1999 Trakehner Gelding


1977 Chestnut Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S172, height 16.3H, girth 76.0", bone 9.0".
Bred by O. Langels, Gestüt Hämelschenburg, FRG; Last owned by Dancing Fields Farm.

Approved at Neumünster in 1979, Kaspareit was imported to the United States in 1980. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Tall, strong, broad and 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.

Kaspareit died in March, 2002, leaving behind one ATA-approved son, PARAMOURE, and many young offspring yet to be inspected and prove their value in the performance arena.


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1973 Dark bay Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm; girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by K. Rosenau, FRG.

Reserve Champion of his approvals at Neumünster 1975, he was performance tested at Medingen in 1976 and was Reserve Champion of the testing. The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"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.


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1972 Bay Trakehner mare
Height 162 cm; inspection scores: 2, 2, 3 / 2, 1

Kapriziöse is the dam of two approved stallions, the full brothers KASPAREIT and KAPUCCINO, both by MOZART. Kaspareit competed successfully at dressage through FEI levels; Kapuccino was a highly successful jumper until his early death at age 10. She is also the full sister to: the graded stallion KARNEVAL (sire of 2 approved sons and 17 stud book mares, including Verband Elite mare PREUSSENLIED, prior to his importation to the U.S. in 1980), who stood as the chief sire at Hamilton Farms for many years; to the successful broodmare KARBEN, dam of KARIM and KARON (sire of E.H. CAPRIMOND, among others in a short breeding career); and to the showjumping mare "KASKADE,' dam of the jumper KARAJAN and the dressage horse KASKARO.


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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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Itamaria vom Castell

1985 Chestnut ATA OSB Trakehner mare.
height 16.0H
Bred by Castell Imperator Hof and owned by Michaela Judkins (nee Edwards)

Itamaria has been a very successful broodmare, currently on lease to Kim & Allen MacMillan/Loon Creek Enterprises. In addition to her first foal, our mare ITAMIGNON by AVIGNON who holds three High-Point Awards from the Midwest Trakehner Association, Itamaria has produced several horses successful on the line and in sport, including ITATERESE (shown as "INTRICATE"), 1995 bay mare by ADVOCATE, multiple Championships in Hunters and Breeding and ATA Year End Award Winner in Hunters; and IVY LEAGUE, 1993 bay gelding by GRADITZ, multi-Champion in Hunters and ATA Year End Award Winner in Hunters.


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1960 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 165 cm; girth 193 cm; cannon 21.1 cm.
Bred by U. Poll, Hörem, FRG.

Gunnar was performance tested in 1964 at Westercelle, and the German Stallion Book provides the following comments:
"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.

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."
He died in 1984, leaving 13 approved stallion sons and 98 studbook daughters, including the Elite Mare JENNY.

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1967 Bay Trakehner stallion
height 167 cm; girth 186 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred at Gestüt Webelsgrund, Springe, FRG.

Ibikus won first prize as well as Champion at the 1974 DLG Exhibition at Frankfurt and Mature Stallion Champion in Denmark in 1984. Approved at Neumünster in 1969, he was performance tested at Medingen in 1970. The Greman Stallion Book gives the following remarks:
"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.

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 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.

Upon his death, the following remarks were added to the German Stallion Book, along with the updated list of his approved sons and registered daughters:
"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)

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Kaprice II

1965 Dark Chestnut Trakehner mare

The Verband Premium mare Kaprice II produced the approved stallion KARNEVAL and his sisters, two daughters of extreme importance to Trakehner breeding: KAPRIZIÖSE and KARBEN. Kapriziöse is the dam of the approved stallions KASPAREIT and KAPUCCINO, full brothers by MOZART. KARBEN gave birth to the stallions KARIM (by MOZART, who was sold to Brazil in 1979) and KARON (by AROGNO, and sire of the stallion BEAUJOLAIS II, Premium stallion SCHAMPUS, GADSBY, and Elite Hengst CAPRIMOND, who stood as chief sire at Klosterhof Medingen, sire of 5 approved sons and 110 studbook mares). One of Karben's daughters, KAPSTADT by FALKE, is the dam of the incomparable stallion KOSTOLANY.

