2013 – Black Trakehner Colt
We are excited to announce that Archie will be standing at stud soon, please visit his stallion page for further information.
Born on December 29 2013, we were presented with the most exquisite Black Trakehner colt out of Lindisfarne Luiza (Lucy), through imported frozen semen by the great German sire Latimer. We knew right away this colt had the potential to be grown on as a stallion prospect.
Lover Boy (Archie) has the most delightful, friendly, playful, gentle temperament that you would want in a young colt. He is a pleasure to handle and is growing into a delightful colt. We were very pleased when he was visited by German Trakehner Verband classifier Matthias Werner who said he should be grown on as a potential stallion prospect.
With a careful, watchful eye we have seen Archie grow and mature into a handsome young stallion and we hope the coming year will see him broken in and collected for his first year available at stud. He has all the attributes you would look for in a young stallion and still has the most amazing temperament which is of utmost importance for a breeding stallion here at our stud.
Archie is out of Lindisfarne Luiza(Lucy) who is by the most influential stallion, Lutz out of a Benito/thoroughbred mare. Lucy has an interesting cross of a Grand Prix show jumping stallion in Benito and Australian Dressage Champion in Lutz. Lucy had a dressage career herself before retiring to stud, although I am lead to believe she was quite good over jumps as well. Lucy is very closely related to our own Excelsior Lutzeena (Lizzie) and we are so pleased to be able to continue to breed with those special lines introduced to us by Lizzie.
Archie is by the very special German stallion Latimer. As seen on the website of Superior Equine Sires: “Latimer completed an excellent Stallion Performance Test, and in 2000 won the Trakehner Championship and the Federal Championship in an outstanding manner. He did so with a never-before-awarded result and the “dream mark” of 10 for rideability and type. Latimer also won the Federal Championship for four-year-old stallions at Warendorf. He is successful to class “M.” From his first foal crop, two approved stud colts sold for top prices at the auction. His son Hibiskus won his keuring.”
Hibiskus, a son of Latimer, is currently being ridden very successfully in Germany by the young talented rider Nicole Raili heading to Grand Prix. When I was in Germany I asked Nicole’s mother Erin why she had purchased Hibiskus for her daughter and she said she had a son of Hisbikus “Pommery” already and just loved their temperament and rideablilty, so she bought his father. Very much important to us when choosing a stallion for Lucy was the ride ability score of 10!! We had not only heard of Latimer’s own fabulous temperament but also that of his offspring. We are very pleased to have a representative of this very special stallion here in Australia and look forward to his future under saddle.