Renowned Oldenburg horse breeder Georg Sieverding has passed away at age 78 on 11 April 2018.
Sieverding suffered a severe head injury in the summer of 2016 after getting kicked by a young mare being turned out in the field. He was hospitalized for a very lengthy period. Despite all efforts from the doctors and his family, he did not overcome the accident.
Without a doubt, Georg Sieverding was one of the most successful dressage horse breeders in recent years, having bred no less than 11 licensed stallions;
The Emstek based Sieverding credited Georg Vorwerk as his long-time friend and advisor for horse breeding. Sieverding's breeding line went back on two main mares: the French bred Mexicane (by Mexico). She was bred to Shikampur and produced the filly Mon Amour, who was bred to Weltmeister and produced Maureen. Maureen brought Marella (by Classiker) and her paired to Donnerhall produced Sieverding's two most successful mares ever: Maradita and Maradonna.
Maradita sired the Oldenburg Licensing Champion Sieger Hit (by Sandro Hit) and licensed stallion Silver Black (by Sandro hit), while Maradonna produced the Oldenburg Licensing Champion Furstenball (by Furst Heinrich) as well as licensed stallions Desiderio (by Dimaggio) and Winehouse (by Wynton) as well as Charlotte Dujardin's rising young horse Mount St. John VIP (by Vivaldi), owned by Emma Blundell.
Sieverding further bred the World Young Horse Championship silver medal winning licensed stallion Floricello (by Florencio x Dormello).
For his lifetime achievements as a breeder, Sieverding was decorated with the Golden Honorary Needle by the Oldenburg society in 2005.
Where are They Now? Floricello
Furstenball, Champion of the 2008 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Sieger Hit, Champion of the 2007 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Candy, Champion of the 2016 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede
Mares Selected for 2016 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede
Results of the 2004 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede
Photo Tour of the 2004 Oldenburg Elite Mare Show in Rastede