1993 Stud Book Mare


1975 Bay Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S172, height 165 cm (16.1H), girth 78.6", bone 8.25".
Bred by I & H Hencke, Schloss Ricklingen, FRG; Owned by Legacy Trakehner Stud.

Premium stallion at 1977 Neumünster approvals, Graditz was performance tested in 1978 at Medingen. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Extremely beautiful in all parts. Finely chiseled head, good neck, best overall top line, somewhat light in bone, good hocks, first-class mover, especially at the trot."
Graditz was also approved by the Hannoverian Verband. He was imported to the United States in 1980 and had the distinction of siring seven ATA-approved stallions. His stallion sons include ADVOCATE, DICHTER, DONNERKEIL, IBSEN, LAUSBUB (gelded), and PENNANT.

Graditz died in 2001, leaving at the time of his death 5 approved stallion sons, 2 approved stallion grandsons, and 44 stud book daughters. His son TZIGANE was later approved by the ATA.

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1970 Chestnut Trakehner stallion
height 162 cm (16.0H); girth 191 cm; cannon 20.7 cm.
Bred by V. Wagner von Schöning.

Performance tested and winner at Westercelle 1973, he was a successful Class "S" jumper. The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"Walk, trot, canter good. Attentive favorable temperament, firm constitution. Good rideability, easy to handle. Good jumping ability. Elegant riding horse for multiple disciplines. Excellent example of a sire with good breed and stallion type: noble, expressive head, very well-set neck, good shoulder, saddle position and topline, harmonious physique, four good legs, very ground covering movement in all gaits. Rondo delivers hard, dry horses of pleasing type. The movement could often show more authority. His get are sometimes light in their foundations. The stallion has produced some excellent sport horses for all disciplines."
He sired 3 graded sons and 33 studbook daughters, with children competing at the highest levels in dressage and jumping. Rondo died in 1997.

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Avignon II

1974 Black/Brown Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S180, height 16.1H, girth 77.2", bone 9".
Bred by Dr. Rudolph Arning, FRG; Owned by and imported by The Barton Family of Sorento, Illinois.

Full brother to the German Verband Stallion of the Year and Elite Hengst AROGNO (sire of TCN PARTOUT ridden by Anky van Grunsven), and the States Premium and Premium Mare ANNA KARENINA; half brother to numerous graded stallions including ISTANBUL and DAMASKUS.

Sire of multiple champions, in hand as well as all disciplines; sire of ATA approved stallion PAJOU and 1996 ATA National Champion Mare THE NOIR VOM CASTELL. 20 years after his importation to the US, his impact is still seen in Germany, exemplified by his granddaughter LIVONNE, State Premium and Verband Premium mare, photographed after claiming Reserve Champion at the Landesschau in Westfalia, 2000. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Harmonious overall, full of expression; medium frame, correct, medium strong foundation; breed type and characteristics clearly evident; well muscled body, compact and tautly textured; type of the multifaceted performance horse that could have a bit more masculinity. "
Avignon died in 2003 at Castell Imperator Hof.


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The Princess Condé

Dark Bay Trakehner mare.

Princess was bred by the Barton family of Sorento, Illinois and has been a valued member of the broodmare herd of Castell Imperator Hof.

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1932 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 170 cm (16.3H); girth189 cm; cannon 21.5 cm.
Bred by I. Prieger, Grosshansdorf.

The German Stallion Book provides these remarks:
"Good stallion expression combined with excellent type. Significant and noble in all respects; very good movement. Excellent length and form of the neck as well as the shoulder area; in spite of long lines, strong connections; movement is better in front than behind; flawless, sufficiently strong foundation; very good movement. Beautiful type with a noble face and a good neck with large frame are characteristic of his get, as well as good character. Especially valuable because of his many good daughters with big movement."
He died in 1980, leaving 12 approved stallion sons and 55 studbook daughters.

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1956 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 160 cm (15.3H); girth 180 cm; cannon 20.2 cm.
Bred by the Trakehner Verband Hamburg at Gestüt Hunnesrück, FRG.

The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Noble, expressive stallion standing over much ground. Very pretty head, much neck, shoulder and withers; good topline, sufficient depth of girth; dry, correct foundation, but light; expansive way of going in the walk, trot, and canter; right front points somewhat outward. The stallion covered only few mares but produced very quality horses."
He sired 4 stud book mares before 1960 when he was sold to Denmark, where he died in 1975.

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1965 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by Gutsverwaltung Schwaighof b. Nordendorf, Bavaria.

Flaneur was Reserve Champion of the 1967 Körung at Neumünster, and was approved with the comments: "Exemplary model with much significance in the whole appearance. Typey head; good neck; well-positioned, broad, and well-muscled shoulder; good and uniformily conditioned body. Strong and correct in the foundation with good, straight movement. The stallion has proven himself to be a predictable, above-average sire."

