2004 Lord Donovan

(Longchamp x Damnatz x SPS Diskant x SPS Dominus x Goldfisch II)

Deceased 2005

8/14/2004 Blk/brown Hanoverian Colt

The Judges comments where:
“He has a powerful round and strong hind end, a great shoulder, nice strong legs, a pretty head, a good loin connection and a nice topline, and wow already a stallion neck. They really liked to see that he was very playful” So playful he said we really like to see this.” He has a powerful uphill canter and added he had great balance on two legs. They said  he was well presented and  really liked him overall, saying he was an improvement on his already above average scoring mom. They commented on  his moms wonderful old bloodlines and shared some about Damnatz and the many Olympic offspring he had.”

The deputy breeding director of the Hanoverian Verband, Dr Ludwig Christmann says in his article  “Which Stallions Should I Use ?”
What other stallion is going to play a major role in the next few years?
“Definitely Lauries Crusador xx and his sons. A Thoroughbred stallion like him who in the first generation produces Grand Prix horses, is very rare. Already there is Lesotho with Ellen Schulten-Baumer, and Le Beau in northern Germany with Mr Koch. Falk Rosenbauer has been very successful at Prix St Georges with Little Big Man.”
Do you think Dr Bade even dared to hope that a Thoroughbred could produce such horses in the first generation? Or was he hoping that in the second generation his choice would prove itself?
“We don’t expect this of a Thoroughbred stallion. Often it is the second cross, not the first cross, but we are lucky with Lauries Crusador who has produced good stallion sons like Longchamp and Londonderry, and they will play a big role.”  See link for more info. http://www.horsemagazine.com/BREEDINGBARN/breedingforum/christmanstallions/christmannstallions.html

This handsom young man holds lots of promise for the future. Donnie is from a long line of SPS mares and grand prix horses of the highest caliber. He carries the famous Lauries Crusader lines , the wonderful versatile E-line, both sides of the D-line (jumping and dressage) and great connections to the versatile G-line.

He is very elegant like his sire, with a very pretty head, long elegant legs a great shoulder . He is very bold and super willing with great character. Don has been well imprinted and handled daily.
Wonderful over step and swing in his walk, very elastic with lots of power and push from behind in his trot, and a very round uphill canter. He  already jumps things out in the pasture while running with mom.  He will make someone a great jumper, dressage mount or a wonderful eventer. With his easily going persona he will  be very trainable.

Sire:
Longchamp won the dressage phase of his 95′ stallion test, with great results in charter, rideability, and exceptional movement.  He start 9’5 with becoming the German National reserve Champion 3 year old riding horse. Longchamp is by the very elegant Lauries Crusader. Also the sire of the very popular Londonderry.
On Champ’s dams side you find the very famous stallion Eisenhertz I sire to Stallion of the year Eiger I, and coming from Eiger I is Espri and his famous son Escudo I and II.

Longchamp has several wins in “Prix St. George” dressage competitions. His first sons were successfully presented at the stallion licensing in Verden 1999. Longchamp is a big-framed horse of attractive conformation, outstanding basic gaits, reliable temperament and excellent rideability.
Overall score 134.58 / 2nd of 39
Dressage score 157.52 / 1st
Jumping score 101.02 / 21st
Read more about his sire and grandsire Lauries Crusader.

http://www.horsemagazine.com/BREEDINGBARN/GREAT_STALLIONS/lauries%20crusador/luriescrusador.html

Dam:
Descont is an imported MSB Hanoverian mare she is very sweet. She was evented at preliminary level until the age of 17 when she was injured. In 1985 in Germany she was inspected and  scored  as followed: an 8 on her saddle position and overall 7 on her other scores. Coming from a long line of old St.Pr.St. bloodlines. Her bloodlines outline the very best of the old D and G-lines Her grand father comes from the beginning of all the D-lines. One can see why these lines have been proven over and over again with top jumpers and dressage’s horses.Descont’s sire Damnatz is list as one of the top 100 Dressage sires of all times. Descont’s is a  half sister to the mother of  Blue Horse Cavan (Cavalier/Damnatz ) who is a very famous Dressage stallion in Demark. Grandsire to Descont is Darling was Champion DLG Stallion in 1976, the largest breeding show in Germany. Darling’s sire, Duft II, was also Champion DLG Stallion in 1964. This well known D-line is reputed for outstanding conformation and gaits.
Grandsire dams side is Diskant who sired the famous jumper Deister, one of the most remarkable horses ever produced in Hannover. Ridden by Paul Schockemohle Deister was the European Jumping Champion three times in a row and won 1.5 million German marks. Also descending from the Diskant is the son Disput and his famous son Donnerwetter. Donnerwetter is the sire to the famous dressage stallion Donnerhall.
Grand Prix jumper Gladstone by Goldfisch II.Also by Goldfish II, Who sire the famous jumping sire Gotthard, and Graf, who in turn sire the great Grande.
Also found in her third generation is Dominus who had very many St. Pr. mares. His St.Pr daughter Domoucht is the mother to the famous Celle jumping stallion Servus.

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