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Absatz  1960 16.1 hh Chestnut Hanoverian Stallion 

The foundation sire Absatz produced numerous stallions that are prominent in the production of International and Grand Prix show jumpers and can be found in the pedigrees of many top jumpers. Absatz was the sire of stallions such as Arsenik, Akzent I and II, Admiral I and II, Aktuell and Aderlaß. All told Absatz sired 40 Approved sons, 605 competition horses and 142 Verden auction horses.

Argentan 1967 16 hh Bay Hanoverian Stallion

 The Hanoverian stallion Argentan, son of the foundation sire Absatz, is found in the pedigree of many top level International show jumpers, particularly through his son Argentinus.

Beauté  1965 Black Trakehner Stallion

A large, substantial black stallion known for his willing attitude and great jumping ability. He produced many wonderful offspring, noted for their fabulous characters, willingness to work and gentle natures, not to mention their all around athletic abilities. He had offspring successful in dressage to the highest levels, Combined training and hunters.  He also produced many approved sons.

Calypso II  1974 16.3 1/2 hh Brown Holsteiner stallion

Calypso II a stallion known for siring international performance horses with great jumping ability and great ridability. Calypso II has been one of the most important sires in both Holstein and Hanoverian where he has bred international competitors, and influential breeding stallions. It was Calypso II who introduced the Cor de la Bryère blood to Hanover, ushering a new era of Hanoverian jumping breeding one of the most significant sires in Germany.

Calypso II's dam, Tabelle produced SIX approved stallions, starting with one by Congress, then when bred to Cor de la Bryère, the five Calypso brothers all of whom were useful horses and valuable sires. Tabelle is a full sister to Samei, who was the dam of the great Granat, a world champion dressage horse with Christine Stückelberger.

Chaka Khan  1989 16.3hh Holsteiner stallion

Son of the legendary Cor de la Bryere, Chaka Khan had an outstanding performance record in the jumper divisions and was also a spectacular mover. He won and consistantly placed in regular working and conformation hunters as well as upper level jumpers. Chaka Khan is from Stamm 776, one of the most famous mare lines in Holsteiner breeding. Many well-known jumpers come from this mare line. The best known is Ramiro, who had a positive effect not only in the Holstein breed, but also sired, many excellent jumpers in many other registries.

Cheops Z  1996 17.2hh Zengersheide stallion

Cheops Z is a big, impressive stallion with excellent conformation and elastic movement who achieved scores of 9 for both temperament and chute jumping in his 30-day test. Cheops Z's dam, Local Starlet, is from the renowned Holsteiner Stamm 730B line, which includes Caletto I - III, Carpaccio, Le Grand I - III, and Telstar. Local Starlet is by Locato, sire of the successful Grand Prix horses Eurocommerce Monaco and Lupo Orion. Cheops Z's sire, Crack, is out of the famous mare Biserta, Holsteiner Stamm 776. Biserta is also the dam of approved stallions Calvados I-III and Corde, The Holsteiner dam line 776 also produced the famous stallions Ramiro, Acorado I-II, Caracas, Lord Incipit, Lordanos, and Highvalley. Crack's sire, Corrado I, has won numerous Grand Prix, Nations Cup and World Cup competitions, including Aachen and Frankfurt, and was German Champion Showhumper in 1994. 

Concorde 16.3 hh bay KWPN stallion

Concorde ( also known  as Olympic Concorde ) comes from very strong jumping lines on both sides. His sire is the  stallion Voltaire. Voltaire is the number 8 in the World Breeding Rankings for Show jumping Sires  for the period 1992-2001, and also for the season, 2000/2001. Concorde's dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo, one of the most influential Dutch stallions in breeding and jumping. Concorde was himself an international jumper with Jos Lansink. They won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen at Aachen and they were Champions of the Netherlands in 1994, 2nd in the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, 2nd at Darmstadt, 2nd at Lanaken, 2nd in Helsinki and 2nd in Gothenburg. He has produced 17 Grand Prix jumpers. Concorde was the youngest stallion ever to be awarded "preferent" due to his exceptional progeny. He already has thirty licensed sons in the European studbooks, and is the only KWPN stallion approved for Holstein.

Corrado I  1985 16.3 1/2hh Holsteiner stallion

Show internationally by the great Frankie Sloothaak, Corrado I won the biggest show in the world, Aachen, setting the stage for his superstar jumping career. His wins all over Europe set him apart as the epitome of jumper sires. In 1994 Corrado won the German National Championships. He is the epitome of the proven cross of Cor de la Bryere and Capitol. Cor de la Bryere is respected as one of only a few elite stallions ever to produce such rideable horses for all the Olympic disciplines. Add to this the absolute level-headedness of the Capitol line and it's no wonder Corrado inherited such talent. At his 100 Day Test Corrado received 10's in loose jumping and 8's on rideability and canter and an overall score of 137. He gives his offspring enormous scope and is a producer of international Grand Prix jumpers second to none. To name a few offspring are Classic H, Cher, Corrada, Cosima, Cosmos Star, Caramia, Canyon, Think Twice and Cabrio. He has produced 60 approved stallion sons and 111 approved daughters.

 

Cor de la Bryere  1968 16.2 1/2hh Selle Francais stallion

Cor de la Bryere is one of the most influential sires in modern warmblood breeding. He is known as the "Reserve Stallion of the Century", second only to Landgraf I. Cor de la Bryere was foaled in France, and was by the Thoroughbred Rantzau, a racehorse and a producer of fantastic jumping horses. His dam, Quenotte B, also had a jumping pedigree, as she by Lurioso who was sired by the great Furioso. He was the 1971 Champion of his stallion 100-day test approval. Described by breeders as a 'gift from heaven,' Cor de la Bryere has been especially successful producing jumping horses, as he passes on his incredible bascule, scope, and jumping technique. Corde de la Bryere also passed on his willingness and trainability.

