Aparee

ApareeGraded Trakehners Australia Studbook A

Registered: AWHA, Arabian Warmblood
 

Bay Trakehner stallion by Benito (imp) out of Ariadne (imp). Ariadne was the first warmblood mare to be imported into Australia (in 1974).  Aparee has two full siblings Beefeater Azal (dam of Alfenbeau) and Excelsior Azel (dam of Excelsior Athlete by Lutz).  Aparee is a very handsome and elegant stallion.  He combines the very successful jumping lines of Benito with the dressage lines of Totilas.  He is a half brother to Alberich, sire of Patou.

Benito was an FEI Showjumping stallion by Herbststurm, he also competed to FEI level in dressage.

Ariadne (imp) is by the same sire as Polarschnee (imp). Polarschnee was the sire of Jaegermeister, who was a member od the NZ team for the Olympic Games 1996 in Atlanta, the bay gelding won the Bronze medal with the NZ team. Ariadne was the first Trakehner to be imported into Australia.

Aparee is related to Arbenglanz, FEI gelding in the Dressage WA Talent Squad. And Elkhorn Giselle 5th mare overall in Australia at the ACE classifications.

 

 

 

 

 

Aparee at 24 years

 Aparee at 24 years

 Benito (imp)

 

Herbststurm was an imposing sire with great charisma and shining beauty. Champion Stallion of the DLG at Cologne in 1970. Prior to his sale to Denmark at the age of 12, Herbststurm left 68 registered broodmares, among them were numerous valuable mares which belong to the most outstanding of their era. A stallion of outstanding quality, Herbststurm's offspring were known to possess his wonderful presence, outstanding bone, substance and correct conformation, with excellent breed type and honest character. Particularly successful cross on mares with high content of thoroughbred blood. Herbststurm was also used extensively in Oldenburg to refine and improve the Oldenburg breed

Komet
Champion and top prize winning black stallion of particular beauty who stood as Chief Stallion at Schmoel, then went on to stand at the state-run establishment at Achselschwang in Bavaria where he contributed to the Bavarian horse breeding industry numerous premium mares and licensed stallions. A self-confident, lively and highly noble stallion, the impressive Komet possessed great body harmony and clar breed type. Komet was a great mover, demonstrating energetic, rhythmical paces. With his valuable genes, Komet proved to be an important producer of excellent quality riding and competition horses. He has had a large impact on Trakehner breeding through his notable sons Gunnar, Hergbstglanz, Hessenstein and Herbststurm.

Aparee

Herbstgold
Foaled in 1957, Herbstgold was known to produce horses of good character, above average movement and rideability. Of her 15 foals produced, this beautiful Totilas daughter produced four approved stallions (Hertilas, Herststurm, Herzbube and Herzkonig). She was indeed an extremely valuable mare to the breed.

Aparee

Kokette
A foundation mare at the Schmoel and Rantzau studs, Kokette was a magnificent example of a mare of classic Trakehner type. One of the most outstanding broodmares in the history of West German Trakehner breeding. In West Germany she produced nine foals in eleven breeding years, which included the approved stallions Neuland by Neuling (exported to Colombia as a breeding stallion), Kornett by Wilder Jager (in 1952 was acquired by a Trakehner stud farm in Italy), as well as Komet and his brother Kobalt (both by Goldregen). Her ability to consistently produce foals of excellent quality, good character and sociable temperament must be praised. In 1951 Kokette was awarded first place at the DLG Exhibit in Frankfurt/Main and also received the title of the best warmblood mare at the exhibition

Cancara
Foaled in 1917, one of the great names in the history of Trakehner breeding and one of the most important stallions of his period was Cancara. A remarkable horse, Cancara was an untiring performer in the sporting field, qualities which he transmitted to his progeny. Known for producing performance horses which rose to fame in the equestrian sport of the time. His daughters Donna and Kokette were two of the most outstanding broodmares in the history of West German Trakehner breeding.

 

 

GAZAL VII
Gazal VII was born in 1944 in Babolna, Hungary during the evacuation of the Stud to Bergstetten. He is one of the most significant sons of the outstanding stallion Gazal II.

Although he did not go to Germany until he was 23 years old, he had a decisive influence on the Shagya breed there. He had an imposing frame and crest of neck, very marked withers, a long croup with smooth and dry coupling and joints. He had great self confidence and calmness and stood 15.31/2 hands. Gazal VII has been called the “Stallion of the Century” - the embodiment of the breeding goal of the modern Shagya Arabian.

Altogether there were 19 licensed sons of Gazal VII at stud in Germany. Several of his sons have been used in other German Warmblood breeds, including Czardas (Hanoverian), Gazal (Trakehner and East Friesian), Anakreon (Hanoverian), Nasrallah (Trakehner), and Amor (Trakehner, Hanoverian and Rheinlander).

A son, Gazal VII 19 was foaled in Babolna in 1956 out of 205 Kuhailan Zaid OX. Standing for six years in Ostfriesland, he bred 626 warm blood mares and produced several approved stallions. Then leased to the Trakehner Verband, between 1968-1971, he produced 23 registered daughters, whose descendants excel in competition. One of his daughters, Heimchen was bred to Parforce, who himself has Shagya blood through Habicht and produced Phantom who in 1996 was the leading money winning Trakehner and in 1999 is still listed at the top of the Trakehner earnings list. His lifetime earnings are almost twice the earnings of other Trakehners.