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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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1970 Bay Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S144, height 168 cm (16.2H).
Bred by Eugen Wahler, Klosterhof Medingen at Bad Bevensen.

Approved at Neumünster in 1972 with the comments: "Excellent overall impression in the best breed and stallion type; good head and neck, good body, four good legs, very good canter and trot; only the walk left something to be desired at the inspection for approval and prevented him from being classed higher." Reserve champion of his performance test at Medingen in 1973, Pregelstrand sired 12 studbook daughters in Germany. He was sold to the US in 1976 and has been successful at Dressage to "S" Level. He stands at Vanda Werner's Mile High Horse Ranch. He is a prominent sire of performance horses, with children competing at the highest levels in dressage and combined training, including Leslie Webb's HANNABAL. He sired the ATA-approved colt MARSCHBEREIT (later gelded and successful at FEI dressage).

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Trakehner mare, now deceased, imported by the Barton family.

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1952 Black Trakehner stallion
height 160 cm; girth 192 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by the Trakehner Verband at Schmoel, FRG.

The German Stallion Book provides the following comments:
"Medium frame, full of charm, harmony and balance; beautiful, very expressive head; shapely and well-muscled body; foundation medium strength; way of going straight and swinging. One of the most significant stallions of the last two decades. Equally outstanding in the production of breeding animals and riding horses. Emphasized especially in his children are harmony, good type, balanced movement, and flawless character."
Komet died in 1980, having sired 7 approved sons and 52 stud book daughters, including the Verband Elite mare HERBSTBLÜTE.

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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Gudrun is a daughter of ABENDSTERN out of GUNDEL by LATERAN.


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Miranda III

1966 Black Trakehner mare
Owned by K. Rosenau, Brunstein, FRG.

A full sister of the stallions MIKADO and MARCELLUS, Miranda gave birth to two approved stallions: MOZART by GUNNAR, and MILAN by TANNENBERG.

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1953 Bay Trakehner stallion
height 164 cm; girth 197 cm; cannon 22.0 cm.
Bred by F. Scharfetter, FRG.

Impuls is a son of the great HUMBOLDT, who was the first-place winner of the 1951 DLG at Hamburg and the sire of 8 approved sons and 48 studbook daughters. Impuls' dam ITALIA 54 is a legend in her own right. She received scores of 1, 2, 0/0, 1 (where "0" is the best possible score), made the "trek" from East Prussia despite shrapnel in her hind leg, and founded her own mare family (from which our mare, ITAMIGNON, descends), dying at the age of 18 after giving birth to her last foal.

The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"Strong, important breeding stallion with good stallion expression. Noble, character-full head; well-set and well-carried neck; good in the withers and shoulder; very beautiful in the topline; especially muscular, well-formed croup; excellent hocks, just a bit straighter than ideal. Well-formed knees; short sturdy cannons; well-muscled forearm; front pasterns somewhat upright, the hooves having a slight tendency to contracted heels. Straight, very swinging way of going. In all a very correct breeding stallion.

He is paramount in the production of good broodmares with much substance, best foundation and good character. Some sons are valuable breeding stallions, and some children have excelled in competition, both in jumping and in dressage."
Considered by many to be the most important sire post World-War II, Impuls left to the breed 17 approved sons and 117 studbook mares, including the Verband Elite mare SCHWALBENLIED, at his death in 1976.


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A daughter of the Thoroughbred stallion, MAIGRAF xx, Mirabel produced the two approved stallions MIKADO and MARCELLUS, as well as the mare MIRANDA, their full sister by IMPULS, who is the dam of the approved stallions MOZART and MILAN. A daughter of the mare MIRAKEL by ALTAN, who was half sister of the stallions ABSOLUT and OEKONOM, and the dam of the illustrious stallions MARCO POLO (by POET xx) and MORGENGLANZ (by ABGLANZ).


