Trakehner, dark bay
Year of Birth: 1998
Shoulder hight: 16.2 hands
|Polarion||Van Deyk||Patricius xx|
|St.Pr.St Gipsy Lady||Camelot||Arsenal|
|St.Pr.St Grazie II||Arogno|
Comments on pedigree:
His sire Polarion is highly succesful both in breeding and the sport. As a seven year old, he had already won advanced (S) level dressage competitions and became the 2000 National Trakehner Champion at the show in Cologne. Meanwhile he is successful with Markus Gribbe in World Cup Freestyles. The dam St.Pr.St Gipsy Lady, is by the Danish Champion stallion Camelot. Camelot is a son of the successful Grand Prix stallion Arsenal. Gipsy Lady is a full sister of the State Stud Moritzburg sire, Gipsy King. The granddam, St.Pr.St. Grazie II, has won many prizes in breeding and sport. She was champion mare at several broodmare shows and participated in the Bundeschampionat twice. The great grandsire Arogno is regarded as one of the trademark sires of post war Trakehner breeding. Grafenstolz comes from the Trakehner family of Gundula 509 (by Hypnos-Columbus-Czardas; Poll-H'rem). This line also produced the stallions Ginster, Grandioso, Gundo, Gunnar, Guter Planet, the licensing winner Guter Stern and Guy Laroche.
Suitable for: Eventing, dressage
This blood type stallion brings everything that modern sport horse breeders are looking for; movement, scope, blood, temperament and looks.
Grafenstolz ia a 100% mix of Thoroughbred (largest part) and AA (smallest part).
Performances and Results:
Grafenstolz was awarded a premium at the 2000 Trakehner licensing in Neumünster as a two year old. He proved his versatile talents right from the very beginning on the sport, as a five year old winning several 1.25m level tests for showjumpers as well as medium dressage. As a six year old he made German breeding history by becoming the first horse ever to qualify for the finals of the Jumping, dressage, and Eventing in the same year. He went on to win the eventing with an average score of 9.7 out of ten. This was followed later in the same year by him winning the World Championship for young event horses in Le Lion d'Angers, France.
In 2005 as a seven year old he won his first advanced level event competition. In 2006, as an 8 year old he won the bronze medal at the German Championships in Schenefeld, then placed in two international three star competitions and won three international two star competitions. In November 2006 he received Trakehner Horse of the Year award given by the Trakehner Verband. In 2007 and 2008 he won at Compiegne. In 2007 he competed in a puissance class and cleared 2 metres or just under seven feet.
In December 2009, Grafenstolz competed in his first Prix St George and won it with 69%.
Most recently (October 2011) Grafenstolz took second place in the Express Eeventing final at HOYS, ridden by Alex Hua Tian.
Movement, scope, looks
Comment on offspring:
Grafenstolz' first year standing in the UK caused a sensation, when four of his foals took Elite scores, an all time record in 2010, his average across all foals being a high first premium. Five of his foals qualified for the Championship finals, where only ten went through. Tregorron (Grafenstolz x Hand in Glove x Kuwait Beach) won the Futurity high score, the championship final and then took reserve Supreme Champion against all age groups.
In 2011 Grafenstolz continued his extraordinary success breaking the all time record for elite scores for the second consecutive year. Again his products domiated the young event horse finals, with 6 out of the 12 finalists. Of these, the champion, second and third places were taken by Graf foals. Then he had the champion yearling.
Once again in 2013 Grafenstolz destroyed the competition by having 10 of the 40 age group finalists at the end of the season.
Graf's foal are generally one type, with superb good looking, top movement and athleticism. They generally look like their father!
In 2012, Vincent TSF took 5th and 7th in two 3* events.
Many of his off-spring from his first crop of foals were awarded premiums in various breeding areas. With an average score of 8.2 for his first crop, he ranked number one of all stallions in Baden-Württemberg. The Baden-Württemberg Verband awarded him a premium as a young stallion. Throughout his career he his foal and young stock have received an above average number of premiums. His oldest offspring are now seven, he has already had a German Vice Champion.
For the second year running, Graf was the most represented stallion in the Bundeschampionat with five offspring (2013).
Mares to use with this stallion:
Grafenstolz will suit all mares up to heavy weight, although for eventing the lighter blood type mare will produce the best results. Although in 2010 we have seen a huge cross section of mares produce fantastic results, he could well be one of those stallions that will suit almost any type of mare.
Breeder: Gestüt Heinen-Bönninghardt
Owner: The Stallion Company
Breeding fee: €.1000,-
Stands at our stallion centre in the UK, between Ashford and Canterbury.
Fresh semen is available throughout the season in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe.
Grafenstolz is sold with live foal guarantee, except in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, where we sell doses via our agents listed below.
The LFG terms are on a one foal one fee basis, thus if via embryo transfer a second or third foal is produced, an additional fee of 50% of the original breeding is payable.
Available for the following countries:
UK - The Stallion Company
Ireland - Parklands vets (NI), Phillip McManus, Tim Brennan
Belgium, Holland and Germany - www.harasdesconcessions.be
Italy - www.lcstalloni.it
USA - www.yancey-farms.com
South Africa - www.iconicsires.co.za
UK Centre Address
Ken - Sales and breeding advice
Telephone: +44 7540 321 666
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