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In Memoriam - Satchmo

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Posted by Astrid Appels for Eurodressage.com
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SATCHMO

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Isabell Werth had to say goodbye to her one of the key horses in her career, Satchmo, on 30 July 2022. The Hanoverian gelding was 28 years old.

Satchmo was by Sao Paulo out of Legata (by Legat x ). He was born in 1994 and bred by Albert Kampert.

Photo - Isabell Werth and Satchmo in their signature half pass at the 2010 World Dressage Masters in Wellington (Photo © Cealy Tetley for Dirk Caremans) 

Gigolo's Successor

The bay Satchmo was sourced as a young horse by legendary trainer Uwe Schulten-Baumer, who discovered Isabell Werth and coached her to her first major successes on Fabienne and Gigolo. 

Schulten-Baumer bought Satchmo as a 2,5 year old at the Hanoverian Stallion Market in Verden for 42,500 euro.

Satchmo followed in the footsteps of Gigolo as his successor, but it wasn't a smooth transition into that number one spot. The naughty bay gave Isabell plenty of head aches, but also unprecedented glory.

They made their show debut at small tour level in 2001 and competed at the CDI Berlin that year. 

In the winter of 2001-2002 Werth left Schulten-Baumer for new sponsor Madeleine Winter-Schulze, who purchased Satchmo in the transition.

Read the full article at Eurodressage.com