Old Soldiers Never Die

SA GIACOMO (VZAP), A.13081, bred by Schaufler Arabians (DU) born on 14th of June 2006

Breeding Stallion

In June 2018 he has been acknowledged as a breeding stallion.

Golden character

Gentle, Spectacular movements, CA Free, SCID Free

Old Soldiers Never Die

SA Giacomo

his lines going back to Congo (6x, SSB) by Tabal (3x, SSB), Zancudo (2x, SSB) and Zalema, being triple Tabal (SSB) by Figuroso (SSB), Fira (SSB) and Kadi (SSB) and double Zancudo (SSB) by Galero (SSB) and Nayade (SSB). Melissa Arabians: Mel Rintin, Jalisco, Calero and Pintor linebreeding. Via his mother lines Lajla (A.2534): Mel Lianka, Mel Galinka, Mel Bintika, Finta and Flora.

SA Giacomo, came with Myanou to the Netherlands in December 2006. SA Giacomo is bred at Schaufler Arabians in Weilheim an der Teck the beautiful south of Germany. The parent lines are all offspring of Melissa Arabians. As a colt Giacomo was raised at Stal Melissa in Baarlo premises together with Mel Royola and Mel Yvanho.

National C show Zuid in the Netherlands in 2009, with trainer Erik Dorssers, 2nd position (1st ranked horse became Champion junior stallions).

Since 2016 Gaico lives in Boxtel together with his gelding half-brother Mel Yvanho (Mel Rintin x Mel Nitida).

We have found Saskia van Heesch (famous for her triple participation to the World Championships for 1-horse driving with her horse Unique K). She is very talented in training horses, both in Dressage, in 1-horse driving and 2-horse driving.

Link to Trainers website:  Saskia van Heesch

In March 2017, SA Giacomo started being trained by Saskia van Heesch in dressage and that year Janou Vogels trained him for the shows at hand in Lunteren and at the National Championship older stallions.

In 2017, he was presented successfully at his first National Championship competitions in Ermelo.

Here they became 4th in the National Championship Riding class (13 participants) and in the National Championship for Senior horses he was 4th of 6 horses.

His movements are spectacular, both under the saddle as shown at hand (19,5, 19 and 19 for movements at the National Championships 2017).   

AVS (Arabisch Volbloed Stamboek): Link to SA Giacomo 

Pedigree of SA Giacomo

Acknowledged in June 2018
Breeding Stallion


Spanish Melissa Arabian

Golden character
Spectacular movements
CA Free
Height 160 cm
Pearly silk skin


At this moment he is being trained in dressage Class Z1, status December 2018 are Z1 +3 winning points. During the All Nations Cup in Aachen the Riding Competition September 2018. Giacomo has been presented by Saskia van Heesch they were selected for the Kur on Musik and were the best Pure bred Arabian in the Kur on Musik.

I’m very grateful that Jurgen and Susanne Schauffler of Schauffler Arabians have bred this beautiful balanced gentle horse out of Mel Rintin x Lajla (out of Mel Lianka out of Mel Galinka).

Furthermore I thank my aunt Lessy Scheerder-Close for believing in SA GIACOMO and giving us her blessing for the continuing Melissa Arabians The Real Top In Spanish Elegance.

SA Giacomo Galery