Super nice lady. There are videos of Schiffon online and of one of his foals. He is extremely well bred with graded sons and premium daughters in Germany. I understand his disposition is superb. He has a very reasonable stud fee. He has been awarded the Performance Silver status by the ATA for his showings at gran prix dressage.
Does anyone know Schiffon, a black trakehner stallion by Anduc?
He looks like a nice boy! Anyone know what type of mare he crosses well with?
I see Schiffon quite frequently as he is owned by my friend and dressage trainer, Lea Ann Hansen ... You should definitely contact her to chat, in additon to be a sporthorse breeder, she is also a judge, so she can discuss optimal mares for Schiffon, based on conformation and movement, etc...
Also, see my post here from last fall following the ATA inspection held at Glamorgan Manor... Schiffon babies did quite well and if you look at the post, you will also see some links to their pictures...
Btw, don't know where you are, but if you are anywhere near Lexington, VA this upcoming weekend, you could see a couple of Schiffon offspring competing in the breed show at Dressage at Lexington... Lea Ann is taking a 3 yo Oldenburg gelding and a 2 yo Trakehner stallion, both are quite lovely!
So, the Schiffon offspring, Schigazzo, an incredibly lovely 3 yo Oldenburg gelding, took the colt/gelding Championship at Dressage at Lexington last Friday... and, he was also Reserve Champion Young Horse... AWESOME!!! Congratulations to Lea Ann Hansen and Mike Stanford of Glamrorgan Manor on their excellent stallion, Schiffon, and his wonderful get!
I've known the stallion for a long time, from the days he was approved in Germany. Like all Anduc kids, he is of great type, has a very good (strong) top line, excellent neck and the work ethic in these horses is hard to beat. It's one of the Trakehner breed's most consistent dressage lines, and IMHO surpasses the Caprimond/Hohenstein group because they have outstanding engines on top of the looks. Marduc/Anduc only never displayed much of today's huge knee action and that is why this line is not so much the focus anymore (but makes a great cross to Hohenstein ;-).
Schiffon comes from a very good mare family, many competition horses in it, and his dam sire Mago xx competed for Denmark at the WEG in 1994, as a dressage horse. Schiffon is very true to his own type when it comes to his offspring - dark colors are dominant, just a bit of white here or there, very compact horses (which is why I think he's a great match for longer mares, especially the older types from Hanover and Oldenburg), and his foals move with very good impulsion. They also have more knee and shoulder freedom than he may express himself. His offspring in Germany include two approved and performance tested stallions, several outstanding brood mares (double premiums), an approved grand son, and competition horses at S level in both dressage and show jumping. Add to this mix a big time Hunter Champion on the FL circuit and you've got yourself a well rounded, versatile and certainly valuable breeding stallion.
He's getting very late recognition here (Europe) because now his grand children keep popping up and they still look so much like him. I'll be visiting him and Lea Ann in VA this winter and I am very much looking forward to it.
Sherman was in the arena so many times and the awards photographer in particular was a bit shutter happy, so there are 43 images to enjoy. Some of them are informal candids where I think you can get a sense of his temperament that is so typical of the Schiffon kids, very people oriented.
Manni and SixPound, hope to hear more about your mares.
Thanks Maren, for the kind words, they mean a lot coming from someone as knowledgeable as you are. Can't wait to have you visit our farm for the first time.