|GUY LAROCHE||MICHELANGELO||PASTEUR xx||BURGERMEISTER xx|
|TARA VOM CASTELL||AVIGNON II||FLANEUR|
|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ||RICARDO|
"Large framed, strong Pasteur-grandson of the best breed type with a beautiful head and neck; large sloping shoulder with good withers blending smoothly into a slightly long back and a performance-promising croup. Foundation is strong and correct. Three good basic gaits.As a 4 year old Guy Laroche achieved many wins in Materiale and Dressage suitability. Winning Riding Horse championships, dressage and showjumping competitions, he was the best Trakehner stallion at the Trakehner Federal Show in 1993 and qualified for the German National Championships. He was member of the winning family group of his dam, Galante, at the Rhineland State Championships at Aachen in 1996. He was trained by Olympic and World Champion Uwe Sauer up to FEI level dressage. In 2001 he won several showjumping competitions under a junior rider with limited experience. He was a member of the pas de quatre at the Saxonia/Thuringia State Stud Moritzburg stallion parade in 2001, and in 2003 was the "cover horse" for the State Stud's directory. He is featured on his own page in "Selected Stallions of Germany," 2002.
"His first foal crop is stamped by remarkably large-framed, outgoing, and agile get. They are usually recognized as children of their father by their nobility, conformation, and presence. Guy Laroche sires foals with excellent neck sets. Some are base-wide in front and occasionally have straighter angles in the hind leg. The movement is forward, in noble self-carriage, and with good reach and high regularity, almost always an improvement on the mothers'. Only when crossed with certain mares are the backs slightly long."
"Very typey improvement sire with a face full of expression, good neck carriage, uphill with a beautifully formed and well-positioned shoulder, withers, and croup, with a foundation which is very light and elastic. Three good basic gaits, light-footed and elastic."Ranked the best mare sire by the Trakehner Verband for 2000 and 2001, Michelangelo has also been proven as a sire by his five approved Trakehner sons, who include Neumünster Champion KENNEDY and the Premium Stallions GUY LAROCHE and SUMMERTIME. He is also the dam's sire of the 2000 Verband Champion Mare, LANTANA. His influence reaches beyond the Trakehner breed, due in part to the five years he stood for breeding in Holland.
"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.
"Stallion of the best lines in large rectangular format with clear contours. Good in the neck, withers, back, and foundation. Very good movement."Lucado died young in 1979, leaving five approved sons (ARON, GRANDEUR, HERBSTRUF, KONDOR, and MOHAMMED) and 49 studbook mares.
"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.
"Ideal model of the Trakehner breed post World War II, impressing in type, conformation, movement, rideability, and suppleness as well as overall quality. One of the most important stallions of the last 40 years, both in terms of the number of his registered descendents and in the quality he produces. His approved sons are different and, especially when out of mare families with low rideability, their riding quality can be less than desired. Otherwise his children are true to type, harmonious and correct in their conformation and often have extremely swinging, elastic movement. Occasionally they have less size and substance than would be expected. Matador enjoys an outstanding reputation as a riding horse sire."Matador had nine approved sons including TIPPERARY, PASCAL, MONSUN, RHEINGOLD, KRONJUWEL, HORATIO, and MAESTRO, and 143 studbook daughters.
"Good temperament, honest character, satisfying constitution. Very willing under the rider. Very good walk, trot has much schwung, and a very pleasing canter with excellent reach. A very attentive jumper with above-average talent. A stallion which possesses all of the characteristics of a first-class, versatile riding horse.In 1975 Donauwind was exported to Denmark, then returned to Germany in 1980 and sold to Canada in 1981. From 1982 until his death in 1986 Donauwind stood in the U.S. Donauwind's impact on the breed is difficult to summarize, as he left 16 approved sons in Europe (inlcuding LIBERIUS, TANNENSEE, BLITZWIND, and UNKENRUF) and 125 daughters. Probably the most famous of his children is the Olympic Gold Medallist ABDULLAH.
"Very high quality with very good breed and stallion type. Good, proudly carried neck, dry appearance. Very balanced and harmonious in all portions of the body. Strong and correct in the foundation. Good movement.
"One of the best sires of the post-war period. His colts and mares are equally good. His get are pleasant in temperament and easy to ride."
"A stallion with great chic and charm. Good face, beautifully formed neck, angled shoulder with well-defined withers; a harmonious body; correct, medium-weight foundation, good movement. Get are typey and of large lines with good movement and sufficient foundations characterised by hardness and dryness."Sire of the approved stallions GLANZLICHT, ARGONAUT and ARGUMENT (sire of Isabell Werth's ANTHONY FRH), and the mare SCHÖNAU II, dam of SCHÖNFELD, SCHÖNFELDER, and SCHÖNBRÜCK.
"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.