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All the Gold - Highlights of a Great and Long Life

Elite Hanoverian stallion and champion hunter All the Gold died Sept. 19, 2011. He was in his 30th year.

All the Gold (Gepard, Gottard, Goldfish) was imported by Jessamy Rouson of Keswick, Va., and bought by Craighead Farm in 1987.

In his competitive years, All the Gold won back-to-back Grand Circuit Championships at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Regular Working Hunters in 1992 and 1993. That same Festival he was Reserve Champion in Amateur-Owner Hunters 18-35. In 1990 and 1991 the stallion was Circuit Reserve Champion in Regular Working Hunters at the Arizona Winter Circuit.

All the Gold retired in 1993 to devote all of his time to breeding. As a sire, All the Gold won Grand Champion Hunter Sire and New Jersey Bred Hunter Association Grand Champion Sire in 1999. In 2004, All the Gold's offspring won in every category at the International Hunter Futurity in Lexington, Ky. In 2008 and 2009 All the Gold was second in USEF leading hunter sire rankings.

His get have earned over $300,000.00 in IHF and IJF earnings and have often swept the IHF finals. For 7 years All The Gold was leading sire based on earnings. Kathy Gilbertson, Executive Director of IHF notes a high percentage of his get were consistent winners from showing on the line to performance horses.

In December 2007, at the age of 27, All the Gold retired from stud duties at Craighead Farm. His offspring are still competing in the realms of hunters, jumpers, eventing and dressage. Most recently at the International Hunter Futurity, Play Mister For Me (out of an All The Gold mare) was best young horse. Dorthea's Gold and Thanks for the Gold both had top ten results.

At home, All The Gold, was affectionately called 'Goldie’. Billie recalls first watching him in the Regular Division, where he was the 1987 Grand Hunter Champion at both Detriot and Motor City, “I had never seen a horse jump like that and bought him shortly after that performance.” He was ridden by Burt Mutch, and the picture we own is simply incredible. His owner, Sarah Steffee, always said he put wings on her dreams. "It has been such an honor to know him. He brought out the best in all of us." Although Goldie is no longer with us, his descendants will surely continue his legacy, following in his footsteps and creating many new ones of their own.

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All The Gold's Get

The talents and abilities of All The Gold have been handed down to his get. A few of the honors won by his legacy are:

  • Gold Fever - The first of All The Gold's foals to compete in both the IJF and the IHF. East Coast IJF Champion for 2000.
  • Gold Mine - 2000 International Hunter Futurity Reserve Grand Champion.
  • All Daddy's Gold - IHF 4 year old Grand Champion 1998. IHF Reserve Grand Champion 1997.
  • Gold Order - IHF Grand Champion 1995.
  • Capital Gain - IHF Grand Champion 1994.
  • Forever Fun - Devon Grand Hunter Champion 1999.
  • Friar Tuck - Dietrich Award in first Level Dressage 1997.

Winning many championships at such notable shows as Winter Equestrian Festival, The Hampton Classic, Kentucky Spring Horse Show and other prominent shows across the country: Goldspun, Goldschlager, Gold Leaf, Etched In Gold, Everything Gold, Gibson, Realm of Gold, Gold Order among others.