In 2005, Ser Gioveto was hand-picked and imported to the U.S. by his owner. Since his first year in the states, Ser and his owner/trainer have been showing and moving up the ranks. He is an exceptional horse: sturdy, healthy and sweet with Grand Prix potential. In 2008, he showed only five tests at Fourth Level, but all with good scores, qualifying him for Championships in Colorado.

Currently he is in training for FEI levels. As a seven-year-old, Ser Gioveto is showing the promise of the other great and successful horses in his family’s bloodline. Judges have commented on his presence and often remark about his talent. In championship classes Ser usually places and has consistently received scores of 8 on his gaits. In 2008, Ser won Overall Champion Stallion at High Prairie Dressage 1, 2, and 3 in Colorado. On July 30, 2008, he was approved for the GOV Lifetime Breeding Certificate in Utah. During the free jumping in the approvals he easily soared 18" over a 4'2" oxer.

His character, kindness and intelligence are certainly superior. When schooling certain aids or movements, Ser will willingly offer what he has learned back to you the following day. He loves to go up on the hillside, on the buckle, for a view of the property. He is a relaxed horse and yet knows when it is time to work, and will give it his best. He has impeccable manners in the barn, always respectful, trusting and simply a lovable character. These interior qualities are the essence of a great horse with great talents.

Ser’s foals all seem to inherit his wonderful temperament. They are easy to handle, friendly and dignified. He has demonstrated a prepotency for passing on his gorgeous head, but most importantly his foals are also gifted with his extravagant, elastic gaits, and his wonderful athleticism. Ser Gioveto will be training and competing for the Prix St. Georges and the Developing Horse Competition series in California.

Ser Gioveto’s sire, Sandro Hit, was World Champion of the six-year-old dressage horses in 1999, and was the Champion of the Federal Championships in Wardendorf. In 2000, Sandro Hit became the Best Young Stallion. Sandro Hit’s offspring have caused a sensation wherever they appear. He has sired top-priced foals at many of the auctions in Europe and producing National Champions. Sandro Hit has the highest index of 153 in Germany.

Ser Gioveto’s damsire is Bismark, sired by Bolero. Bolero is described as the modern dressage riding horse greatly influencing the Hanoverian breed. His offspring and his line continue to distinguish themselves in the international dressage rings. He is noted for passing on his excellent shoulders, withers and topline.

In the #6/2004 The Hanoverian Journal, an article pointed out how this crop of youngsters was the “most lavish pick of stallions” for Verden’s 2004 licensing. 849 young prospects were initially presented, 106 colts were chosen to attend the licensing and only 71 were licensed. The Hanoverian Journal also reported “all of the Sandro Hit sons impressed everyone at first sight, without knowing the background of these young stallions.” Ser Gioveto was tenth in his dressage index and 25th in his jumping index at his test in Verden. He has “head turning presence” and is a stunning and brilliant black horse with the finest of manners, intelligence and trainability

Ser Gioveto

Breeding Info


2001 Black Hanoverian, 17 Hands RH ankle sock, small star and snip

Stud Fee: Call For Breed Fee
Booking Fee: none
Shipped Semen: Yes
Cooled: No Frozen: Yes
EVA result: Negative
EVA vaccination date: Annually
Futurity/Incentive Program: Multiple Mare Discounts; Private Treaty
2008 AHS Stallion Service Auction participant

Licensed and approved for breeding by: American Hanoverian Society (AHS), German Hanoverian Verband (HV) the Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (GOV)