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September 25, 2009
We sadly announce the passing of Fuerst Gotthard-First Gotthard/Inschallah x/More magic xx, our popular 26 year old Homozygous gray Oldenburg stallion, who was laid to rest after a short battle with age-related issues. Fuerst Gotthard was with us the past 14 years and was imported from Gestut Vorwerk before being licensed in the US. He stood his first few breeding years at Glenwood Farms. 3 year old Fuerst Gotthard was reserve champion of the first American 100 day test in Culpepper with 132.24 points, 8 for riding and 9 for jumping, versatility which we saw him pass on to his offspring. Fuerst Gotthard, shown under the name “The Titleist”, won multiple Grand Prixs, World Cup classes and placed in many more classics with Olympic riders Robert Ridland, Hap Hansen and Eddie Macken.
Some of his winnings included:
’91 Jimmy Williams Futures, ’92 Spruce Meadows Grand Prix, ’92 LA National World Cup, ’92 Flintridge World Cup, ’92 LA World Cup, ’92 Del Mar World Cup Finals, ’93 Winner Desert Circuit World Cup Classes.
Fuerst Gotthard was selected for the Hanoverian jumper breeding program and produced several offspring now in the program. He was one of just a handful Oldenburg NA 5 star stallions.
Fuerst Gotthard produced an incredible and rare array of high quality offspring registered amongst 12 breed organizations bringing home top awards for most of them; jumpers, dressage horses, eventers, breedshow winners, grand prix winners, AHS jumper breeding selections, premium foals, licensed son’s including the 2006 high score stallion for Oldenburg NA, 2002 high scoring Hanoverian mare, premium mares and elite mares who in some cases scored as high as 9’s for both jumping and ridability. We are blessed to have his great sons and daughters.
Fuerst Gotthard lived a full productive life, gave us super offspring and memories, got to enjoy a few years of retirement and grazed till his last minutes. Rest in peace Fuerst Gotthard, we will miss you.
Click here for pictures and a more detailed overview of Fuerst Gotthard and offspring.