• Stakkato x Raphael
  • 1998 – Stallion – Grey
  • Hannoverian - 172cm (17hh)
  • Imported from Germany.
  • Licenced Premium – SAWHS


Shiraz’s sire, Stakkato, has been a dominant stallion in the Hanoverian breeding value rankings for many consecutive years, and has been producing several emerging stallions who are making waves as both competition horses and breeding stallions, such as Spartacus, Stakkato Gold and Satisfaction. Stakkato himself, ridden by Eva Bitter, was a successful competitor in international competitions like Nations Cups and FEI Grands Prix.

From his dam-line comes blood from one of Germany’s finest producers of showjumping horses, approved stallion Raphael. Radiator, Rene Tebel’s top Grand Prix horse, is a product of Raphael. Shiraz’s grand-dam is the versatile Pik Koenig, who produced numerous dressage and showjumping horses.

Being versatile himself, Shiraz has won the prestigious Avis Compleat Horse Derby and Potential Showjumper at Horse of the Year. Shiraz has been a successful competition horse in the 1.50m classes, winning several World Cup Qualifiers and Grands Prix. Shiraz is currently the number one champion of Mauritius in A-grade (the highest category – 1.20m/1.30m) with Alysee Espitalier Noel.
Be sure not to miss Shiraz’ superb progeny on auction, represented by Capital Salvador.


Shiraz was previously owned by Alzu Stud and some of his progeny that are competing in the higher/open grades are:

Alzu Salvador - gelding

  • I Love You - Wachmann

Alzu Sanford - gelding

  • Wachmann - Admiral

Alzu Santiago - gelding

  • Optimum v/d Wellington

Alzu Skagway - gelding

  • Optimum van de Wellington – Landjunker