Cottage Son   Thoroughbred stallion

His lineage combined first class racing and steeplechasing bloodline and he produced several Olympic Eventers.  According to Jasper Nissen he was "a tall powerful stallion with long lines, a great deal of expression, slight under-neck, moderate trot... His products featured best as breeding stock, especially dams, but also a good number of licensed sons that laid the basis for successful upgrading in Holstein. All his offspring made pleasant riding horses, were easy to ride, willing workers, with a very good, honest temperament."  His endeavours in the Holstein breed are almost history and yet his genotype is still enjoying unabated popularity today. Even before Cottage Son xx was stationed in Holstein at the age of 15 in 1959 he had been an outstanding sire in England. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, several of his British born progeny were at the start in three day eventing. This was a good prelude for the big charismatic stallion in the Holstein breed, even though he came at a time when horse breeding was totally in shambles and the Traventhal state stud was close to its dissolution when he began his siring activity there. After the thoroughbred Anblick xx, Cottage Son xx was the second upgrader in Holstein following the Second World War. Upgrading of the horse populations was desperately necessary if German horse breeders wanted to keep abreast of developments in horse breeding. Horses certainly were no longer exclusively work animals that could occasionally be ridden as well. In the wake of the increasing motorisation of agriculture, the breeding goals needed perforce to be redirected. This is where Cottage Son xx performed marvellous services. During four years at stud fourteen of his sons were approved and 53 daughters registered in the Association studbook. His best son was Consul, who unforunately was taken out of breeding too early after covering for a few years at different Association stations. For quite some time, it looked as though the paternal line could not be maintained. Capitol I, whose younger brother began his siring career at the age of fourteen in 1992 was later to be the only representative of this lineage in the male line. Capitol I was not easy to mate: Frequently his progeny were too heavy, some even to say it bluntly, too cumbersome and lazy. The Holstein horse Breeders Association therefore developed a whole host of requirements and conditions for the mating of mares with Capitol I (thoroughbred content etc.) for the maintenance of this bloodline, which at first glance appeared somewhat hard to comprehend, but ultimately bore fruit. Meanwhile, the legacy of Cottage Son xx has been placed on a broad basis once again by numerous Capitol I sons, so that the maintenance of the bloodline in the male line is no longer threatened. Despite this, the genotype of Cottage Son xx is very much sought after on the maternal side. Different to his English period, where Cottage Son xx produced overriding sports horses, this was not so much the case in the F I Holstein generation. Notwithstanding this however, his influence is still very much appreciated and in Holstein one can occasionally find people who meticulously count how many times a horse is inbred to this marvellous thoroughbred.

Don Carlos  1962 15.3 hh Black Hanoverian stallion.
 
Don Carlos was one of the most successful sires of Hanoverian jumping horses after WW2. Stationed in Grobenwörden all his life, where he produced 283 principal studbook mares, of whom 43 went on to become States Premium mares, 24 approved stallion sons and 467 competition horses who won close to DM 1,300,000 in prize money. His most famous sons, aside from the Drosselklang brothers, are  the  Celle  stallion,  Don Pedro,  Don  Juan and Dynamo (sires of Genesis and Dollar Girl respectively). 

Fabriano 1987 16.1 hh Hanoverian stallion

Fabriano was the winner of his performance test with excellent scores in both dressage and jumping. He possesses rhythmical, flowing movements, which also convinced at the stallion licensing. His technique over the jump is to be much admired and shows ability and aptitude. Knees tucked into his throatlatch and a lovely bascule account for his popularity as a sire of noteworthy hunters. He was also awarded high marks for rideability at test, demonstrating a pleasing and uncomplicated temperament. In addition to the great stallions Ferdinand and Absatz in the third generation, Fabriano also goes back to Augustinus xx and Steppenwolf, known for their ability and willingness to perform. Fabriano has been especially popular with American breeders, for his dual purpose tendencies and his ability to sire hunters. His foals have done consistently well at inspections.

Ferdinand 1941 16.1 hh brown Hanoverian stallion

Ferdinand was the first German "millionaire" based on progeny earnings. Ferdinand sired 13 approved sons, 194 competition horses, and 165 Main Studbook mares, even though he was 18 years old before his first offspring, Ferdl made him famous. As a seven year old with just one year of jumping experience, Ferdl went to the 1960 Rome Olympics with Alwin Schockemöhle and was a member of the gold medal winning German team. Another Ferdinand son Pomme d’Api, earned over DM100,000 and held the European puissance record of 7 foot seven inches. The 15.2 hand Flipper, ridden by Hugo Simon, won 75 Advanced classes, including 12 Grand Prix, for a total of DM290,000. But it wasn’t only in jumping that Ferdinand excelled as a sire, his son, Mehmed, won the World Dressage Championship with Reiner Klimke in 1974, and at the 1976 Olympic Games, won individual Bronze in the Gold Medal winning team.

Ferdinand was one of the foundation sires for the F/W line. His offspring were known for their courage, athletic ability and correct conformation. This line is remarkable as the jumping abilities continue through each generation from the Wendekreis son, Wagner to his talented Celle-based grandson, Wanderer, and his son Wanderbusch. Despite being bred from the best jumping blood available, Wendekreis’s eldest son, Werther was one of the most sought after dressage sires at Celle before his death. He was famous for producing horses with a wonderful trot, and attitude to dressage. 

In 1990, it was decided to change back to naming offspring from the Ferdinand Line with and "F" instead of a "W" to differentiate between the Ferdinand and Woermann lines. (Having two Family Lines with "W" has created a lot of confusion. Creating even more confusion was that the Ferdinand {Ferrara - Feinschnitt} Line started as "F" and changed to "W" midstream) 

Werner Schockeinoble once said of Ferdinand. "There has been no stallion known in the younger breeding history who passed on to his sons so consistently courage, confidence, and jumping ability"- and this against all other bloodlines. Today the F-line continues to produce horses with superb conformation, quality of gaits and rideability.  

