2006 FOAL

by Guy Laroche out of Tariana by Graditz *E*

Guy Laroche

1988 Bay Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S372, height 167 cm, girth 196 cm, bone 21.0 cm (at age 2.5).
Bred by Hans-Peter Heimen, FRG; Owned by Cornelia Kempter/Rappenhof Trakehner Stud.

Guy Laroche was approved at Neumünster in 1990 as a Premium stallion, placed third behind his half-brother KENNEDY and the living legend, E.H. SIXTUS. He was performance tested at Warendorf in 1992, placing fourth in a field of 22 and achieving impressive scores, including 9's for character and temperament and 8's for willingness to perform, ability to perform, freejumping, rideability, walk and canter. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"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.

"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."
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.

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1985 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 163 cm; girth 195 cm; cannon 19.5 cm (at age 2.5)
Bred by Gestüt Heinen-Bönninghardt, FRG; standing at Gestüt Webelsgrund.

Approved at Neumünster in 1987, Michelangelo was performance tested at Warendorf in 1988, placing third out of a field of 17. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"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.

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Galante V

1979 Dark Chestnut Trakehner mare

An Elite, States Premium, and Verband Premium mare, Galante was the winner of the National Trakehner Show at Verden in 1989. She produced three State Premium mares, including GRAZIE (dam of GIPSY KING, Reserve Champion of his Stallion Performance Test at Warendorf in 1993).

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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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Pasteur xx

1963 Black/Brown Thoroughbred stallion
height 169 cm
Bred by Prof. Watermann of Hamburg, FRG

A highly influential Thoroughbred in the Trakehner breed, Pasteur sired seven approved sons and 48 studbook mares. Among the most famous of his children are: the stallion MAHAGONI, sire of 10 approved stallions and a top class dressage sire whose son PERON anchored the U.S. Dressage team to a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic games; and the stallion MICHELANGELO, a successful dressage competitor and sire of 5 approved Trakehner sons.

Pasteur stood at the Vogelsangshof at Rheinland and as main sire at the East Prussian stud at Hunnesrück. Pasteur died in 1985.

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1979 Brown Trakehner mare
height 162 cm, girth 185 cm, bone 19.5 cm
Inspection scores 8,8,8/9,8

An Elite, States Premium, and Verband Premium mare, Miami was Reserve Grand Champion of the German National Trakehner Show and of the German National Riding Horse Show, as well as Grand Champion of the Trakehner State Championships, Rhineland. She is the dam of the approved stallions MICHELANGELO, MONTEVERDI, and MIAMI VICE.

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1972 Black Trakehner stallion
Height 163 cm, girth 188 cm, bone 20.6 cm.
Bred at the State Stud at Gestüt Birkhausen, FRG

Approved at Neumünster in 1975, Lucado was performance tested at Adelheidsdorf in 1976. Lucado is described as follows in the German Stallion Book:
"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.

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1973 Trakehner mare

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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 2002 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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Burgermeister xx

1944 Bay Thoroughbred stallion

A son of HEROLD xx.

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Praline xx

1954 Dark Bay Thoroughbred mare

A daughter of the 1939 stallion, TICINO, who was a champion sire in Germany.

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1974 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
Height 169 cm, girth 193 cm, cannon 21.6 cm (at age 2.5)

Matador was approved in 1976 at Neumünster and performance tested at Adelheidsdorf in 1977. He was the Champion at the DLG in Munich in 1982. He inspired the following comments in the German Stallion Book:
"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.

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Mirabell III

1969 Dark Bay Trakehner mare
height 157 cm, girth 179 cm, bone 18.5 cm
Inspection scores 2,3,3/2,3 (old system)



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1965 Bay Trakehner stallion
Height 165 cm, girth 185 cm, cannon 21.0 cm
Bred by C. Krebs, Rantzau, FRG.

Approved at Neumünster in 1967, Donauwind was performance tested at Klosterhof Medingen in 1968. The German Stallion Book provides:
"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.

"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."
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.

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1965 Chestnut Trakehner mare

A daughter of FLUGSAND, sire of ERZSAND.


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1966 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 164 cm; girth 190 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by F. Klein, Lüneburg, FRG.

Approved at Neumünster in 1968, Ordensglanz stood with his breeder and also with the State Stud at Celle. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"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.

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Gudrun III

1967 Trakehner mare

Daughter of the chestnut mare GUDRUN and half-sister to the KOMET son, GUNNAR.

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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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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Rositten is a daughter of STERNDEUTER out of REGINA by LAUSBUB. She is a half-sister to the Verband Premium Mare RASTENBURG, dam of the Elite Stallions RAVEL and ROCKEFELLER.

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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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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Gitarre is a daughter of KEITH, the longest-surviving of the original Trakehners who made the trek from East Prussia, out of GITTA by ALARICH.

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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 a daughter of PRINCE CONDÉ out of TANSANIA by HARTUNG. She is the dam of the 1996 National Champion Mare THE NOIR VOM CASTELL by AVIGNON II.


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