Vollrath and Hanoverian stallion of the year winners

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Lauries Crusador xx

Lauries Crusador xx

2006: Lauries Crusador xx

(Sire of LONDONDERRY = sire of Vollrath LESSING)

The nomination of the 15th “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” was one of the highlights of this year’s Stallion Licensing in Verden. It was the first time that a thoroughbred stallion was honoured with this award: Within the last years, Celle State Stud Stallion Lauries Crusador xx has certainly had a considerable influence on the Hanoverian breed. The Hell Stable in Klein Offenseth is the owner of the bay refiner. It was the first time that the prize was donated by the insurance company R + V / Vereinigte Tierversicherung. The company is one of the leading European horse insurance companies, and they are obviously about to increase their supporting activities in Verden.

Lauries Crusador xx by Welsh Pageant xx/High Top xx was born in Great Britain in 1985, and he started his career on the race track. With an impost of 90,5 kgs, he was accepted as a breeding stallion for the German warmblood breed. The well-known horse expert and stallion owner Maas J. Hell, who died some years ago, discovered the bay horse. He maintained good contact with State Stud Manager Dr. Burchard Bade, and in 1991, Lauries Crusador xx became an active breeding stallion for the Lower Saxonian National State Stud in Landesbrück.

He was frequently used by the breeders right from the very beginning. He had not only a considerable influence on the mare population in the Kehdingen area, but also on the whole Hanoverian breed. There are 1560 registered offspring, 349 mares registered into the Studbook, among them 103 state premium mares. He fathered 39 licensed sons, 13 of them being registered into the premium stallion register. 546 registered competition horses complete this impressive balance. With his successful offspring, the thoroughbred stallion Lauries Crusador xx is certainly about to create a new Hanoverian stallion line.

Le Bo counts among his most successful offspring in sport. In 2005, he ranked third at the German Dressage Championships for lady riders under Carola Koppelmann. The former Verden elite auction horse Lesotho and Ellen Schulten-Baumer belonged to the Olympic team in Athens. The stallion Louis Heslegard and Gerda Lehmann participated with the Danish Olympic team. At the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Le Primeur competed with Marie-Line Wettstein for Switzerland. The Lauries Crusador xx-son Londonderry created a sensation; he won his stallion licensing as well as the Federal Championships of four-year-old stallions in Warendorf. Apart from that, he also underlined his excellent prepotency. Two of his sons entered the scene this year: Locksley II won the Federal Championships of four-year-old stallions, just like his sire, and at the 115th Verden Elite Auction, Londontime was sold at the incredible, sensational price of Euro 510.000,00, a sum never achieved at a riding horse auction so far.

2003: Brentano II

(Dam sire of Vollrath Worldwide P.B.)

The Celle state stud stallion Brentano II is the Hanoverian stallion of the year 2003. At the Verden stallion licensing, the chestnut stallion was awarded this prestigious title. His breeder, Dr. Max Schulz-Stellenfleth, Stellenfleth, was honoured with a cheque for EURO 10.000,00 and a valuable Wohlklang-statuette. The Uelzener insurance company always generously supports this award that honours important Hanoverian stallions who have a tremendous influence on the breed.

In 1983, Brentano II was born on Dr. Max Schulz-Stellenfleth’s farm in Kehdingen. His dam, the Grande-daughter Glocke, descends from one of the most important mare families in Hanover, going back to the Schumann-daughter S449. The stallions Garibaldi I and II, Wolkenstein I and II and Beltain as well as Beauvalais, one of the internationally most successful dressage horses with Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, belong to this equine family. Recently, Beltain caused a highlight in Warendorf: Under Holga Finken, his son Belissimo M became Bundeschampion of three-year-old stallions. After having won the stallion licensing, Brentano II moved to the Celle National Stud. At his stallion performance test, he presented the best dressage performances, and with a final score of 129,97 points, he ranked second. One year later, he achieved the fourth place at the Bundeschampionate of Riding Horses. He is trained up to advanced dressage level, and he belongs to the Celle Quadrilles for years now. Since 1987, he has been stationed in Artland, first in Natbergen, later on at the Ankum insemination station.

That is were Brentano II met suitable mares. The chestnut stallion is the sire of 68 state premium mares and 15 licensed stallions. In 2000, his daughter Bona Dea II left the Ratje-Niebuhr-Show as the winning mare. Together with her full sister Bona Dea, she won the Ratje-Niebuhr-Prize. Brentano II supplied totally 19 horses for elite auctions, among them the first-class horses Brentina, Brasseur P, Bandito and Bon Jovi. At the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Brentina won the team silver medal under the American Debbie McDonald. Her fullbrother Barclay is just about to start his international career with Gonnelien and Sven Rothenberger. In the youngster division, Bernstein and Christian Ritter are a successful equine pair. This year, Bon Jovi was especially successful: He won the Bundeschampiont-title of four-year-old horses in Warendorf. Apart from that, he is the dam’s sire of the Brandenburg mare Poetin who is on everyone’s lips after having won the World Breeding Championships Dressage of Young Horses and the Bundeschampionate. Brentano II is a dressage stallion with an exemplary inheritance, and his dressage breeding evaluation reaches the above-average mark of 137 points. With his successful offspring, he is one of the sons of the trademark stallion Bolero who ensured a revival of this bloodline in sport. Thus in October, Bonaparte (Heike Kemmer) was awarded the most successful dressage horse of the world.

