Lancet Proclaimed KWPN Keur Stallion
The Hanoverian branded and KWPN approved stallion Lancet has been proclaimed keur stallion leading up the 2012 KWPN Stallion Licensing which starts tomorrow in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
This year four stallions receive the Keur status but only one of them is a dressage stallion. The other fortunate sires are Oklund, Padinus and Hors La Loi. Negro (by Ferro) has been proclaimed preferent sire and is now keur preferent.
Lancet is bred by the Claasen family in Germany and is by Wenzel out of St. Pr. St Stella (by Shogun xx x Absatz x Wohlan). Lancet came to the Netherlands as a youngster and was then owned by a syndicate including Jacques Marée and the Bartels family. After the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Lancet sold to Emma Hindle and became the anchor for the British team in the years to come.
Emma and Lancet competed at the 2005, 2007 and 2009 European Dressage Championships and the 2006 World Equestrian Games. They were seventh individually at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. They won team silver at the 2009 European Championships in Windsor. Lancet was retired from competition in July 2011 at the Hickstead World Dressage Masters.
Lancet's most renowned offspring includes the World Young Horse Champion and now international Grand Prix horse Uzzo (Patrick van der Meer) and Grand Prix horses Stallone (Inna Logutenkova), Salvador (Stephanie Peters), Ronaldo, and Silhouet. The small tour horse Rhapsody was first competed by Imke Schellekens-Bartels and is now a Pan Am team horse for Costa Rica. Lancet's licensed son Ziesto competed at the World Young Horse Championships and later on sold to Glock Horse Performance Center in Austria, where he awaits an FEI level career.
Photo courtesy Brookhouse Stud