|WINDFALL||HABICHT||BURNUS (AA)||LAPIS ox|
|68 FENÉK V|
|WUNDERMÄDEL xx||MADRUZZO xx||KAISERADLER xx|
|WUNDERBLÜTE xx||CELADON xx|
|TARA VOM CASTELL||AVIGNON II||FLANEUR||MAHARADSCHA|
|ARCTICONIUS xx||APOLLONIUS xx|
|ARCTIC GAIL xx|
|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ||RICARDO||INDEX|
|TA CONDÉ||PRINCE CONDÉ|
2004 Olympic Games Team Bronze Medal in EventingApproved 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:
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
"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."
"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 ..."Evented by Martin Plewe, Habicht won the CCI*** at Achselschwang and was the top German competitor at the Burghley CCI**** in 1977.
After his performance testing, he was called a "Very suitable riding horse 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.
"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 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.
"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."
"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.".
"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."
"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.