May 9th, 2015 Hanoverian Verband filly by Harvard out of Verband Premium Walkyrie E. M.
Harvard (Hohenstein x Cardinal) is a proven sire of excellence. Standing 16.3hh he is dark brown-black, with four white socks and a connecting star and stripe. His legacy is quickly establishing in Europe and North America. Harvard has produced multiple Licensed sons, numerous State Premium, Special Premium and Premium Mares, Elite Auction Foals, a Bundeschampion, a finalist at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, successful International Advanced Dressage competitors, high scoring Oldenburg mares, in 2008 he dam-sired the Champion Filly of Germany, Foals of Distinction, Top Hanoverian Foals and legions of Premium Foals. A strong transmitter of type, Harvard’s are stamped with his elegant head and convey his kind, sensible disposition. Harvard is a very modern type and sire of talented dressage and hunter progeny. One of his greatest hallmarks is the wonderful temperament that he passes on to his offspring. At his performance test in 1999 he scored a perfect 10 for temperament and 9’s for character, willingness and ability to work, constitution and rideability. In the 2010 Jahrbuch Hengst, Harvard is given an impressive overall index of 134 and a FN ranking of 136!
Harvard was bred in Germany by stallion producer Heinrich Laymeyer and began his sport career as Vice-Champion of the 2000 Oldenburg Main Premium. Following his successful placements in the Bundeschampionate finals as a Four and Five Year Old Stallion with scores up to 8.2, Harvard began his breeding career at the renowned Hengsthaltung Kathmann in Germany. While there, he sired numerous “true to type” Elite auction foals, top quality approval candidates, State Premium Mares and three licensed sons. Harvard is the epitome of the upgrader type, passing on his striking good looks, wonderful character and elastic, athletic gaits.
Source & more infos: http://www.pangaeafarm.com/harvard.html
Dam V. Pr. WALKYRIE E. M.:
Verband Premium Walkyrie E.M. was bred by Mathilde Vincent (Equus Magnificus). She is by Wolkentanz II out of Barbarees Hill xx.
Walkyrie E. M., being only three this year, was broken to ride in the spring of 2014.
She then went to her Oldenburg (GOV) inspection in July 2014, where she was praised for her type and entered in the Main Mare Book. She also received an invitation to the Mare Performance Test.
In August 2014, she took part in a few schooling shows, with scores to 61 % at Training Level, with very limited training experience with amateur owner and breeder, Mathilde Vincent.
In Septembre 2014, Walkyrie E. M. was approved AND Performance Tested with the Hanoverian Verband in 2014, this time ridden by talented upper level rider Josianne Richer.
Also in Septembre 2014, Walkyrie E. M. completed her Mare Performance Test with the German Oldenburg Verband. She was, again, highly praised for her type, as well as on her gaits at liberty. She finished second in the Performance Test as well as being crowned Free Jumping Champion. She was awarded the Verband Premium title, just 0.11 point short of a Special Premium, mostly due to her lack of experience under saddle.
Walkyrie E. M. is a serious upper level prospect and will be brought up the levels as such.