Schwadroneur Died Unexpectedly

Tue, 11/25/2003 - 00:00
Trakehner Breeding News

The Elite Trakehner stallion Schwadroneur has passed away unexpectedly November 20th, 2003. Schwadroneur suffered from a rupture in his lungs and died. Bred by Otto Langels from Haemelschenburg, Schwadroneur was by Arogno out of elite mare Schwalbenburg

(Ibikus x Impuls). The stallion was 20 years old and recently proclaimed 2003 Trakehner Breeding Sire of the Year at the 2003 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster, Germany.

The licensed Schwadroneur became reserve champion of the Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf in 1986. He was purchased by Olav Brandorff and Kaj Olesen from Denmark at the Licensing. He became one of the most popular breeding sires ever on Danish soil. Ridden by former Olympic Champion Anne Grethe Thornblad, Schwadroneur was also a star in the Grand Prix dressage ring.

His offspring inherited his atheleticism and talent. Nicole Ahlefeldt Laurvig Lehn's Esprit is currently ranked fourth in the Western European League of the 2003/2004 World Cup Series. Schwadroneur has already sired nine licensed sons of which Danish Young Horse Dressage Champion Blue Hors Hertug (only horse to win 4, 5 AND 6-year old division), the recently approved Sharan and the World Young Horse Championships' participant Maneur are his most famous. Schwadroneur was proclaimed Elite sire in Denmark in 1995

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2003 Trakehner Stallion Licensing