 Frühling 1960 16.1 hh Westphalen stallion

Frühling was one of the greatest ever stallions of Warendorf. Frühling was out of a Hanoverian mare, Fechta whose grandsire is that grand old foundation sire, Feiner Kerl who is also the sire of Frühschein’s dam, Feinau. His pedigree is perhaps most notable for its lack of Thoroughbred blood. In 1962 Frühling was the champion of his stallion licensing. In his  first crop he produced a notable stallion son, Frühlingstraum I, who stood in Warendorf for many years before moving in his final years to Oldenburg. Three years later Minister 4, a full brother to Frühlingstraum I, was born. Gelded he became the German showjumping champion with Norbert Koof. It was the beginning of a winning association for Koof with the Frühling bloodline. In 1982, he won the World Showjumping Championship with Fire 2, a son of Frühlingstraum II who was foaled in 1968. The next famous stallion son was Frühlingsball sired many top performers, including Fibonacci who in 1998 was the champion six year old showjumper of the Bundeschampionate. Licensed sons: Falkner, Fantast, Foxtrott, Fröbel, Frühlingsball, Frühlingsduft I & II, Frühlingsrausch, Frühlingssturm, Frühlingstraum I & II, Frühlingstrunk, Frühlingswind, Fünpaß, Fürstenberg

Furioso  1939 16.1 1/2 hh Thoroughbred stallion.

Born in England in 1939, the Thoroughbred colt, Furioso was to become one of the most influential sires in modern performance horse breeding, even though he never won a single race in his 21 starts

Furioso II 1983 16.1 1/2 hh chestnut Selle Francais stallion.

Furioso II was imported to Germany by the Oldenburg breeder, George Vorwerk .Furioso II was out of the great mare, Dame de Renville, who produced a series of wonderful horses when mated with Furioso.
He was approved for the Oldenburg studbook in 1967, and then went on to easily win his 100 day test. Later he was approved for Hannover, Rhineland, Hessen and Westfalia. For many years, Furioso II was ranked in the top three sires of leading money winners in Germany. He had winners in all disciplines. His show jumping stars included: FBI (with Thomas Frühmann) , Heissman (ridden by Eric Van Der Vleuten, then Michael Matz) and For Pleasure.
Perhaps Furioso II’s most influential son is Voltaire , out of a mare by another classic sire of jumping horses, Gotthard. 
Furioso II died in 1986 having sired 81 approved sons.

Gervantus II 1987 16.2 hh black Oldenburg stallion.

Gervantus II passed both the German stallion performance test in Medingen and the one in Switzerland in Avenches. Ridden by Urs Fah, he was a member of the Swiss Nation Team. He was a winner of several Niveau S and International, including at the CSI-W in Paris, where he placed three times in three starts; the CSI-A in Zurich, where he also place three times; and in Mannheim, where he place second in the Grand Prix. In preparation to European championship 1999, Gervantus II was forced to retire due to an unfortunate injury.

The Gervantus II 1995 dark bay son, Gamour CH, secured his place at the Beijing Olympics with wins at CCI3*  Baily Bor (Poland) 25-27.04,2008 from a field of 26 competitors, and at Barroca d'Alva (Portugal) 5-9.3.2008 from a field of 48 competitors.

Goodtimes 1998 16.1 hh bay KWPN stallion.

In the pedigree of Goodtimes we find Nimmerdor and Caletto I, stallions who both have jumped at the highest international level and are first class breeding stallions. Also Wahnfried brought in his time many international jumpers.As a 3 year old stallion Goodtimes was champion of the stallion test, his full brother Mercedes was 2nd in the Grand Prix of Indio. Good Times already has several approved sons and is the sire of various Champion foals and Champion mares. His daughter Bella Donna became provincial foal Champion and in Scotland one of his sons became Champion at the National Foal Show of Scotland. Daughter Wildcard became 4th in the NAWPN top 10 for jumping and movement. Goodtimes' offspring jump nationally as well as internationally at the top level. Goodtimes is an all-purpose breeding stallion. He sires horses for dressage, jumping and beautiful types.

Gotthard 1949 16.1 1/2 hh grey Hanoverian stallion

For seven years Gotthard was the leading sire of showjumpers in Germany - and his influence continues to the present day. During his time he sired over 34 licensed stallion sons - the most highly rated of which was Goldberg who was based in Westfalia alas for only four seasons. In Hanover, Gardestern I was the most important, while the private stallions, Goldpilz, Goldstern and Godehard were all influential. Gotthard was also influential as a mare sire and he was responsible for 26 States Premium mares. He was the sire of international showjumpers, Goya, Goldika, Gonzales, Galipolis, Queensway Big Q, Goldfink, Golden Gate, Graf Sieno and Graf 2. Gotthard’s son, Genever sired Genius, the World Cup Showjumping Champion of 1992. Another son, Goldpilz is the sire of John Whitaker’s Gamon. Gotthard has also been influential as a broodmare sire, another World Cup winner, The Natural (by Diskus) is out of a Gotthard mare, and Voltaire, the hugely influential Dutch based Hanoverian jumping sire, was similarly out of a Gotthard dam.

Grannus 1972  16.2 hh black Hanoverian stallion

Seven Olympic horses and more than 60 approved stallions, have made Grannus one of the greatest sires in the world. Grannus himself was a successful show jumper up to advanced level and is the kind of jumper producer you can rely on. Around the globe Grannus' offspring are to be found when it comes to show jumping: Grannusch/J. Whitaker, Imperial/R. Pessoa, previous German 6-year-old-showjumper champion Gaston/ H. Sprunger, Grand Slam/N. Skelton, Golo/G. Wiltfang and F. Sloothaak, Governor/P. le Jeune, Garfield/M.Jensen, Top Gun La Silla/Jan Tops, Grand Plaisir, Remus Equo, Warship, Gracieux and many more.

