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American Elite Stallion Bütow E passed away


On May 29th, the ATA's elite stallion Bütow passed away at age 27. Bred by Wolfgang Kiau in Germany, he was a premium stallion at the Neumünster approvals and passed his 100 day test at Klosterhof Medingen in the Top 5 of the field. He really came to fame after his export to the United States, where he stood most of his life at Rollingoaks Farm with the Cornelison family in Elgin, IL. Bütow was a typical soon of the great Mahagoni out of Barina II by Ricardo - Flaneur (family of O47A Balalaika (Hollatz-Oberrode) and was successfully shown in advanced dressage and Open Jumper shows by Chris Keppler/USA.

Bütow *E* was ranked in the top 5% of stallions of all breeds for producing dressage horses in the U.S. by the Sporthorse Owners and Breeders Association. He has four sons approved for breeding by the ATA: Tribute, Tradition *Ps*, Tigre and Degen (who also competed at Grand Prix dressage) and among his many daughters, Norita *M* was the first mare to receive Model status by the ATA. Other Model daughters include Donaumädchen *M* and Tijara *M*.
Bütow *E* had great natural talent for dressage and jumping alike, and sired a number of performance horses at advanced levels for all Olympic disciplines, including the advanced level eventer San Salvador (D. Chiacchia/USA).