2002 Dark Bay Hanoverian
Sir Shutterfly has been standing at Fairlight Stud near Bristol in recent years, following successful stints in Ireland and at Paul Schockemohle’s stallion station in Germany.
Potentially best known for being a full brother to the international show jumping phenomenon Shutterfly, Sir Shutterfly was a Bundeschampionate qualifier and successful competitor to S level in his own right.
An elegant and neat horse, he shows his Thoroughbred heritage clearly, but also adds a lovely jumping technique and wonderful ridability to back up the genetic potential he carries from both his sire and exceptional dam. In Germany he was primarily used to breed jumpers, but since moving to Ireland and now the UK, the eventing market has him on their radar, and his eventing bred offspring look sure to make an impact in the next few years.
Sir Shutterfly is proving to be an excellent foal producer, both in the UK and abroad, but more importantly his stock jump. What he is often noted as passing on to his offspring is a great canter, and a good frame and topline. His oldest offspring are 10 this year (2017) and a good number of them have international results at 1.40m plus. Among his most noticeable offspring are:
Hummels Green Day – out of Hummels Aicha (Aston x Ramiro Z). This Danish Warmblood licensed stallion was the champion jumping colt of the 2010 Dansk Varmblod Elite Foal Show. He was also the most expensive foal at the following auction. In 2016 he started his FEI career jumping in the Youngster Tour with Norwegian Solveig Hassal Loes.
High Shutterfly – out of Cerasinaa (Chin Chin x Nimmerdor). Vice Champion KWPN licensing in 2015 with good scores for scope and reflexes in his performance test.
Sweet Shutterfly – out of Gretna Green (Goldlack I x Darwin). International wins in young horse classes. Joint winner British Bred 4 year old Championship.
Chirocco – out of Altgold (Landgold x Midas). Jumping CSI5* and placing 1.45m as an 8 year old.
Sicanta – out of Carissima (Cantus x Monsun). Jumping CSI5* and placing 1.45m for Mexico.
Spirit 31 – out of Fleur du Balou (Balou de Rouet x Graf Lehnsherr) CSI3* for Austria.
Socialite – out of Lantantoe. CCI2* eventer in USA ridden by Will Faudree. Will’s top 3 and 4 star mare Andromaque has been bred to Sir Shutterfly.
Sir Papillon – out of Farah de Jassy (Rialto Du Bourg x Pilum) Leading British bred 6yo eventer at Osberton Young Horse Championships and 3rd Millstreet International 6 year old, ridden by Laura Collett
APG Diors Delight – out of Wianne (Indoctro x Haarlem). Competing CSI3* for Italy.
Sierra Madre -out of La Fortuna W (Lonely Boy x Carprilli). Winning 1.40m internationally for Germany.
Iesedaese van St Anneke – out of Umany Van St Anneke (Lord Mayor x Denver). CIC2*.
Miss Shutterfly – out of Chalandina (Chacco Blue x Landgold). Winning International Youngster Tour for France.
CSF Sir George – out of Norrira (Cavalier x Diamond Lad). 2nd highest priced 3 year old at Goresbridge Select Sales, selling for 42,000 Euros.
True Grit – out of Icing (Cruising x Legaun Prince). Sale topper at Goresbridge 2014 at 16,000 Euros, half brother to a number of 1.50m competitors.
Fairlight Mercury – out of Bernwode Nerys (Bernwode Nirvana x Viktoria’s Chirac). Gold Premium SPSS Youngstock Evaluations.
Fairlight Catwalk – out of Wilanka M (Ferro x Corrado I). Sport Horse Champion Usk Agricultural Show
|Silvio||Sandro||Sacremento Song xx|
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At first glance it appears the fame of Sir Shutterfly’s dam line is solely due to Shutterfly himself. Shutterfly and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum won three World Cup Finals, the Aachen Grand Prix, two bronze medals at the 2006 World Equestrian Games and individual gold and team silver at the European Championships. He was retired at the age of 18, the day after winning another big class at Aachen.
Their dam Famm was named Hanoverian mare of the Year in 2007, not only due to the two full brother’s achievements but also her sons Remedi D (by Rouletto) and Let’s Fly (by Lordanos) who both competed internationally. Let’s Fly jumped in the World Cup Final with Rodrigo Pessoa and won a number of 5 star Grand Prix. Another son Salut Bonheur was licensed Hanoverian and competed to 1.50m level with Toni Hassmann.
The newly licensed Hanoverian premium stallion Prinz Shutterfly (Perigueux x Graf Top) is another exciting prospect from this direct motherline, his granddam being a full sister to Sir Shutterfly. Another stallion to hail from this family is Gluecksstern, who is known to British breeders as the sire of Katy Holder Vale’s late Glucksfall.
Sir Shutterfly’s sire Silvio stood for most of his life at Schockemohle. He was a versatile stallion who also produced some dressage horses with a number of Bundeschampionate competitors to his name. He was the winner of his performance test, with the highest marks for jumping ability and it was in this sphere he was best known as a sire and competitor. He also produced the mare Tettina who was European Mare Champion in Brussels. Another son Sternstunde was Reserve Champion 6yo at Lanaken. He shares a sire (Sandro) with Schockemohle’s great dressage sire Sandro Hit.
As a potential eventing sire Sir Shutterfly has Thoroughbred blood close up through his dam sire Forrest. Forrest also appears closeup in the motherline of the leading international dressage competitor Don Johnson FRH (Isabel Werth) and produced a number of licensed sons, state premium daughters and Grand Prix dressage competitors. More Thoroughbred blood comes directly through the sire line thanks to Sacramento Song.