Weltstern's Bloodlines

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Weltstern has a world class pedigree. The sires that make up his gene pool all boast great accomplishments both in performance and breeding careers as well as in the deeds of their offspring. Not only are the sires noteworthy, but the dam lines are famous as well. At least seven of the dams in Weltstern's pedigree were State Premium and many of them have the honor of DLG awards as well. The DLG award is an extremely rare and prestigious honor. It is awarded by the national organization that oversees all the German Warmblood breeds; therefore, Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Trakehner, Holsteiner, Westphalian...etc mares all compete against each other for this great honor.

The bloodlines alone make Weltstern an outstanding individual but it is his accomplishments that really make him shine. He scored a very respectable 111.35 points in his 100 day test. He was not competed until he was in his teens (he was used for breeding) and at that age and without consistent training throughout his young life, Weltstern entered the dressage competition world at third and fourth level and moved up to Prix St. George with scores in the 60s. He has also been very successful as a breeding stallion. Despite only breeding live cover (all efforts to collect him have failed), which dramatically reduces the number of mares and limits him to a much smaller gene pool, he has sired 3 approved Oldenburg sons through the 100 Day Tests and another son who has obtained a breeding license from Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar through performance records. Weltstern has also sired many premium foals, premium mares, winners of breed competitions and winners of performance competitions. He has offspring competing at FEI levels in both Jumping and Dressage. As they say, "Its all in the GENES!"


Sire Line:
Welt As
Furioso II
Elfenbraut IV
Don Carlos

Dam Line:
Admiral I
Blanelde III
More Magic
Blankenese II

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Dame de Ranville
Blanine (Old)
St. Pr. Horse
Absatz (Hann)
Abglanz (Trak)
Landmoor (Han)
Preislied (Hann)
Jules Magic xx

Sire Line

Welt As - Weltstern's sire, Welt As, was the champion of his 100 day test for Oldenburg licensing in 1981. He has sired 14 approved sons and over 60 State Premium Mares in his breeding career. He has sired both successful jumpers and dressage horses. Bonfire, his most well known son, was both World Cup and Olympic Gold medal dressage champion, while ridden by Anky von Grunsven. Welt As sired Diamond VIII an international Grand Prix dressage horse ridden by Christine Stuckleberger. Leroy Brown, also sired by Welt As, was reserve champion for the 1992 Olympic Show jumping team. Another son, Worcester, sold for DM420,000 as a dressage prospect at the 1989 at the PSI Auction.

Weltmeister-Welstern's grandsire, Weltmeister was a State Premium stallion who sired 34 licensed stallions and 56 State Premium mares. He is also the sire of many famous dressage and show jumping champions. His son Walzertakt was ridden by Robert Dover in Grand Prix dressage and his son, Warum 10, was a very successful show jumper. Westminster, Weltmeister's son, is the sire of Weihaiwej, Franke Sloothaak's show jumping super star.

Elfene-Weltstern's granddam is from the very prestigious Oldenburg mare line of Elfenbraut. Elfene herself was a DLG mare as well as a State Premium mare. She is thought to be one the best daughters by Furioso II.

Wedekind- Weltstern's great grandsire on the sire side, Wedekind, has produced both successful dressage and show jumping offspring. His daughter, Wendy, represented Germany in the 1988 Olympics in show jumping. He is also the sire of many licensed stallions. He is thought to be one of Ferdinand's best and most influential sons.

Domdora- Weltstern's great granddam on the sire side, was a State Premium Hanoverian mare and produced exceptional offspring.

Furioso II-Weltstern's great grandsire on his sire's dam side, Furioso II, is certainly the most important modern stallion to the Oldenburg breed and is arguably the most influential stallion to all the German Warmblood breeds. He is the sire of 81 graded stallions spread throughout almost all the Warmblood breeds in the world. He, through his progeny, is the top money earner for all stallions in West Germany. Furioso II died in 1986 having sired 81 approved sons, 96 dams of approved sons, and progeny earnings of DM9,000,000. He is also the full brother of Mexico who is the sire of the famous stallion Le Mexico.

Elfenbraut IV- Weltstern's great granddam on his sire's dam side, Elfenbraut IV, was a remarkable mare. She was a DLG mare and a State Premium mare like her daughter. She also has the honor of winning the title of "Best Mare" eleven times in a row at the Cloppenburg Show in the Oldenburg breeding territory.

