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White Diamonds descends from two great
foundation mares - Landshaft  who is in
the dam line of Argentan I and II and  the
mare Marbel the mother of Garibaldi I and
II (sire of Gifted), the grandmother of
Beltain (by Bolero), and the maternal
great-grandmother of Wolkenstein I. II,
and III and Brentano I and II. This mare is
an unusual example of consolidated
bloodlines. She is bred 4x4 to Woermann,
4x4 to Absatz, 5x5 to Duellant, 5x6 to
these important foundation sires being
balanced between the sire line and dam
line.

Wolkenstein II is one of the best sons of
Weltmeyer. His famous sire, in
combination with a prepotent dam line,
has produced a stallion whose own
performance record speaks for itself.
Faultless character, extraordinary
willingness to perform, tremendous
presence and outstanding dressage and
jumping ability are abundant.  The young
Wolkenstein II is not only a great
performer, he also passes on his
outstanding talent for dressage and his
tremendous presence to his offspring: In
1997 six sons out of his first crop were
licensed in Verden, his son Welser
became Reserve Champion and then the
Reserve Champion in the performance
test. In 1998 his son Waterford became
Champion Stallion at the licensing in
Verden. In 1999 Waterford was also the
impressive winner of the stallion
performance test in Adelheidsdorf. In the
same year another son, Wildest Dream,
won the three-year-old riding horses
(mares and geldings) classification at the
Federal Championships of German Riding
Horses in Warendorf. Wolkenstein II has
produced 22 licensed sons of the highest
quality.




Diamonds' mother is the 2000 USDF
Horse of the Year at Training Level and
was the American Hanoverian Society
overall Horse of the Year that same year.
We originally bought her as a riding
prospect at the Verden mixed auction in
1997 and then sold her in foal after she
had produced Diamonds. We are very
pleased that her owner Melissa Wilcox
has allowed us to re-introduce these
blood lines to our mare herd.

Lemon Park is by the Thoroughbred
improvement sire Lemon xx out of a
Darling mare. Lemon Park, his sire Lemon
xx and his 3/4 brother Lemon Tree were
all noted for producing modern elastic
horse that excelled at dressage and
eventing. Lucky Lemon, Lemon Tvist,
Little Lemon, and Lemon Ice are just a
few of the competitors from this line.

Wenzel I almost needs no introduction.
One of the two famous Woermann sons
(the other being World Cup I), Wenzel was
the top producer of dressage horses in
1998 as well as a prominent producer of
Verden Auction horses. Wenzel produced
his best offspring out of Absatz line
mares. 9 out of 26 approved sons have
Absatz in their dam-line. The FEI stars
Walk on Top, Welfin, and Lancet are all
Wenzel I offspring with Absatz as the
damsire or great damsire. Anthony FHR is
the son of a Wenzel - Absatz mare. Warum
Nicht, Isabel Wirth's World Cup winner is
also out of a Wenzel mare.

Half-Trakehner Absatz is one of the
stallions who had the biggest influence in
changing the appearance the of the
Hanoverians within the last 20-30 years
to a more modern. elegant type. His son
Argentan for example. standing since
1971, consistently produces the good
Absatz type and presence, including
three national champion mares in
broodmare shows, and -among others-
the impressive young stallion Airport. The
Absatz sons Akzent I and especially
Akzent II and his son Acapulco are also
very good stallions in Germany. His
daughters have produced numerous
influential stallions and important
sporthorses. Weltmeyer is certainly the
best known. Overall, the line appears to
be very versatile in sports ability.
White
White Diamonds

Wolkestein II - Lemon Park - Wenzel - Absatz
1998 Bay Hanoverian Mare
Hanoverian Mare Family 749
Holsteiner Mare Family 8777
Owned by Melissa Wilcox