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Harvard (Hohenstein x Cardinal) is a proven sire of excellence. Standing 16.3hh he is dark brown-black, with four white socks and a connecting star and stripe. His legacy is quickly establishing in Europe and North America. Harvard has produced multiple Licensed sons, numerous State Premium, Special Premium and Premium Mares, Elite Auction Foals, a Bundeschampion, a finalist at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, successful International Advanced Dressage competitors, high scoring Oldenburg mares, in 2008 he dam-sired the Champion Filly of Germany, Foals of Distinction, Top Hanoverian Foals and legions of Premium Foals. A strong transmitter of type, Harvard’s are stamped with his elegant head and convey his kind, sensible disposition. Harvard is a very modern type and sire of talented dressage and hunter progeny. One of his greatest hallmarks is the wonderful temperament that he passes on to his offspring. At his performance test in 1999 he scored a perfect 10 for temperament and 9's for character, willingness and ability to work, constitution and rideability. In the 2010 Jahrbuch Hengst, Harvard is given an impressive overall index of 134 and a FN ranking of 136!

Harvard was bred in Germany by stallion producer Heinrich Laymeyer and began his sport career as Vice-Champion of the 2000 Oldenburg Main Premium. Following his successful placements in the Bundeschampionate finals as a Four and Five Year Old Stallion with scores up to 8.2, Harvard began his breeding career at the renowned Hengsthaltung Kathmann in Germany. While there, he sired numerous “true to type” Elite auction foals, top quality approval candidates, State Premium Mares and three licensed sons. Harvard is the epitome of the upgrader type, passing on his striking good looks, wonderful character and elastic, athletic gaits.

Harvard was imported to Canada in December of 2004 and his sport career flourished in North America under the guidance of FEI dressage rider Annaliese Farber. Together they climbed the levels with consistent high scores and numerous class wins as the exceptional tempered stallion capably balanced a career in FEI sport and the breeding shed. In his first year of competing at Prix St. George and Intermediare I, Harvard became the Advanced Provincial Dressage Champion on Ontario and culminated his season at Dressage in Devon placing 8th in the CDI PSG out of a field of 48. With these fantastic results under saddle Harvard was Long-Listed for the Canadian Dressage Team. With success not only limited to the dressage ring, Harvard has demonstrated natural ability over fences and has produced many high-quality offspring for the hunter ring. Harvard was also awarded the Champion Line Horse Stallion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for his conformation and type. By 2007 Harvard had already climbed the USEF Leading Sires Rankings for Dressage Breeding claiming the 8th spot!

Harvard offspring are undeniably his. Generally dark bay with white highlights, his foals are “stamped” with his refined head and elegant well-set neck. Excitingly, in North America and Europe many of his offspring are reaching breedable and rideable ages and entering the competition rings. The stallion Hans im Gluck (Harvard x Leggiero) was the ‘Cinderella story’ of the 2009 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses breaking into the top ten and securing an impressive 8th place finish for Austria! Eurodressage reported as follows: “Nomen est omen for Hans in Gluck (Lucky Joe). The big surprise ride of the day came from the Austrian outsider Sabine Dürrheim on Hans im Glück, an Oldenburg stallion by Harvard executed the traversal movements smoothly and was always soft in the contact with the bit. The extended walk was a real highlight in its crystal clear rhythm and ground cover (8.9). In canter he showed two good flying changes and was very obedient to his rider (8.0). His 7.8 for submission got lifted up by an 8.4 for general impression. With 8.10 in total, they finished seventh out of 36.” Hans im Gluck is continuing to develop well and made his Advanced Level Debut in 2011 with rider/owner Sabine Dürrheim and has since continued to climb the Advanced rankings in Europe.

