Another Stallion Suggestions Thread -- Jumper for Wolkenstein II Mare
A friend has a Hanoverian MMB maiden mare by Wolkenstein II out of a Mister A/Laibach mare. She is looking for a jumper stallion to complement the mare. (Mare did the jumpers quite nicely until a tendon injury, now does dressage quite nicely.) She's very compact, fairly athletic, a bit on the small side by today's standards, good temperment. Would like to add some length of frame and leg. Suggestions please?
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What about a Sandro line-you may get a dressage horse but jumper blood is there, I am thinking S for refinement since your mare line is older. Otherwise I would saw a Raphel line or a F line-the F might give you a fancy hunter.
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Not being a WB specialist makes any thoughts I might have less than valuable, but if she were mine, I'd look for one of the Jumper G or E line Hannoverian stallions or those stallions who have been designated by the German Hannoverian Verband for their jumper improvement program. The Hannoverians and American Hanoverian Association have made a major commitment to bringing back world class jumpers in their Association, and their recommendations are very thoroughly researched.
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We have a Wolkenstein II - Domingo mare here that I bred twice to Don Alfredo and produced very good moving, jumping, hunter types. This Wolkenstein II mare is currently in foal for 2011 to Escudo I, which I am very excited about.
I also have an Escudo I x Wolkenstein II stallion, Edison, who competed successfully at Dressage (to 3rd Level) and is now at a BNT top hunter barn starting in the Hunter ring. He is a very scopey, careful jumper and could probably handle that ring as well.
Wolkenstein II's video on horse-gate shows him jumping, not dressage, which is interesting, FWIW.