Donated by Leatherdale Farms, Louise Leatherdale. Standing at Bridlewood Farm
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At his Trakehner Licensing, Herzensdieb was awarded Champion Stallion. “This stallion is not just moving, but dancing,” was the enthusiastic comment. Trakehner Verband Breeding Manager Lars Gehrmann added, “Endowed with the aura of something special, this stallion embodies the classical Trakehner upgrader type.” He was Reserve Champion of his 70-Day Test scoring above champions from Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Westfalen and Holsteiner licensings. He won the Trakehner Championship for 3-year-old stallions, qualified for the Bundeschampionat for 6-year-old dressage horses and then trained up to the Advanced Level. Sire Tambour won his stallion licensing and was highly successful in both advanced level dressage and jumping. He then went on to become a successful sire producing auction horses, Premium mares and successful sport horses. Herzensdieb's dam, St.Pr./El.St. Herzensfreude, scored 9.11 at her Mare Performance Test and was successful in dressage competition. Granddam, SPS Herzenslust, Champion Mare in Schleswig-Holstein, won her Mare Performance Test. This noted damline has produced several licensed stallions, successful dressage horses and highly awarded mares. Herzensdieb has an FN breeding value dressage of 142 points and is in the top 10% of German dressage sires. He was honored with the prestigious Elite Hengst title (E.H.) by the Trakehner Verband. Herzensdieb stamps his offspring with his elegant type and exceptional rideability. Many daughters including Heartbreaker and Helmi have won honors at large mare shows throughout Germany. Daughter, Elfenzauber, qualified for the Bundeschampionat for 6-year-old dressage horses. He has two licensed sons; Herzenswunsch was 2012 Champion of Southern Germany, Horse of the Year in Berlin-Brandenburg and a multiple Bundeschampionat finalist. Hollywood with rider/trainer Helen Langenhanenberg won their S-Level debut (72.6%). In the U.S., Hannigan L was the 2016 USDF Dressage Horse of the Year Reserve Champion at Second Level (74.086) and 2016 USDF Finals Second Level Open Champion (70.163). Hannigan L returned in 2017 to be named the Second Level Open Champion at the USDF Finals (70.163). Owner Louise Leatherdale has been honored twice as USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year, 2016 and 2017.
Hampton is the carbon copy of his famous sire His Highness. His Highness was the Champion of his Hanoverian stallion licensing, his stallion test and the Danish stallion licensing. He was a successful dressage competitor and sire, producing 17 licensed sons, over 20 St.Pr. mares and successful offspring to numerous to mention. Hampton, as a 3-year-old, was Reserve Champion of his 70-Day Stallion Test in Schlieckau with the overall score of 134.24. He competed and won several young horse classes with high scores. In 2009 Hampton qualified for the Bundeschampionat in highly competitive shows. Hampton was successful up to Inter. I and qualified for the finals of the 2013 Nürnberger Burgpokal. He is bred out of an exquisite dam line which combines success in breeding and sport. Hampton's dam, SPS Red Chili, produced a second licensed son. Granddam SPS Carina is the full sister of renown stallion Compliment and is dam to the licensed stallion Lesodoro. SPS Carina and daughter SPS Red Chili won as a family in the 2007 and 2009 prestigious Herwart von der Decken Shows. This damline is Hanoverian royalty, (the Ahnenhold family) known for producing internationally successful horses and licensed stallions. Damsire Rotspon, by the legendary Rubinstein I, was Champion of his stallion test and has sired an impressive 21 licensed stallions. Rotspon and Grand Prix dressage stallion Rubinstein I are both noted for passing on excellent rideability and trainability. For two years in a row, Hampton placed within the top 10% of German dressage sires with a score of 148 points in the estimated breeding evaluation by the FN. Hampton's offspring have exceeded expectations, producing elegant types with seemingly endless potential. Hampton has sired winning States Premium mares, Verden auction horses, and his licensed son Hampton's Junior competed successfully in young horse classes. In the U.S., Heirloom is competing successfully in the hunter ring. Owner Louise Leatherdale has been honored twice as USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year, 2016 and 2017.