Billie H. Steffee of Craighead Farm, Novelty, Ohio, sadly announces the death of their 1982 chestnut stallion, All the Gold (Gepard-Wedda/Wettstreit), registered as Grand, bred by Paul Schockemöhle, Germany. All the Gold passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011. Billie commented, "He left us with a day left in summer and just before the rain. We are realizing our loss is just simply staggering. We all had a great ride. It was an honor to know him."
In 2003, All the Gold became the first stallion whose get exceeded $200,000 in earnings in the International Hunter Futurity (IHF). He was awarded the Grand Performance Sire title and was High Point Stallion in 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2003. He was Grand Performance Sire of the New Jersey-Bred Hunter/Jumper Association in 2000 and 2001. All the Gold’s successful offspring have achieved many championships throughout the U.S. and Canada. They have won every division offered at the IHF for two-, three- and four-year-olds. Forever Fun was the Grand Hunter Champion at Devon in 1999. In 2000, Gold Fever won the East Coast International Jumper Futurity at South Hampton, while Gold Mine won the Reserve Grand Hunter Championship at the IHF in Kentucky. Extra Gold and As Good As Gold won national acclaim in the AHSA Breed Divisions for two- and three-year-old fillies, finishing with zone and national titles. All the Gold won many prestigious championships and circuit championships before retiring in 1993. He was the Winter Equestrian Festival Champion in both the Regular Working Hunter and Amateur Owner 18-35 divisions in 1992 and 1993.
All the Gold had a total of 66 progeny registered with the American Hanoverian Society (AHS), 35 registered mares including the approved mares Goldfinch and G. Afterglow, and 31 Certificate of Pedigree foals.
Photo: © James Leslie Parker