|GUY LAROCHE||MICHELANGELO||PASTEUR xx||BURGERMEISTER xx|
|TARA VOM CASTELL||AVIGNON|
|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ|
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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 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.