Liberty

Personal Record

Owner’s Comments: Liberty’s impressive competition record includes:

-2002 Florida Dressage Classic, Prix St. Georges—first place 70.58%

-2002 Palm Beach Derby, Prix St. Georges—first place 66.7%, Intermediaire I 64.7%

-2003 Southern Comfort Prix St.
Georges—first place 67.12%

-2003 Miami Dressage CDI, Prix St. Georges—second place 68.25%, Intermediaire I—fourth place 66.9%

-2003 Palm Beach Derby CDI, Prix St. Georges, first place 71%, Intermediaire I—first place 70.9%

-2003 WEF Dressage Classic, Prix St. Georges, first place 67.9%, Intermediaire I—first place 68.5%

-2003 Dressage at Equestrian Estates, Prix St. Georges, second place 70.9%, Intermediaire II—second place 71.45%

-2003 Ox Ridge Dressage, Prix St. Georges, first place 67.5%, Intermediaire I—first place 68.1%
2004 Southern Comfort, Intermediaire II—second place 66.7%

-2004 Florida Dressage Classic, Intermediaire II—fourth place 64.69%

-2004 Pine Meadow, Grand Prix—two first place finishes 67.5% and 66.4%

-2005 Gold Coast Opener, Grand Prix—third 63.2%

-2005 Florida Dressage Classic, Grand Prix—third place 65.8%

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LAURIES CRUSADOR xx - SIRE OF LIBERTY

Called "the bay refiner", Lauries Crusador xx began with a racing career in England.
Lauries Crusador xx came to the State Stud Celle in 1991 as a five year old, via the Dutch stallion owner, Henk Nijhoff and the former Director of the Holstein Verband, Maas Hell – who later became one of Germany’s biggest private stallion owners. Stationed at the Landesbrück breeding station, he impressed the breeders with his presence, quality and exceptional movement.

His career as a breeding stallion has exceeded all expectations. He has 1,560 registered offspring in Hanover,39 licensed sons, 13 of them are elite stallions, 349 registered broodmares, and 103 States Premium Mares (or candidates) and 546 registed competiton horses. As listed in the "Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste" (Stallion Yearbook) he has exceptional breeding values for dressage, type - especially in the areas of head, saddle position, frame, limbs and elegance in type. Lauries Crusador xx has also consistently shown influence in the areas of improving gaits and rideability.

In 2006, Lauries Crusador xx made history by becoming the first Thoroughbred stallion to be named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year! Dr Ludwig Christmann, deputy breeding director of the Hanoverian Verband commented on Lauries Crusador xx in a recent interview: "Definitely Lauries Crusador xx and his sons will play a major role in the Hanoverian bloodlines in the next few years. A Thoroughbred stallion like him who in the first generation produces Grand Prix horses, is very rare. Already there is Lesotho with Ellen Schulten-Baumer, and Le Beau in northern Germany with Mr Koch. Falk Rosenbauer has been very successful at Prix St Georges with Little Big Man. We don't expect this of a Thoroughbred stallion. Often it is the second cross, not the first cross, but we are lucky with Lauries Crusador who has produced good stallion sons like Longchamp and Londonderry, and they will play a big role."

Liberty’s dam line- the G line Hanoverians

One of the oldest, the G-line originated over 100 years ago with the Thoroughbred Stallion Goldschaum v. Flagcolet-Chamant. A review of this stallion line over time shows it is the backbone of solid, versatile, athletic horses produced through the state Stud. They are known for their desire and capacity to work. These horse have proven themselves to be among the most talented competition horses in the world.

Goldfisch II gave the line a difinitive stamp, producing 12 licensed sons, 20 States Premium mares, 183 registered mares and over 100 competition horses. His legacy was passed on through his immortal son Gotthard and grandson Grande. The sons and daughters of these stallions dominated world class competition in the 50's, 60's and 70's. So successful and powerful is this line that after more than 60 years, there were 31 direct descendents standing at the state stud. This was 17.5% of the total stallions available, the greatest number for any line! The famous Grande, who was at stud for 25 years was noted for the performance success of his offspring. With Graf, by Goldfisch II from the jumping side and his Duellant mother, Grande combined the best in dressage and jumping bloodlines. Gotthard, in his time, was noted as the top sire of jumping champions. His noted sons include Fardestern, Gluckstern and Gluckspilz.

The G-Line is reknown as the most important and famous producer of international performance horses in the world both in dressage and jumping. In dressage, these horses are household names: Gifted, Grundstein, Grunox, Gigalo, Graf George, Girogione and Goldstern. Grand Prix and Olympic jumping champions include Gladstone, Everest, Gaylord, Genius, Grand Plaisir, Grandeur and Top Gun.
(Lauries Crusador xx-Golda/Gimpel)

Hanoverian, Gray, born 5/15/95, 17.1 h

Now standing at Bridlewood Farm with Dr. Barbara Schmidt.

Registration Number: 31 4411595
Breeder: Bernd Bremer, Germany
Year Licensed: 1997

Tina Konyot has had Liberty since he was 2 ½ years old, purchasing him in Germany as her performance horse, while she was living there. Tina Konyot did all training on him up to Grand Prix level. Liberty was every easy to train, very smart, and has a great work ethic.

Liberty started his competition at Prix St. George level and won first time out at a Wellington competition at 7 years old.

Unfortunately due to a non-work related injury, he was unable to continue at the Grand Prix level – this was a great disappointment to Tina, but his legacy will live on in his foals.

Three Grande sons achieved great fame as sires. Galsritter developed into a producer of jumpers of international class. Garibaldi II sired the U.S. dressage champion Gifted as well as many show jumpers and Graphit sired the well known dressage sires Grundstein I & II. Grundstein I competed very successfully at Grand Prix level and was the leading sire in the FN rankings among stallions in the top ten percent of their age group in both jumping and dressage from 1988-2000. Graphit also produced Grannus, a top jumping stallion with lifetime earnings in excess of 5,000,000DM, who in turn produced seven Olympic horses and more than 60 approved stallions including Graf Grannus, 2004 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.