The 16-year old Grand Prix stallion King Arthur will be named Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2014 at the annual Trakehner Stallion Licensing held in Neumunster, Germany. This year the event takes place on 16 - 19 October 2014.
King Arthur is bred by J. von Gierke in Langwedel and owned by Petra Wilm, the president of the Trakehner society. He stands at stud at Wilm's Gestut Tasdorf.
The refined black stallion is by Buddenbrock out of Konsula (by Consul x Patras). As a young horse he competed at the 2004 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany, and has been trained all the way up to Grand Prix. He is regional champion in Schleswig-Holstein.
Under Wilm King Arthur has competed at a few international dressage shows at Grand Prix level between 2008 and 2011 with moderate results. His international high score is 68.700% in the Kur and 67.278% in a classic Grand Prix.
King Arthur has sired several state premium mares, such as Schneekonigin II, Kolumbina, Incars Tochter and Cabibre, as well as several licensed sons, including Sir Arthur, Kilimanscharo, Hidalgo, and Georgenberg.
King Arthur's most successful offspring in sport is the Luxembourg Grand Prix WEG team horse Woltair, competed by Diana Erpelding.
2013 Trakehner Spring Stallion Licensing and Stallion Show
Buddenbrock, Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2010
King Arthur and Polarion Sponsored by TSF
King Arthur Wins Wedel Bundeschampionate Qualifier
Bittersweet Fourth Place for Baroncelli, No Conquest for Conservative King Arthur