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Thoroughbred stallion Sea Lion competing at Jersey Fresh
Sea Lion competing at Jersey Fresh in 2013.

If you are breeding Thoroughbreds or warmbloods for the sport horse disciplines, we invite you to consider Sea Lion to sire your next competitive foal. Proven in top competition and approved by several warmblood registries, Sea Lion’s crowning attribute is his wonderful temperament.

Basic Information

Sea Lion is a 1998 Jockey Club-registered Thoroughbred by Sea Salute out of Ivory Today (Caveat), and stands 16.1 hands.

Sea Lion was also the only stallion in North America to be included in Tom Reed’s short list of thoroughbred stallions that “should be considered for an eventing breeding program.” (Tom Reed of Morningside Stud and the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland, from his article, “A Critical Shortage of Blood,” published in Horse International, 2015 Volume 3, pp 56 – 57.)

Sea Lion’s stud fee is $1800 in North America, with a live foal guarantee.

Sea Lion at the Hanoverian approvals 2015

Sea Lion at the Hanoverian approvals 2015.
Photo: TamaraWithTheCamera.Approvals

AHS,HV, ISR/Oldenburg, ATA, AQHA, APA (Hanoverian,Oldenburg, Trakehner,Quarter Horse and Paint horse ) License Approved.  He has foals registered with Irish sport, KWPN and Canadian Sport horse Assoc.

In July 2015, Sea Lion added to his list of registry accolades when he was approved by the American Hanoverian Society. The judges – who believe Sea Lion’s score may be the highest ever awarded to a thoroughbred – confirmed their opinion by inviting the dark bay stallion to stand at stud in Germany for a season.

Sea Lion was approved in 2013 by ISR/Oldenburg and is also licensed with American Trakehner Assocation, Rhinelander, and American Quarter Horse Association.

Sea Lion competing in Hunter classes.

Sea Lion: Devoucoux Hunter Prix
Photo: Brian Botthof

Competition

Sea Lion has won championships at Advanced Level eventing and 1m 20 jumpers. He has been USEA regional Advanced Level Champion and has been USEF/PHR Champion and Reserve Champion at the Advanced and Intermediate Level nationally and regionally. Sea Lion has qualified for the AEC’s (American Eventing Championships) every year at each level, training through Advanced and for the Adequan Gold Cup. Internationally he has finished in the top-four at the Three- and Four-Star Levels. He has competed at the Kentucky Five-Star event. Sea Lion has retired from competition completely sound and continues to be ridden daily.

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Photo: McCool Photography

2015: Competing Barefoot and taken to just 3 shows : USHJA Zone 10 Horse of the Year Thoroughbred Hunter (5th) Memorial Day Classic at L.A.E.C.: won both Thoroughbred Hunter classes: H.I.T.S. “A” Performance Hunter, 2nd H.I.T.S. “A” Devoucoux Hunter Prix, 3rd

2014: Los Angeles Thoroughbred Hunter Classic, 3rd

2013: USEF/PHR Regional Advanced Eventing Champion and USEA area VI advanced Champion, USEF/PHR National Advanced Reserve Champion Advanced level, Regional Champion Gold Coast Jumper show, 1M20 Champion.

2012: Competed in Rolex CCI 5* International event (back than the highest level was 4*), USEF/PHR 3rd Nationally

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Photo: Susan Drake

Awards: 2012 Area VI Zone Intermediate Level Championships, 3rd 2011 USEF/PHR Eventing Zone Intermediate Champion 2010 USEF/PHR Eventing Zone Champion at Intermediate & Advanced 2010 USEF/PHR Eventing National Reserve Champion Horse of the Year, Advanced.  H.I.T.S Sahuaro Classic Lvl 3 Jumper Champion, Reserve Champion, Gold Coast “A” rated 1M20 Champion

History

Sea Lion conformation

Sea Lion had a respectable racing career as a three-year-old under his Jockey Club name, Sea Elephant. He won his first race at Belmont Park, and placed in the top three in seven of twelve starts.

Under owner Pam Fisher, Sea Lion competed successfully at international levels in eventing. He competed in twenty-one international competitions, including fifteen at the 4* level, and was Regional Advanced Champion and USEF/PHR National Advanced Champion.

In 2013 Sea Lion retired from eventing sound, and has demonstrated his versatility with jumpers, hunters, trail riding, and fox hunting.

Sea Lion is creating a legacy through his offspring. Warmblood Stallions of North America recently published an article about Sea Lion entitled, “Offspring of US Thoroughbred Sea Lion Begin to Span the Globe.” It’s published in the WSNA Breeding News blog. Click the title to read the article.

Personality

Sea Lion at the soundness jog at Rolex

Sea Lion and owner/rider Pam Fisher
at the soundness jog at Rolex.
Photo: Shannon Brinkman

After their long and successful career together, Sea Lion and Pam have a special bond. “Every day is a blessing with this horse. He is a sweetheart; he can breed a mare on one day and compete the next and win.”

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Video: Sea Lion and Pam Fisher on Cross Country at the Advanced Area VI
Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch, September 2013