SANTHOS – 2009 WAHO Trophy Winner – Germany

SANTHOS, Grey Stallion, *1981 (Pierrot/Saika).
Breeder: Mrs. Eleonora Hussmann, Römerwall Stud. Owner: Caroline Baer, Enserhof Stud.
Strain: Not Recorded (Family of Milordka, 1816).

The VZAP were very pleased to honour the 28-year old stallion Santhos with their 2009 WAHO Trophy, which was awarded to his breeder Mrs. Eleonora Hussman in a public ceremony during the All Nations Cup Show at Aachen. A successful racehorse himself, with 2 wins and 4 seconds from 6 starts, it is as the pre-eminent German sire of excellent racehorses both at home and world-wide that he has made his mark. He achieved excellent comments at the 1984 German stallion licensing, being specially praised for his conformation and movement. Having spent the majority of his breeding career at his home stud with his breeder Mrs. Hussman, at the age of 21 he moved to the Enserhof Stud in Bavaria, where he has remained ever since.

Santhos, whose pedigree is of Polish lines, is the sire of approximately 200 foals, more than 60 have raced of which 43 individuals have been victorious, including 53 wins in important Group 1 races. These impressive statistics have made Santhos one of the leading sires of racehorses in Europe. Now it is his sons and daughters who carry his flag on into the next generation.

To save the old horse the arduous journey from his home in Bavaria to Aachen, he was represented for the Trophy presentation by one of his grandsons.

Left to right: Wolfgang Eberhardt (Council Member, VZAP), Diether von Kleist (General Secretary, VZAP), Susanne Koller (Council Member, VZAP), the stallion IS ORLOW (grandson of Santhos), Dr. Nils Ismer (owner of IS Orlow), Caroline Baer (owner of Santhos), Manfred Hain (Chairman, VZAP), Eleonore & Gerhard Hussmann (breeders of Santhos).