Harvard’s three licensed sons also continue on and help develop his legacy in Europe. Licensed son Happy Diamond (Harvard x Duntroon) won the Elmlohe Bundeschampionate Qualifier in 2006 with a score of 8.3 and has sold to the UK as a Advanced competitive prospect. The Licensed Harvard son Helly Hansen completed his testing in Redefin with solid scores and sold to Sweden as a competition stallion. The Harvard son Hot Chocolate vf (Harvard x Prince Thatch) won the 2008 Eckolstadt Bundeschampionate Qualifier for Five Year Old Dressage Horses with Johanna von Fircks and went on to successfully compete in the 2008 Bundeschampionate finals. The Harvard son Hennessey (Harvard x Luagau) successfully competed at the Bundeschampionate finals in 2007 and is now successfully showing PSG/I1 in Germany with 21 placings in 2010. Harvard son Herman TG (Harvard x Ehrentusch) sold to the UK and has enjoyed fabulous success with rider Ulrik Molgaard becoming the 2006 Shearwater National Five Year Old Champion, 2006 Rheingold National Five Year old Champion, 2006 Pavo Vice Champion International Five year old Championships, 2008 Novice Open Winter Champion and the 2009 Medium Open Winter Champion!

Harvard crosses extremely well with some of the hotter dressage bloodlines bringing to the table his fantastic temperament and phenomenal walk. In Germany G, F, Q and D line crosses predominate. Fittingly, one of the most popular crosses with Harvard has been with old Kathmann stable mate, World Champion, Florencio. Stallion Forward (Florencio x Harvard) in stands in Sweden and Grand Prix riders Heath and Rozzie Ryan stand Fiji (Florencio x Harvard) in Australia!

Harvard mares are much sought after and are helping solidify his place as a great sire. In Europe and North America they are repeatedly producing the highest quality and are known for their kind temperaments and delicate type. His daughter Hallelujah (Harvard x Andiamo) was USDF Materiale Horse of the Year, Oldenburg Horse of the Year, won the prestegious Donnerhall Trophy at Dressage at Devon two years in a row and won the Materiale for 3 year old Fillys at Devon under Stacey Parvery-Larsson. In 2008 the Champion Filly of Germany was a (Quaterback x Harvard x Sion)! After 1000 foals and 23 qualification rounds throughout Germany, 250 foals were selected to compete at the Finals of the German Foal Championships in Lienen and a Harvard Damsired Filly won it!!! Crosiadore Farms Fiderline (Fidertanz x Harvard) is the Champion GOV Mare in North America for 2009 and winner of her Mare Performance Test! With performances not only limited to dressage, a Harvard daughter Halifax (Harvard x Wenzel I) went on to win the 2006 Bundeschampionate for 5 year old Driving Horses! To date three Harvard daughter’s have been selected to attend the prestigious Elite mare show at Rastede in Germany and in 2011 FIVE Harvard Dam-Sired Mares have been pre-selected!

In 2010 over 95% of his Oldenburg foal crop presented for Inspection to the GOV Verband were awarded Premium Status. In total he sired/dam sired 7 Premium Foals and 2 Foals of Distinction. He also produced a Top Foal/Champion Colt for the American Hanoverian Society. In 2011 ALL, 100% of Harvard foals presented to the Oldenburg Verband have been awarded Premium. 7 in total. He also produced a Top Foal/Champion Filly for the American Hanoverian Society. In 2012, Harvard had another wonderful year breeding in NA with over 10 Premium OHBS foals and Top AHS foals registered.

Harvard is sired by the 2002 Trakehner Stallion of the Year, Hohenstein (Caprimond x Matador) who was the outstanding stallion of his 1993 keuring and Reserve Champion of his stallion test with a dressage ranking of 148.29! In 1995 he was Trakehner Riding Horse Champion and third at the Federal Championships. The FN breeding values regularly list him as a top producer of dressage horses and in 1999 he was awarded the distinction of Elite Stallion due to his outstanding performance in both breeding and sport. Sire to over 13 licensed sons, multiple State Premium daughters and many Elite auction foals with record setting prices. Hohenstein’s sire, the Elite Stallion Caprimond is renowned for his transmission of type and as an excellent producer of rideable horses and often stands at the top of many breeds rankings. Unfortunately, Hohenstein's frozen semen is of questionable quality and has seriously limited his direct blood line in NA. Harvard is the only Licensed Hohenstein son carrying on this valuable bloodline, offering fresh semen to the North American market. Video of Hohenstein can be seen here.

