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November 25, 2013
Vollrath LAURETTA under Jutta Rosenblatt had a wonderful start for her future dressage career at the Taihape Dressage Tournament 23/24. Nov.2013 = a qualifier for the Nationals and HoY.
The team won the CHAMIONSHIP after winning test:
They were very close at the 80% barrier with an individual score of 79.286%.
Yes - there is yet another "Lessing" coming to the front - watch this space!!!
November 6, 2013
Hanoverian Stallions of the Year
Relevant to Vollrath Stud resident Stallions:
November 5, 2013
He was celebrated like no other breeding hero before: The Celle state stud stallion Londonderry was nominated 2013 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, and he obviously enjoyed jubilation and applause in the sold-out Niedersachsenhalle. The golden chestnut is one of the most important stallions, carrying the valuable genes of his sire Lauries Crusador xx who only died four days before, at the age of 28. Londonderry's breeder Klaus-Hermann Ehlen was happy to receive an oil painting of the artist Manfred Busemann and a well-endowed cheque. Once a year, the Hannoveraner Verband and the insurance company R+V/Vereinigte Tierversicherung sponsored this prize to honour an important Hanoverian stallion.
Londonderry was born on April 16, 1995, with Klaus-Hermann Ehlen in Nieder Ochtenhausen. The established breeder and rearer had discovered his dam, Windsor Queen by Warkant/Eiger, at the Verden Foal Auction in 1990. The star of the typey golden chestnut rose in 1997 at the stallion licensing when he became the celebrated winner and changed to the Celle National State Stud. He already shone at that time with his above-average, expressive movement and his perfect conformation. Following his stallion performance test, he was nominated best stallion of his age-group and honoured with the Freiherr von Stenglin-Prize before he moved into his stallion stall at the Ankum breeding station.
Londonderry was already very popular with the breeders in his first breeding year. Meanwhile, he has been siring more than 2,000 progeny. 527 of his daughters have been entered into the Hanoverian studbook, 185 of them were nominated state premium mare. 33 sons were licensed for Hanover. And the qualities of his offspring under rider are hard to top. 195 of them were sold at one of the Verden auctions. Londonderry guarantees highest prices. His awesome son Lemony's Nicket was sold for the incredible amount of €900,000 at the 2011 Autumn Auction, the most expensive three-year-old horse ever sold before at a riding horse auction of a breeding association. Five years before, Londontime had created a sensation when he was sold at €510,000.
Wherever Londonderry showed up, he made the hearts of the audience melt. The golden chestnut became Bundeschampion of four-year-old stallions in 1999, he shone again in Warendorf two years later with Wolfhard Witte, emerging Vice Champion of six-year-old dressage horses. Trained to compete at St. Georg-level, Londonderry's solo presentations at the Celle Stallion Parades were always an absolute highlight.
He passes on his dressage skills to his daughters and sons. Liaison from his first crop of foals on the ground became 2004 Vice Bundeschampion of four-year-old mares and geldings. It was in the same year that the one year younger La Perla celebrated winning the title in the division of three-year-old horses. The two Bundeschampions Lemony's Nicket, winning the Bundeschampionat with dream scores, and Locksley II as well as the top-ranked London and Le Noire round off Londonderry's fantastic championship balance. Meanwhile, approx. 500 progeny are registered as competition horse in Germany, 48 of them won and were placed at the advanced level. They all contributed to Londonderry's fantastic FN breed value of 139 points. Riding horse qualities are always included, however, the Celle state stud stallion clearly heads this statistics with 156 points.
October 4, 2013
From strength to strength
Vollrath Hanoverian Stud is waiting up with a big surprise for the 2013 season:
We can offer breeders what we believe is a sensational trio of Hanoverian stallions with a 20% service fee discount for this season ...
June 25, 2013
Our third attempt looking in Australia to purchase a complementary colt for our breeding programme was successful: We came across Remi Stud's "LION KING" a rising three-year-old colt by Laurie's As out of a Walt Disney / Mighty Kingdom mare "Remi Waltzing Matilda".
The now famous eventer "Underdiscussion" is in his dam line closely related to our Lion King, as Underdiscussion was also bred by Cheryl O'Brien - but under the name of "Remi Lethal Weapon".
The colt is currently being started under saddle by Tor van den Berge und we expect Remi Lion King to arrive at Vollrath at the end of August = ready in time for the new breeding season.
Watch this space as new info and photos become available.
Needless to say that Jutta and Berny are quite excited about the new addition.
May 31, 2013
Abby Lawrence has updated us on the latest news of her Lessing mare Indy RE (Lessing x Dash Ahead xx by Alleged Dash xx).
"Indy RE followed up her win at Kihikihi with Best Mare in the National Young Event Horse Championships at Taupo 3day event.
Bred by the Marshall family, Onewhero.
April 4, 2013
HoY - 2013 = a disaster for Vollrath Liaison and her rider Jutta Rosenblatt.
Liaison and Jutta have been very successful over the last two seasons and the team was set to shine in the Level 2 at the HoY 2013, however an accident blew out the candle of success for the NZ title.
Liaison was kept at the HoY grounds in 'portable and not anchored pipe yards' provided by the organisers of the annual event.
We do not know what actually happened during the night; however the fact is that Liaison dragged the set of four yards about and injured (visibly) her hind leg in the process.