Hadrian  1983  17 hh chestnut Trakehner stallion.

The AWS gave him the Supreme Stallion designation. Hadrian has been a proven producer of top Warmblood Sport Horses for many years. His offspring are proven in sport and conformation line classes.  His pedigree includes the elite. The Trakehner Hefte says of Hadrian... "Appearing very strong and compact. In his foundation he fulfills the highest expectations for a breeding stallion and exhibits much  cadence in his way of going"

Herbststurm  1962 16.2 hh black Trakehner stallion 
 
Herbststurm, an imposing sire with great charisma and shining beauty. Champion Stallion of the DLG at Cologne in 1970. Prior to his sale to Denmark at the age of 12, Herbststurm left 68 registered broodmares, among them were numerous valuable mares which belong to the most outstanding of their era. A stallion of outstanding quality, Herbststurm's offspring were known to possess his wonderful presence, outstanding bone, substance and correct conformation, with excellent breed type and honest character. Particularly successful cross on mares with high content of thoroughbred blood. Herbststurm was also used extensively in Oldenburg to refine and improve the Oldenburg breed.
 Humboldt 1942 16 hh brown Trakehner stallion 
 
A stallion of great importance, Humboldt sired over 120 stud book mares as well as 17 approved sons. Through his progeny and their offspring have come many flourishing stallion lines and International competition and Olympic horses for both jumping as well as dressage. Humboldt was also used as an improvement sire for the Westphalian and Hanoverian breeds
Komet 1942 16 hh brown Trakehner stallion 
 Champion and top prize winning black stallion of particular beauty who stood as Chief Stallion at Schmoel, then went on to stand at the state-run establishment at Achselschwang in Bavaria where he contributed to the Bavarian horse breeding industry numerous premium mares and licensed stallions. A self-confident, lively and highly noble stallion, the impressive Komet possessed great body harmony and clear breed type. Komet was a great mover, demonstrating engergetic, rhythmical paces. With his valuable genes, Komet proved to be an important producer of excellent quality riding and competition horses. He has had a large impact on Trakehner breeding through his notable sons Gunnar, Herbstglanz, Hessenstein and Herbststurm.
Ladykiller xx 1961 Thoroughbred stallion

Ladykilller was one of the most important Thoroughbred stallions that played a key role in shaping the modern sport horse. Ladykiller was born in England in 1961 but he was no star on the racetrack, racing three times in two years and rating only a 80.5 kilo handicap – which luckily for him, was 0.5 kilos more than the minimum required for a Thoroughbred stallion to be accepted into German breeding ranks. Before his death in 1979, he sired 35 stallion sons including the twin pillars of Holstein: Landgraf and Lord. Both it should be noted out of mares with a good percentage of Thoroughbred blood – Lord’s dam was a full blood, while Landgraf’s dam was 25% Thoroughbred.

Landadel 1982 16.3 hh bay Holsteiner stallion

Landadel was one of the most popular and successful stallions of his generation who sadly died at a young age in 1996. Hardly a second sire deserves the label "foundation sire" as much as he does. His uniform transmission of type, nobility, color, movement and predisposition for jumping is second to none. He produced multiple licensing champion stallions, SPS mares, grand prix offspring and his presence is strongly noticed in the recent Federal and European championships. Landadel is fifth in the Hanoverian index with offspring over $30,000 earnings even though he is a Holsteiner and has earned well over $4 million

Landgraf I 1966 16.3 hh bay Holsteiner stallion

Landgraf was licensed in 1968 along with twelve other sons of Ladykiller xx. Landgraf finished in 5th place with the comments 'a lot of presence, good gaits with excellent propulsion, good confromation and average hindquarters.'
Jumping is the field where he excells most as a sire. The list of his showjumping offspring is endless. A few names for example: Freestyle (formerly Lalique) won Aachen Grand Prix, Libero won the Dutch National title five times  and also the 1994 Volvo World Cup. The licenced stallion, Lacros, is another along with top performers: Lucky Luke, Lanciano, Landlord, Lausbub and Taggi.
Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licenced for the Holsteiner stud book, like the champion of 1991, Linaro, and the dressage talent, Loutano. Some of his sons have already achieved top positions as performance sires, for example, Letus II, a jumping sire, and the versatile Landadel, who produced three champion stallions for the Oldenburger breed alone, and also the outstanding international showjumper, Le Cou Cou, a licenced stallion.
So far, 340 broodmares by Landgraf I are registered in the Holsteiner stud book, 260 of these are in the Head Stud Book, 70 have been awarded the State Premium, and a considerable number have been champion mares at shows. Landgraf I was a legend already during his life time. His genes are securely ancored in the breed of the modern sporthorse.

Landkönig 1994 16.3 hh bay Hanoverian stallion

Landkönig completed his 100 day test at Adelheidsdorf as a three-year-old and was 7th out of 50 with 118.10 points overall and a 9.5(!) for stadium jumping, 8's for willingness to work, character, temperament and the walk. Overall balanced on his jumping and rideability scores. The Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste 2005 lists Landkönig with a jumping breeding value of 132 putting him ahead of Ritual, Drosselklang, Espri, Escudo II, Grosso Z and many other top German Grand Prix producers! Landkönig was in fact the highest rated jumper listed, standing in the U.S. listed in the 2009 Stallion yearbook with a jumper breedvalue of 135 and 140 for ability, slightly higher than super producer and 2007 stallion of the year Argentinus.

