Breeder: Barbara Schmidt, DVM at Hengststation Jens Meyer Dorum, Germany
Owner: Judy Merchant MD, Louisville, KY
EM Dacapria is by the highly successful and very proven International Hanoverian Sire, Dacaprio, who (we are thrilled to say!) now stands at Bridlewood Farm! EM Dacapria is out of our distinquished boodmare, SPS Mon Amour. We were pleased to have EM Dacapria at Bridlewood since her importation to the US in October, 2006 and very much look forward to her future dressage career with new owner, Judy Merchant.
In 2006, as a three year old, EMC/SPA Dacapria performed her Mare Performance Test in Germany scoring an overall 7.27!
EM Dacapria just a very short time after weaning her 2007 filly, was Broodmare Champion at the MSCTDA at the KY Horse Park on September 13, 2007. She was chosen as Reserve Mare Champion and received the Adios III Perpetual Trophy for the Highest Placing Hanoverian at the MSCTDA Breed Show!
At her Mare Performance Test Dacapria received an 8 for her excellent Rideability from the Testing Judge. At her Mare Inspection, she received the score of 7 for Head, Breed/Sex Type, Conformation, Impulsion/Elasticity (Trot) and Overall Impression/Development.
Upon importation to the US in October 2006, Dacapria's Mare Inspection and Mare Performance Test scores qualified her for Elite Mare Candidate status from the American Hanoverian Society. She obtained full Elite Mare status from the AHS following the birth of her exquisite filly, Lorelei B, by Lauries Crusador xx March 25, 2007.
||LORELEI B 2007 FILLY BY LAURIES CRUSADOR XX!!|
We are pleased to announce the arrival of this lovely, elegant bay filly by the 2006 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, Lauries Crusador xx! Lorelei B has already proved to be very successful at breed shows. Lorelei B was awarded High Scoring Hanoverian with the terrific score of 79.9% at the MSEDA Breeder's Classic, KY Horse Park, Sept. 13, 2007!
In the Filly Championship, she placed third and qualified for the 2007 Great American/USDF Breeders Championships East Central Series! Lorelei B represents the third generation of Bridlewood's breeding program.
||LORELEI B - 2007 FILLY BY LAURIES CRUSADOR|
Lorelei B was chosen as the top filly at the large AHS Inspection at Paxton Farm on July, 18, 2007!Congratulations to EM Dacapria on the success of her lovely first foal!
This striking filly, Lorelei B (Lauries Crusador xx/Dacaprio/Matcho) will remain at Bridlewood Farm to represent our breeding program, we have very high hopes for her future!
||LAURIES CRUSADOR XX NAMED HANOVERIAN STALLION OF THE YEAR!|
In 2006, Lauries Crusador xx made history by becoming the first Thoroughbred stallion to be named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year! We are excited to be awaiting a foal out of EMC Dacapria by this history maker!
Lauries Crusador xx is also the sire of Bridlewood's own SPS Laureen!
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."
||LAURIES CRUSADOR XX|
Called "the bay refiner", Lauries Crusador xx began with a racing career in England. He retired with stakes winnings of almost twenty thousand pounds. His noted racing sire, Welsh Pageant xx, was a successful racehorse winning 11 races and £53,527. His dam, Square Note xx won over hurdles as well as on the flat, and produced many winners as well.
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, 349 registered broodmares, and 103 States Premium Mares (or candidates) and 546 registed competiton horses. As listed in the "Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste 2005" (Stallion Yearbook) he has exceptional breeding values for dressage, type - especially in the areas of head, saddle position, frame and type, limbs and also has shown influence in the areas of improving gaits and rideability.
He has 39 licensed sons, 13 of them being registered into the premium stallion register. SPS Laureen's full brother, Longchamp was purchased by the state stud. Longchamp was an easy winner of the dressage section of his performance test, and was reserve champion at the Bundeschampionate in 1995. Since then Longchamp has progressed to FEI level dressage with his rider, Wolfhard Witte. Other noted offspring include FEI competition horses Laurentianer, LeBo, Little Big Man, Danish Olympic competitor Louis Heslegard, 2004 Athens Olympic Competitor Lesotho, breeding stallions Lancier and Laurentio and the exceptional dressage competitors and outstanding sires Londonderry, Londonbeat, and Laudabilis.
||WHY USE THE THOROUGHBRED IN A WARMBLOOD BREED?|
"Reasons and Effects of Using Thoroughbreds in a Warmblood Breed to Improve Dressage and Jumping Marelines"
Dr. Jochen Wilkens, VhW Manager and Breeding Director - “The American Hanoverian” Winter 2005/2006.