Ferdinand -Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Ferdinand, was no beauty. He was considered short of rib and had a steep sloping croup, but despite his conformation faults, he produced extremely athletic jumpers. Ferdinand was one of the foundation sires for the F/W line. His offspring were known for their courage, athletic ability and correct conformation. He not only sired international competition and Olympic team horses like Ferdl ,a gold medal winner and Mehmed another gold winner but his sons founded an important and prolific sire line. Best known is probably Wendekreis followed by Wedekind and Winnetou. Although, this F/W line is known for passing jumping abilities from generation to generation; Ferdinand's part of the line is noted for being very versatile, producing horses with both dressage and jumping abilities. In 1990, it was decided to change back to naming offspring from the Ferdinand Line with and "F" instead of a "W" to differentiate between the Ferdinand and Woermann lines. (Having two Family Lines with "W" has created a lot of confusion. Creating even more confusion was that the Ferdinand {Ferrara - Feinschnitt} Line started as "F" and changed to "W" midstream)

Don Carlos- Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Don Carlos, was one of the most successful sires of show jumpers. Born in 1962, he almost did not make the cut as an approved stallion. He was put into the books on the merits of his pedigree over his performance at the 100 day test. Who would have known what a mark he would leave on the Hanoverian (and others) breed. He produced 24 approved stallions, 43 state premium mares and 467 competition horses which have won well over DM1,000,000 .

Furioso - Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Furioso, was a Thoroughbred stallion standing in France. He, himself, was not much of a race horse but he produced excellent, athletic offspring. He is reputably one of the best Thoroughbred show jumping sires in the world. He sired over thirty approved sons. His son, Lutteur B, won the 1964 Olympic individual gold for show jumping. It was Lutteur B's ability to go through the jumping courses with such ease that so impressed the Germans that they sent many mares to Furioso xx to try to improve their horses. Furioso's most notable German son was Furioso II who went on to become one of the most influential stallions of the all the Warmblood breeds.

Miracolo - Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Miracolo, was also a Thoroughbred. He he was known for being a consistent producer of very athletic horses, especially jumpers.

Elfenbraut- Weltstern's great, great granddam, Elfenbraut, was the matriarch of her line. She produced numerous State Premium and DLG offspring.

Dam Line

Admiral I-Weltstern's dam's sire, Admiral I, was awarded the honor of State Premium Horse. He was a world class sire who was best known for producing outstanding offspring most talented in dressage. He is the sire of Amadeus and Lady Adrienne both very successful international dressage competitors. He is also the grand sire of Feinbrand on the maternal sire. Feinbrand is a licensed Hanoverian stallion who received an overall score of 142.15 points at his 100 day test and was second out of seventy stallions presented at the 1990 performance test in Adelheidsdorf, Germany.

Blanelde III - Weltstern's granddam, Blanelde III, was also a State Premium mare. She comes from a long line of State Premium mares.

Absatz-Weltstern's great grandsire, Absatz, is a legendary stallion. He was a very handsome stallion with a lovely head and light, free action and he is known for producing typey horses with good heads, necks and movement. He and his father, Abglanz, are credited with helping to lighten the Hanoverian from being a farm/work horse to being the modern sport horse the breed is today. His line produced many state premium broodmare families as well as highly graded stallions. He sired 40 graded sons and over 605 competition horses. Some of his most notable sons include Allegro, one of Denmark's best sires, Argentan, a top Hanoverian stallion and Aramis, the show jumping World Cup winner. Other notable sons are Abundance, Akzent II, Anka and Aktuell to name a few. This line has a history of combining very well with the G-line (Grande).

More Magic- Weltstern's great grandsire, was the English Thoroughbred, More Magic xx. He is known for passing on jumping ability. However, jumping was not the only talent he passed on to his offspring, one of his most notable progeny is Mon Cherie, the 1980 Moscow Olympic dressage gold medallist.

Blanelde-Weltstern's maternal great granddam, Blanelde, is another quality mare with the honor of being a State Premium mare.

Abglanz-Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Abglanz, was a Trakehner stallion who sired 19 graded sons. He sired the legendary Abhang I, II, and III their full sister Zukunft. His greatest son; however, was Absatz whose influence has helped shaped the modern Warmblood sport horse of today. Abglanz, being of Trakehner blood was much lighter in body and had a much more refined and elegant head and neck compared to the Hanoverian horses of his time. He was used almost exclusively in the Hanover breeding district and therefore did not have much impact on the Trakehner breed. He and his offspring are credited with improving the head and neck of the Hanoverian horse.

Pregel-Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Pegel, was also Trakehner. Pregel comes from the great Trakehener mare family of Peraea 832 who was dam to the stallions, Pregel and Slesus as well as her champion daughter Perpetua. Pregel himself, was noted for passing his wonderful movement, bold character, lovely disposition, and a talent for jumping to his offspring. He is most famous for his son, Donauwind, who is the sire of Abdullah, the Olympic gold medal winner and World Cup champion show jumper.

Vilmorin Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Vilmorin, was also a Thoroughbred. He is the sire of More Magic who was known for producing great jumpers. Vilmorin has passed on excellent jumping talent into the pedigree's of such famous jumping stallions as Fuerst Gotthard and Voltaire.

Feldherr- Weltstern's great, great grandsire, Feldherr, is from the famous Hanoverian jumping line Flick-Flingarth.

Blankenese II- Weltstern's great, great granddam, Blankenese II, was also a State Premium mare and produced many State Premium offspring.

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