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LIANDRA
(Linaro/Lord/Raimond)
Breeder: Peter Ibs, Marnerdeich, Germany

Liandra and Dacaprio have now produced three highly refined and elegant foals so we once again repeated this cross for 2013 and her bay colt does not dissappoint!!

While in Germany, Liandra received a Premium Award from the Holsteiner Verband. She is approved for breeding by the German Oldenburg Verband. Shortly after being imported to the United States she was approved but the Oldenburg Horse Breeder's Society Department North America.

Liandra was the high scoring non-Hanoverian mare at her American Hanoverian Society Inspection with a score of 7.66. Of 273 mares inspected by the AHS in 2002, Liandra placed seventh in the nation!

Liandra received 8's for her Head, Neck and Frame. She also recieved the outstanding score of 9 for Saddle Position. She received 8's for her Conformation and Typiness/Femininity as well as for her Overall Impression/Development and for her Swing/Elasticity (Trot). (Photo: Julie Siegel)


2013 COLT BY DACAPRIO - SOLD!
Presenting our fourth foal from this very proven, elegant pedigree combination. This beautifully expressive and elegant bay colt posesses uphill, very correct conformation and three exceptional, elastic and lofty gaits. He was born May 20, 2013.

We are excited to announce that he has been sold to successful FEI Dressage Competitor, Heather Ferguson, Whitemore Lake, MI!! We know that this pair will be a great team and we can't wait to follow them in the upcoming years!

Congratulations!
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL COLT BY DACAPRIO!

HE'S A CUTIE!

2013 COLT BY DACAPRIO - SOLD!
This colt had very correct and active gaits. Once again, this breeding combination of Dacaprio and Liandra has proven highly successful.
2013 COLT BY DACAPRIO

2013 COLT BY DACAPRIO
Refined and elegant, this colt has presence that shines!
DEGENHARDT - 2012 COLT BY DACAPRIO
Beautiful presence and elegance. This colt is very correct, with athletic conformation and uphill balance.
LIANDRA'S 2012 COLT BY DACAPRIO
Another elegant colt by Dacaprio.
DEGENHARDT - 2012 COLT BY DACAPRIO
Degenhardt was purchased by Caitlin Gross. Congratulations! We look forward to updates on his progress!
GUARISON - 2007 STALLION BY GUARANTOR/LIANDRA
Congratulations to owner Heather Ferguson, DVM, Whitemore Lake, MI. and Guarison on their recent successful showing at the Waterloo Dressage show. Guarison, is by Guarantor out of our broodmare Liandra. We wish them the best of luck as they start the show season!

See a photo of Guarison as a foal below and also on Guarantor's page.

Photo: 3rd Shutter from the Sun Photography www.3rdshutter.com
GUARISON - 2007 STALLION BY GUARANTOR/LIANDRA
Now showing successfully in dressage with Dr. Heather Ferguson. See a video of Guarison showing First Level Test 3 on Guarantor's offspring page.
GUARISON - 2007 STALLION BY GUARANTOR/LIANDRA
Guarison showing his floating trot at Dressage at Waterloo.
2010 COLT BY DACAPRIO
It is another gorgeous bay colt, just born June 16th. He is already a very lively little fellow! Check back soon to see photos of him. Meanwhile, check out Liandra's other gorgeous foals. She is one of our top broodmares and her offspring are proving to be quite successful.
Owner's comments:
From left to right, Jeb 8, Barrett 7, Abby Lindell, and Frances 10.

"I don't know if you can tell from this pic but I am literally, sitting on his back. Pretty amazing!!! We can't say enough about his kind, easy going personality. Dehner has already been to a Lacrosse practice, down to the Little Miami river, and on tons of walks in the woods with the dogs and the kids. We could not be happier with him. Dr. Barb Schmidt has truely written the book on "sensibility"!!!"

