Euro Update: Lauries Crusador xx x Raphael Offspring, 2006 Hanoverian Licensing Champion

The dark bay Hanoverian stallion by Lauries Crusador xx x Raphael became the dressage champion of the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany, on October 28, 2006. Bred by the brothers Schmoldt from Oederquart and presented by dressage rider Hans-Peter Mohr, this dark bay stallion dazzled the crowds and judges with his quality paces and correct conformation. The winner sold at auction for 230,000 euro to Gestut Sprehe.

The young stallion crop of 2004 was of decent quality but not as good as the collection of licensed stallions presented in Verden last year. 824 Hanoverian colts were presented at the pre-selection and 103 stallions participated in the 2006 Hanoverian Licensing. 65 of the got licensed, 38 did not get licensed.

Fifteen stallions were selected for the premium ring. The reserve champion was the bay stallion by Conteur out of SPS Windsbraut (by Weltmeyer). Bred by Achim Giesecke-Bulle and presented by Heinz Katt, this young stallion was purchased by Emma Hindle's Brookhouse Stud for 300,000 euro.

The runner-up became the bay Lauries Crusador xx x Cavalier son, bred and presented by Johann-Christian Eggers. He sold for 115,000 to the Landgestut Celle. Celle also purchased the premium stallion by Rotspon x Weltmeyer (140,000 euro), the lovely Sunlight xx x Wolkenstein II (47,000 euro) and the Belissimo M x Wendekreis colt (62,000 euro).

Price Highlight Sells to the U.S.A.

The price highlight of the auction following the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany, was the Florestan x Donnerhall x Aarking xx offspring, which sold for 400,000 euro to Doug and Louise Leatherdale from the United States. Bred by Dieter Duis and presented by Heinrich Giesselmann, the Florestan x Donnerhall son will move to Jens Meyer's stallion station in Dorum, where he will join His Highness, Damsey and Herzensdieb

64 licensed stallions sold at auction for an average price of 64,890 euro. The average price for a not licensing stallion was 22,069 euro. The most expensive not-licensed stallion was the Acorado x Voltaire jumper, who sold for 100,000 euro to the Czech Republic.

Lauries Crusador xx, Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2006

The Thoroughbred stallion Lauries Crusador xx was proclaimed Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2006 at the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden, Germany. The nomination of the 15th "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" was one of the highlights of this year’s Stallion Licensing. It was the first time that a thoroughbred stallion was honoured with this award: These last few years, Celle State Stud Stallion Lauries Crusador xx has certainly had a considerable influence on the Hanoverian breed.

Lauries Crusador xx by Welsh Pageant xx/High Top xx was born in Great Britain in 1985, and he started his career on the race track. With an impost of 90,5 kgs, he was accepted as a breeding stallion for the German warmblood breed. The well-known horse expert and stallion owner Maas J. Hell, who died some years ago, discovered the bay horse. He maintained good contact with State Stud Manager Dr. Burchard Bade, and in 1991, Lauries Crusador xx became an active breeding stallion for the Lower Saxonian National State Stud in Landesbrück.

He was frequently used by the breeders right from the very beginning. He had not only a considerable influence on the mare population in the Kehdingen area, but also on the whole Hanoverian breed. There are totally 1560 registered offspring, 349 mares registered into the Studbook, among them 103 state premium mares. He fathered 39 licensed sons, 13 of them being registered into the premium stallion register. 546 registered competition horses complete this impressive balance. With his successful offspring, the thoroughbred stallion Lauries Crusador xx is certainly about to create a new Hanoverian stallion line.


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