|SONSET'S SIEGER||ABDULLAH *Pg*E*||DONAUWIND||PREGEL|
|DONAULIED VOM SCHIMMELHOF|
|TARA VOM CASTELL||AVIGNON||FLANEUR|
|THE PRINCESS CONDÉ||RICARDO|
"Compact and uphill constructed Abdullah-Habicht son of medium size and strength with a remarkably deep girth. His interesting combination of genes is confirmed by his diligent and athletic appearance with very good elasticity in his movements as well as in jumping (Dr. Senckenberg, German Verband representative)."More on Sonset's Sieger
"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.
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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.
"Medium-sized, deep, broad stallion with much character and a calm temperament. Expressive head; medium-length, well-set neck; sloping croup; well-formed but somewhat closely placed, angled hocks; the foreleg is well-muscled in the forearm with short, sturdy cannons; the movement is in walk, trot, and canter paramount. One of the important breeding stallions of the modern age; equally good in siring breeding stallions, brood mares, and riding horses for all disciplines. He marks his get with quiet and calm behavior in every case, and excellent movement with strong impulsion from hindquarters. Good character."Pregel died in 1979.
"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."
"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."
"The late maturing stallion has developed very much caliber and body volume, a somewhat coarse head and neck, much depth and width of body, strong foundation, powerful way of going, jumping talent and desire are evident. His get always display his great way of going in all gaits; usually they also have much jumping talent. Character and temperament are simple and unaffected."Prior to his importation to the U.S. in 1974, Magnet sired eight approved stallions in Europe: IGOR, BLINKER, ESCON, ERGO, FANGO, MAGNUS, STETTIN, and ELFENGLANZ. In the U.S. he sired the Elite mare ANTHEA and Honor Roll mares KALGARY and ROXANE. Magnet died in 1980.
"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)