Vollrath 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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Lessing has been 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.

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!

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!

Images below © Maggie Broekman

Images © Maggie Broekman

Maggie Broekman is a dressage trainer, photographer and artist based in California. She is a Licensed Professional Rider/Trainer- Bereiter, FN (National Equestrian Federation, Warendorf, Germany), and studied with Klaus Balkenhol. More information on her dressage coaching business is here, and on her art and photography is here.

Jutta and Lessing having fun on the race track in Wanganui.

Lessing's early jumping lessons. He looks very promising and is truly 'forward'! It seems that his grand sire LAURIE'S CRUSADOR xx, who topped the list of the eventing sires, left an indelible mark in Lessing.


... a training session on 24-10-07 ...

Training session with Jutta on 14 July 2007.

Jutta is having fun with Lessing on 08-02-2007 and 12-02-2007.

June 2006 - Vollrath Lessing - pictured here at his sixth time in the open under saddle. He is just so awesome; Jutta says:
• he feels so safe and is
• incredibly light on the contact,
• unflappable in his temperament, has
• super self-carriage and fantastic forward movement in all gaits.
Lessing is just 3 years and 3 months old, the best, most promising horse she has ever started.

Vollrath Lessing
pictured above in June 2006

Education of young stallions happens on the beach as well ...

The 2004 Adelheidsdorf Stallion Performance test had 33 young stallions competing for the placings:

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Vollrath Hanoverian Stud
RD1 Wanganui, New Zealand
Studmaster: Berny Maubach
Phone: +64 6 345 6636
Email: vollrath@hanoverian.co.nz

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