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1963 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 158 cm.
Bred at Kurhess. Hausstiftung Schmoel.

Hertilas stood at Gestüt Webelsgrund until 1966, when he was sold as a riding horse and became successful at dressage through S-level. He sired the stallion IBIKUS and two studbook mares.

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1960 Chestnut Trakehner mare

Without a doubt the most successful IMPULS daughter, gave birth to four approved sons: INTIMUS, IBIKUS, the Grand Prix jumper INFANT, and INDUS. Her daughter INSTANZ is the dam of the stallion IGLESIAS; daughter IRKA produced the 1984 Neumünster Champion and 1985 Warendorf 100 Day Test Champion, ITAXERXES; and her daughter INDIANA is the dam of the stallion ILLUSTER.

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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Kassandra is a daughter of the stallion SPORN, who was bred at the Main Stud Trakehnen, sired 3 graded sons and 20 studbook mares, and is featured in the book Hauptbeschälerbuch Trakehnen ("Chief Sires at Trakehnen"). Her dam is the immortal KASSETTE, a grey mare foaled at the Main Stud Trakehnen in 1937, by the Arabian Harun Al Raschid ox. Kassette's pedigree can be traced back to 1780 and she is the founder of the largest mare family within the Trakehner breed. She survived the "trek" and at Trakehner Stud at Rantzau, helped to revive the Trakehner breed in the period following World War II, until she died in 1966 at the age of 29.

Kassandra was a foundation mare of Gestüt Webelsgrund at Springe. IMPULS sired 10 of her 12 foals, and her sons included the stallions KADETT, KAPITÄN, KARNEOL, KASSIUS, and the Olympic competitor IMANUEL. Her daughters were stallion-mothers and left an indelible mark upon the breed. For example, daughter KASSIOPEIA was DLG Champion and was a foundation mare at Gestüt Hämelschenburg.


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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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1964 Chestnut Trakehner stallion
height 167 cm (16.1H 1/2"); girth 192 cm; cannon 21.1 cm.
Bred by K. Rosenau at Brunstein.

Champion at the Neumünster approvals in 1967, the German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Dependable, balanced temperament; solid in character; Sufficient endurance and nerve, willing worker. Good jumping aptitude with impressive manner. General performance ability good; good ground-covering walk; elegant trot; rear legs could have more angle. Balanced, ground-covering canter.

Best example of a Trakehner stallion with chief sire quality. Excellent in type and in conformation. Character-full head; best riding horse neck; well-shaped body; four excellent legs. As a result of a pasture accident as a two year old, his way of going is no longer free and natural. An injury of the tendons in the stifle later became evident. He produces large-framed, character full types with a good way of going and comfortable character."
Morgenglanz was performance tested at Westercelle in 1968. He stood at Hunnesrück and Klosterhof Medingen while in Germany. Morgenglanz was imported to the US in 1978 and stood at Edith Kosterka's Trakehner Gestüt Wayne until his death in 1987. He sired 4 graded stallions, including PREGELSTRAND, DONAUGLANZ, DONAUSTROM, and PERLENGLANZ, and 31 studbook mares (including Verband Elite mare DONAUQUELLE vom KLOSTERHOF) in Germany before his export. In the US he sired several excellent daughters, including the ATA Elite mare TRAUMFEE and ATA Honor Roll mare PASSION II.

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Pelerissa vom Schimmelhof

Dark Bay Trakehner mare

Pelerissa vom Schimmelhof is by the stallion GARBENBINDER out of PERLENSCHNUR VOM SCHIMMELHOF by ERNEST.


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Chestnut Trakehner mare

Inka XIII was a daughter of FERLINO and ILONKA V by ORDENSGLANZ.


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