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(Landadel/Manstein/Vollkorn xx)

Landfriese II adds a nice dose of Thoroughbred blood from the stallions Ladykiller XX (twice), Marcio XX and Vollkorn XX. This is not just random TB blood. Landfriese’s pedigree includes the best producing TB sires in the sporthorse world, and his production performance record shows he is true to type and performance.

With tremendous movement, it is not surprising that he became a premium stallion at the Oldenburg inspection and 2nd Reserve overall. As a 4-year old he qualified in the Performance Class and won the Jumping Class L. In 1996 and 1997 he was a Bundeschampion Finalist both years and placed well. Furthermore, in 1997 he was the best horse at the National Championships for his age group. He has won several jumping shows, up to 1.45 meters until an injury ended his jumping career after which time he was shown in dressage to level M.

Landfriese II is one of the most successful stallions in breeding. He has numerous offspring competing at the highest levels in jumping, dressage, eventing and hunters. He has sired over nine approved sons and many state premium mares. His first foal crop contained unbelievable quality, conformation and fantastic movement. You can find Landfriese II offspring all over the world performing at international jumping competitions, as well as, dressage and hunting. In 2001, one of his offspring won the stallion selection in Redefin, Germany. In 2002, he had eight offspring qualify for the finals at the Nation Championships in Germany, for five and six yr. olds. He is currently #10 on U.S.E.F. list of hunter sires for 2006 and the top Oldenburg listed.

Landfriese II was standing at stud at Paul Schockemöhle’ s farm and the state stud. During that time Paul bred several sales toppers with Landfriese II. Several went on to be successful up to Grand Prix Level. Landfriese II produced also quite a few Mecklenburg offspring including a son named “Little Rock Gold” who was the Mecklenburg licensing Reserve Champion and premium stallion he now stands in Sweden.

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Landfriese II half brother Landkaizer was Champion Stallion at the Oldenburg Inspections in 1995. He was a successful show jumper who switched his discipline to dressage, and won at Prix St. George level. Another half brother Laudatio was sold to the Brazilian millionaire, Dr. Jorge De La Rocha in 2002 to compete for Brazil in the 2004 Olympics. The half brother Leonardo Di Vinci was sold in 1991 for 350,000 DM to Sven Rothenberger, a Dutch Olympic team rider. Sven competed at the Atlanta Olympics were he finished 9th in the individual dressage. Leonardo Di Vinci continues to compete today under Sven’s wife, Connelien Rothenberger. The half brother Le Touguet was sold in 1997 as a dressage horse for 500,000 Euro. Landriese II, grand dam produced with Argentinus, the licensed stallion, August de Starke, a Grand Prix winner who was sold in 1999 for 667,000 DM.

Landfriese II is by Landadel. The 16.3hh bay stallion was something special. He was the champion of his 100 Day Test at Medingen in 1985 with a score of 136.26. His double talent was outstanding – with a score of 137.72 in jumping and 131.43 in dressage he was on second place in both disciplines. He even received a 9.0 on the course – all the best prerequisites for a career in sport. Due to an injury after the performance test Landadel never returned to the show ring. One of the riders/trainers at Medingen said,”Landadel could have become a successful dressage horse because of his strong movement and rideability”.

Landadel is one of those rarest creatures — a stallion who is siring top dressage and jumping progeny. In the 2001 World Cups, Landadel produced representative in both dressage and jumping finals. In the 1999/2000 WBFSH standings Landadel had 14 representatives on the jumping list and three on the dressage. Landadel is considered the most important son of Landgraf.

Landgraf by Ladykiller is out of an Aldato mare. By the end of the 1980’s, he was on the list of sires that have stood at stud in West Germany in terms of money earnings of progeny. He rates as a world-class sire, and his sons can be found at stud or in competition in most countries. Libero H (1981) won all three of the World Cup qualifies in 1994 ridden by Jos Lanssink for Holland. Other well known superstar show jumpers by Landgraf I are Lucky Luke ridden by Otto Becker, Lacros(1978) with Dirk Shroder, Landlord (1977) with Willi Melliger and Taggi (1981) who was on the German Olympic Team in Barcelona.

Ladykiller xx was born in England in 1961, he raced three times in two years and only an 80.5 kilo handicap – a minimum required for a thoroughbred stallion to be accepted into Germany breeding ranks. After his death in 1979, he sired 35 stallions’ sons including the pillars of the Holstein; Landgraf and Lord.

Today it is almost a necessity of fashion in Holstein that a horse carries Ladykiller XX blood at least two or three times whereby it occurs from time to time, that horses in the pedigree have Ladykiller inbred five or six times.

Landfriese II dam Vilane by Manstein is a veteran mare of the breeding farm Ritterburg and a full sister to the Manstein Mulherengo (PB Rheinland). At the PSI auction in 1989 he was sold for 285,000 DM. Another Manstein auction topper was Monsieur Depont in Vechta was sold for 150,000 DM.

Manstein by Matrose was an elite stallion with the Danish Warmblood Society a premium stallion with the Oldenburg Society and with the Hanoverian Society. After evaluation of his offspring he has been finally graded as Siegerhingst, the highest possible accolade.

Manstein completed his performance test Adelheidsdorff in 1982 as no. 15 out of 53 stallions with 114 points.

Manstein was graded in 1990 with the Danish Warmblood Society with the following: Big impressive stallion of exceptionally good type. Expressive head. Well-set neck, very good shoulders, withers and top-line. Well formed muscular clusters. Limbs straight and correct. His exceptional good score included 8’s and 9’s for movement and rideablility. He placed in his overall age group 23 out of 159 stallions.

Matrose, by the thoroughbred Marcio xx, sired 9 approved stallions and 10 Olympic dressage contenders. Matrose excelled in dressage and his offspring were noted for their rideability. During his era, he was ranked 3rd among his age group as a sire of dressage horses. The offspring also displayed good jumping ability. Matrose sired the stallion Matrox, who is the damsire of the elite Westfalen stallion Pablo. Marcio xx (1947) sired 8 state stallions and produced good dressage horses. His get have won over 330,000 DM.

Vollkorn the dam’s sire stood as a sport horse sire in Oldenburg, Germany from 1966 to 1981, producing 13 licensed sons, including Viktor, Vivaldi, Volaro, Volturno, Votltreffer, Varus (a champion of his Performance Test at Medingen in 1978), Van Gogh and Vagabund.

In 2001, his offspring won 1,068,995 in sport horse competitions.

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