Westfalian Breeder Herbert Laumann Passed Away

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:39
Breeder Herbert Laumann with Stefanie Wolf on For Comtess Royal

Herbert Laumann, a renowned breeder of Westfalian dressage horses, has passed away on 3 February 2020 at the age of 78. 

Laumann was born on 8 June 1941 and lived in Greven, Germany.

One of the foundation mares of Laumann's breeding program was Red River (by Frühlingsball x Milan), which competed successfully up to small tour level in Germany in the 1990s under his daughter Silke Ottenjan (née Laumann). 

He was well known for having bred highly competitive dressage horses with his most famous being For Comtess Royal (by Florenciano x Show Star) and Rockman Royal (by Rock Forever x Show Star), and Let it Be (by Lissaro van de Helle x Florestan).

For Comtess was competed by Ottenjan and finished fifth at the 2011 and 2012 Bundeschampionate. Stefanie Wolf rode her to bronze at the 2013 Bundeschampionate. Rockman Royal competed at the 2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses under Stefanie Wolf and finished 12th in the Finals. Let It Be became the 2014 Westfalian Young Horse Champion under Ottenjan.

He also bred licensed stallions such as Rockman Royal, Filmstar (by Florestan x Fruhlingsball), which sold to Belgium, Attraktiv (by Ampere x Damon Hill), Dark Rubin (by Davignon x Rubinstein), Doncaster (by Donnersberg x Milan), Ramazotti (by Rubiloh x Bormio xx), Classic Man (by Concorde x Democraat).

He leaves behind his wife Helga, his children Stefanie, Silke and Benedikt and five grandchildren. 

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