Performance tested at Westercelle 1968, Flaneur was highly scored and described as follows: "Quiet, very balanced temperament, playful but good in character. Constitution tight and firm. Good rideability, balanced, uncomplicated and comfortable to ride. Better than average jumping ability; good overall performance ability; good ground-covering walk, swinging and correct trot, well-balanced loose canter. A stallion with many possibilities."

He was a successful eventer and spent most of his life in the care of Ilka-Ilona Wenzel. His impact on the Trakehner breed is great, having sired 15 graded stallions in Germany (the most important generally considered to be AROGNO) and 106 Stud Book daughters, including the States Premium Mare MAHARANI II (dam of Elite Stallion MACKENSEN and full brothers MAHAGONI and MARLON), States Premium Mare PERIHEL, and Elite Mares KANCONETTE and KARAWANE II (dam of the approved stallion KANTOR, States Premium and Premium Mare KANDICE, and Elite Mare KARAVELLE III). His descendents are sought after for competition, and his son TROUBADOUR was Christine Stückelberger's reserve mount for the Seoul Olympics. Flaneur died in 1988.


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Arcticonius xx

1968 Black/Brown Irish Thoroughbred mare
Registered in the Trakehner Verband Anhang, 170 cm (16.3H), girth 205 cm (80.7"), bone 21 cm (8.25"), inspection marks 2,2,2/2,2 (old system, highest "0").

Truly a super-mare, as well as Verband Elite mare, Arcticonius gave birth to three graded stallions--full brothers AVIGNON II and Elite Stallion AROGNO (also Reserve Champion at Körung and winner of his performance testing) by FLANEUR, and ACAJOU by the Flaneur son DAMASKUS, as well as daughters including the States Premium and Premium Mare ANNA KARENINA (dam of the stallion AMATCHO), and ARKTIS II (dam of the stallion ARENTINO), both daughters by FLANEUR. Arcticonius xx died in 1992.


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1971 Bay Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S179, height 171 cm (16.3H +); girth 200 cm; cannon 22.0 cm.
Bred by V. Wagner von Schöning, FRG.

Reserve champion at the Neumünster approvals in 1973 with the comments "A breeding stallion of significant format with good pronounced musculature and a strong foundation; the strong, broad hocks stand a bit close, the hind pasterns a bit out; significant mechanics in all gaits."

Ricardo completed the performance test at Westercelle in 1974 with the following results: "Sufficient walk, swinging trot with action, energetic canter; quiet temperament, occasionally studdy; constitution sufficiently hard; rideability rather good; good jumping ability; overall rather good. Quality horse with good jumping aptitude in stadium and cross country."

He was imported to the U.S. by the Barton family of Sorento, Illinois in 1980 and stood at their Castell Imperator Hof until his death in 1983. In his relatively short breeding career he sired 20 stud book daughters in Germany, and three stallion sons in the US: TAUSENDSASSA and TAUROGGEN out of TARABIA "E", both approved by the ATA and since gelded, and DANZIG, previously approved by the NATA and now ATA licensed, currently standing at stud. Ricardo is also the dam's sire of the imported MAHAGONI son, BÜTOW, out of BARINA.

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Ta Condé

Trakehner mare owned by the Barton family. Ta Condé is the dam of the 1996 National Champion Mare THE NOIR VOM CASTELL by AVIGNON II.

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Schöner Abend

1958 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 164 cm (16.0H+); girth 186 cm; cannon 22.0 cm.
Bred by H. Steinbrück, Gilde.

The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"Very well constructed breeding stallion with four excellent, strong legs. Expressive head with somewhat heavy throatlatch; longer, well-carried neck; good topline; muscular, oval, broad croup; straight way of going with sufficient swing; somewhat short-strided. Valuable for his many good daughters with strong foundations and good overall impressions; some get are lacking in size. Temperament and character flawless; good movement."
Schöner Abend was retired in 1987, having sired 3 approved sons and 51 stud book daughters.

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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Sired by TOTILAS and out of MELDUNG by BURGBANN.

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1954 Light Bay Trakehner stallion
height 161 cm (15.3H+); girth 186 cm; cannon 20.0 cm.
Bred by A. Tummescheit, FRG.

Sterndeuter is one of 7 approved sons of the Thoroughbred stallion, STERN xx. These comments are from the German Stallion Book:
"Good breeding stallion type in large format; much neck and shoulder; sufficient body depth; medium weight legs; energetic, ground-covering gaits. His image as a breeding stallion climbs from year to year because he delivers good, honest, easily-handled horses with comfortable riding characteristics. A number of his get are top caliber."
When he died in 1977, Sterndeuter left 3 approved sons and 74 studbook mares.

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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Sired by LAUSBUB and out of RENI 469. Regina is the dam of ROSITTEN as well as the Verband Premium mare RASTENBURG by ISLÄNDER.

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1941 Light Bay Trakehner stallion
height 157 cm (15.1H+); girth 186 cm; cannon 21.3 cm.
Bred at the Main Stud Trakehnen.

