by Windfall *Pg* out of Tara vom Castell by Avignon

Windfall *Pg*

1992 Brown/Black Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S353, height 167 cm, girth 200 cm, bone 21.0 cm.
Bred by Heinz Lembke, FRG; Owned by New Spring Farm.

Windfall was imported to the US in 2001 after a distinguished career in Europe under Ingrid Klimke. Now ridden by Darren Chiacchia, his list of accomplishments continues to grow. Among the highlights of his career:

2004 Olympic Games Team Bronze Medal in Eventing
2004 Gold Medal Modified **** Rolex at Kentucky
2003 Pan American Games Individual Gold Medal in Eventing
2003 ATA Eventing Champion
2003 ATA Palmenblüte Award
2003 ATA Cäsar Memorial Cup
2003 USCTA Cäsar Cup
2003 USEA Horse of the Year 2002 ATA Cäsar Memorial Cup
2002 Trakehner Förderverein Award
2002 ATA Advanced CT Champion
2001 ATA Cäsar Memorial Cup
2001 ATA Advanced CT Reserve Champion
2000 Short-listed for Sidney Olympic Games
2000 Reiter Revue International Horse of the Year
1999 Trakehner Verband Horse of the Year
Approved at Neumünster in 1994 as a Premium stallion, Windfall returned to the Diehms' Gestuet Hörstein where he stood to a small number of mares. He was performance tested at Adelheidsdorf and was removed from breeding when he began his eventing career. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Very high quality Habicht son with a remarkable specialized combination of bloodlines in the pedigree. Impresses with his large frame, good lines, and well-proportioned body. Good in all gaits and also over jumps."

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1967 Black Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm; girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by G. Stut, Hamburg, FRG.

Approved at Neumünster in 1969 as a Premium stallion, Habicht stood at Gestüt Rantzau from 1970 through 1973, when he entered competition. He won his performance test at Westercelle. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Proud, large, powerful black, has not yet developed a rectangular format. Very uphill, a bit short in the back, with a well-muscled croup and hindquarters with first-class hocks. Energetic way of going with high action ..."

After his performance testing, he was called a "Very suitable riding horse for all disciplines."
Evented by Martin Plewe, Habicht won the CCI*** at Achselschwang and was the top German competitor at the Burghley CCI**** in 1977.

Among his approved sons are the German stallions WINDFALL, BALZFLUG, COKTAIL, EFFEKT, PARFORCE, SEEADLER, SIXTUS, and KOLUMBUS, and the ATA stallion EMEER. His daughters gave birth to the stallions DONAUFEUER, MAHON, POLARGEIST, and many others. His daughters include the ATA Elite mare, PALMA NIGRA, and one of Germany's top broodmares, ARWETTA, dam of ARSENAL, ARON, ARGONAUT, and ARGUMENT (sire of Isabell Werth's ANTHONY FRH). His progeny are proven in all of the Olympic disciplines and have founded breeding dynasties of their own.

Habicht died at the age of 25.

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Wundermädel xx

1979 Dark Bay Thoroughbred mare
height 166 cm; girth 193 cm; cannon 19.5 cm.
Inspection scores: 10,7,7/7,8

A Thoroughbred mare foaled in Bavaria, Wundermädel raced successfully as a filly. She was inspected by the Trakehner Verband at the age of five and with very good scores, including an incredible 10 for type. A successful advanced eventer herself, she has produced event horses including WINDSPIEL (1997 Trakehner Verband Horse of the Year), and all five of her colts were selected for stallion inspection at Neumünster.

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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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Burnus (AA)

1948 Bay Anglo-Arabian stallion
height 161 cm; girth 185 cm; cannon 20.4 cm.
Bred by W. Schmidt-Salzmann, Bostelwiebeck, FRG.

Very promising even as a young horse, Burnus inspired a contest between the German Eventing team and the Dressage team of who would have him and Dr. Reiner Klimke in their arsenal. The comments in the German Stallion Book are as follows:
"A charming stallion with a beautiful head and intelligent, lively eye. Uphill but with small withers. Sufficiently deep and broad with a round croup; excellent tail set. Straight and swinging gaits with somewhat high action. A stallion of high intelligence with the very best character.

"Burnus was successful in eventing competition.

"An alert, good, affectionate character and easy rideability of his children are the outstanding feautures of this sire. His get are forward and love to jump. They are of noble type with a medium-strong foundation and good movement with somewhat high action at the trot."
Burnus left a huge legacy in the performance bloodlines of the Trakehner as well as the Rhinelander and Westfalian registries. The sire of Harry Boldt's BARITON, the German event horse KIM, and the famous jumper SCHWALBEREICH, his three approved Trakehner sons were ALARM, MARKES LETZTER, and HABICHT. Burnus died at the age of 32.

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1952 Black Trakehner mare

Ridden by her owner, Günther Stut of Hamburg, Hallo gained recognition in Northern Germany with a very successful riding career. Hallo's last foal, and arguably the most famous, is the stallion HABICHT. Hallo died at age 30. (taken from an article by Connie Kempter).

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Madruzzo xx

1968 Black/Dark Brown Thoroughbred stallion
height 162 cm

Having lifetime winnings of DM 229,710, Madruzzo stood at stud in Germany from 1975.

He is the sire of several Thoroughbred stallions used in German warmblood breeding, e.g.: HOHENSTEIN xx, who produced several international event horses; NAVARINO xx, who is the dam sire of the RPSI approval champion SKATMAN (by EH Sixtus, branded RPSI; later also approved Trakehner; won the bronze medal at the Bundeschampionat in eventing and had super offspring on the ground when he died suddenly and untimley at age 10 while breeding); MORMONE xx, dam sire of the two approved Trakehner brothers POMEROL and POWERPOINT by EH VAN DEYK (FEI dressage horse Pomerol is now gelded, but sired several exceptional riding horses and premium mares in Germany, including stallion prospects at Neumünster, and it is a general opinion that his loss for the breed was a big one; Powerpoint sold to France at auction).

