Landgraf I , has been labelled by many
as "the" Stallion of
the Century. His genes
are securely anchored in the breed
of the modern sporthorse. His
offspring have won just under seven
million dollars mainly in
and the amounts are
still growing !
Nearly 60 colts by Landgraf I have
been licensed for the
stud book, like the champion of
1991, Linaro and the dressage
Some of his sons have already
achieved top positions as
performance sires, for example,
Letus II, a jumping sire, and the
versatile Landadel .
So far, three hundred and forty broodmares by Landgraf I
are registered in the Holsteiner
stud book, two hundred and sixety of these are in the
Head Stud Book . Seventy have been awarded
State Premium Grading, and a considerable
number have been champion mares at
Landgraf had a very good temperament
which he passed on dominantly,
together with excellent movement. In
his Stallion Book of the Holsteiner
Warmblood Breed, Dr Dietrich Rossow
comments: "Imposing appearance with
enormous crest and neck carriage.
Smooth total top line and much
presence. Beautiful face with
marvellous eye. Long, rather broad
neck, long sloping shoulder. Well
shaped, muscular croup. Strong bone.
Good in front. Good mover.
temperament. Phenomenal jumper;
tight in front, lots of bascule,
careful and talented. Huge number of
international class jumpers. Up to
now (the book was published in 1988)
Landgraf is far and away the most
important jumper sire in the world!"
Landgraf was born in1966 and past away in