How can we use Thoroughbreds to improve the warmblood breed? We do this by the careful selection of Thoroughbred Stallions to be used. The three reasons for using Thoroughbreds in a warmblood breed to improve dressage and jumping marelines are: 1.) the tendancy for warmbloods to become coarser and heavier over the generations, 2.) 80-90 percent of all riders are female, 3.) the need for charming, mobile and elegant horses which are long legged but not too heavy.
Refinement means improvement of energy, stamina and the ability to perform and stay sound. The Thoroughbred body leads to the refinement of the body and limbs, frequently with a good topline, (shoulders, withers, and croup.). Lauries Crusador xx is perhaps the best example of a refining Thoroughbred in breeding today.
Says Wilkens, “We must select only suitable stallions and we must learn that breeding means thinking in generations. On the mother’s side we like to see Thoroughbred blood in the first to third generations.”
Noted Thoroughbred sires important to the Hanoverian development which are found in the pedigrees of Bridlewood Farm’s horses include: Angelo xx (Roma I), Augustinus xx (Fabuleux),Black Sky xx (Bordeaux, Wolkenglanz), Bleep xx (Bordeaux, Donnerkeil), Cardinal xx (Guarantor), Ladykiller xx (Liandra), Lauries Crusador xx (SPS Laureen), Marcio xx (Werther's Brigitta) and Waidmannsdank xx (Werther's Brigitta).
||EM DACAPRIA AS A FOAL IN DORUM, GERMANY|
EM Dacapria was bred in Germany by Barbara Schmidt, DVM, Bridlewood Farm at Hengststation Jens Meyer, Dorum, Germany. This beautiful filly is out of Bridlewood Farm's distinguished broodmare SPS Mon Amour and by the highly proven and internationally successful Hanoverian stallion, Dacaprio (Davignon/Caprimond/Laterit) who now stands at Bridlewood Farm!
SPS Mon Amour (Matcho AA/Damnatz/Lugano) received the remarkable overall of score of 8.72 at her Mare Performance Test in Germany!
In her Mare Performance Test, SPS Mon Amour received the excellent score of 8 for her Trot and the exceptional score of 9 for her Canter and two exceptional scores of 9 from both the Testing Judge and the Testing rider for her outstanding Rideability. In the free jumping phase of her Mare Performance Test, SPS Mon Amour received the outstanding score of 9 for Technique and a perfect 10 for Scope/Ability.
||DACAPRIO - SIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
Dacaprio passed his performance test at Adelheidsdorf in 1999 with the sixth-highest Class I dressage index of 122.00 points. At the age of three and four Dacaprio won several championships. In 2001, he was successful at the International Sire Horse Show in Zwolle/NED. As a six-year-old he continued his list of success with victories and placements in dressage performance tests up to M Level as the winner of M/A-dressage tests (Intermediate level).
Great impulsion, high elasticity and enormous rideability are Dacaprio's trademarks which he passes on to his descendants: his daughter FBW Dejavu won the Bundeschampionate (Federal Championships of young horses) in Warendorf and placed second in the Southern Championships in 2004. She won the Bronze Medal at the World Championships of five-year-old dressage horses in Verden/GER in 2005. Dacaprio's son Braveheart was successful at the Bundeschampionate (Federal Championships of young horses) of five-year-old jumping horses. Del Mondo was winner of the Verden Riding Horse Championships.
||DACAPRIO - SUCCESSFUL SIRE OF DRESSAGE CHAMPIONS|
So far, Dacaprio has sired two licensed sons and more then 20 mares that States Premium Award candidates. He belongs to the top 100 dressage sires of Germany in the breeding value estimation of the German National Equestrian Federation (FN) and is listed in the top 15 for Dressage (145 pts.) and Type (147 pts.) in the Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengst.
Dacaprio´s sire Davignon I, one of the most sought after sires of the legendary Stallion of the Century, Donnerhall, was winner of the Federal Championships of Young Dressage Horses (Bundeschampionate) and competed successfully up to Grand Prix level.
His dam, successful dressage competitor, Carry, is the full sister to Chippy, the dam of approved Hanoverian Stallion, De Laurentis. Bridlewood's lovely mare, SPS Donna de Nira is the full sister to AHS Elite Hanoverian Stallion, De Laurentis.
We are SO thrilled to now own this very successful and internationally recognized sire and to stand him at Bridlewood Farm! Dacaprio has already received tremendous accolades and interest from Sport Horse breeders across the U.S. and Canada!
Please visit Elite Hanoverian Stallion, Dacaprio's stallion page on our web site to learn more about this highly proven and successful Hanoverian sire!
||SPS MON AMOUR - DAM OF EM DACAPRIA|
(Matcho AA/Damnatz/Lugano) In her German Mare Performance Test for her States Premium title, SPS Mon Amour received the remarkable overall score of 8.72!
