Breeding Successes

In recent years, Charlotte has also become involved in breeding and has had some excellent results. She bought her first stallion—a black, 17-hand Hanoverian named Windfall CB — in Denmark and imported him in 2000. She had been looking for a 3-year-old gelding but a friend told her of a 5-year-old stallion. She went to look and it was love at first sight.

Windfall, who is out of St Pr St Fergie by Weltmeyer, was the 2001 USDF Third Level Horse of the Year with a median score of 72 percent. In 2002, he was the Hanoverian Horse of the Year at Fourth Level. Also in 2002, he was approved as a breeding stallion by the American Hanoverian Society. He has also been approved by the ISR, the Oldenburg Verband and the Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar. In 2004, he was named the USDF Horse of the Year in Intermediaire I with a median score of 71 percent. He was also named AHS High Score of FEI that year. He has turned out to be an extremely successful breeding stallion.

Charlotte owns two of Windfall’s offspring herself. One is a six-year-old mare that was top mare at the Hanoverian Inspection in 2004 where she scored a nine on her walk and an eight on her trot. In 2005, she won the Hanoverian Mare Performance test by scoring an eight n rideability and a nine on jumping ability. Charlotte also owns a two-year-old gelding for which she has great expectations. In general, Windfall throws fantastic temperaments with strong toplines and beautiful heads as well as lots of suspension.