Harvard’s dam Hauptstutbuch Carina, is by the famed dressage refining sire Cardinal xx. Before Harvard, she also produced the Approved Hanoverian stallion Davis Cup, the Bundeschampion Dakapo, State Premium Mare Durina and International Sport Horse Top Gun by Grosso Z. "Hauptstutbuch" mares, have been graded to the highest level into the head stud books. This is the highest a mare can achieve, without being put forward to the performance test as youngsters in Germany.

Cardinal xx is celebrated for his “high nobility, large frame, light poll, ideal top line and sensational movement.” He produced many approved sons and many fine, elegant daughters. Cardinal xx is also found as dam sire to impressive stallions World of Dreams (World Cup I x Cardinal xx) and Scarlatti HES (Silvano x Cardinal xx). Harvard’s maternal line has impressively produced the stallions Algier, Leoffizier and Winnetou (all Celle state stallions), Flockentanz (Redefin State stallion), Plural (Private Stallion Hanover), Traumulus (Dillenburg State Stallion), Waidmannsheil (Private Stallion Oldenburg/Baden- Württemberg), Wendig (Private Stallion Oldenburg, Bavaria, Saxony- Anhalt), Westminster (Private Stallion Baden- Württemberg) and Westrich (Zweibrücken Stallion).




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Harvard's Pedigree



Hohenstein, 2002 Trakehner Stallion of the Year, is a noble stallion who attracts attention with his type and expression and beautiful black coat. A harmonious horse that stands over a lot of ground, he possesses optimal movement in all three basic gaits. His energetic rear quarters produce movement with lots of swing and verve. He was the outstanding stallion of his 1993 keuring, Reserve Champion of his stallion performance test, where he was the most striking and noticeable horse. He lived up to the attention with a win in the rideability portion of the test. Hohenstein was the 1995 Trakehner Champion and third in the Federal "S" Championships. By the age of seven, he had already won his first "S" dressage event. He also has plenty of wins in Prix St. George and Intermediare I. Hohenstein's sire, Elite Stallion Caprimond, has achieved a special position within and without the Trakehner breed by his prepotency to sire dressage talent. Hohenstein's offspring are following this example, and he already has twelve approved sons, one of them Champion, Muenchhausen. Four of his get were at the Federal Championship of Germany 2000, and one, Habitus, sold for DM 320,000 at Verdan. His offspring continue to be much sought after and achieve record prices at auction. In 1999 Hohenstein was elected an Elite Stallion.

Cardinal xx

The high class legendary Thoroughbred stallion, Cardinal xx, is one of the most valuable Thoroughbred sires in German breeding history.  This famous stallion is known for his refining qualities.

Cardinal xx stood for only seven years at the Artland private stud of Schmidt-Ankum from 1970-1976. His breeding successes are considered sheer phenomenon when one considers that at this time private stallions were still shunned by the breeding community and he did not have access to the best mares. Cardinal xx had the gift of extracting true gems even from very average mares producing horses of nobility, striking beauty and outstanding rideability. The Cardinal xx offspring were fine jumpers, event though the majority of them went into dressage careers due to their type, excellent rideability and quality of basic gaits.

His most important sons are the Westfalian stallion Carrera, the Hanoverian Cavalier. Producer of sport horses for dressage, showjumping and broodmares, Cavalier is the noted sire of Grand Prix Dressage stallion Danish 2004 Athens Olympic competitor Blue Hors Cavan who placed 9th with rider Lars Peterson, Celle stallion Cordoba (out of Wolkenglanz's dam Bianca). Cardinal xx also sired Calypso (shown in the international jumper arena under the name of "Starman") and approved sons Camaran, Certain, Contreau, Caracas and Cordial.





Harvard E.H. Hohenstein E.H. Caprimond E.H. Karon
St.Pr. Capri VI

Hauptstutbuch Helana XVI
Hauptstutbuch Harpune II
Cardinal xx Off Key xx
Chevalier's Star xx
Hauptstutbuch Dorfmesse