Soon to stand at stud.
Rutley Park Lover Boy (Archie) was bred by us in 2013 out of our foundation mare Lindsifarne Luiza (Lucy). He was purpose bred by us for temperament and rideability. After 2 trips to Germany we had seen progeny from the stallion Latimer and thought this would be a good cross for Lucy. We were delighted with what this combination has produced.
Lover Boy (Archie) has the most delightful, friendly, playful, gentle temperament that you would want in a young stallion. He is a pleasure to handle and with a careful, watchful eye we have seen Archie grow and mature into a handsome young stallion. He has all the attributes you would look for in a young stallion with temperament and correct foundation being 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 in 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 rideability, so she bought his father. Very much important to us when choosing a stallion for Lucy was the rideability 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.