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Neuland Lunar Eclipse

 

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Pedigree profile of Neuland Lunar Eclipse 

D.O.B 09/11/2013 -  Highflyer x Sandreo x Ludwig van Beethoven

Lunar was bought from the Neuland Stud when they moved back to Germany.  One of the most important factors in my decision to buy her was that I knew her granddam and dam, who were both excellent mothers.  As this is a highly heritable trait, this was important to me.  Other than the fact that she is by our stallion Highflyer, it’s great to have progeny of his to produce and retain as a future broodmare.  Lunar has already been highly successful herself in the dressage arena and was selected to be part of the Adult novice team for the western cape at the 2019 SA championships.  She has three fantastic paces and a great mind and rideability.  Certainly all it takes to make it to the top.

 

Highflyer is by the stallion Hotline, who was champion of the Hanoverian stallion licensing in Verden, 2005. With his super type and three exceptional gates, there was no doubt that Hotline was the most wanted stallion at the auction. Undisputed champion at his 70 day test which he finished with 149,28 points in the dressage and 137.34 points overall. The foreign riders confirmed his excellent rideability with the perfect score of 10.0.

His sire Hofrat was Reserve Champion at the Trakehner Approvals in Neumünster 2000 and has since then, been successful in Intermediate I. His grand sire Gribaldi is one of the best stallions in Holland, already producing "Painted Black" ridden by Anky van Grunsven, and Totillas ridden by Edward Gal.

Hotline's dam lineage has come into the limelight over the last few years due to top performance horses. The dam of the dam's sire Waleska produced particularly outstanding dressage horses such as "Adios", "Atachi W" and "Alabaster", German Young Horse Champion in Warendorf. The thoroughbred Busoni xx is very valuable on the dam's side; she has produced very good dressage horses, such as Gigolo FRH, who advanced to one of the most successful dressage horses in the world under Isabell Werth.

On Highflyer's damside, we find the stallion Rohdiamant. Rohdiamant's highlights include: 1992 - winner of the approval in Oldenburg, 1993 – Bundeschampion and Reserve Champion of the stallion performance test (dressage index 150.00 points), 1994 – winner of the Main Premium in Oldenburg, 1995 – Bundeschampion of 5 year old dressage horses, 1996 – 2002 - Rohdiamant competed to the highest levels of international dressage.

Rohdiamant's sire, Rubinstein I, has been described as the "Sire of the Century", who had a dinstinguished career, winning the Oldenburg stallion approval in 1992 and then in 1993, earning the Reserve Champion title of his 100 Day Test with a phenomenal dressage index of 150 points.

On the basis of his numerous licensed sons (42), Champion and Reserve Champion stallions, States Premium and Brilliantring mares, top auction horses and Bundeschampions, Rohdiamant can be designated a trademark stallion. To his offspring he passes on his type, rideability and above all his enormous movement dynamics.

Lunar’s dam is by the stallion Sandreo, a son of Sandro Hit (by Sandro Song), Sandreo is a very beautiful stallion with a lot of blood and presence. His sire Sandro Hit won several titles in Germany in the Bundeschampionat as well as being World Champion. Dam Prettify is a daughter of Flemmingh who was declared ‘keur’ on the grounds of the dressage ability of his progeny, including the Grand-Prix horses, Krack C and Lingh.

 

Sandreo has a very good trot with a beautiful foreleg technique, and an outstanding canter. Sandreo is a stallion whose pedigree lays the foundations for the breeding of top class dressage horses.

 

Sandreo won both the final and the total stallion competition in 2005 at Hertogenbosch with Hans Peter Minderhoud.

 

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