Prinz Gaylord (breeder -Feldhoff, Monika 48165 Hiltrup, Thier-Str.58)Imported by Judy Williams Ehlers and
Glenwood Farms in California, Prinz Gaylord had just started his competition in Germany, so was started in
modified jumper classes in California. Judy rode and trained him at home, and Chris Borba and Dick Carvin picked
up the rides at the shows. As he was, of course, a breeding stallion, he would literally cover a mare then have to
jump in the trailer and go to show. Even early in his career, Judy says "He had a huge fan club. People were very
devoted to him loved his attitude and heart." After Dick left, Richard Sands took up the reins and then later Duncan
Volker Ehlers came to Glenwood Farms in 1986 and took over the ride on Prinz Gaylord at that time. Volker had
trained and showed grand prix jumpers for eight years in Alwin Schockemohle's stable and had ridden and trained
dressage horses under the instruction of Herbert Rehbein. Up to that point, not only had Judy schooled and
prepared Prinz Gaylord at home for the jumping classes, but she showed him in 2nd and 3rd level dressage classes
as well. "He wasn't overly fond of dressage but loved the jumping. He hated it when he saw 'the blond lady'
coming". Jumping training began in earnest with Volker, who competed the stallion through the levels up to Grand
He was a steady, consistent competitor and put in clean rounds in big competitions, including World Cup qualifiers,
against formidable opponents. Judy says "He was a strong jumper and he had incredible heart; it just wasn't in him
to quit." Throughout his show career, he remained an active breeding stallion - often breeding mares just before
competitions. Volker says "Prinz Gaylord was one of the few stallions who could really separate breeding and
competition. At home he was 'all stallion', but at a competition you could ride him next to another stallion or mare
and he totally ignored them. He was amazing in his ability to separate the two - the best I have ever seen."
While approved for breeding by Hanoverian, Oldenburg, ISR and Westfalen studbooks, Prinz Gaylord was
registered Westfalian. He is the son of the Champion Stallion Perlkonig. His dam, SPS Golden Gate, was a Grand
Prix jumper who won more than 30 European jumping competitions. Prinz Gaylord is her only offspring. At the
1977 Jubilee Show in Muenster, Germany, she was declared the best Westphalen jumping horse. She is bred from
the Gotthard line, which is lengendary for producing jumpers. Equivalent to the fame of Gotthard is the jumping
reputation of the Westphalen sire, Papayer xx, who sired Paradox. the biggest producer of jumping champions in
Westphalia. Papayer xx sired Prinz Gaylord's grandam, Panama (show name Petra), who was an international
Grand Prix jumping champion and jumping champion of all Germany. Perlkonig's dam is by the Hanoverian
Lavendal, producer of many Hanoverian jumpers. Prinz Gaylord is, therefore, a successful jumper from a dam and
grand dam who were also successful jumpers - a very strong pedigree.
Prinz Gaylord proved to be a successful producer of jumpers early in his career. He was declared Germany's
Leading Sire for 1983 by the German FN. His progeny include the international Grand Prix horses: Prinz Charming
(Germ) shown by Margie Engle and Prinz Haylord, and the approved stallion Prinz Charming (US), a top 10
finisher in the International Jumper Futurity West Coast Finals in 1995. Prinz Gaylord's offspring have won close to
a million deutschmarks in International competitions.
Dear Prudence (Dancing Lana) - $24,620 total money won A/A and GP
Princes Papaya (Servus x Gotthard) - competed up to Grand Prix with Chris Borba
Perez (Avus x Winnetou) - Approved ISR Oldenburg stallion owned by Diane McDonald, Camelot Stables in
Canada 1991 - winner at Spruce Meadows and in the Open Jumper Divisions in Oregon and California. Early in his
career, Perez won the Preliminary/ Intermediate Northwest Horse Council Year End Championship.
Puccini S and Paganini S (Servus x Gotthard) - Full brothers owned by Silverhorne Sporthorse. Puccini has
competed GP and was the AHC Jumper Award winner at that level
Papreka (Sevus x Diskant) - scored 10 for technique and 9 for scope 9 in her mare performance test
Prinz Gottfried (Gotthard) - shown preliminary by Chris Borba
Fransancisco (Godehard x Furioso) - shown preliminary by Kelly McKnight
Full brothers Prinz David and Prinz Tlalock (Decapo) - competed in Mexico
PG 13 (TB) - 6th IJF, competed preliminary
Pagau (TB) - successful international eventing
Prinz Lombard (Pik Solo) - 3rd level dressage
Prinz Gaylord died in 2000 but like many of our early stallions, will continue to show his influence through his
daughters. A few examples include:
Sympatico (Sandro x Prinz Gaylord) - ridden by Laura Kraut
Celtas Queimaylia S (Carthago x Prinz Gaylord) - Markku Söderberg
Cygnus (Fuerst Gotthard x Prinz Gaylord) - winner of the San Francisco Grand National Grand Prix
Fuerstin Felicity (Fuerst Gotthard/Prinz Gaylord) - elite mare candidate and top performance tested mare at her
Fuerst Lady (Fuerst Gotthard/Prinz Gaylord) - successful in open jumpers
Fuerst Nino R (Fuerst Gotthard/Prinz Gaylord/Goya) - making his way to the A circuit with Kelly McKnight.
Archer (Fuerst Gotthard/Prinz Gaylord/TB) - CDS horse of the year, Schooling Prix St. George.
And, as noted above, there was the occasional, but not insignificant, dressage horse. The sale topper at the 60th
Oldenburg Elite Auction in Vechta in April 2004 was Daddy Cool, a black gelding by Don Primero out of a Prinz
Gaylord mare. Daddy Cool, with life winnings of 3,016 Euros, was Germany's most winning five-year-old dressage
horse of the year 2003 and, at 261,000 Euro, brought the third highest price ever achieved at a Vechta auction.