Kostolany, Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2009

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 00:00
Trakehner Breeding News

The Trakehner stallion Kostolany has been proclaimed Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2009 and he will be honoured for his achievements in the breeding world at the 2009 Trakehner Stallion Licensing October 22 - 25, 2009, in Neumunster, Germany.

Bred and owned by Otto Langels of Gestut Hämelschenburg in Emmerthal, Germany, Kostolany is by Enrico Caruso out of Kapstadt (by Falke x Ibikus x Impuls). The black stallion was born in 1984 and became the licensing champion in 1987. The Trakehner verband praises the Kostolany offspring for their character, rideability and versatility in show jumping and dressage.

Kostolany sired nine licensed sons, including Licensing champion Gribaldi which has been successful at international Grand Prix level under Edward Gal. Gribaldi sired Anky van Grunsven's second Grand Prix horse Painted Black and Tosca Visser's Totilas, the current European Dressage Champion and world record holder.

Gribaldi also produced reserve licensing champions Hofrat and Hoftänzer. Kostolany's son, premium stallion Tolstoi, produced licensing champions Farinelli and Freudenfest on his part. Premium stallion Silvermoon sired World Equestrian Games silver and bronze medallist Blue Hors Matine. The 2008 Trakehner riding horse champion Elfado competed at the Bundeschampionate.

"The past two to three years Kostolany's blood became the centre of attention again amongst breeders and riders," said Trakehner breeding director Lars Gehrmann. "It was for us a reason to decorate this important source for performance with the Trakehner Stallion of the Year title."

Photos courtesy: O. Langels

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