Jutta decided to scratch all entries and retire Liaison.
Due to Liaison showing still 'unevenness' after a fortnight - although her superficial skin injuries had healed completely - we decided to have her checked out with the shocking result: a crack in the pelvis!
Without further ado we made the decision to retire her from future competition and retain her for stud duties; she will have time to heal over winter.
... She will produce awesome foals in future - Berny is convinced of that.
Sadly, we lost a competition horse but gained a valuable broodmare - and that is a great outcome. Imagine the loss if she had been a gelding!
March 19, 2013
Vollrath Stud was presented with great success at the HOY 2013 with young horses by Vollrath Lessing and Worldwide P.B.
Where there is sun there is also shadow as our personal great hope of winning the Level 2 title with our LIAISON was dashed. She injured herself during the first night in the makeshift yards and could consequently not be competed due to her injury.
However we are proud producers of quality young dressage horses:
Here is the way to their success:
MFS Level 2 (29 entries)
Test 2.3 (29 entries)
Test 2.5 (28 entries)
Rochelle Speirs supplied us with accompanying photos and sent this letter:
We also want to acknowledge the good placing of Weltweit under Leia McEvoy:
Test 3.2 (20 entries)
Finally we like to point out the Latimer's full brother LE ROUGE, rising 2 yr old, is for sale and also as stated previously we would like to get LIAISON into the hands of a competent dressage rider! - go and check the out under "for sale".
NORTH ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
The young Vollrath-bred horses by Lessing (L) and Worldwide (W) featured prominently:
Here is the way to our successfully competing horses:
Taranaki Dressage Championships
February 19, 2013
Vollrath Lessing offspring fire again at the Taranaki Dressage Champs on February 16-17, 2013.
Wellington Dressage Championships
October 28, 2012
Central Districts Dressage Champs
October 18, 2012
At the Central Districts Dressage Champs 13/14 - Oct. 2012 at Manfield Park, Vollrath Lessing offspring featured prominent at level 2 Novice: Level 2:
Congratulations to you both ... you are doing Lessing proud!
September 2, 2012
Two first-time Paralympians have won gold medals in their respective grades at the London 2012 Paralmypic Games, with one causing quite an upset.
Australia's Joann Formosa and the hanoverian stallion Worldwide PB won gold in Grade Ib ahead of Lee Pearson, Paralympic champion since 2000, and Grade II British rider Natasha Baker won gold with Cabral.
Of Worldwide, Formosa said: "He's a stallion which is very unusual for Para-Equestrian sport, but he doesn’t behave like one – even around mares. He's a real sweetie."
She bought Worldwide just seven months ago, was competing not only at her first Games, but in her first international with this horse.
The combination dethroned the most decorated Para-Equestrian of all time, Lee Pearson, with an elegant and harmonious performance. Their third place on Thursday had alerted some to her medal potential, but it hadn't really crossed anyone's mind that she would be able to take on the big guns - Lee Pearson and Pepo Puch - on only her second international appearance.
Andrew McLean, whose wife Manuela trains Formosa and Worldwide, said: "Well done, Berny and Jutta. Manuela attributed much of the success to the great start in life with you two."
• In the freestyle test on September 4, Formosa and Worldwide placed fourth. Trainer Manuela McLean reported: "In the test Jo unfortunately forgot to do one of the prescribed moves (a circle in walk) and was quite heavily penalised of course, scoring 3s whilst her other scores were 7.5 to 8.5 with a 10 for the walk from one judge! So she ended up missing out on a medal and placed fourth. A great achievement none the less.
"Had she done the movement it would have been a silver medal! Julia the team coach,who called her test tried her damndest to call another walk circle but Jo's ears were on the music and she didn't hear her. And so we came fourth."
Worldwide to take Australian rider to Paralympics
May 30, 2012
Formosa was speechless when she learned of her nomination with Worldwide last week. It has been a lifelong goal of the 51 year old Victorian to represent her country.
"Since I was a child it's been a dream of mine to represent Australia. I was told that I would never ride again so to be at this level is just fantastic. Wearing the uniform and seeing the Australian flag hanging in the stadium will be unreal," she said.
March 15, 2012
Dressage Championship Titles determined 15 March 2012:
Jutta and Lessing. © Sarah Flitcroft
March 2, 2012
February 23, 2012
Jutta and Lessing will not be competing at the 2012 National Dressage Champs in Feilding.
January 20, 2012
Taranaki Dressage Tournament Level 1 Champion Roseanne Rix on Lindisfarne Laureate, with Reserve champions Susan Tomlin and Dancealong.
The tournament was held on January 15, 2012.
January 10, 2012
Norwood Manawatu 2012 North Island Championships
Sunday 8 January - Champions and reserves 2012:
Level 1 DRESSAGE CENTRAL DISTRICTS TROPHY
Level 5 DALVEY TROPHY
NZ HANOVERIAN SOCIETY BEST PERFORMED HANOVERIAN
Level 1-3: Ingrid Anderson All Amour Level 1
Level 1-3 ... this should be Lindisfarne Laureate as the filly clearly beat All Amour by 5.7 - 13%, however 'HSNZ' politics ... a V-branded horse is definitely a Hanoverian!
This proves quite clearly that the H-brand does not necessarily make the better horse.
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