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HOPSCOTCH TF - EH Herzensdieb/Grand Cru
4/22/2021 filly by EH Herzensdieb x PMC Galalea (Grand Cru/Sonnenstrahl). Registered Hanoverian.
Bred by Telos Farm
"Hopscotch" is by the Leatherdale's Elite stallion E.H. Herzensdieb and out of the stallion-producing dam, EMC Galalea.
Hopscotch will be a fantastic partner for a dressage or eventing career. Her sire EH Herzensdieb is an incredible dressage horse producer with a 142 FN value. Her dam's Grand Cru line can also jump like a cat, and her 2014 colt is an approved stallion jumper (Citadel). We estimate Hopscotch will mature to 16.3/17 hands. She is a medium/dark bay with one sock and a very large diamond star. Registration is pending with AHS.
About her dam, Premium- Eligible Galalea:
Gala is a German Hanoverian, imported to the States as a young mare. She has produced many incredible foals - both from dressage sires and jumpers. Her foal by Clinton is now a BWP-approved breeding stallion, Citadel. Gala is a large mare, 16.3h, with excellent elasticity in the back and shoulders, which seems to be on the decline in much of today's popular warmblood breeding stock, in lieu of the snappy high knee. She has a kind and gentle nature. Gala's sire, Grand Cru, comes from the Grande sire line which are know for their versatility in both jumping and dressage, and their excellent character. Grand Cru sired 8 approved stallions. His dam line includes the Trakehner Abglanz and is closely related to Admiral 1 & 2. At Grand Cru's stallion testing, he was said to have excellent rideability, rhythm, and cadence. Gala's dam line is classic, substantial, and charismatic German Trakehners. The tough stock that survived the incredible toll placed on the horses that made the trek across Poland in WW2. If you haven't read about the history of the mid-20th century Trakehner, I encourage you to do so!
About Hopscotch's sire, E.H. Herzensdieb:
Herzensdieb, by Tambour is one of the only Elite Hengst Trakehner stallions standing in the US. He was the licensing champion at Neumunster, Germany in 2005. He has a dressage FN breeding value of 142 and is in the top 10% of all German dressage sires!
Imported to the US by the Leatherdales, they report that, "In all his offspring, an elegant type, rideability and refinement can be seen. Herzensdieb not only adds spectacular movement and conformation, but he also passes along strength, rideability and a kind temperament." More information, photos, and videos are available here: http://www.leatherdalefarms.com/e-h-herzensdieb
FÜRSTIN FLIGHT - "Raven"
2018 Hanoverian Filly - Fürst Rousseau/Rienzi/Donnerhall - 16.1h. Registered Hanoverian
Bred by Telos Farm, LLC
In foal to Guildenstern SOL (Ivanhoe/Imperio) for 2022!
Red Robin gave us a beautifully elegant black filly in 2018. "Raven" is being retained as a future riding horse and broodmare with plans to breed at 3, foal at 4, and complete AHS mare performance testing at 5. She is by the Celle stallion Fuerst Rousseau (Rousseau/Weltmeyer) and out of our reliable Red Robin (Rienzi/Donnerhall/FeinerStern). We have high hopes that she will someday be an AHS Premium mare for our program.
Furst Rousseau has a dressage breeding value of 133, a rideability score of 9 and was shown successfully in FEI young rider classes after standing at stud at Celle. "At the end of the 70 day test Reserve Champion Furst Rousseau was obtained by the State Stud Celle. This is a very elegant and noble black stallion. He is half brother to Dramatic by Don Frederico who was 5 yo Champion of Young Dressage Horses in 2008. Furst Rousseau completed not only a fantastic stallion performance test, his close relative Barclay (Belissimo M – Prestige Pilot – Grenadier), was also awarded with highest scores and he finished this test as winner. Both horses have a mare line that has produced many licensed stallions, the damline of St Pr St Geranie by Grenadier – Arsenik, which originates with the family Wolgarune, father Wohler. This represents one of the best mare lines in Germany." (from International Horse Breeders). See SIRES page for more information, photos and videos.
Raven's mother, Red Robin, is a product of the Marefield Meadows breeding program. Her full sister was the 2014 National AHS Futurity Champion and this cross was repeated by Marefield THREE times! She is by ES Rienzi and out of Elite Mare Dauphine, who is a full sister to the German stallion Dauphin (by Donnerhall). We are very lucky to have a mare with the immortal Donnerhall as her dam sire! Robin is extremely sweet and kind. If she could fit through our front door, you would find her on the couch with her head on your lap. She is extremely sensible and takes all training and new situations extremely well. A true amateur's dream horse! All the same, her gaits are professional quality with extreme power from behind and great schwung. Her strong traditional Hanoverian blood gives her a clean, clear, rhythmic walk, and a balanced canter. Her feet are incredible - no flaring, very symmetrical, strong walls and good concavity with tough soles. Other foals out of Robin include Skylark (2016, by Supremat), Wings (2017, by Werbellin) and Santino (2019, by Supremat).