Landkönig has produced, from his first foal crop, a licensed Hanoverian stallion son and in 2002 broke the record for producing the highest selling jumper ever in the history at the Hanoverian Elite auctions in Germany. Lantinus, a four-year-old gelding sold for Euro 215,000 also setting the record price for the Hanoverian auction year, something never done by a jumper! Lantinus has gone on to compete in the Beijing Olympics, 2010 WEG and was ranked the number one jumper in 2008. He also won the Rolex CHIO Aachen in 2009 and was runner-up at the 2010 Rolex Top Ten World Final beating the mighty Hickstead.

Locato 1987 16.2 1/2 hh bay Holsteiner stallion

Locato is by the Holsteiner stallion Lord, out of a Cor de la Bryere daughter. He is sire of the successful Grand Prix horses Eurocommerce Monaco and Lupo Orion

 

Luciano 1971 16.2 hh bay Hanoverian stallion

Luciano was known for producing highly talented performance horses in both dressage and Jumping. He had around 10 approved sons and his blood is highly sought after particularly in dam linages. The dam sire Luciano, who distinguished himself as a model athlete of the very first order, was also the full-brother of the dressage derby winner Marshall 55/Karin Rehbein. Apart from a number of approved sons such as Lord Nelson, Lincoln. Lundberg, Lurioso, Ludendorf and Ly sant, Luciano also presented the successful international competition sports horse Lorenzo 40/Paul Schockemohle, who won the English Showjumping Derby in Hickstead. His blood is highly sought after and proven to produce top performance horses and found in many good dressage stallions pedigree, including Depardieu.

Lucky Boy xx 1966 16.2 hh bay Thoroughbred stallion

Lucky Boy contributed to Dutch sport horse breeding by contributing a string of top jumpers to the international scene. Sire of Calypso who finished second in the 1980 World Cup final and then followed that up two years later with a victory in the 1982 final in Göteborg. Lucky Boy sired 16 stallion sons, the most famous of which was Octrooi, who had a successful career in the USA under the name, Best of Luck. Interestingly, he was out of a mare by yet another Thoroughbred sire, Koridon. Also there was Willi Melliger`s Van Gogh, and The Freak with Hugo Simon and later Dirk Hafemeister, and Anne Kursinski`s Medrano, and all three of them were in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games.

Lucky Boy II 

 

Lucky Boy II was by the great dutch foundation sire Lucky Boy xx. He competed in the Grand Prix jumper ring with his rider Gail Ross.

Lugano I 

Lugano I, a successful jumper, typifies the contribution to jumping performance of Der Loewe xx in the Hanoverian breed. Lugano I's sire, Der Loewe xx, was one of the most influential thoroughbred stallions standing at the Hanoverian state stud at Celle. He was the leading thoroughbred sire with regard to the number of registered competition horses sired. He was the founder of the much respected "L" line. L

Nimmerdor 1972 16.2 hh bay KWPN stallion 

During his performance test in 1975 Nimmerdor left no doubt as to his particular specialty; jumping. Preferent Nimmerdor was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn with whom he jumped in various world cups and made an impressive appearance at several important international competitions in for example Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to go to the Los Angeles Olympics but his owners declined as they considered it more important at the time that he devoted himself to his breeding activities. Nimmerdor is holding second place in the Dutch jumping index and breeds with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. He is rated very highly in the WBFSH ranking. Nimmerdor is also approved for Holstein. 

Pik As xx  1949 15.2 hh bay Thoroughbred stallion.

Pik As XX was easily the most famous Abendfrieden XX son in German warmblood breeding. Breeders and interested buyers soon recognised that he was a genetic transmitter with a lot of potential. One component of his success lies in his dam line. The bloodline of Postenkette also produced the top hereditary transmitter Pernod  XX (private stallion Westphalia) who became well known under Willi Schultheis, the full Pik As XX brother Perser (Celle state stud) and Playmate (Warendorf state stallion), who without exception matured to become renowned sires in their areas of application. Even though he transmitted absolutley good movement, his principal quality was as a sire of showjumpers. He produced a number of approved sons.itary transmitter

Pik König 1968 16 hh brown Hanoverian stallion.

Pik König is considered the most important son of the famous Thoroughbred sire of showjumpers, Pik As xx. Pik König sired 19 Approved sons and 22 State Premium mares. His offspring - such as Pirol 37 - were mainly successful in showjumping. With a dressage index of 126, and a jumping index of 131, Pik König had an overall rating of 129. 

Pilot 1974 16.2 hh bay Westphalen stallion.
 
Pilot was the youngest showjumper millionaire that has ever existed among Germany’s stallions. By the end of 1999, Pilot progeny had earned a staggering DM 6,250,000. Pilot’s breeding influence exceeds Westphalian borders. He is represented in almost all German breeds. In 2005, he was honored with a life-size monument in front of the Westphalian horse center in Münster-Handorf.
Pilot has sired numerous international Grand Prix winners, in the 1988 Seoul Olympics  Pedro with rider Wolfgang Brinkmann was on the gold medal winning German, Pirol / Lesley Mc Naught, P.S. Priamos / Ludger Beerbaum and Dirk Hafemeister, Prinzregent 7 / Norbert Koof and many more. 
Pilot continues to have a very strong influence in today sport horse breeding his offspring proven themselves to be amazing jumpers, outstanding dressage horses and talented hunters
Polydor   1972 Westphalen stallion

The great Westfalen jumper sire Polydor, among his accolades, was twice honored with the title "sire of the world", the world’s best transmitter of showjumpers. The life winnings of his progeny comprised almost four million Euro in 2003. Polydor was approved in 1974 and stood at the Westfalien state stud until his death in 1999. Polydor produced such international jumping stars as Porter, Panima, Gutsy Monroe, Argellith Bellenuit, Two Steps, La Silla, and Burg's Pretty Woman.  Positano one team silver at the Sydney Olympics. In 2006, Pilgrim (born 1995, out of a Weinberg mare) jumped successfully with Bjorn Nagel, while Sören Pedersen enjoyed success with Polly (out of a Parcours mare) while the licensed stallion, Pontifex (Polydor x Dialekt) jumped well with Lutz Gripshöver. At the World Cup final in 2006, the Libero H mare, Libertina, out of a Polydor mare, was a superstar with Jessica Kurten. The black stallion, Potsdam ( out of a Goldstern mare) continues to attract mares at the State Stud in Warendorf. 

