Sunset Sam LS

1999 Brown NZ Sport Horse stallion - 16.0 hh (163 cm)


Bred by Longspring, SUNSET SAM is a double cross to DISTELFINK and is a superb jumper in his own right. He is a heavier type that produced good bone in his foals ideal over TB mares.

Colour1999 Br - 16.1 hh
RegistrationNZ Sport Horse
BreederLongspring Stud
ProgenyFirst foals 2005
StatusDeceased 2011 (Put to Sleep severe Hernia)

SUNSET SAM LS has a double cross back to DISTELFINK - NZs leading sire of showjumpers since results were first computerized. He remained leading showjumping sire for 14 years in a row until his death in March 2004.  DISTELFINK produced Horse of the Year Winners, Young Horse of the Year, Show Hunter of the Year and national champions in dressage and eventing. He was 3rd on the WBCSH/FEI sires list for event horses in 1997/98 season. His record of success has been unparalleled.

SUNSET SAM LS is by SAM I AM - a full brother to the top jumper DIOMEDES LS now in Australia. DIOMEDES with rider Phillip   Steiner was 1st in 8 classes and placed in another 33 for winnings of close to $15,000. Another full brother to SAM I AM is competing at top level in jumpers in the USA as DEVLIN LS.

This is a fertile and prolific family that all jump. SUNSET SAM LS was a very correct stallion with excellent jumping style and a bold natural ability. He aimed to please and was easy to work with. He was showjumped by Kylie Little for several shows where she rated him as one of only two horses she sat on that she felt had Grand Prix potential.  Being a stallion however, it all became too hard to travel and compete so he was retired to stud.

His foals to date from TB mares that are related bloodlines to WATCH ME and WESTMINSTER are quite outstanding. His progeny as a group show consistent talent in their loosejumping.

Sunset Sam LS is bred on exactly the same cross as Damontez LS who with rider Tina Fagan has shown great flair and style over a jump on the circuit. Damontez LS is also standing at stud.