Latimer Keeps the Trakehner Flame Alive
While year after year Trakehner horses seem to have more difficulties to capture the big gold at the Bundeschampionate, this year they were lucky to have such a great representative as Latimer.
Trakehner blood flows through the veins of many participants, but only few of them actually represent their breed. It was Latimer, a pure bred Trakehner by Saint Cloud x Caprimond, who won gold in the 4-year-old stallion class. Hans-Jürgen Armbrust rode Latimer to 9.2 overall winning score. Owned by Stallion Station Böckmann, Latimer received a 10.0 for his conformation, and a big 9.5 for his walk.
The black stallion could have shown a bit more shoulder freedom in trot (8.5) but his canter was overall to die for (9.0), due to his balance. Even though picture perfect Latimer scores high as a young stallion, his future as an upper level dressage horse in yet undetermined.