Portland L 1995 16.2hh bay Westphalen stallion

Portland L is well known throughout Europe as a successful show jumper as well as a superior sire.  He was licensed as a two year old in Muenster, Germany. As a three year old it was obvious that this stallion would be destined for the higher levels of show jumping. He received the highest possible score of 10 - 2x by his Test Riders in the Jumping Category at the 100-Day Testing. At the ages of 5 and 6, Portland L won jumping classes of the 1.20m to 1.35m Level, qualifying for the German Federal Championships. In 2002, as a 7 yr. old, Portland L gained to his resume an unbelievable record of 17 wins and placings out of 18 starts at the M and S level (1.45m and up). 

Portland L's first crop of offspring have received a reputation of high competency in the sport and has also already produced a licensed son. In 2003 his eldest offspring were champions in young horse jumping classes and as 5 year olds have done the same in 2004, supporting their strong buyer demand. In 2004, Pirol by Portland L placed 6th in the FEI World Championships for Young Jumping Horses in Lanaken, Belgium. Pirol was enrolled in the PSI Auction in December 2004 in Ankum, Germany and sold as a 5 year old, for 155 000 Euro (Approx. $250 000).

Pregel  1957 16.2 hh grey Trakehner stallion 
The most successful representative of the Dampfross line, this grey stallion, foaled in 1958, is known as the most prominent and best riding horse sire of the postwar period in the whole of German riding horse breeding. Having sired 11 licensed sons, including the legendary Donauwind, Pregel's influence on the Trakehner breed will benefit riding horse breeding for decades to come.
Pythagoras  1927 15.3 hh dark brown Trakehner stallion 
 
Born at Trakehner in 1927, it is noted that the brown Pythagoras would have been the most influential and important stallion every used at Trakehner if he had stood there until the end of his days, but the 1944 evacuation of the stud put a premature end to his career. Between 1931 and 1944, Pythagoras sired 70 approved sons.
Raimond  1960 16 hh Holsteiner stallion

Stamm 185 is the sire of Ramiro Z  and a son of the legendary influence of  Anglo Arabian stallion Ramzes.  Raimond was a beautiful, muscular 16H stallion. He produced uniform and typy offspring. He produced many good broodmares with ideal temperaments. He crossed best with refined mares. He produced 6 approved sons including Ramiro and 122 approved daughters.

Rantzau 1946 16.1hh chestnut Thoroughbred stallion

Rantzau was a French-bred racehorse that went on to be an extremely influential sire of dressage, show jumping, and event horses, and is considered to be one of the most influential stallions from the French studbook.

Raphael  1979 16.2 hh bay Westfalen stallion

Raphael is probably best known as the sire of international jumpers like Radiator, Ralph or Millstreet Raphael. He also has produced no less than 11 FEI level dressage horses and even has offspring who are successfully competing at international level in carriage driving. He has earned great indices for producing show horses according to 2000 FN yearbook: 112 in dressage and 123 in jumping. Amongst his approved sons there are names like Rio Grande, Radiator and Ravallo who is a role model for work ethic and personality. In the hanoverian Verbands stallion yearbook 2001 he is one of few stallions who have significantly above average scores for all criteria regarded (breeding type: 113, conformation of limbs 125, dressage 118 and jumping 124). In 1999 an article in 'Reiter und Pferde in Westfalen' honored him as the top sire in the German stallions league leaving behind him names such as Landadel, Pilot, Capitol and others).

Ramiro Z.  1965  17.1 Bay Holsteiner Stallion

Ramiro Z has become world famous world wide and is duly called the "Euro-stallion" of his day. Preferent Ramiro decends from the famous male linage combination Raimond - Ramzes x - Rittersporn xx. The anglo arabian Ramzez represents one of the basic blood lines on which Holsteiner breeding has been founded. Ramzes gave a new dimension to sport horse breeding. Ramiro's dam is  Valine, who acquired international fame as a show jumper by the name of Corrale under Lutz Gossing. She is a daughter of the reputable thoroughbred Cottage Son, who became famous through his son Consul. Ramiro's dam is from linage 776 one of the most valueable Holsteiner female blood lines going back to Achill and Edelbert. In 1969 Ramiro was the absolute top stallion of his performance year and was not only used for breeding but was successfully showjumped. He was ridden by Fritz Ligges and excelled in his puissance performances, up to 2.2 meters as well as in competition where speed was essential. Ramiro moved to the Netherlands to Studbook Zangersheide in 1979, and came to the netherlands 2 years later. On the basis of of his breeding efforts that have earned him worldwide fame, he was declared horse of the year in  jumping in Amsterdam in 1992.

Ramzes 1937 16.1 hh Anglo-arabian stallion

Next to the Hanoverian stallions Agram and Ferdinand, the Anglo-Arabian Ramzes x belongs to the triumvirate of German procreators of sports horses following the Second World War. He was homozygotic i.e. his progeny were all greys.   He procreated high class showjumpers, as well as a number of approved sons and outstanding broodmares, of whom Vase, the full-sister of the aforementioned Romanus was probably the most significant. Her blood is pulsating in numerous Holstein horses today. The Ramzes x bloodline later splits up into two main streams: From Holstein, the Raimond Ramiro branch was widely distributed not only nation-wide, but world-wide. The other branch established itself enduringly using Westphalia as a base, through the Radetzky progeny, via Olympic silver and team gold medalist Remus 1.- Romulus 1 - Romadour II. The phenomenon that the Holstein Ramzes x progeny were overwhelmingly showjumpers, whereas the Westphalian offspring‘s main forte was foremost in advanced dressage (Ramus /Harry Boldt, Olympic gold medalist Mariano / Dr. Josef Neckermann, Tiga / Heinz Lamrners) has continued with a few exceptions from the F1 generation, up to the present day.

