His Honor "Hank" Gelding
Breeding: Oldenburg GOV
Check out this adorable 7 year old gelding by Harvard. Hank is a curious boy with a sweet disposition. He settles in to new places quickly and loves attention. He will whinny for his person to feed him in the morning or take him out of the pasture for his daily work. Hank has been carefully started with a solid foundation and he is lovely to look at. Training and 1st level work is easy for Hank and he will excel with an amateur or professional rider. Hank is ready to start his show career in dressage. He has an honest and predictable nature with three very nice gaits. Hank stands 16.1 hh with his lovely dark brown coat, four bright socks, blaze and one of the biggest tails in the barn. This boy will certainly stand out in the show ring.
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His Honor (Hank) is sired by the imported Elite Hanoverian stallion Harvard (Hohenstein x Cardinal xx) who is a proven sire of excellence. His legacy is quickly establishing in Europe and North America. Harvard has produced multiple Licensed sons, numerous State Premium, Special Premium and Premium Mares, Elite Auction Foals, a Bundeschampion, a finalist at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, successful International Advanced Dressage competitors, high scoring Oldenburg mares, in 2008 he dam-sired the Champion Filly of Germany, Foals of Distinction, Top Hanoverian Foals and legions of Premium Foals. A strong transmitter of type, Harvards are stamped with his elegant head and convey his kind, sensible disposition. Harvard is a very modern type and sire of talented dressage and hunter progeny. One of his greatest hallmarks is the wonderful temperament that he passes on to his offspring. At his performance test in 1999 he scored a perfect 10 for temperament and straight 9's for character, willingness and ability to work, constitution and rideability. Standing 16.3hh he is dark brown-black, with four white socks and a connecting star and stripe. He scored straight 8's for his Walk, Trot and Canter and currently holds a Hanoverian breeding index of 136 with indexes of; Walk 128, Trot 133, Canter 131, Type 142, Head 150, Neck 149, and Limbs 125.
Harvard was bred in Germany by stallion producer Heinrich Laymeyer and began his sport career by being selected as a Premium stallion at his licensing in Vechta at 2.5 years old. The following year he was crowned the Hauptprämie Vice-Champion (1-B Prämie) of the 2000 Oldenburg Main Premium. There are many factors that play a role in the decision when the Verband awards the coveted Main Premiums including the stallion’s development in sport, his results at the stallion performance test and, above all, the quality of his first offspring when they are inspected. Following Harvard's successful top 5 placement at the German Bundeschampionate finals as a Four and Five Year Old with scores up to 8.2, Harvard's breeding career flourished at the renowned Hengsthaltung Kathmann in Germany. While there, he sired numerous “true to type” Elite auction foals, top quality approved stallion sons, State Premium and Verband's Premium daughters and a legacy of successful sport horses in Europe. In short, Harvard is the epitome of the upgrader type, passing on his striking good looks, wonderful character and elastic, athletic gaits.
Dam: Raine X Rodero
Raine is a 2002 registered German Oldenburg Verband Mare who is approved into the Main Mare Book by the German Hanoverian Verband. She has produced 4 talented foals by Harvard.
Raine's sire Rodero is an Imported Licensed Hanoverian stallion who hails from the famous Ramiro line. Rodero is a very elegant and elastic mover with correct confirmation. He completed his Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf in 1998, finishing an impressive 6th out of 45. He scored equally well in his Dressage and Jumping index. Rodero was shown successfully in dressage in 1999 and 2000 until he sold as a Upper Level Jumper. Rodero offspring have excelled in the Dressage, Jumper and Eventing arena's. In 2012, Rodero son Riddlemaster was selected to represent Canada with Rebecca Howard at the Olympic Games in London.
Raine's dam-sire Zymbal I is equally notable. He was Reserve Champion in Oldenburg and at his Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf he passed with a total index of 120.84. He scored the highest in the test in jumping with a 9.0, and received an 8.0 for Rideability, Ability to Perform and Temperament.