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News from 2008
October 6, 2008
Jutta with our yearlings left to right: World - La Paloma - Weltweit - Latimer.
Weltweit and Latimer, who promise to be eventing - SJ horses, are for sale!
September 24, 2008
Our 2007 crop is now just about a year old and we are more than pleased with their development. It is so nice to have still two Worldwide P.B. foals on the ground.
The gelding Weltweit convinced us at weaning time that he will be a capable showjumper, because he jumped twice over a 5 foot partition in the box without having a mark on him. This little beauty is owned by Sarah Neilson of Waverley.
The filly World is precious to us as she can go either to Fürst Patrick in future or Lessing, whose filly La Paloma is destined to go to our new colt.
Lessing's Latimer is a very special boy ... he has the most beautiful ground covering canter and brilliant general movement, we think he will be very suitable for eventing.
Just a few more weeks to go and the 2008 foals will be here - exciting times again.
August 4, 2008
Award for Lessing
Vollrath Lessing has received from The New Zealand Hanoverian Society (Inc.) the annual award "For exceptional Performance - Imported Hanoverian"
The NZHS wrote to Vollrath Stud on July 10, 2008:
Dear Berny & Jutta
March 25, 2008
March 5, 2008
March 4, 2008
The test rider was the Australian Ricky MacMillan, who wanted to take Lessing home after sitting on him for just one minute.
The judges then named the overall winner of the three age groups 4, 5, & 6 yr old = Vollrath Lessing with an overall score of 83.75 % a huge 10% higher then the second place getter!
Ricky MacMillan scored his
We have all of this on video/audio recording.
February 19, 2008
On his very first outing (9-10 Feb 08 Tielcey Park) Winnetou scored the "Reserve Championship" after four "Novice tests" in which had the following scores:
Second level tests
2:1 = 64.583
2:2 = 67.097
2:3 = 66.25
2:4 = 68.462
He received repeatedly "8" for 'working trot' and 8 & 7 for his 'paces'.
His worst score was a '6' being a little 'unbalanced coming down the centre line for the final salute'.
Needless to say that Jutta was very pleased with their 'team performance' and in particular as Winnetou showed his perfect temperament and willingness to work!
The weather at Tielcey Park was actually disgustingly hot and humid. Compliments to all the riders coping so well!
Spring time was truly kind to us, giving us a lot of grass and beautiful foals.
We are ever so pleased that Worldwide P.B. left two wonderful offspring before he went to Australia. We consider ourselves very lucky having the chance to get Giselle with her colt Weltweit back for Sarah Neilson/Mackenzie.
Our "World" is a very strong foal with a royal pedigree. What a future mare to have for Lessing and/or Fürst Patrick who arrived on 02.02.08 in NZ and spends 14 days in quarantine at Karaka. He is scheduled to be at Vollrath on 17. Feb '08.
Lessing's stud season has been very good and all mares he served (Nat & AI) are in foal. Jutta is over the moon with his rideability and his temperament. He qualified on his first outing with a score by one judge of 87.5 % for the 'Power Young Dressage Horse 2008 in Taupo'.
It is not surprising at all to us that there is strong interest in Lessing and his offspring.
Finally ... oh boy - what a summer - absolutely fantastic for the 'Townies' but look at our paddocks. One could think we are in Canterbury and not in normally moist Wanganui. If it wasn't for the good store of hay and a flowing water supply .... we would be in trouble!
After all, it won't be long and I can hear me say 'when will it stop raining!?'
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