Belgian owned Hanoverian licensed breeding stallion Lissaro van de Helle (by Lissabon x Matcho AA) will be standing at stud at the Landgestut Celle for the 2012 breeding season. The bay stallion is currently stabled in Adelheidsdorf, but will be available at the Verden station.
After a disagreement between stallion station Ruscher-Konermann and the Belgian owners Edith de Reys and Paul Mais of brood farm De Helle in Belgium, Lissaro permanently moved to The Netherlands in May 2011 to be trained by Edward Gal and offered at stud via Holstud for the remainder of the season.
However, with a high demand from German breeders interested in Lissaro's genes, the decision to move Lissaro back to Germany for the 2012 breeding year was easily made.
"The Landgestut had already been in touch with us last year, but at the time we had an agreement with Ruscher-Konermann for the season," Lissaro's owner Edith de Reys told Eurodressage.
Lissaro's dressage career will be continued by Celle head rider Wolfhard Witte. "It was never the plan for Edward to compete Lissaro this season anyway, so we think this is the best solution helping the breeders the best way after the problems last season."
De Reys stated that breeding will be priority this year, but Witte might compete the stallion. "The planning is totally in the hands of the Landgestut," Edith added.
Lissaro van de Helle is a triple Bundeschampion and silver medallist at the 2010 World Young Horse Championships in Verden.
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