Trakehner Licensing Champion Kaiser Milton Passed Away

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:00
Kaiser Milton at the 2017 Trakehner Stallion Licensing Photo © Jutta Bauernschmitt

The 2017 Trakehner Licensing Champion Kaiser Milton has passed away on Sunday 18 July 2021. He was 6 years old. 

Owner Burkhard Wahler transported the stallion with major health conditions to the equine clinic in Niendorf, where he could not be saved. The horse was put to sleep. His cardiac issue had led to pleural effusion. 

Kaiser Milton was by Millennium x Van Deyk x Gajus. He was bred in The Netherlands by Tonny Aan de Stegge.

Licensing Champion

Owned by Dutch horse investor Jan Pieter Dalsem, Kaiser Milton was named champion of the 2017 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster. 

He sold at auction for 320,000 euro to Burkhard Wahler of Klosterhof Medingen, but soon after the licensing the stallion turned up lame and unhealthy. Wahler asked for restitution from the Trakehner society even though he had not yet paid the auction price, plus 60,000 euro in taxes. 

The stallion was treated in the equine clinic, initially for lameness but it was also discovered that he had four leaky heart valves. Wahler stated that the stallion would be unsuitable for sport.


An ownership lawsuit between Burkhard Wahler and the stallion's original owner, Dutchman Jan Pieter Dalsem who is represented by the German Trakehner society, had been ongoing in 2018.

At the end of September 2018, Kaiser Milton did his 14-day stallion suitability test in Schlieckau.  Although he dropped out at the end of the testing, the licensing committee extrapolated him and rewarded him a passing score.

On 22 November 2018 the court ruled that Wahler has to pay 381,692.50 Euro as well as the legal fees. He has filed an appeal for which there has not yet been a verdict. 

Kaiser Milton had not been standing at stud since 2019.

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Kaiser Milton, Champion of the 2017 Trakehner Stallion Licensing