Madruzzo xx was a very big boned, substantial stallion of considerable impact in Germany, both in warmblood and TB breeding, and also had a very good reputation for producing top steeplechasers. (comments courtesy of Maren Engelhardt)

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Wunderblüte xx

1968 Bay Thoroughbred mare

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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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Lapiz ox

1938 Grey Shagya Arabian stallion

Lapis was a Hungarian Shagya Arabian stallion who stood at the Hungarian National Stud until his capture by the German Army in World War II. He became a legendary cavalry mount, the choice of German Officer Schmidt-Salzmann.

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68 Fenék V

1939 Chestnut Kisber Felver mare

Fenék was selected by German Cavalry Officer Schmidt-Salzmann, the owner of LAPIS, from the mares of the Stud Babolna as a match for Lapis. The resulting foal was BURNUS.

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1943 Bay Trakehner stallion
Height 158 cm, girth 185 cm, cannon 20.5 cm

Foaled at the State Stud Trakehnen, Goldregen inspired the following comments in the German Stallion Book:
"Very expressive, medium sized stallion with a beautiful, intelligent head, somewhat large in the throatlatch; sufficiently long neck, a bit pronounced in the lower line; a good angled shoulder, a bit of a depression behind the withers, good depth of girth and well-sprung ribs; medium strong, dry foundation with excellent hocks; very ground-covering, elastic movement. His get are typey, but he requires sufficiently large mares; his children have much movement."

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1940 Black Trakehner mare

A daughter of POLARSTERN, Handschelle was the strongest and tallest of the 20 mares saved from the National Stud Trakehnen in 1945. (from an article by Connie Kempter)

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Kaiseradler xx

1957 Dark Bay Thoroughbred stallion

Winner of the St. Legere in 1971, Kaiseradler was ranked as the top steeplechase sire in the 80's. Having lifetime winnings of DM 130,200, Kaiseradler stood at stud in Germany from 1963 to 1982. He sired PATRICIUS xx, the Thoroughbred sire of the Elite Trakehner stallion VAN DEYK.

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Madonnina xx

1960 Bay Thoroughbred mare

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Celadon xx

1959 Bay Thoroughbred stallion

A grandson of NEARCO, Celadon stood at stud in Germany from 1966 to 1981. His offspring won DM 21,908 in sporthorse competition. Sire of GERNEGROSS (who stood at stud in Baden-Württemberg from 1979 to 1983, then at the Landgestüt Celle from 1984 to 1986, with offspring winning DM 78,522 through 2001 in sporthorse competition); grandsire of FORREST (by Gernegross, stood in Baden-Württemberg in 1986 and at the Landgestüt Celle from 1987 to 1994, with offspring winning DM 211,488 in sporthorse competition through 2001).

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Wunschtochter xx

1960 Bay Thoroughbred mare

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1957 Grey Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 185 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by G. Hoogen, Vogelsangshof, Rheinland.

Maharadscha won Second Prize at the 1962 DLG Exhibition in Munich. He was of vast importance to the Trakehner breed in the post-World War II period, as a grandson of the extremely significant Arabian stallion Fetysz ox. Maharadscha sired 11 graded sons and 82 stud book mares, including German Elite mare ABIZA (dam of ABDULLAH). He improved the herds of his own stud as well as the State Studs at Birkhausen and Rantzau, in addition to Gestüt Schwaighof. The German Stallion Book lists the following comments:
"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."

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Flocke IV

Bay Trakehner mare

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Apollonius xx

Thoroughbred stallion

Sired by ARCHIVE xx (a son of NEARCO xx) and out of PREEN xx by PRETORIUS xx.

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Arctic Gail xx

Thoroughbred mare

Sired by HILL GAIL xx and out of ARCTIC PATH xx by ARCTIC STAR xx.

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1966 Grey Trakehner stallion
height 165 cm (16.1H); girth 191 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by Trakehner Verband at Gestuet Hunnesrück.

Index was performance tested at Medingen in 1969 with the following evaluation: "Good walk, sufficient trot, very good canter; exceptional constitution and temperament; rideability evaluation good; cross-country test very good." The Stallion Book comments are:
"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.

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Verband Premium Mare, maternal granddam of Elite Stallions ROCKEFELLER and RAVEL.


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Prince Condé

1967 Black Bay Trakehner stallion
height 167 cm (16.1H +); girth 190 cm; cannon 19.7 cm.
Bred by H. Adolff, Laiserslautern.

Prince Condé was Reserve Champion of his approvals at Neumünster and Champion at the DLG Exhibition at Hannover 1972. He was performance tested at Westercelle 1970 and was Reserve Champion, with the following results: "Walk good, trot and canter very good; sensitive temperament; hard constitution; good rideability, needs a sensitive hand; good jumping ability; intelligent riding horse with versatility." The German Stallion Book provides: "The highest measure of nobility and beauty; complete harmony in everything. Smooth musculature; dry and clear texture; lovely in neck and head; wonderful in his manner and way he presents himself. Ideal movement for a riding horse in all paces. Girth's depth and breadth above average; the cannons could be somewhat heavier."

He sired 4 approved sons, including ZAUBERKLANG (Reserve Champion of his performance test, DLG Champion, and winner of 5 championship titles at Devon), as well as 37 studbook mares.

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Trakehner mare

Tansania is sired by HARTUNG and out of TANGENTE by MAIGRAF xx.


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