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.