We are proud to offer one more Class I stallion from our own breeding:

Sternbergs Silver Sam

licensed at 9th october 2011 in Muenchen

Our little jumping star at his first Cross country competition level E - only four years old and the youngest participant rewarded with a placement!

More actual news: At the stallion performance test Sam impresses the judges - he gets an 8 for loose jumping and a 9 (!! out of possible 10) for showjumping!


Clifden Silver Coosheen Thyme Coosheen Finn Carna Bobby
Finola of Leam
Coosheen Tansy Bridge Boy
Corrib Bay
April Queen Boden Park Finnard Ashfield Sparrow
Bunowen Castle Lady Mervyn Kingsmill
Power Station
Pr.St. Maike Diamant Diamond Rum Carna Dun
Glenlo Biddy
Lovely Bellis Golden Dan
Little Beauty
Mareike Elitehengst
Skatholm Ladykiller
Munkholm Cobbergate
Oxenholm Meadow Lark
Mabel Diamond Rum


Sam at his inspection at 2,5 years old in Muenchen:



Our Silver Sam impresses with his unique pedigree combining outstanding Irish, German and Danish bloodlines. On both the maternal and the paternal side you can find strong performance ponies, who are also some of the best in the show and breeding scene.
Sam’s Sire Clifden Silver was sold as a foal from Ireland to Luxembourg, where he was licensed as a Class I stallion later. He is used as a competition horse mainly. Meanwhile he gets a lot attention during his results in Showjumping and Cross Country. In 2008 Clifden Silver was standing at Sternbergs Stud (leased from his owner in Switzerland). All his foals were awarded as Premiumfoals.

Silvers Sire Coosheen Thyme is sired by the wellknown stallion Coosheen Finn. A fullsister by Coosheen Thyme. Coosheen Dill was "Show Jumper of the Year” in Sweden 1989. Another fullsister Coosheen Coriander was "Goldmedal mare" in Sweden as well.
Coosheen Thyme's Sire Coosheen Finn (two times Reserve winner of the stallion class in Clifden 1973 and 1974, Winner of the class in Clifden 1978) is a legend in Ireland! - He is the only Connemara stallion, who is printed on a stamp. His daughters Coosheen Nutmeg and Abbeyleix Delphinium were Supreme Champions in Clifden 1980 and 1983. Also he sired many more Class and Show winners such as the stallion Abbeyleix Dolphin.

Coosheen Thyme has beside Clifden Silver at least two more licensed stallion sons, Ardbear Spirit, who is standing in England and Gentle Dancer in France. Interesting that all three stallions do not only share their Sire Coosheen Thyme, but also all three have Mervyn Kingsmill on the motherside of their pedigrees. A stallion which has sired lots of Clifden Winners as well.
Coosheen Thyme's maternal grandsire Bridge Boy was Supreme Champion of the Connemara Pony Clifden National Show three times (!) and has sired many performance ponies. He is Grandsire of Munkholm Cobbergate (6th place  European Championships, dressage) and of Caraway ("Kaderpony", Showjumping).

Clifden Silver

Silver's dam is the mare April Queen, who is a fullsister of the Class I stallion Vales Blue Boden (S. 1156).

His maternal grandsire Boden Park Finnard is Sire of many successful ponies, in competitions and at shows. For example Wild West Charly, a very successful eventing pony in Germany. As well as successful inhand show ponies like Village Heather, Seoigeach (S. 1135), Glencarrig Fiona, Canal Linda and many more.

Out of the same motherline, going back to the mare Power Station, comes the highly successful English stallion  Bunowen Castle Ri (won Champion titles at the Horse of The Year Show and Olympia, Ridden Champion at the BCPS ridden show, Reserve Champion Stallion 2001, Champion Stallion 2002, Supreme Champion 2006 of the BCPS breed show)). Also Bunowen Castle Ri has again Mervyn Kingsmill in his pedigree.


Sam's dam Maike is a really proven broodmare in our stud. Maike, herself is a successful performance tested Premium mare. She convinces - without exception - with super offspring. Besides her Class I stallion son Sam (by the way the only new licensed Connemara stallion in Bavaria in 2011), she also is mother of our young broodmare Sternbergs Malena by Skousboe Morning Rock, who was the only Connemara mare awarded with the States Premium Title at Landesshow in Munich 2011, Best in Race and also was choosen as “Best Native Sportspony”. Maike had two further foals by El Larry who were both Gold Premium awarded. Her younger son was recommended to be raised as stallion prospect. Meanwhile this colt, brother to Silver Sam, is also a Class I stallion and was Youth Champion of the South German Connemara Show 2013. Besides her job as a broodmare Maike is a wonderful riding pony as well. Versatile in dressage lessons, at showjumping competitions or nice hackings.
The high quality of Maike's foals comes not by chance. She comes from one of the most proven mare lines from the stud of Mr. Doerfler, who has bred many in show and sport successful Connemara Ponies. Also Maike's Sire Premium Stallion Diamant comes from this stud. Diamant was Champion of the Bavarian Pony Inspection 1995, but was also an outstanding sportspony. He was not only “Kaderpony” in dressage and jumping at the same time, also he was shown in dressage until level L and jumping even until level M. Furthermore, as an 18 years old pony he even participated for Poland at the European Pony Championships. A fullbrother of Diamant, the licensed stallion Diplomat is a successful sire in Holland and was competing there until the highest level in dressage. One more fullsister of Diamant, Lovely Diamond was one of the most outstanding dressage ponies in Bavaria and she is the foundation broodmare of a very successful German Riding Pony stud.
Maike's dam Mareike was Winner of her Performance test and also Classwinner and Reserve Champion mare at the South German Connemara Show 2007. Her offspring at Mr. Doerfler’s stud presented several high awarded foals and Mareike’s one daughter was Best in Race at the Bavarian Landesponyshow.

Damsire of Maike is the wellknown elite stallion Skatholm Ladykiller, who has sired very successful offspring. He not only founded an impressive stallion line in Germany, but also produced very good mares. One of them is our performance tested States Premium Sternbergs Snowfly, who is the dam of a Class I Stallion in Denmark. Many of Ladykiller's sons and daughters were shown successfully at competitions. For example his son Ladylover who was shown in dressage until level M. The success of his offspring are not by chance as Ladykiller is sired by Munkholm Cobbergate who was participant at European Championships and sired top offspring, although not a long time standing at stud.

Because of the combination of these proven bloodlines we are sure that Sam will not only give type, but especially riding and jumping ability constantly to his foals.

With just four years of age he has already fully convinced with his outstanding jumping ability. Sternbergs Silver Sam was best pony at the two-days-performance test for sport pony stallions in Ansbach 2012 with an 8 for loose jumping and a 9(!!) out of 10 for show jumping. Also he was already placed in cross country competitions in 2012.