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  • More stallion thoughts....

    Just wondering what peoples thoughts were on these stallions. Not for any mare in specific but right now just wondering if anyone has seen them or heard anything good/bad, used them (semen quality) etc. Most of them are fairly young boys so probably not much info out there yet but thought I would try....

    Dannebrog (Don Schufro/Brentano II)

    Don Index (Don Crusador/Wolkentanz I)

    Heinrich Heine (Hochadel/Rubinstein)

    Hohenzollern (Hochadel/Weltmeyer)
    Can't find a video clip of Hohenzollern or any conformation shots so if anyone knows where I can find any would be appreciated!

    Thanks everyone!
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  • #2
    Cindy are you also a big Hochadel fan? Did you get to see him at Spruce? *sigh* I am so dissapointed he doesn't freeze.. he sons look nice though (I haven't seen any footage).

    I like the other two alot, especially Don Index (I love Don Bosco though too).

    Have you been able to see recent videos of them under saddle?

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    • Original Poster

      Well I didn't know I was a Hochadel fan but after seeing a few of his foals I am now! LOL! No, I didn't get a chance to see him at Spruce Meadow. SO wanted to go but with the two small ones it was just too hard.

      The only video clips I saw were on the websites listed so nothing probably too recent.
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      • #4
        I would love to find a Hochadel son who is like dad. I'm another who fell totally in love with him at Spruce Meadows.
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        • #5
          The Hochadels are on clipmyhorse.


          • #6
            I have been keeping a close eye on Hochadel's get since he went to Celle and enjoying what I see. I too wish he was available via frozen. When he first went to Celle they called him the 'poor man's His Highness' FWIW. He is just lovely, though!

            Now this JMHO but I see a fair number of riding age offspring (auctions, sales ads, etc) that have a consistently weak loin area, but I would just select a mare out of a mareline where this was not a concern and who is fairly short coupled.

            Of the 2 sons, I prefer Hohenzollern's conformation over HHeine - his hind cannons are too long for my taste and his jumping score was pretty abysmal. Not that Hohenzollern's was great but it was a bit better. But I would prefer to have Weltmeyer on the damline, so that is another factor in Hohenzollern's favor and he's not over 16.2 either.

            Dannenborg's mareline has produced some excellent breeding stock and super performance horses at the FEI levels. He's on my check back in about 8 years list to see what the riding horses are doing and what mares they are out of.

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            • #7
              Bumping this up:

              Got an email from Celle about Don Index - his frozen semen is of excellent working quality and they are quite pleased. His first foal crop is coming this spring.
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              • #8
                Oh and if you are still looking for a son of Hochadel there is one in BC.

                Hajo is Hochadel/Don Primero.
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                • #9

                  Not a stallion but for sale.


                  • #10
                    Here is another thread on Hohenzollern:
                    He has been gelded but Celle still has frozen, or so I am told...

                    Here is a confo pic of him:

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                    • #11
                      ooohhhh that's too long of a loin/back on Hohenzollern for my taste--looks weak. Maybe it's just a bad picture?

                      He certainly moves nicely and is doing well in competition, but even in the riding picture his back looks dropped to me.