Premium-Eligible GALALEA - "Gala"
2000 Hanoverian mare - Grand Cru/Sonnenstrahl/Albatsohn -16.3h
Gala is in foal to Gaudi SSF (Totilas/Deniro)for 2022.
Gala is by the well renowned G-line stallion Grand Cru, and out of a substantial German Trakehner dam. She was born in Germany and has had several foals here in America, including the BWP-licensed/approved stallion Citadel VS. She is an elite-scoring mare with the American Hanoverian Society. Unfortunately, due to a neck injury during her import from Europe she never began a riding career, but has certainly been a wonderful broodmare! Gala is sweet and gentle, as her G-line sire is so famous for. Her foals make fantastic amateur horses with plenty of power and suspension to have very high collective marks. Photos of prior offspring included in her gallery below.
About Grand Cru: (From "International Horse Breeders")
The sire of Grand Cru, Grand Garcon was a Grand Prix show jumper under Gerd Wiltfang before retiring to stud. As a sire, his progeny are to be found in the fore front of both show jumping and dressage, a fact which has placed their sire in a front position in the FN breeding value ratings. Grand Cru is bred out of a celebrated dam line. Athene also produced Walk on Top, German Riding Horse Champion and Swedish Olympic Dressage Team member. He is a stallion hard to be surpassed as regards character, presence and demeanour. He is clearly bequeathed with the eminent Trakehner charisma, and closely related to the stallions Admiral 1 & 11. He has wonderful rideability, his movements being enhanced with rhythm and cadence. Grand Cru is described as ‘good to excellent’ in the jumping category. He is a beautiful, large-framed stallion from the famous Grande line, and of very good type. Here is a lovely horse with great ability: an ingenious combination of Thoroughbred and old established Hanoverian lines.
Grand Cru produces horses of substance, with the mind, movement, athletic ability and charm to go to the top. He passes on strong dressage tendencies, and his daughter Gina won the broodmare performance class at the Louis Wiegels Show in 1999. He has 8 licensed sons, 54 state premium mares, 241 main stud book mares, and 96 auction horses. He improves in his offspring for riding type, dressage ability and jumping.
HLP 1993: 129.53/3/51; DI 125.23/5; SI 116.14/13
Breeding Values: Dressage Young horse (107) Competition (99) Jumping Young horse (111) Competition (91)
Riding type (99) Conformation (62) Dressage (102) Jumping (114)
From the BWP about the licensed stallion, Citadel VS, Gala's 2014 colt:
Citadel VS is an exciting young stallion with exceptional quality and presence. While he is clearly of very modern type, at over 17hh as a 3 year old he has the size, correctness and substance of bone that benefited the more classical sporthorses. He carries the beautiful head, neck and topline of his sire Clinton, and the phenomenal movement of his dam and damsire Grand Cru. This long-legged, uphill stallion has been described by several top trainers as ‘incredibly elastic, light and athletic’, ‘supple and catlike’ and having ‘the best canter I have ever sat on.’ His jumping technique is textbook by any standard. He is incredibly clever and careful while free jumping, with the style in front of a top hunter and nothing less than an extravagant hind end.
At the 2017 BWP stallion inspection he received the huge score of 85 in the free jumping phase by the Belgian judge, who commented, “He has very good technique both front and hind legs and use of back.” He received his provisional license in 2017 with an overall impression score of 80. Citadel VS has been a highly attentive and easy stallion to start under saddle and will begin his competitive career in 2018. We are excited to see his first foal crop in spring of 2018, as breeders have chosen him to produce both high performance hunters and top showjumpers.
Citadel VS is by the Ambassadeur stallion Clinton (Corrado 1) who was a phenomenon in the international and Olympic showjumping arena. In breeding, Clinton is unrivaled as the sire of more than 50 licensed stallions, including legendary Cornet Obolensky, Eldorado van de Zeshoek, Zacharov TN, Whitaker, and numerous other international superstars. Citadels VS’s dam is Elite Mare Candidate Galalea, by the foundation stallion Grand Cru, who carried on the infamous G line from the state stud at Celle, Germany. Dr. Ludwig Christmann, director of the Hanoverian Verband’s breeding program, has often referenced Grand Cru as a very special stallion, and directs and re-directs breeders to Grand Cru to improve sporthorse blood in both jumping and dressage. Grand Cru is renowned as a top sire of numerous High Performance Hunters and USEF Year End Award winners."
(Photos courtesy of Britta Vitale and Telos Farm)
Pedigree images on this site are courtesy of www.Sporthorse-Data.com or allbreedpedigree.com