Grandom x Wuerselen/Wodka
2003 Bay Hanoverian Mare
Gi Gi Giselle aka GiGi was born March 11, 2003 in California. She is bay and stands at 15.3 hands. She is in the AHS Main Studbook and is also MMB Holsteiner.
In 2008 GiGi completed her Mare Performance Test for AHS. She received an overall final score of 7.05, receiving an 8 on her Walk and 7's for Jumping Technique, Jumping Ability, Canter, and Rideability.
Fox Lair purchased GiGi Spring 2010 specifically for the breeding program. She had her first foal for us in 2012; an outstanding filly by Landkonig. GiGi was bred again in 2014. She produced a gorgeous filly by Coeur d' Amour. She throws very nice uphill movers, with a natural jumping ability. Both fillies are currently being retained for future competition and prospective broodmares.
GiGi has been retired.
Gi Gi Giselle
Gigi's 2012 Filly by Landkonig
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.