|TARA VOM CASTELL||AVIGNON II||FLANEUR|
|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ||RICARDO|
"Tall, strong, broad & deep. Good neck set and harmonious overall impression; good movement. Significant breeding stallion type of high quality."Due to an injury received in importation, he started his competition career late. He was competed through Intermediare I and evented through Preliminary, and schooled in all the FEI movements. Unfortunately, complications arising from his earlier injury forced his early retirement. He was recognized in the 2000 book Trakehner Hengstregister as one of the limited list of stallions who have been successful in sport, acknowledging his successful dressage career through "S" Level. Standing at Gay McCall's Dancing Fields Farm in California, Kaspareit became one of the most popular Trakehner stallions in North America.
"Very significant and high-class in everything. Good large frame, strong skeleton, voluptuous muscles; excellent way of going in all paces."Mozart stood at Gestüt Hämelschenburg in Hameln from 1976 through 1979. He was sold to Holland in 1980, where he was accepted as an improvement sire within the Dutch Warmblood and became Dutch champion three times. In 1985 was imported to the United States. He sired 4 graded sons and 57 studbook daughters in Germany, including the Elite Mare SCHWALBENBURG, and many quality horses throughout Europe and in North America. Mozart died in 1997 while breeding a mare.
"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.
"Good character, balanced temperament, hard constitution. Responds to all ridden cues very willingly, easily and comfortably. Walk sufficiently good, trot good with extension. A stallion with much expression and dryness. Expressive face, good neck; much shoulder; in all quite compact. The front legs could be somewhat sturdier, formation of the hocks is satisfactory. The stallion goes somewhat wide behind, the hooves somewhat close together; way of going is very swinging, although not quite correct.He died in 1984, leaving 13 approved stallion sons and 98 studbook daughters, including the Elite Mare JENNY.
Almost all get are marked by energetic, swinging movement, and usually also by beautiful heads with good overall expression. If the mare is coarse in some respects, the children also are somewhat. Gunnar produced good breeding horses as well as good riding horses. Overall, he is considered a valuable element for Trakehner breeding."
"Walk, trot and canter very good; constitution satisfactory; good temperament, balanced character. Rideability very good; cross-country performance test good, jumping ability very good. Total result: very good.Ibikus was sold to Denmark in 1976, then returned to Germany where he stood from 1977 through 1983. He returned to Denmark in 1983, and died in 1996. He sired 12 approved sons in Germany and 106 studbook daughters, including the Verband Elite Mares GO-DA, GONDOLA, KLEOPATRA, and SCHWALBENBURG; he also made an impression in Denmark, where he sired, among others, an approved stallion as well as the dam of the Danish Champion stallion RAMBO.
Based on pedigree, conformation, and movement, he is a top-notch stallion of significant frame and good caliber with very expansive, fluid movement. He has obtained numerous tournament successes under his owner [O. Langels], as well as several riding horse Championships."
"Ibikus is one of the most influential sires of the Trakehner breeding since the second world war. Ibikus takes a leading position within the Trakehner population, not only through the amount and the quality of his approved sons and registered daughters, but also with respect to the delivery of Elite Auction horses, stallion-mothers, and successful competition horses especially in dressage." (Lars Gehrmann 1997)
"Walk, trot, canter good. Attentive favorable temperament, firm constitution. Good rideability, easy to handle. Good jumping ability. Elegant riding horse for multiple 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.
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."
"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 2002 at Castell Imperator Hof.
"Medium frame, full of charm, harmony and balance; beautiful, very expressive head; shapely and well-muscled body; foundation medium strength; way of going straight and swinging. One of the most significant stallions of the last two decades. Equally outstanding in the production of breeding animals and riding horses. Emphasized especially in his children are harmony, good type, balanced movement, and flawless character."Komet died in 1980, having sired 7 approved sons and 52 stud book daughters, including the Verband Elite mare HERBSTBLÜTE.
"Strong, important breeding stallion with good stallion expression. Noble, character-full head; well-set and well-carried neck; good in the withers and shoulder; very beautiful in the topline; especially muscular, well-formed croup; excellent hocks, just a bit straighter than ideal. Well-formed knees; short sturdy cannons; well-muscled forearm; front pasterns somewhat upright, the hooves having a slight tendency to contracted heels. Straight, very swinging way of going. In all a very correct breeding stallion.Considered by many to be the most important sire post World-War II, Impuls left to the breed 17 approved sons and 117 studbook mares, including the Verband Elite mare SCHWALBENLIED, at his death in 1976.
He is paramount in the production of good broodmares with much substance, best foundation and good character. Some sons are valuable breeding stallions, and some children have excelled in competition, both in jumping and in dressage."
"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.
"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.