March 2020 - Grafenstolz: #1 Sire of British-Bred Eventing Horses for 2019
Written by CRM
Monday, 02 March 2020 20:33


Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2016 and best sire for young eventers 2016 in France! Grafenstolz was also World top 10 eventing sire in 2017.

Grafenstolz was awarded a premium at the 2000 Trakehner licensing in Neumünster as a two-year-old. He proved his versatile talents right from the very beginning in the sport, as a five-year-old winning several 1.25m level tests for show jumpers, as well as medium dressage. As a six-year-old he made German breeding history by becoming the first horse ever to qualify for the finals of the jumping, dressage, and eventing in the same year. He went on to win the eventing with an average score of 9.7 out of 10. This was followed later in the same year by him winning the World Championship for young event horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France.


In 2005 as a seven-year-old, he won his first advanced level event competition. In 2006, as an 8- year-old he won the bronze medal at the German Championships in Schenefeld, then placed in two international three star competitions and won three international two star competitions. In November 2006, he received Trakehner Horse of the Year award given by the Trakehner Verband. In 2007 and 2008 he won at Compiegne. In 2007, he competed in a puissance class and cleared 2 meters or just under seven feet.


Grafenstolz’ sire Polarion qualified several times for World Cup Finals as well as for European Junior Championship Finals with Laura Bechtolsheimer. His damline is outstanding: his mother is the full sister of the approved stallion Gipsy King, and produced also Gipsy Rose, dam of Grand Passion (CDI3* performer, at stud in France). The approved stallions Guy Laroche and Grimani (by Gribaldi) are also from this motherline. After his victories in the Bundeschampionnat 6 Year Old (he made the final of all three disciplines in the same year) and the World Eventing Championships in 2004 with his rider Michael Jung, Grafenstolz became a proven eventing sire, with young horse champions in four countries every year.

His offspring inherit his bravery, elegant movement and his outstanding scope. He is also damsire of the reserve champion at the 2015 Trakehner approvals, Fellini, who just integrated the stables of Helen Langehanenberg.
•    Finalist 2004 Bundeschampionnat 6 year-old Jumping + Dressage (M. Jung)
•    Winner 2004 Bundeschampionnat Eventing (CCE) 6 year-old (M. Jung)
•    Winner 2004 World Eventing Championships 6 year-old, Le Lion D’Angers (M.Jung)
•    Finalist 2007 Puissance Jumping 2m (M.Jung)
•    Winner CIC2* Compiegne (x2), Strzegrom, Varsseveld (M. Jung)
•    5th CIC3* Schenefeld (M. Jung)
•    3rd CIC3* Marbach (M. Jung)

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