Iron Spring Farm's Cum Laude Approved Hanoverian

Monday, October 25, 2021
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Iron Spring Farm is pleased to announce the 11-year-old KWPN stallion Cum Laude has been approved for breeding by the Hanoverian Verband. This latest accolade is added to his KWPN and Oldenburg stallion approvals. Cum Laude, by Apache, Preferent out of a Weltmeyer mare, had a successful small tour career, including wins at Prix St. Georges through the CDI level in Europe. His offspring are now drawing attention for their exceptional movement and great temperaments. 

The Hanoverian Verband and the American Hanoverian Society required approval on pedigree, performance in sport with international scores, radiographs, and an in-person inspection. During the inspection, Cum Laude received 9s on impulsion/elasticity, neck and typiness/masculinity. He received 8s on overall impression, conformation, walk, head, saddle position and frame, bringing his final score to 8.16.

“We’re thrilled that Cum Laude is now approved Hanoverian and Oldenburg, along with his KWPN approval,” said Mary Alice Malone, owner of Iron Spring Farm. “Now we’re able to offer his bloodlines, movement and wonderful character to more North American breeders.”

Cum Laude received 9.0s on impulsion/elasticity, neck and typiness/masculinity.

Cum Laude was bred on a limited basis in Europe due to his show schedule, but his offspring are definitely head-turners. Several of his daughters have been awarded Elite status from the KWPN and his son No Worries SL was selected for the KWPN stallion show.

Daughters Excel in Competition

Daughter Natilinda was 2nd in her regional KWPN keuring, receiving an 80 on conformation and an 85 on movement. These impressive scores earned her an invitation to the 2021 KWPN National Mare Championships, where she finished 9th. In June 2021, Cum Laude’s daughter Next-A-Daisy, Star (x Gribaldi,Preferent) received her provisional Keur predicate, scoring 80 points on movement and 80 points on conformation at the KWPN Studbook/Star inspection. Another Cum Laude daughter, Kalista, Elite, won her IBOP in 2019. She received 9.0s on her trot and rideability, 8.5 on dressage talent and 8.0s on her canter, elasticity and posture and balance, for an 82.5 total score. 

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Iron Spring Farm's Cum Laude

Cum Laude’s first North American foal, Rosa Cum Laude, was the 2021 USDF Breeders Championships Western Series Foal Champion, earning an 82.412.

Cum Laude excelled through Intermediate I during his performance career in Europe.

Impeccable Bloodlines

Cum Laude is by the Grand Prix superstar Apache, Preferent, who competed at some of the biggest venues in the world, including Aachen, Rotterdam and the World Equestrian Games with Emmelie Scholtens. The pair finished 8th in the freestyle at the World Cup Finals in Göteborg with an 80.782%. Apache was recognized for his superior movement, particularly the use of his hind leg. Apache is the sire of six Approved stallions and the grandsire of three Approved stallions. Apache’s daughters are equally spectacular, with 71% receiving a Star predicate or higher. Apache has numerous Grand Prix offspring, including Gio ridden by Charlotte Dujardin who won a team bronze medal and finished fourth individually at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Cum Laude’s dam is the Preferent/Prestatie mare Pacharel T. She’s by the legendary Weltmeyer and out of the Rubinstein I Keur/Prestatie mare Kacharel T. This damline is highly recognized for performance success. Pacharel T had seven foals who competed in dressage, including two at Prix St. Georges level and above. 

Cum Laude will be available for breeding in 2022 via fresh, cooled semen in North America. Visit his stallion page here for offspring photos, complete pedigree and more.  

About Iron Spring Farm

A range of top Friesian and KWPN stallions are available to North American breeders as part of Iron Spring Farm's four-decade commitment to the ISF Advantage. By providing proven bloodlines, along with exceptional service, transparency and impeccable veterinary care, the ISF team helps breeders achieve their sport horse goals. Ongoing expert advice and tools are also available so breeders can develop and market their offspring to the highest level. Iron Spring also offers a select number of talented Friesian and Dutch Warmblood prospects and broodmares for sale. Visit www.ironspringfarm.com for more information.