At her German Mare Inspection, SPS Mon Amour received the excellent scores of 8 for her Breed/Sex Type, Head, Neck, Saddle Position, Impusion/Elasticity (Trot) and for her Walk. At her Mare Performance Testing she recieved the excellent score of 8 for her Trot and the exceptional score of 9 for her Canter and two exceptional scores of 9 from both the Testing Judge and the Testing rider for her outstanding Rideability. In the free jumping phase of her Mare Performance Test, SPS Mon Amour received the outstanding score of 9 for Technique and a perfect 10 for Scope/Ability!
SPS Mon Amour won the Individual Mare Championship as well as the Family Class at the large 1995 Ihlienworth Mare Show in Germany. This photo is from Der Hannoveraner magazine published in June, 1995.
SPS Mon Amour is a quite a valuable part of Bridlewood Farm's broodmare program. To learn more about her bloodlines, and her many successful offspring, please visit her page in our Mares section.
||DAVIGNON I - PATERNAL GRAND SIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
Exceptional presence and lofty movement put Davignon into the limelight of Germany’s producers from the very start of his career. Since winning the Bundeschampionat in Verden at 4 years of age, Davignon developed into a highly successful Grand Prix dressage stallion.
Davignon's sire Donnerhall is considered the leading Sire of the Century due to his many world accomplishments, including 1997 Team Gold Medal and individual Bronze Medal Winner at the European in Verden and Team Gold and 4th place individual finish at the 1998 World Championships in Rome. Both of his grandsires, Donnerwetter and Pik Bube, along with the full sister to Davignon's dam won many FEI level dressage competitions.
However, it is Davignon's offspring that give him true international status. Davignon is one of Europe's most sought-after stallions. Nine offspring of Davignon represented him in the 1998 Bundeschampionat in Warendorf. (It is prestigious for a stallion to be represented by even a single offspring in this annual event!) In 1997, Duvalier (Davignon-Bolero-Wendekreis) proudly claimed the championship title for his father in both the German and European Championships for five-year old dressage prospects. With such accomplishments and earnings of his offspring, it is clear why Davignon has captured leading positions in the FN-index.
||DONNERHALL - DRESSAGE STALLION OF THE CENTRUY|
Donnerhall is the paternal great grandsire of EMC Dacapria. Donnerhall is the world's most winning dressage stallion. He had several Grand Prix wins including a team gold at the World Championships in Rome in 1998. He has more than 50 approved sons and in 1997 he was selected as the stallion of the year in Germany.
||DONNERHALL - PATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
Donnerhall has innumerable Grand Prix victories including the prestigious Volvo World Cup. He was the champion of the German Dressage Derby and Winner of the Team Gold and individual bronze at the World Championships in Den Haag in 1994. Donnerhall has won more than 2 million DK.
||CAPRIMOND - PATERNAL GRANDSIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
Caprimond was the reserve champion of the Stallion licensing in Neumünster in 1987, and the following year he won his stallion performance test at Adelheidsdorf with a score of 135.35, placing first in the dressage on 147.76. In 1988 he was the reserve-champion of the three year olds at the German Riding Horse Championships in Schenefeld. In 1989, he was awarded first prize at the DLG Exhibition in Frankfurt. He was a successful dressage competitor up to Grand Prix level.
To date Caprimond has produced 224 dressage competitors and 13 approved sons, including the brothers, Canaster I and II (private stallions in Oldenburg), Hohenstein I and II (the latter in Hungary, and the former stands alongside his sire at Medingen). Another son, Caprigold, who was raised in Brandenburg, won his licensing in 1996, while the approved Hanoverian stallion, Contucci won a number of riding horse classes before being sold to the United States. Caprimond was the sire of the best German three year old mare, Donaumärchen II, at the Federal Mare show where she was also a member of the Federal Champion family. In 1995, Caprimond was declared Elite Trakehner Stallion and in 1998 he was crowned Trakehner Stallion of the Year.
Caprimond is still competing in Grand Prix with his young rider, Theresa Wahler.
||MATCHO AA - MATERNAL GRANDSIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
The Anglo-Arab stallion Matcho AA came from France, where the French Anglo-Arabian breed- not a direct cross breed between Thoroughbreds and Arabs was almost a breed on its own. After he was bought by the State Stud, he won his performance test against Hanoverian stallions. He is important as a refinement stallion, with larger-framed mares. His offspring well know for their very good temperaments and rideability, with good gaits, as wll as show-jumping talent.
||DAMNATZ - MATERNAL GREAT GRANDSIRE OF EM DACAPRIA|
Damnatz was the 1978 Champion of the Hanoverian two-year-old stallion Kuering. Damnatz' sire, Darling, won the honor of DLG Champion Stallion in 1976. The offspring of Damnatz are known for their outstanding conformation and high quality of movement in all gaits.
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