Congratulations to owners Abby and Pax Lindell, Terrace Park, OH.
DAUNTLESS B - 2009 STALLION PROSPECT BY DACAPRIO

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAUNTLESS B (DACAPRIO X LIANDRA)
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Dauntless B – 2009 colt (Dacaprio x Liandra/ Linaro), and owner Linda Schultz on their great success at the 2010 East Central Finals!

Photo is Ken Borden, Dauntless and Linda Schultz at the East Central Final
Breed show in September:
1st place – yearlings colts and geldings
Champion colts and geldings
Reserve Champion young horse
Reserve Champion overall breed show

Reserve Champion at the East Central Finals – 77%
He finished the year in 8th place (of 31) for colts and geldings – 76.6%

Photo: Kathryn King Leacock
DAUNTLESS B AND NEW OWNER LINDA SCHULTZ
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Linda M. Schultz, Kantelaufer Farm, Georgetown, KY on her purchase of Dauntless. Linda is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist. We see a great future for you with your new future dressage partner!
"I am thrilled to have been able to acquire a horse of his caliber and look forward to a long and successful career with him."
“We’re leaving him a stallion, if we can. He’s got great breeding. He’s an amazing mover and is really quiet but dynamic.” ~ Linda Schultz
DAUNTLESS - 2009 COLT BY DACAPRIO OUT OF LIANDRA - SOLD!
Showing excellent gaits at just one day of age this beautiful colt by Dacaprio exemplifies the elegance of his sire and the athletic influences of his dam's lines. Dacaprio is internationally know for producing exceptional sporthorses in all disciplines. Liandra is a proven broodmare of up and coming dressage champions. You can see her older offspring further down on this page.
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Linda M. Schultz, Kantelaufer Farm, Georgetown, KY on her purchase of Dauntless. Linda is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist. We see a great future for you with your new future dressage partner!
"I am thrilled to have been able to acquire a horse of his caliber and look forward to a long and successful career with him." ~ Linda Schultz
LIANDRA - A SUCCESSFUL BROODMARE
Liandra has proven herself to be a wonderful broodmare producing correct, modern, athletic offspring when crossed with our stallions at Bridlewood Farm. Her foals have been Inspection Site champions, and Breed Show Winners. Her oldest offspring, Wolkenfuerst, the only 3-year-old out of 38 competitors, was Region 2 Reserve Champion at Training Level in 2006!

Liandra's offspring ae praised by their owners for their kind, willing temperament and generous character. Liandra is pictured here with her 2005 colt by Guarantor, Guiness.
2007 COLT BY GUARANTOR OUT OF LIANDRA
We are proud to announce the arrival of this stunning colt on May 28th! Photographed at just two days of age, he is the third sporthorse prospect out of this very successful combination of ES Guarantor and our wonderful AHS Approved Holsteiner mare, Liandra (Linaro/Lord).

Congratulations to Heather Ferguson, DVM of Whitemore Lake, MI on her purchase of this lovely colt. Dr. Ferguson is an FEI Dressage rider who competes successfully with Goldsmith (Guarantor/Polonaise/Puritanor) and also owns Wolkenschein (Wolkenglanz/Liandra).
2007 BEAUTIFUL COLT OUT OF LIANDRA BY GUARANTOR
There is no doubt that this 2007 colt (photo taken at 2 days of age!) has the athleticism to excel in any sport horse discipline! He already shows his exceptional uphill canter--his suspension and impulsion is noted with every stride he takes!
LIANDRA 'S GUARANTOR COLT PRAISED AT AHS INSPECTION!
At Bridlewood Farm's AHS Hanoverian Inspection held at Paxton Farm, July, 18, 2007, both the German and American Judges were very complimentary of Liandra's charismatic young colt by Guarantor (photo taken at 3 weeks of age)!

