Ben benieuwd naar die hengst. Ik zocht geschikt Grande bloed om met een Lauries merrie te combineren. Door de overmacht van W en D is dat bloed zeldzamer geworden. Ik heb ook een merrie gedekt met Don Gregory die via moederszijde rechtstreeks Graphit van Grande voert.
Een zeer mooie beschrijving van de belangrijke lijnen binnen de Hannoveraanse fokkerij staat op de site van de British Hanoverian Society. Ik quote hier effe de uitleg over Grande an Absatz:
G-LINE: Corning now to the G-line, it is Goldfisch II standing from 1939-58 on whom the important G-line horses center primarily through his influential descendants Grande and Gottard The famous Grande. who stood for 25 years, 1962-1987. was noted for his inner values, which compensated for several conformational faults and resulted in his own high performance testing and the performance success of his offspring. With Graf by Goldfisch II more from the jumping side, and with a Duellant mother, Grande combined dressage and jumping bloodlines, and his offspring have been very versatile. his son Garibaldi II sired Gifted, for example, as well as good jumpers. His son Graphit sired the well-known (now deceased) U.S. dressage star Grundstein While standing in Germany, Grundstein was a top producer of both dressage and jumping horses. Also Graslitter by Grande developed into a producer of show jumpers of international class. His son Grandeur was a three dine winner of the German Derby. After being retired from the sport. Grandeur is a very sought after private stallion. Grannus is another Graphit son being 20 years old, he is already a legend in his lifetime. He became famous as a world class sire of show-jumpers. In a dressage direction is the stallion Grenadier a Grande grandson. Through his mother-line's Thoroughbred influence (Valet XX ), Grenadier shows improved neck, saddle, and shoulder position. His son Golfstrom belongs to the best German dressage horses. The famous Gothard, who stood from 1953-1978, is a Goldfisch II son but a very different horse from his close relative Grande. On his mother's side is Amateur I-the same blood as Agram's dam- and one sees again the Arabian characteristics of the Amateur I influence. In his time, Gothard was known as the best producer of jumping horses in the world and his influence continues. Type-wise, Gotthard descendants have continually improved over the generations, without losing the jumping ability. His best son was Gardestern who died early but is yet a leading sire of jumping horses in Germany. Gardestern had three sons in the State Stud, one of whom, Glueckstern unfortunately died in 1987 after standing only three years. Glueckstern won his stallion licensing and the 1989 licensing nearly belonged to him. Four of his sons were licensed and two were taken in the first lot by the State Stud. There are also very high hopes for the Gardestern sons Gimpel and Goldfasan.
ABGLANZ (1946-1964) ABSATZ
Abglanz, also a Trakehner, sired the famous Absatz, who stood from 1964-1982. Absatz is one of the stallions who had the biggest influence in changing the appearance the of the Hanoverians within the last 20-30 years to a more modern. elegant type. His son Argentan for example. standing since 1971, consistently produces the good Absatz type and presence, including three national champion mares in broodmare shows, and -among others- the impressive young stallion Airport. The Absatz sons Akzent I and especially Akzent II and his son Acapulco are also very good stallions in Germany. Overall, the line appears to be very versatile in sports ability, including success in hunter competition.