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|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ||RICARDO||INDEX|
|TA CONDÉ||PRINCE CONDÉ|
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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."
"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.