Breeder: Cria Santateresa, Argentina
Owner: Patrick Maleitzke, Polo Stud Schockemöhle, Germany
Santateresa Puntero is from the mare Ellerstina Portuaria. Ellerstina Portuaria is a daughter of Lambada and thus a sister of Dolfina Cuartetera, who is considered the best polo pony in the world. Its owner, the world‘s most successful polo player Adolfo Cambiaso (handicap +10) names Dolfina Cuartetera the „best horse of his entire career“. Dolfina Cuartetera was awarded the title „Mejor Producto Polo Argentino“ at the Palermo Open in 2006, 2009 and 2012. She was also Best Playing Pony several times and received the „Lady Susan Townley Award“ at the Argentine Open in Palermo in 2009, 2010 and 2014. Santateresa Puntero‘s brother Taita Aduanero became reserve champion at the Rural Palermo 2017. Santateresa Puntero‘s father is Open Guantanamo, also bred by Ellerstina. Open Guantanamo is a son of Habana. This mare was awarded the „Lady Susan Townley Award“ in 2008 as Best Playing Pony. In her career as a sports horse Habana was ridden in the finals at the Palermo Open double chukkers: Gonzalo Pieres (handicap +10) played the mare in the years 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, in 2008 she was ridden by Juan Martín Nero (Handicap +10). The father of Open Guantanamo is Sportivo. This stallion is a top sire and has countless offspring being played by the best players in the world Sportivo is Ellerstina‘s undisputed number one.