A son of BUSSARD out of a PYTHAGORAS daughter. The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"Shorter in height, standing over much ground with slightly long barrel. Four correct, strong legs with broad and well-formed. Swinging movement, somewhat wide behind. Sires good type and especially swinging movement, almost always sufficient size, often pronouncedly large frames."
Hansakapitän died in 1963, leaving 15 approved sons and 43 studbook mares.

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Bay Trakehner mare

Sired by SUOMAR (a son of PYTHAGORAS) and out of TRESSE by ALARMBEREIT.


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1942 Chestnut Trakehner stallion
height 162 cm (16.0H); girth 196 cm; cannon 20.8 cm.
Bred at the Main Stud Trakehnen.

A son of PYTHAGORAS, Keith was the last surviving member of the original Trakehners who made the Trek from East Prussia, dying in 1976 at age 34. The German Stalliom Book provides as follows:
"A quite bright appearance with dry foundation, good body depth and width and swinging gaits. Considering his long breeding use, one would have expected a more lasting influence on the breed; he delivered some above average horses of good type and build, and also the very good breeding stallions Schönberg and Tausendsassa. His get sometimes lacked size and occasionally toed in."
He left to the breed 3 approved stallions and 23 studbook mares.

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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Sired by ALARICH and out of GANSELBLUME II by ALBA.

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1957 Grey Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 185 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by G. Hoogen, Vogelsangshof, Rheinland.

Maharadscha won Second Prize at the 1962 DLG Exhibition in Munich. He was of vast importance to the Trakehner breed in the post-World War II period, as a grandson of the extremely significant Arabian stallion Fetysz ox. Maharadscha sired 11 graded sons and 82 stud book mares, including German Elite mare ABIZA (dam of ABDULLAH). He improved the herds of his own stud as well as the State Studs at Birkhausen and Rantzau, in addition to Gestüt Schwaighof. The German Stallion Book lists the following comments:
"Extraordinarily beautiful, expressive stallion with Arabian stamp, but in a large format. Very pretty face, much neck, thoroughly sufficient girth; the way of going is elastic and swinging; the stallion shows the best inclination for riding. In his youth he had such a bad accident that his recovery was doubtful. From that he retained a somewhat crooked head carriage which was only noticeable in the stable. From a veterinary perspective, this probably resulted from a hearing impairment from the accident.

A stallion of vast significance not only in the Trakehner but also in Bavarian breeding. Although somewhat nervous and therefore a hard keeper, he did not pass that on. His children inherited a pleasant character, good rideability, and good rhythmic movement. His sons, Flaneur in the Trakehner and his full brother, Mahdi, in the Bavarian breed, took a paramount position."

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Flocke IV

Bay Trakehner mare.

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Apollonius xx

Thoroughbred stallion

Sired by ARCHIVE xx (a son of NEARCO xx) and out of PREEN xx by PRETORIUS xx.

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Arctic Gail xx

Thoroughbred mare

Sired by HILL GAIL xx and out of ARCTIC PATH xx by ARCTIC STAR xx.

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1966 Grey Trakehner stallion
height 165 cm (16.1H); girth 191 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by Trakehner Verband at Gestuet Hunnesrück.

Index was performance tested at Medingen in 1969 with the following evaluation: "Good walk, sufficient trot, very good canter; exceptional constitution and temperament; rideability evaluation good; cross-country test very good." The Stallion Book comments are:
"Compact, well-sprung ribs and very muscular stallion with a pretty, small head. The front feet could be tighter. Very agile and always balanced in all movements. Surprisingly he produced large-framed horses, amongst then breeding stallions with quality and much movement."
Index sired 5 graded stallions and 54 studbook mares before his death in 1989.

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Premium Mare, maternal granddam of Elite Stallions ROCKEFELLER and RAVEL.

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Prince Condé

1967 Black Bay Trakehner stallion
height 167 cm (16.1H +); girth 190 cm; cannon 19.7 cm.
Bred by H. Adolff, Laiserslautern.

Prince Condé was Reserve Champion of his approvals at Neumünster and Champion at the DLG Exhibition at Hannover 1972. He was performance tested at Westercelle 1970 with the following results: "Walk good, trot and canter very good; sensitive temperament; hard constitution; good rideability, needs a sensitive hand; good jumping ability; intelligent riding horse with versatility."

The German Stallion Book provides: "The highest measure of nobility and beauty; complete harmony in everything. Smooth musculature; dry and clear texture; lovely in neck and head; wonderful in his manner and way he presents himself. Ideal movement for a riding horse in all paces. Girth's depth and breadth above average; the cannons could be somewhat heavier."

He sired 4 approved sons, including ZAUBERKLANG (Reserve Champion of his performance test, DLG Champion, and winner of 5 championship titles at Devon), as well as 37 studbook mares.

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Trakehner mare

Tansania is sired by HARTUNG and out of TANGENTE by MAIGRAF xx.


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