Landkoenig x Gi Gi Giselle/Grandom
2012 Bay Hanoverian Mare
Luvem N Leavem aka Lexy was born April 20, 2012 and was one of the first foals born at Fox Lair. She is bay and stands at 16.2 hands. Lexy is by the Elite Hanoverian stallion, Landkoenig. She is in the MMB for AHS.
Lexy was shown in 2014, as a two year old, for the YHS finals. She received a final score of 7.83 in free jumping, boasting a score of 8.5 for Willingness and several 8's for Takeoff, Scope, and Landing. She also earned an overall score of 7.21 for In-Hand/At Liberty.
Lexy is the first of our homebred's to enter into our breeding program. We believe her athleticism and willingness are true assets that we hope will be passed on to her future offspring. Lexy will be permanently replacing her dam, Gi Gi Giselle for our breeding program.
Lexy is currently in foal to Checkmate and for 2020! This will be her second foal and we can't wait to see the result!
Luvem N Leavem
Landkönig completed his 100 day test at Adelheidsdorf as a three-year-old and was 7th out of 50 with 118.10 points overall and a 9.5 for stadium jumping, 8’s for willingness to work, character, temperament and the walk. The Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste 2005 lists Landkönig with a jumping breeding value of 132 putting him ahead of Ritual, Drosselklang, Espri, Escudo II, Grosso Z and many other top German Grand Prix producers! Landkönig is in fact the highest rated jumper listed, standing in the U.S. listed in the 2009 Stallion yearbook with a jumper breed value of 135 and 140 for ability, slightly higher than super producer and 2007 stallion of the year Argentinus. Landkönig has produced, from his first foal crop, a licensed Hanoverian stallion son and in 2002 broke the record for producing the highest selling jumper ever in the history at the Hanoverian Elite auctions in Germany. Lantinus, a four-year-old gelding sold for Euro 215,000 also setting the record price for the Hanoverian auction year, something never done by a jumper!
From the legendary sire Grannus, producer of many successful GP horses and out of a very strong multiple GP and stallion producing dam line comes the black 16.2H stallion, Grandom. Grandom was licensed and stood several years in Belgium before moving to Hanover. Grandom was approved for breeding based on performance and was shown and bred at the same time while in Belgium. He has many clean rounds on his name. Grandom has won and placed, while ridden by our daughter Susie, from the start: Modified Division Champion at Santa Rosa, Modified division res. Champion at Rancho Murieta, Winner Carousel Medal and res. Almaden Medal at Rancho Murieta. Besides wins over fences Grandom was winning and placing in hunter U/S classes. (Oct 2001). The BWP evaluated about 50 of his foals, yearlings and two-year-olds. The report states that his offspring are very uniform, even though they were out of a large variety of mares. They have beautiful front ends, nice round top lines, excellent shoulder angles and very good usage of the hind end. They were well behaved and easy to handle. Several of his talented offspring have been sold internationally. Besides talented jumping horses Grandom produces hunters. He has a very even jumping style and a nice ground-covering trot, from the shoulder, with little knee and hock action.
Gotthard is truly one of the great Hanoverian stallions and was bred by Richard Kords in 1949. For seven years he was the leading sire of show jumping horses in Germany. His influence continues to the present day. During his time he sired over 34 licensed stallion sons - the most highly rated of which was Goldberg who was based in Westphalia . Gotthard was also influential as a mare sire and he was responsible for 26 State Premium mares. On his dam's side, Gotthard descends for the Shagya Arab line of Amurath - also influential on the dam line of another influential sire of jumpers, Ramzes. Gotthardâ's progeny were wonderful jumpers, but were rather stiff and untalented for dressage. Gotthard was considered as lucky to be accepted into the stallion ranks at Celle. At the time he was not really ready. He looked weak and lacking in his expression - he was not developed sufficiently in the shoulder and in the formation of his neck. When he was approved in 1951, Gotthard seemed short framed, insignificant and stocky and it is not surprising that he was not particularly popular (indeed he was put over all sorts of mares, including cold bloods and Norwegians) . From 1956 to 1960 he was not used at all. It was not until his daughter, Goldika (out of a Mecklenburg mare with no papers) started her sensational jumping career with Gert Wiltfang that the breeders found him attractive. The fully matured Gotthard impressed through his perfect shoulder and his perfect neck. Even his head could be classed as 'nice' . Eventually he was to produce over fifty horses to compete internationally and when in 1975, a list of top stallions was published, Gotthard was number one in terms of prize money won. Eventually his competing progeny numbered 398, with earnings of almost two million deutschmarks. Gotthard died in 1978 at the age of 29.