Sterrehof’s Opium

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Sterrehof's Opium

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Memorable moments

After all these years, Sterrehof’s Opium is still our stud’s figurehead. The Westphalian stallion, born in 1996, can boast a long career characterised by willingness to fight, attitude and soundness. His performance at the 2008 Hong Kong Olympic Games was truly a highlight. They had made it to the Dutch selection quite late in the process and surprised everyone by competing for the individual medals right to the last pole, resulting in a magnificent seventh place at the world’s highest level in equestrian sports.

Our KWPN approved stallion continued to make a long career for himself afterwards. From 2009 to 2014, Opium competed at CHIO Aachen six years in a row. At the age of eighteen, he finished fifth in the CHIO Rotterdam Grand Prix. At the start of 2015, nineteen-year-old Opium said goodbye to his audience at Jumping Amsterdam.



  • 5e Grand Prix CHIO Rotterdam
  • 2e Grand Prix Nörten-Hardenberg


  • 2e Nations Cup La Baule
  • 1e Gran Prix Indoor Brabant
  • 1e Puissance Jumping Amsterdam


  • 4e CHIO Aachen, Preis Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • 1e Grand Prix Maubeuge
  • 3e Grand Prix Dortmund


  • 3e Grand Prix Salzburg
  • 3e Grand Prix St. Gallen


  • 1e Nations Cup Calgary
  • 2e Nations Cup CHIO Aachen
  • 3e Grand Prix CHIO Rotterdam
  • 3e Nations Cup CHIO Rotterdam


  • 2e Grand Prix Dresden
  • 3e Nations Cup Barcelona
  • 2e Grand Prix Chantilly
  • 7e Olympic Games individual, Hong Kong
  • 4e Olympische Games team, Hong Kong


  • 1e Grand Prix Donauschingen
  • 1e Grand Prix München
  • 2e Grand Prix Zuidlaren


Sterrehof Stud always offers talented showjumpers in several age categories. Please click the image for more details on that particular horse or refer to the overview. Please contact us for more information on the horses currently for sale at our stud.


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