Lessing

Black Hanoverian Stallion – DE 431317001-003; * 06.02.2003; 175cm / 17.1hh;
by Londonderry (Laurie’s Crusador xx / Warkant / Eiger I) / Prince Thatch xx / Aircraft / Imperator AN)

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For some perspective on Lessing’s pedigree, read this article titled “Which stallion should I use?”

Lessing won the Level 5 musical freestyle at the 2012 North Island Dressage Championships:

Lessing was crowned the 2008 National Champion of Champions Young Dressage Horse for 2008.

The Judges were from Australia (Maria Schwennesen), Canada’s FEI international “O” Judge Kara Whitham.

Ricky's big smile: test rider Ricky MacMillan scored Lessing's rideability 9.2. Lessing was crowned the National Champion of Champions Young Dressage Horse for 2008 at the NZ Dressage Championships.

Ricky’s big smile: test rider Ricky MacMillan scored Lessing’s rideability 9.2. Lessing was crowned the National Champion of Champions Young Dressage Horse for 2008 at the NZ Dressage Championships. © Joan Gilchrist

During Ricky’s test ride Canadian judge Cara Whitham used the following keywords about Lessing:

  • beautifully naturally balanced
  • breathtaking
  • horse of a quality to go to the World Breeding Championship
  • like a metronome in his rhythm and balance with incredible work ethic
  • a true quality horse
  • and that we better should ‘padlock his stall’ tonight!
Lessing's prizes from the weekend

Lessing’s prizes from the weekend.

At the HoY 2008 Vollrath Lessing won his class 508 (Stallion for breeding performance bred horses) and was also crowned “Reserve Champion” of the 4 yr old and over Performance bred led sport horses.

This was the only entry for Lessing at the HoY with the purpose to expose him to the ‘atmosphere’ of such a great show.

He had was totally “cool” and very responsive to Jutta’s commands = simply perfectly behaved!

han-nz-logoIn 2008, Vollrath Lessing received from The New Zealand Hanoverian Society (Inc.) the annual award “For exceptional Performance – Imported Hanoverian“.

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