2005 USDF All-Breeds Award: Dressage Sport Horse Breeding First Place
Silver Twist
Gray Trakehner stallion, born 1999, 16.2h
Breeder/Owner: Robert Vitale, OH

  • Bred out of royal American jumper lines - son of Olympic jumper Abdullah out of the TB mare Star News out of the direct family of Olympic jumper Jet Run; damsire international GP jumper Good Twist sired Olympic jumper Gem Twist; second damsire Avant Garde sired international jumper/Nation's Cup winner Bonte II
  • Beautiful conformation - looks just like Abdullah
  • Extraordinary gaits with lots of impulsion - better than his sire
  • Athletic free-jumping with unlimited scope
  • Exceptional temperament and manners

Silver Twist's riding career was made impossible due to an injury as a foal, which nearly cost him his life. However, he is totally sound and showed very successfully in hand in 2005. Twist displays an extremely willing attitude and is very well-mannered at shows. His walk is ground-covering, his trot is uphill with impulsion and reach, and his canter is just fabulous. He free-jumps with very quick front and back legs and is very enthusiastic.

Silver Twist was approved by the American Warmblood Registry in 2005; his medical documentation was accepted as an excuse from performance requirements. However, the inspectors were quite eager to include him in the registry because of his outstanding pedigree. At his inspection, he received the following scores and comments:

8.0 for breed, type and conformation: "Ideal size, good type"
7.5 for shoulders and withers: "Good"
7.0 for top-line and quarters: "Good proportions"
7.0 for front legs: "Substantial"
7.3 for hind legs: "Substantial"
7.0 for correctness of movement: "Correct, good rhythm"
7.0 for walk, trot and canter, carriage and elasticity: "Good"
7.2 for free jumping: "Has good capacity at the jump"
7.3 total score

Champion at Dressage Sporthorse Breeding Shows in 2005

  • KDA Cosequin Breeders Classic I: Reserve Stallion Champion, 2nd in Older Stallions
  • KDA Breeders Classic II: Reserve Stallion Champion, 1st in Trakehner IBC, 2nd in Older Stallions
  • Dressage at Eden Park: Stallion Champion, Mature Horse Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, 1st in Older Stallions and Trakehner IBC class
  • MSEDA Dressage at the KYP: Reserve Stallion Champion, Reserve Mature Horse Champion, 2nd in Older Stallions

Silver Twist is bred by AI (cooled semen) only. Live foal guarantee.

Introductory studfee $1,000 ($200 booking fee included).
Multiple mare and return breeder discount.

Pregel  Tropenwald 
Donauwind  Donaulied  Boris
SIRE  Abdullah 
Abiza  Maharadscha Famulus
Abendrot Absalon 
New Twist xx Bonne Nuit xx
Good Twist xx  Ianthe II xx Ethnos xx
DAM  Star News xx
Year of Grace xx Avant Garde xx Turn-to xx
Helianthemum xx Heliodorus xx

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