Londonderry born for success

Written by on March 14, 2008 in Bloodlines with 0 Comments

ped-londonderryVollrath Lessing’s sire Londonderry, a *1995, chestnut 16.2hh Hanoverian stallion, was born for success.

Stallion Performance Test 1998, Adelheidsdorf: Overall score 121.57 / 5th of 38 – He was the sovereign winner of the stallion licensing in 1997 and also winner of the four-year-old stallion classification at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses 1999.

One year later, the very high quality son of 2006 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, Lauries Crusador xx, was fifth at the stallion performance test, achieving 134.56 points in the dressage category.

In 1999 the captivating State stallion convincingly won the riding horse performance test during the German Riding Championships in Verden and only a short time later he obtained highest results at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses in Warendorf as well.

In 2000 and 2001 he was placed at the Federal German Dressage Championship. He has meanwhile had successes up to the advanced (S) class.

Londonderry is definitely a stallion of excellent type and expression, with great talent for dressage. The first offspring of Londonderry were born in the year 2000.

The foals are clearly shaped by the noble stallion. They are in all points similar to Londonderry: wonderful in type, long-legged, beautiful heads and very good movements. In 2003 at the Hanoverian Stallion Licensing 61 stallions were presented and approved. The champion of the licensing was Liberty Gold a Londonderry/ Weltmeyer receiving high marks for suppleness and his top line. He later also became stallion performance test winner.

In 2004 his daughter La Perla won the Federal Championship in the category of three-year-old mares and geldings, while Liason was federal vice-champion of four-year-old mares and geldings.

In 2005, Londonderry received a Breeding Value Index of 157 points, with an assurance of 95% heritability, from the German Equestrian Federation.

In 2006 his sons Locksley II and Londontime excelled.

Locksley II (Londonderry/Weltmeyer) was the German Federal Champion at Warendorf of the 4 year old division and Londontime (Londonderry/Walt Disney) set a new record for highest sales price at the Verden Elite Auction selling for €510,000.

Dr. Ludwig Christmann had this to say about Lauries Crusador xx. “A Thoroughbred stallion like him who in his first generation produces Grand Prix horses, is very rare. Already there is Lesotho with Ellen Schulten-Baumer, and Le Beau in northern Germany with Mr. Koch. Falk Rosenbauer has been very successful at Prix St. Georges with Little Big Man.” He also commented about Weltmeyer, “Weltmeyer is one of those stallions that are born only rarely -Absatz, Bolero, Weltmeyer-they leave their mark on their offspring, they are timeless. It is just not possible to reproduce such a stallion, you can try to breed them, but everything has to click and fit for it to happen. He is the number one stallion.”




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