Stallion at Stud: Lingh
In the dressage sporting world, the KWPN stallion Lingh, ridden by Edward Gal, needs little introduction -- the spotlight shone many times on Edward and Lingh with memorable medal finishes in Las Vegas, Amsterdam, and Aachen to name but a few.
- Breed: KWPN
Approved for KWPN, Hannoverian Verband, American Hanoverian Society, Oldenburg Verband, Swedish Warmblood Association of North America, Finnish Warmblood, Canadian Sport Horse Association, Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, recommended by Selle Francais
- Birth Year: 1993
- Size: 170 cm
- Sire: Flemmingh
- Dam: Gazelle
- Dam Sire: Columbus x Lucky Boy
- Fresh and frozen semen available
(Top photo © Arnd.nl)
With a breeding career that didn't start until 2005, LIngh did not waste any time in demonstrating he can also sire Champions. His son Beau was the 2009 Reserve Champion of the KWPN Stallion Licensing and the highest priced dressage stallion of the 2009 KWPN Select Sale.
The KWPN describes Lingh as "an honest and reliable stallion that is easy to work with. The great achievements of this stallion match his stunning conformation. Lingh is an athletic modern riding type. His head is intelligent. The neck has a good length and form. The shoulder is long and well angled. The withers are well developed. The croup is a good length and well muscled. His legs are straight and correct." Lingh has been approved for the Oldenburg, Hanoverian, Finnish, and Swedish Studbooks as well as several North American and Canadian Registries.
Lingh’s sire Flemmingh is by Lacapo, who was licensed in Holstein in 1982. In Dr. Dietrich Rossow’s Holsteiner Breed Book, Lacapo is described as a “medium sized stallion with good expression and beautiful neck carriage… a very good mover. Offspring of medium frame with beautiful faces and lots of appeal. Very good movers.” Lacapo hails from the world famous Holstein stallion and “sire of the century,” Landgraf I. Landgraf’s list of show jumping progeny is endless, producing names like Freestyle (aka Lalique): winner of the Grand Prix at Aachen; Libero: the five time Dutch National Champion and ’94 World Cup winner; Linaro: 1991 Champion Holsteiner Stallion; and Landadel: 1985 100 Day Test Champion at Medingen and a sire in his own right of top dressage and jumping offspring.
Lingh’s dam Gazelle has been rewarded with the highest mare prizes of the KWPN: Ster, Pref, Prest. Gazelle’s sire Columbus jumped at international level with Jos Lansink. Gazelle’s line goes back further to the famous thoroughbred stallions Lucky Boy xx and Uppercut xx. Lucky Boy xx contributed to Dutch sport horse breeding by siring many top jumpers on the international scene. Lucky Boy sired 16 stallion sons. THREE Lucky Boy offspring attended the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles: Van Gogh, The Freak, and Medrano. Uppercut XX sired 15 approved sons, including Nabuur, an international show jumper who went on to sire many international jumpers including The Saint ridden by Alwin Schockemohle of Germany. Lingh’s pedigree represents generations of famous, awarded, and performing horses!
Flemmingh’s offspring are big moving, tall, athletic, and long lined horses with three excellent gaits and an outstanding temperament. He is known for passing on the “knee action” that makes his movement so appealing as well as the wonderful temperment.
Lingh’s pedigree offers performance blood that is sought the world-over. In 2009, a colt by Flemmingh (sire of Lingh) was the 2009 Oldenburg studbook stallion approvals champion. Also in 2009, a Vivaldi stallion was the Reserve Champion stallion of the Westphalian approvals. Vivaldi is by Krack C, a son of Flemmingh. Lingh colts entered the preliminary rounds for the KWPN approvals of 2010: C-Lingh MK, Cocksdorp Texel, Clint and Chideon. All four of these 2007 colts were still owned by their breeders, which emphasizes the breeders’ pride in these horses’ futures.
In 2011 Lingh moved to Gestut Birkhof in Donzdorf, Germany, where he still stands for the 2013 breeding season. German magazine St. Georg hosted a special contest to win a ride on Lingh and the 13-year old Hannah Allescher was the lucky one.
Owner: Karin Reid Offield
- Lingh stands at stud in 2011 at Gestut Birkhof in Donzdorf, Germany
- Sweden: Flyinge State Stud
- Finland: Ay Talli LauKat
- The Netherlands: De Dalhoeve - VDL Stud
- New Zealand: Equibreed NZ Ltd
- United Kingdom: High Pine Elite Stallions
- U.S.A. Hassler Dressage