LONDONDERRY LAD aka "LARRY":
2009 Dark Bay Gelding. Registered American Hanoverian Society. By Londonderry (Lauries Crusador) out of MS Winesome (Weltmeyer/World Cup I) As of November 2011, measures 16.2+H. Expect maturity to be 17H.
BLOODLINES:Larry's dam, Winesome, is a proven producer from the world class dressage w-line. Imported from Germany, she is from a long line of States Premium Mares -- known for superior conformation and temperaments!! Her sire, Weltmeyer is recognized as the Dressage Sire of The Century and has over 80 approved sons standing at stud. Winesome's dam sire, Werther, is referred to as "Versatile Werther" for his ability to jump and move; this versatility is the foundation of athleticism. Werther is known for passing on excellent temperaments and rideability. It should be noted that Winesome is the grand dam of the highly acclaimed and late, Cabana Boy. Larry's sire, Londonderry is also known for for producing dressage stars and stallions especially when bred to Weltmeyer mares. The stallions Liberty Gold and Locksley I represent US stallion from the Londonderry/Weltmeyer breeding lines. Larry is one of the best bred Hanoverians that Thornridge has owned and we are proud to represent him for sale!! It is an unfortunate possibility that Winsome is too aged to carry any more foals; she did not take in 2011. Her new owner, Chris Kropf is looking into embryo transfers. Larry may very well be one of the last few of Winesome's Legacy.
BACKGROUND:Larry comes to Thornridge from a long line-up of Hanoverians bred by Equanimity Farm Sport Horses. Phoebe and Claudia have always been over the top about Winesome -- she is just the quintessential imported Hanoverian broodmare -- and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase her offspring in the summer of 2011. Unfortunately, Larry represents our last purchase from EFSH as the Vickeries have closed their breeding business. He also represents our first American Bred Hanoverian that has blood on the top and bottom side direct from Germany.
CURRENTLY:Larry is exactly what he looks like: a tall, long legged, modern sport horse bred for dressage. He is stamped by the Londonderry/Lauries Crusador blood and is the epitome of elegance with ground covering strides. We love his look and his need to have human friendship. We struggle with sticking to our plan of reselling Larry, but we have too many coming 3 yo to keep them all. We believe Larry to have the athleticism and upper level potential that his blood is known for producing. Lauries Crusador's offspring is very hot at the moment due to the enormous success that his youngsters have been awarded in developing classes in Germany. Larry is spot-on a match for a professional but he loves his specific person so much that we are equally content to place him into a long term amateur home. Larry will excel in the competitive dressage ring and we are looking forward to closely following what is sure to be a successful career path for Larry and his discerning partner.
Mark as: Larry Free in Summer 2011:
Set of 2011 X-Rays Available. Lifetime USEF
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