Bergamon, top Hanoverian Stallion, Dies at Age 16
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BARTONVILLE, Texas, June 27–Bergamon, a top Hanoverian stallion who sired two premium stallions, died Saturday night of complications following colic surgery a week ago, Paige Peters-Windham, his trainer and farm manager at Saddlebrook Equestrian Center reported.
Bergamon was a 1994 stallion by Baryshnikov out of a Pik Konig mare and licensed as a Hanoverian breeding stallion by the Hanoverian and Oldenburg Verbands as well as ISR/NA and RPSI. He was imported by
Paige said that Bergamon underwent colic surgery on Saturday, June 19, and was recovering well and doing great.
“Thursday he spiked a temperature and we took every measure possible to control it even moving him into an airconditioned stall as temps here are hovering around the high 90’s (36C),” she said. “He developed pneumonia which we treated as aggressively as possible. His condition continued to deteriorate and while he fought a great fight his complications became insurmountable.
“He was a lovely animal and we were all lucky to witness his brilliance each day. As his trainer I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to ride and work with such a gifted animal. The dressage world lost a great sire today. We are fortunate to have his prodigy to carry on his legacy.”
Bergamon won both his 10o Day Stallion Test and his Performance Test. He was imported to the U.S. as an eight-year-old by Star Gate Sport Horses of Bartonville, Texas, then sold late in 2009 to Saddlebrook Equestrian Center.
He sired Bugatti Hilltop and Baroncelli, both Premium Stallions.