The AHS/VhW Judges especially praised his uphill build, self-carriage and outstanding athleticism noting that he has the power, balance and athletic conformation to excell in all of the Sport Horse disciplines!
GIVENCHY B - 2006 FILLY BY GUARANTOR
Congratulations to dressage rider, Ellen Hamilton of Lexington, KY on her purchase of Liandra's 2006 filly by Guarantor!

Owner's comments: "Givenchy is doing wonderfully! She is so smart and well mannered! She comes to me immediately when I call her and if I go out in the field to visit she follows me to the gate like a puppy would! Everybody just loves her, she has a huge fan club out at the barn! She is such a treasure! I just adore her. Not only is she incredibly fancy, she is also such a dear sweet pet! She even nickers to you as she comes to the gate to visit!"
GUINNESS - 2005 COLT OUT OF LIANDRA BY GUARANTOR
2005 Colt by Guarantor (Grossfuerst/Aktuell/Cardinal xx). Breeder: Barbara Schmidt, DVM, Bridlewood Farm. Guinness was purchased as a weanling by Fredrica Godshalk, Nicholasville, KY.

Owner's comments: "He is gorgeous, and he has the most beautiful kind eye, and I love him. He is very, very smart. When he trots he floats above the grass. He has done everything I have ever asked him to do. Thank you so much! He is a very special horse." (Photo: Bob Tarr)
WOLKENSCHEIN - DRESSAGE QUALIFIER!
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Heather Ferguson, DVM and Wolkenschein on their recent success at the June, 2013 Waterloo Dressage Show.
Heather reports, "Walter and I had our first show in three years this weekend. He was a really good boy and we qualified for finals at Thrid Level and had our first outing at Fourth Level. We had two firsts and one second. "

Photo: 3rdShutter
WOLKENSHEIN AND BREEDER, BARBARA SCHMIDT, DVM
Dr. Schmidt is shown congratulating Wolkenshein and his rider Heather Ferguson, DVM. They won the 2008 USDF Region 2 Open Training Level Championships over 30+ qualifiers with an impressive score of 71.8%.

Wolkenshein is Heather Ferguson's second Bridlewood Farm offspring. Her 16-Year Old Guarantor offspring, Goldsmith, gualified at I-1 Region 2 in Waterloo Michigan!

Dr. Ferguson had such excellent success with Goldsmith, that she returned to Bridlewood Farm (where Elite Hanoverian stallion,Guarantor stands) to look for her next dressage mount and purchased Wolkenshein as a weanling. We are all proud of the suceesses she has had with her Bridlewood offspring!
WOLKENSHEIN - DRESSAGE CHAMPION!
Congratulations to 4-year-old Wolkenshein and his rider Heather Ferguson, DVM. Together they won the 2008 USDF Region 2 Open Training Level Championships over 30+ qualifiers with an impressive score of 71.8%.
WOLKENSCHEIN - 2004 COLT OUT OF LIANDRA BY WOLKENGLANZ
(Wolkenglanz x Liandra/Linaro) Breeder: Barbara Schmidt, DVM, Bridlewood Farm. Wolkenschein was purchased as a weanling and will be raised as dressage prospect by Heather Ferguson, DVM, Whitmore Lake, MI. Heather Ferguson, DVM is also the owner of Guarantor offspring, Goldsmith, a successful FEI competitor.

Wolkenschein is successfully competing in Training Level as a 4-Year Old. He and his rider Heather Ferguson, DVM qualified for the Open Training Level Regional Championships.

As a foal, Wolkenschein tied for Top Colt at the large American Hanoverian Society inspection at Paxton Farm in 2004. Dr. Ludwig Christmann (VhW) noted in The American Hanoverian Magazine,"...very modern typey son of Liandra, an imported Holsteiner that was Champion non-Hanoverian mare at the 2002 Bridlewood Farm Inspection. With a colt such as this she is a welcome addition to the AHS breeding program."

