Pax Asgard af Pegasus
Pegasus Vom Niehaus-Hof (Pergamon aus der Schuetze - Apollon) x Firefly de Bec (Ambrosius af Asgard - Java Gold)
Pax is quickly becoming one of the most prolific sires of high quality Knabstrupper offspring in North America. Pax is incredibly versatile, standing at 16.3 hh, he is ridden under saddle in dressage as well as driven in harness. Pax has recently begun jumping and is proving to have wonderful form and easily clears 1.20m.
Pax's sire, Pegasus Vom Niehaus-Hof, is a licensed KNN 1st Premium Stallion that was imported from Germany in 2006. In 2004, he was awarded the Verband's Premium stallion title by ZfDP. Pax’s dam, Firefly de Bec, is by Ambrosius af Asgard (aka Atlantis). Atlantis was imported from Germany and sired several exceptional offspring. Atlantis had a wonderful temperament and scored a perfect 10 for temperament during his licensing. Pax is 6/8 purebred Knabstrupper in the 3rd generation. Pax’s offspring are eligible for Main Book Knabstrupper registration. To understand the registration eligibility depending on the mare’s pedigree and status, please read our Knabstrupper Registration document.
In 2021, Pax competed in the Get of Sire class at the world-renowned Dressage at Devon earning a Bronze with a collective mark of 77.15 points to finish behind serial winner KWPN sire Sir Sinclair and the 7-year-old Oldenburg stallion Davos CF and beating out several traditional Warmblood stallions. This was a huge accomplishment for a rare breed and non-traditional Warmblood.
What to Expect When Breeding to Pax Asgard af Pegasus
We are universally hearing praise from breeders on the outstanding type and temperament of their Pax offspring. Pax has produced several Premium foals in his first year of breeding to outside mares. He has consistently produced correct and quality type with lovely gaits and long legs.
Pax is unique to the North American Knabstrupper breeding pool. Pax is a homozygous fewspot, meaning Pax is homozygous for LP and PATN1 (LP/LP, PATN1/PATN1). Pax offers mare owners the unique ability to genetically produce leopard offspring when bred to a solid-colored mare.
The approved outcross list for KNN, the mother registry that passports Knabstruppers, is extensive. To understand the various registration options depending on the mare’s pedigree and status, please read our Knabstrupper Registration document.
Pax has incredible fertility with over 85% of his book settling on the first breeding attempt. In 2020, he had an 80% first breeding attempt rate with over half of the mares being older maiden mares or mares that had prior difficulty conceiving.
Pax is collected for fresh or frozen semen with Select Breeder Services in Maryland and is also collected with University of Pennsylvania's Hoffman Center. Frozen semen is also stored at Gene Movers in Australia and is available for New Zealand as well. Pax has produced multiple first attempt frozen pregnancies in both the USA and Australia. Each frozen dose comes with 8 .5 ml straws with 560 million progressively motile sperm per dose post-thaw. His semen quality post-thaw is 84% motility (initial evaluation was 95%) and 70% progressive motility (initial evaluation was 76%). All frozen or fresh doses come with full quality reporting.
2022 Breeding Fees:
2022 North America Breeding Fee: $1,200.00 USD
2022 North America Frozen Per Dose: $500.00 USD
2022 Australia Frozen Per Dose: $650.00 AUD
2022 Breeding Contracts:
Height: 16.3 hh
Birth Year: 2016
Registry: Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN - Knabstrupper)
Approvals: Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN - Knabstrupper)
Fresh Semen Availability: North America
Frozen Semen Availability: North America, Australia & New Zealand
Bred by: Sanchez Stables
Color & Pattern: E/e, A/a, LP/LP, PATN1/PATN1
Radiographs: Full back, neck and legs
EVA Negative, Vaccinated Annually
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