warmblood breeding and we greatly appreciate Tom's cordial
agreement to let us make use of his text. Thank you, Tom!
“When considering thoroughbred stallions for approval/recognition - and
prior to Asagao, WSI has recognized only one, the international
showjumper, Favoritas xx - WSI expects the stallion to possess the same
athletic traits and riding horse qualities we demand in warmblood
stallions. Success on the race track is of no significance. In the case
of Asagao, we see a highly athletic young stallion that moves and jumps
very well, has the interior characteristics and rideability required for
success in sport, and possesses the conformation required for
showjumping breeding. We especially like his mind, his balanced
ground-covering canter, and his quick reflexes over jumps. If supported
by breeders in Germany and elsewhere, we believe Asagao has the potential
to become an important sire for breeders in all three Olympic disciplines.”