Wolkenschein was named Champion Yearling Colt at the Waterloo Dressage Breed show on August 16, 2005. He was Reserve Grand Champion Young Horse, second in the Overall Breed Class (Hanoverian IBC) and qualified for the Cosequin Championship.
(Photo: Bob Tarr)
WOLKENFUERST - 2003 GELDING OUT OF LIANDRA BY WOLKENGLANZ
(Wolkenglanz x Liandra (Linaro/Lord)) Aka "Rudi". Breeder: Barbara Schmidt, DVM, Bridlewood Farm. Owner/Rider: Debra Brice "Wolkenfuerst is a very elegant modern type, sweet tempered horse who combines the best of the dressage lines through his sire Wolkenglanz (Wolkenstein II/Bolero/Akzent I) and his dam, Liandra (Linaro/Lord/Raimond). He looks so elegant. He is such a good guy to be around."

Wolkenfuerst has an impressive show history with owner/rider Debra Sue Brice. In 2007 they were Materiale Winner at the KDA Spring Dressage Show in Lexington, KY over the 3, 4 and 5 year old Materiale Classes. In 2006, The pair placed 2nd in the USDF Year End 3 Year Old DSHB Materiale Award, 7th overall for Open DSHB (78.6%) and were 4th in the FEI Junior Team Regional Qualifying Championship. Other honors for 2006 included Materiale Champion, MSEDA Dressage at the Kentucky Horse Park (78.6%) and High Point Champion, Training Level and High Point Hanoverian, NODA Dressage (71.154%).

Perhaps most remarkable of their many accomplishments in the dressage arena in 2006, Wolkenfuerst was Reserve Champion of the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships at Training Level with 68.269%! He was the only 3-year-old to qualified for the Region 2 Finals at Training Level out of 38 entries!

Wolkenfurst was Materiale winner at the 2007 21st Annual KDA Spring Dressage Show at the KY HP over the 3, 4, and 5 year-old Materiale classes with a score in the high 70+%. He scored over 80% in one of his training level class and received a 10 on his trot across the diagonal! He also showed in the FEI 4-year-old test. Huge congratulations to Debra and Wolkenfurst!

We look forward to the watching the continued successes of Debra Brice and Wolkenfuerst in the show ring!
LINARO - SIRE OF LIANDRA
Linaro, considered the best son of Landgraf, is a modern type exemplified with a beautiful topline noted for adding movement and elegance. He was not only Grand Champion of his approvals he was the Champion of his 100 Day Test with an excellent overall score of 138.39. (Rideability 133.53, Jumping 136.56) He had a successful jumping career under Herbert Blocker.

Linaro is known for adding movement and elegance, and was approved for Hanoverian breeding in Germany for this very reason. He has produced four approved stallions including Lintas and numerous Premium foals and mares. Offspring include successful competition horses in Germany including the Grand Prix dressage horses Inara and Lay Out. He is currently standing at Fox Fire Farm. Photo: Toffi
LINARO - APPROVED SIRE WITH THE AHS AND GERMAN VERBAND
Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licensed for the Holsteiner stud book, like the champion of 1991, Linaro pictured here. Linaro also excelled in the jumper arena. He is well known for his rideability and calm temperament. In his first year of breeding, Linaro produced more Premium foals in Holstein that any other stallion. Linaro is approved by the Hanoverian and Oldenberg Verbands.
LORD & LANDGRAF I - TWIN PILLARS OF THE HOLSTEINER
Lord, a Holsteiner stallion, is one of the most famous sons of the foundation sire Ladykiller xx. Lord was described as "a spectacular mover, extraordinary jumping talent," during his stallion testing. Lord was one of the early stallions to prove successful in jumping competition.

Lord had 9 approved sons and 143 approved daughters, all endowed with incredible jumping ability. Lord had many famous jumping offspring including Livius who competed in the 1984 Olympics. In all, Lord sired more than 60 stallions, and his progeny won more than Euro 3,000.000.