2002: Warkant

(Dam sire of LONDONDERRY = sire of Vollrath Lessing)

The Celle state stud stallion Warkant by World Cup/Grande is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year. The audience in the crowded Niedersachsenhalle applauded when his breeder, Helga Axhausen from Schiffdorf, received the valuable Wohlklang-statue as well as the cheque for 10.000,- EUR. For 10 years now, the “Uelzener Versicherungen” has been awarding prizes to tried and tested Hanoverian breeding stallions. This is to thank the breeders for the excellent and tradition-conscious co-operation.

Warkant was born in 1983 on Helga Axhausen’s farm in Schiffdorf near Cuxhaven. He spent his youth on the stallion rearing station Hunnesrück. Because of an injury, he could not participate at the stallion performance test’s finals. His final result was projected up to 119,20 points. Warkant was the winner of the licensing of the Hunnesrück stallions. In 1987, he started his breeding career in Beedenbostel. From 1993 to 1998, Warkant was stationed in Celle before he moved to Grethem in 1999. He was one of the stars of the Celle stallion parades because of his excellent basic gaits and his expressive trot.

Warkant’s offspring caused a sensation on auctions and at tournaments. 37 of his offspring were the best horses of their auctions, 13 of them were sold at top prices of more than 50.000,- EUR. The lot went for example down at 200.0000,- EUR for Wilberforce by Warkant/Eiger or at the sensational amount of 255.000,- EUR for Wahajama by Warkant/Acapulco. Many of his offspring followed the successful path of auctions, federal championships and tournaments. In 1991, Wanessa by Warkant/Eiger won the Federal Championships of the German Riding Horse. In 1999, Wahajama followed in the dressage horse category. Presently, she is on her way to become one of the most successful dressage horses with Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff. Wansuela Suerte by Warkant/Wachmann is another example. She counts among one of the most successful Grand Prix-horses trained by dressage trainer Hubertus Schmidt. World champion Ulla Salzgeber also bought a Warkant-offspring of exceptional quality: World Magic by Warkant/Cavalier is already qualified for the Nuremberg Championships.

Warkant is the sire of 46 state premium mares. His daughters passed their mare performance tests with excellent results. It ensued that Warkant achieved a marvellous breeding evaluation of 156 points and that he is one of Hanover’s top-quality dressage stallions. Nine of his sons were licensed.

1999: Eiger I

(Maternal grand sire of Londonderry)

Eiger I was awarded the title Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 1999 in Verden. He was born in 1975 at Hans-Wilhelm Oltmann`s at Drochtersen. His father Eisenherz was a sought after sire of dressage horses at that time. The sire of Eiger`s dam, Abermals adds the famous Tempelhüter blood to his pedigree. The chestnut stallion grew up at the stallion rearing farm Hunndesrück and passed his performance test at Adelheidsdorf in 1978. With above average results in both dressage and jumping he proved his versatility and reached fourth place with a total result of 113.66 points.

Among his competitors were the stallions Großfürst (winner of the performance test), Bolero, Pik Bube II, and Don Juan. After being licensed he was awarded the title “Best stallion of his age-group”. Beedenbostel (1979 – 1992), Celle (1993 – 1996), and Mandelsloh have been his breeding stations so far. He passes on his type, his correct conformation and his very good rideability to his offspring. Very often they are talented for both jumping and dressage, just like their father is. Empire, ridden by Dr. Martina Fincke has won over 85,000 DM in dressage on Grand Prix level. His most famous sons, team world champion Esprit FRH (ridden by Lars Nieberg) and Easy Jumper who, ridden by Jos Lansink is also highly successful on international level make Eiger one of the most important sires of jumping horses in Hanover. But his virtues are appreciated in other equestrian disciplines as well: Ute Volmer and Elliot by Eiger belong to the most successful combinations in western riding in Germany.

Eiger produced 35 State’s premium mares and seven licensed stallions, among them Espri, who became Hanoverian Stallion of the Year four years ago. They gave new impetus to the Hanoverian E/A line which traces back to the Thoroughbred stallion Adeptus xx who was born in 1884. 19 offspring of Eiger were sold at the Verden elite auctions and he sired the dams of a number of top horses. For instance the stallion Wilberforce by Warkant who sold for sensational 400,000 DM is out of a dam by Eiger just as Wanessa by Warkant who became Bundeschampion in 1991 or Windsor Queen, dam of the present Bundeschampion Londonderry.

Source: www.hannoveraner.com.




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