Rio Grande  1986 17.1 hh bay Hanoverian stallion

Rio Grande was the winner of the stallion performance test at Novemberhill Farm in 1991 scoring an excellent 135 points with consistently high scores for jumping (134 pts) and rideability (130pts.). He started his show career in the dressage ring. He was Basic Dressage Champion at the prestigious Tournament of Champions as a four year old. From 1994 to 1997 he was shown very successfully in the Grand Prix jumper ring by CET member Eric Lamaze. They were part of Team Canada that won the Nations Cup in New York and Toronto in 1995  and they won an International Class at the 1995 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Rio Grande is the USEF leading living hunter sire.

Schwalbenherbst  1979 16.3 hh black Trakehner stallion

Schwalbenherbst was imported from Germany, where, as a 2 year old he was German Premierin Neumuenster and as a 3 year old he finished the rigorous Erman 100 day Stallion testing in Warendorf, placing third. He received remarkable notes for Dressage and Jumping. He is noted for producing outstanding quality and beauty with remarkable movement in all paces. You will find him in the pedigree of many of the top Trakehner stallions breeding today.

Schwarzenegger  2001 17 hh black/brown Hanoverian stallion

Schwarzenegger is  a dual-purpose bred stallion who was born in Verden, Germany in 1997 from the Windeler breeding program. As a foal, Schwarzenegger was the vice-champion at the Lower Saxon Foal Championships. In his stallion performance test in Redefin, he scored an impressive 125,24 points. This score placed him 3rd overall out of 22 stallions. His integrated breeding value estimation is 122 for Dressage and 114 for jumping.  His temperament and character impressed the judges with a score of 9 and 10 respectively. In his offspring he tends to improve  the canter with a 120 as well as the the jumping manner and scope with a 128. He has brilliant basic gaits and an outstanding rideability. In 2007, he was victorious at various advanced level dressage tests. He has competed successfully at Intermedaire I in Germany.   He has offspring competing in both advanced dressage and advanced jumping classes. His offspring are known for their super basic gaits, fantastic trainability/rideability, and the tendency to show talent for both dressage and jumping. Schwarzenegger is also known to pass on his wonderful mind and kind expression making very rideable offspring.

Schwarzenegger is on the Top list of Jumper producers for the Hanoverian Breed for 2012, 2013, and 2014.  He is also tied for fourth on that list for producing movement.

 

Sion  1984 16.3 hh dark bay Oldenburg stallion

Sion is a highly esteemed and versatile stallion, sire of over 30 state premium mares in Oldenburg, including the winner of the Elite Mare Show 1995. He has 446 competition offspring, with lifetime earnings of 767.339 Euros!

He has sired 12 approved stallions, and successful sport horses including Shine On, Sir Oldenburg, Sir Tender, Sir Primeur, Schwarzenegger. Sion perhaps best known as the sire of international Grand Prix star Sterntaler-Unicef , currently ridden by  Matthias Alexander Rath, and has been named to the German dressage team.

Tacorde  2001 17.2 hh chestnut KWPN stallion

Tacorde is an imported dutch stallion competing in Grand Prix jumpers. He started his 2008 year in Arizona at HITS and moved up to the 1.40m by the second week of showing. In the 1.30m and 1.40m he has placed consistently in the top 10 proving that he has the speed and power to be competitive at the upper levels. Tacorde's sire Olympic Concorde was named Horse of the Year in Holland in 2003. Concorde is the number one producer of show jumpers by money won in the USA in 2002 with his offspring earning nearly $200,000 in 2002 on the American show jumping circuit. He is also listed on the top ten for show jumper stallions world wide.
Tacorde's Dam Narcis W is by the immensely popular Goodtimes. Goodtimes has produced many successful horses in both the jumper and dressage rings and several approved stallions. Narcis W's grand sire on the bottom is Damiro who is known for adding tractable minds and more great athletic ability.

Totilas  1938 16 hh brown Trakehner stallion 
 
Totilas was born at the Trakehner central stud in 1938. Described as the most prominent foundation stallion in West German Trakehner breeding, Totilas contributed over 100 registered mares and several approved sons.
Tropenwald 1941 16 hh chestnut Trakehner stallion 
 
An above average stallion with strong caliber and good movement. Held in very high esteem by the experts of the breed. He has become an important factor in today's Trakehner breeding, especially through his legendary son Pregel.

Voltaire 1979 16.2 hh bay Dutch stallion

Voltaire was really the first of the super star performance stallions to go on and prove himself equally as important as a breeding stallion. In the competition arena, he won at the highest level, winning Nations Cup classes at Calgary, Stockholm, s’Hertogenbosch, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembley. In 1989 he won the Grand Prix of Berlin with Jos Lansink and second in the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden. Voltaire was the sire of the most offspring at the Olympic Games of Atlanta in 1996. Moreover, the world famous Voltaire was second in 1999 on the World Breeding Rankings of Showjumping Sires. Voltaire has over 30 approved sons in Europe. Many of his offspring jump at Grand Prix level such as Concorde, Finesse, Altaire, Kahlua, Play it Again, Helios, Electro, Danta and Especial to name but only a few. Foltaire ridden by Gunther Seidel is a famous offspring of Voltaire in the International dressage ring.

Waldkönig  1983 16.3 hh chestnut Hanoverian stallion.
 