Landgraf I was licensed in 1968 and finished in 5th place with the comments 'a lot of presence, good gaits with excellent propulsion, and good confromation.” Jumping is the field where he excelled as a sire. The list of his showjumping offspring is endless. A few names for example: Freestyle (formerly Lalique) won Aachen Grand Prix, Libero won the Dutch National title five times (!) and also the 1994 Volvo World Cup. The licenced stallion, Lacros, is another along with top performers: Lucky Luke, Lanciano, Landlord, Lausbub and Taggi. He is also well noted for passing on a superior temperament and movement.

Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licenced for the Holsteiner stud book. 340 broodmares by Landgraf I are registered in the Holsteiner stud book, 260 of these are in the Head Stud Book, 70 have been awarded the State Premium, and a considerable number have been champion mares at shows. Landgraf I was a legend already during his life time. His genes are securely ancored in the breed of the modern sporthorse.
LADYKILLER xx - GREAT GRANDSIRE OF LIANDRA
When the German Warmblood breeders of the 60s and 70s turned to the Thoroughbred for refinement and athleticism, there were a number of important stallions that played a key role in the shaping the modern sport horse – none was more significant than the English born Ladykiller xx. He sired 35 stallion sons including the two prominent Holsteiner stallions: Landgraf and Lord as well as 195 approved daughters. His own pedigree was stong in jumping bloodlines.

In his Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed, Dr Dietrich Rossow had this to say about Ladykiller and his influence: "He was a clearly masculine type with a beautiful head, really heavy neck, good shoulder, rather flat loin, and a nicely coupled, heavily muscled croup. He had first rate legs and feet for a Thoroughbred and was an elastic mover. He was everything a state breeding program could wish for.”

Ladykiller stood at stud from 1965 to 1979 and is still one of the most sought after names in pedigrees of both breeding and competition horses. Ladykiller sired 36 approved stallions and one of them Landgraf I, was the leading West German sire with the highest progeny earnings in competition. He is also the sire to the stallions Lord, Lagos, Lorenz, Leander and Lido to just name a few.
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.).

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: Augustinus xx (Fabuleux), Bleep xx (Donnerkeil), Cardinal xx (Guarantor), Ladykiller xx (Liandra), Lauries Crusador xx (SPS Laureen, Liberty), Marcio xx (Werther's Brigitta) and Waidmannsdank xx (Werther's Brigitta).
CALYPSO II - DAM GREAT GRANDSIRE OF LIANDRA
The Calypso brothers have made breeding histoty in Holstein. Calypso II bests exherts himself through his sons Coriolan, Champ of Class, and of course, Contender. He was shown successfully in show jumping under Dr. Michael Ruping. Calypso II is accredited for producing jumping horses of insurmountable scope and ability. He produced Contender, whom was the undisputed winner of the 1987 Adelheidsdorf stallion performance test and the sire of many approved stallions within the Hanoverian and Holsteiner breeds.
GUARISON - 5 YR STALLION BY GUARANTOR X LIANDRA
GUARISON - 5 YR STALLION BY GUARANTOR
Congratulations to Heather Ferguson,DVM and Guarison
(Guarantor/Liandra) Heather and her 5 yr old stallion were highly successful at Dressage At Waterloo, MI: First Level Test 3 scores were (72.5%, 74.5% and 71.5%!) Heather also competed at Third Level with her Wolkenganz x Liandra offspring! It has been so exciting to watch their progress!

Photos: Third Shutter from the Sun Photography
www.3rdshutter.com
USDF BRONZE MEDAL FOR WOLKENFUERST!
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Debra Sue Brice and her wonderful dressage partner Wolkenfuerst (Wolkenglanx x Liandra) on achieving their USDF Bronze medal!

Owner's comments: "I'm so proud of him! He has developed so nicely and has matured so well that I have decided to spend the rest of the summer schooling him Prix St. George! He absolutely loves to learn new things and is so willing to try whatever I ask of him--we really are having a lot of fun together!"

Wolkenfuerst AKA Indie even has his own FaceBook page!




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