Well, we all know one has to take these rankings with a grain of salt, but they are more screwed up than ever.
I just took a look at them while researching something and this is what I see:
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Hunters
1 BESTE GOLD
AMERICAN WARMBLOOD: BELUCCI - GOLDKATZE, by GRUSUS 67
HANOVERIAN: WENDULAN - AGMARA, by AZUR 314710972 63
HOLSTEINER: CALETTO II 210093778 - ISIDOR 210038272, by METELLUS 32
4 CALIDO I
HOLSTEINER: CANTUS DE 321 210128881 - BARONESS VII, by CORIANDER 23
TRAKEHNER: GRADITZ ORB-E-S172 - ARABESKE, by ABDULLAH OSB-A-S11 16
6 DOVER RIDGE
THOROUGHBRED: RIVA RIDGE - LAUGHTER, by BOLD RULER 14
7 LATUS II
HOLSTEINER: LANDGRAF I DE 321 210391966 - FOLIA DE 321210460603, by MAXIMUS DE 321210385463 12
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Hunter Breeding
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Dressage
HANOVERIAN: WARKANT - WINDROSE, by WELTMEYER 100
2 GAUCHO III
ANDALUSIAN: PANADERO VIII - BIZARRA XIII, by PERUANO 86
3 BLUE HORS FUTURE CUP
WESTPHALIAN: FLORESTAN I - DISCO-LADY, by DISCO-STAR 66
4 WELT HIT II
OLDENBURG: WELTMEYER - CILESTE, by HILL HAWK xx 56
OLDENBURG: DONNERHALL - FANTASIA, by PIK BUBE 56
6 BLUE HORS HERTUG
DANISH WARMBLOOD: SCHWADRONEUR - HELLAS, by DONAUWIND 52
DUTCH WARMBLOOD: VOLTAIRE 79.0356 - DOCILIA 85.4552, by ZEUS / NURZEUS 320 STB 49
HANOVERIAN: WERTHER DE 331313200373 - WELCOME 311336775, by WALDHORN DE 331310419068 48
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Dressage Breeding
1 HARMONY'S ROUSSEAU
KWPN: FERRO - ZSUZSA , by ROEMER 237STB 4
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Jumper
DUTCH WARMBLOOD: ALME' - IRENE, by AMOR 5
2012 Points : Leading Sires, Eventing
Numbers at the end are the points attributed to that sire. There is no way these rankings are correct. For one thing, in 2011, the leading Hunter Sire, White Star, had over 55,000 points. I find it completely implausible that the leading hunter sire for 2012 had only 67 points.
So, I can only say Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot at this point.
I can't comment on any of the facts. But you got me thinking what for heaven's sake is Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrott ?????
WTF? <LOL>. It's how to spell things out when speaking over shortwave radios or telephones. Oh God...that soooo dates me. I have an excuse, though!!! My dad was a radio operator in the Air Force...<sad smile>.
and Bingo: got it after a while - learned again some english and like this :-)
Results are updated on a continual basis during the year and what's displayed now is a LOT diferent that was listed around 12/15.
But as noted they aren't marked final so I wouldn't get too worried about it. Email USEF if you want to inquire.
USEF has corrected the rankings. 2012 Top Hunter Sire now reads like this:
1 ACORADO I
HOLSTEINER: ACORD II - DOREEN XIII, by CORRADO I 26792
HOLSTEINER: CORRADO I - OPTION, by LORD 21363
3 POPEYE K
NA DUTCH WARMBLOOD: VOLTAIRE - ELORETTA, by L RONALD 318 STB 21290
4 CASSINI I
HOLSTEINER: CAPITOL I - WISMA, by CALETTO II 19233
5 ALL THE GOLD
HANOVERIAN: GEPARD - WEDDA, by WETTSTREIT 17496
6 ESCUDO I
HANOVERIAN: ESPRI - ATHENE , by ARKANSAS 17359
HANOVERIAN: EIGER I DE 331310417868 - DIPLOMATIN DE 331 315107776, by DIPLOMAT DE 331 310410663 15542
HANOVERIAN: FURIOSO II - GOGO MOEVE, by GOTTHARD 14675
9 ALLA CZAR
DUTCH WARMBLOOD: ZEUS DE 3999926060 - RENETTA, by LEGAAT 14029
10 ACORD II
HOLSTEINER: AHORN Z - RIBECKA , by CALYPSO I 12721
And if click on the offspring's name, you can see the competitions where that horse earned the points - with locations and owner name. If you search for that horse under Horse Recording, you can see the owner information. Breeder info unfortunately wasn't reported to USEF for this horse, so that is a dead end trail. Buy maybe the owner can give you some leads.