Waldkönig was a 16.3 hh Elite imported Hanoverian stallion by one of Germany's hottest sires, Wenzel. Wenzel had the distinction of having three sons approved as breeding stallions in 1986 alone. Woermann, his grandsire, competed in both dressage and jumping, passing his dual talents on to his get. Waldkönig's dam's sire was the legendary Pik König.
Weltmeyer 1984 16.1 1/2HH Hanoverian Stallion

As the AHS put it, "Weltmeyer continues to almost single-handedly reshape the Hanoverian breed." He was the 1986 winner of the stallion licensing in Verden, and the 1987 winner of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf. In the same year Weltmeyer also won the three-year-old stallions classification at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses in Warendorf. In 1988 he was honored in Verden as best stallion of his age-group and awarded with the "Freiherr von Stenglin-Prize". One year later he became DLG Champion 1989 in Frankfurt. And last but not least he became "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" in 1998. As of today, Weltmeyer has produced 70 licensed sons, all of them are excellent stallions. A study of the pedigrees of many internationally prominent Hanoverian dressage horses reveals that many are either by sons of Weltmeyer or out of one of his daughters. At the 2002 Ratje Niebuhr-Show, Weltmeyer was the leading sire. Out of 51 mares which placed first through third in 17 classes, Weltmeyer sired eight, including champion SPS Wiami and and reserve champion Wicke. Overall, his blood was present in one third of all the mares, by from 25% to 50% percent. When it comes to capacity for dressage and the temperament necessary for a top competitor, this stallion simply cannot be beaten. In 2005, Weltmeyer received a Breeding Value Index of 152 points, with an assurance of 99% heritability, from the German Equestrian Federation.

Wendekreis 16.1HH bay Hanoverian Stallion

Wendekreis is regarded as one of the most influential stallions of the past few decades and is well known as a producer of riding horses with excellent trainability.

Wenzel 
 
Wenzel produced 612 competition horses in Germany alone, with winnings of DM880,000 - and almost all of that in the dressage arena. On the World Breeding Standings he currently has seven international competitors listed, which puts him 10th on the rankings for the period 1992-2001. Wenzel was one of the first sons of Woerman to shine, and was out of a mare by Matador/Don Carlos/Frustra II.

Wermiszel 1971  Bay Trakehner Stallion

Wermiszel was bred by the Polish State Stud Liski. Like many of the older Polish stallions, he carried a very good dose of main stud Trakehnen bloodlines and was a member of the highly regarded Perfectionist xx - stallion line. The line goes via Perfectionist xx - Jagdheld - Ararad and was one of the very top performance lines of its time. Wermiszel carried line breeding to Perfectionist xx and the very good (and substantial) Parsival, whose most important son in Trakehnen was of course Hirtensang. He was an important sire in the history of Trakehnen's chestnut herd. His daughter Peraea alone put the family on an exposed position through her son Pregel and her grand son Donauwind *E*. To name all family members of this Hirtansang line would need more space (and time)- this is a very mportant line in Trakehner breeding even today! Wermiszel also carried Eiserner Fleiss - the sire of Ernest, who sired the great Ozean, without doubt one of the most overlooked and yet successful jumper producers the Trakehner breed ever had. His grand son, the Hanoverian Grannus, is a multi million Euro jumper sire, and the Ozean - Cesar line produced the international show jumper Suchard and his equally successful son Balisto Z - to this day the only Trakehner stallions ever approved at the Belgium Zangersheide Stud.

Wesporte 16.3HH Hanoverian Stallion.

Westporte is an imported Hanoverian by Wolkentanz out of a Fabriano mare.  He obtained his 2 year Hanoverian breeding license in Germany based on his movement, jumping ability and conformation.  He has been shown in the professional and amateur hunter divisions, consistently placing in the top 3 over fences and under saddle in the Conformation and working divisions at AA rated shows.  In 2006 he was awarded horse of the year for USEF zone 9. and in 2007 he was mid-circuit champion Green Conformation hunter and reserve AA 18-35 in Thermal California.

Wodan 1978 18HH Black Hanoverian Stallion

Wodan was a Grand Prix showjumper under Franke Sloothak. In 1989, the pair took first place at the Vienna Grand Prix (photo on left). He had outstanding jumping scope and technique and is known to produce that in his offspring. Many of them are in higher level competition in germany in both jumping and dressage. His production record includes performers such as Tascalusa, Wallentino and Wodyna just to name a few. 

Woermann 1971 16.1HH Liver Chestnut Hanoverian Stallion.
Woermann, when licensed in 1973 became a new standard for type, frame and movement- his elastic, rhythmic and elevated trot was unseen before. Woermann passes to his offspring very good conformation and is the grand sire of Weltmeyer.  During the inspection in 1973, it was said he had 'energetic temperament, sufficient  durability, very good rideability, jumping ability of good average, very good outstanding   trot walk ,  good  canter - a  very  talented  riding horse, most suitable for dressage.' Woermann's most important sons are the State Stud stallions,World Cup 1 and  Wenzel 1. World Cup 1, a liver chestnut, born  in 1977, was performance test winner 1980, Hanoverian stallion  of the year 1996; sire of such important  stallions as  Warkant and the living legend, Weltmeyer as well as international dressage stars like Isabell Werth's Welcome.
Wolkentanz I 1991 16.1HH Hanoverian Stallion

One of the successful sons of the legendary sire Weltmeyer, he became Champion Stallion at the Verden licensing in 1993. In 1994 he won the three-year-old stallions classification at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses, and was runner-up in the stallion performance test, scoring a convincing 140.53 points in the dressage category. In 1995 Wolkentanz was honored as the best stallion of his age-group. Like his father, Wolkentanz has excellent movement, rideability and a supreme talent for dressage. Wolkentanz is well known for his lovely performances as a member of the Celle Dressage Quadrille. His offspring are generally very typey, elegant and with excellent movement and temperaments. In 2001 he produced both the champion colt and filly of the German Foal Championships--with both scoring perfect 10's on their gaits.

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