Holsteiner Grand Prix Jumper
Samoan Chief is a 1997 bay Holsteiner stallion. He is by the outstanding Grand Prix stallion, South Pacific, out of the Hanoverian mare Al Italia, who is by Argentinus. In 2003, Samoan Chief was the National PHR Silver Stirrup Champion Six Year-Old Jumper. In 2007 Samoan Chief recorded multiple wins in the 1.35M and 1.40M Jumpers with Susan Hutchison. That same year he placed in several Grand Prix. In 2008, Samoan Chief won the $5,000 1.45M Classic with Natalie Cooper.
Samoan Chief's Lineage
SOUTH PACIFIC: South Pacific was the Champion Stallion of the North American Holsteiner Breeding Program in 1994. That same year, he won the $20,000 ESSO Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and placed in 16 other national and international jumping competitions, including fifth in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Indio. South Pacific was ranked seventh in the EMO Agency, Inc. 1994 PCHA Grand Prix Horse of the Year standings. In 2001, South Pacific ranked third among American-Based Jumper Sires and 16th on the list of International Jumper Sires. In 2002 he ranked fourth for the South Pacific Memorial Award for the Leading American-Based Jumper Sire.
ARGENTINUS: Argentinus, born 1980, is the most influential son of the Hanoverian stallion, Argentan I. In 1996, Argentinus was the youngest millionaire among Germany's top sires and is still regarded as amongst the most successful living Stallions in Germany. A successful advanced level jumper himself, this Performance Class 1, Main Premium stallion has bred both jumping and dressage stallions. Numerous Argentinus progeny have been at the top of international jumping and dressage for years now.