He had several approved sons of which probably Polarschnee had the greatest influence. Walter Sauer took him to Australia, where he became an eventer and Grand Prix jumper. From 1984 to 1988 he stood in New Zealand and there are 119 descendants. His son, Jaegermeister out of Just Luck XX was the most successful event horse worldwide.

We had some lovely news from a lady that used to rider Aparee's grandsire (Gazal 11) in Austria;

Hi, the world is very small.  I have known the owner of Gazal VII the sire of Ariadne very well as he was later in the same stable as I had my horses standing in Schwanenstadt after his divorce.

He bought that stallion from Hungary from the state stud and imported him to Austria. He was a grey stallion. I have pictures of that stallion serving our mare, she had a colt and I broke him in and rode that stallion for years. Sascha was very well know in Austria as I was the only one riding a Shagya stallion( and he was a character) in eventing and showjumping. He could jump but he was 2cm to tall as I was nominated for the European Small Horse Austrian Eventing team in Samour France and the allowed horses height was stock 155cm and he had stock 157cm.

We tried everything but could not get him down. I was so upset at the time as he had to be pulled out. After when from 30 Teams only 3 Teams got through with all the riders, as it was raining and very bad weather, so the jump’s have been nearly 10cm higher as normal And they had some very bad falls and 5 horses have been put down. I thought to myself you never know for what it was good. I won ca 50 Showjumping  in A( 1.10m  – 1.15 m) and L(1.20 -1.30m) classes. He could jump 1.50 m but only single fences.  3 oxers with a height of 1.30 and wide 1.50, one stride between was the limit and he had to give everything he had to clear that as he was such a small horse. But he had a heart , I will never get a horse like him.  He was 29 years when he was found dead in the paddock, he must have died in sleep as he was fine in the morning and always had a rest in the afternoon.

 

Eventing the dressage was a bit of a problem when he could not see the other horses but when he did not have to go indoors and he could see them he did a good test. The cross country was never a problem he loved it and we had never a stop of fault or time faults.

I think I only had 2 times a stop in his jumping carrier and they have been my fault and when he did not win he did not like it standing between other horses. I had to have one horse space between me. When he was fist he stud like a rock and could not care less if another horse was next to him and on the lap of honor you could ride him one handed but not if he was not first. He had to play up. The Austrian people loved that horse and when I did go to a comp the first I was asked how is Sascha, they never asked me how are you. Because of him I had a nick name in Austria the Schimmelreiter = Grey horse rider. When I was helping in Sydney at the Olympics and I run into Martin Bauer (he was a very young man when we competed against each other) he started for Austria in the Showjumping. The first thing he said to me hi Schimmelreiter what are you doing in Australia. So it was very funny, that that name stuck.

 

 

 
Benito is the Sire of the following horses in Australia;
  • Elkhorn Giselle
  • Elkhorn Ebenito (state Dressage Squad)
  • Anito
  • Australasia
  • Beluga (advanced dressage champion)
  • My Learned Friend - National Dressage Champion
  • Chazar Mystic Comet (2006 Australian Champion Arabian Warmblood)
  • Exclusive Armani (dressage champion)
Ariadne is the dam of the following horses in Australia;
  • Australasia (by Benito)
  • Alberich (by Elfenglanz) sire of Patou top 5 mare at the ACE classifications.
  • Aparee (by Benito)
  • Azel (by Benito)
  • Anito (by Benito)
  • Alpha (by Aquillo xx) dam of Finistere, Roz Tippets GP horse
  • Ariadne Jade

 

Benito

Trakehner
black stallion
Fam, (BERGFRIEDE, o 119 a

Herbststurm

Trakehner
stallion 1962 black
lic: Trakehner

Komet

Trakehner 090013052
1952 black
lic: Trakehner

Golderegen

Trakehner 090007043
1943 brown
lic: Trakehner

Kokette

Trakehner 090069138
1938 brown

Herbstgold

Trakehner elite
1957 black

Totilas

Trakehner DE309090022438
1938 darkbrown 1.63m
lic: Trakehner

Herbstzeit

Trakehner
1942 black

Berga

Trakehner
Fam, (BERGFRIEDE, o 119 a ( goerke laboe)

Gabriel

Trakehner 090005950
1950 black
lic: Trakehner

Gigant

Trakehner 090006642
1942 chestnut 1.65m
lic: Trakehner

Erbin 111

Trakehner 090058635
1935 black

Bergschwalbe

Trakehner
1955 darkbrown 1,56m

Totilas

Trakehner DE309090022438
1938 darkbrown 1.63m
lic: Trakehner

Bergfriede

Trakehner
1943

Ariadne

Trakehner
bay mare
Fam. AKURATE, o 27 b

Gazal VII

Arab 310060244
stallion 1944 grey
lic: Arab

Gazal 11

Arab
1922 grey
lic: Arab

Gazal 1

Arab
1903
lic: Arab

74 Shagya XVI

Arab
1918

129 Shagya XXV

Arab
1933

Shagya XXV

Arab
lic: Arab

96 Shagya XXI

Arab
1921

Annette 111

Trakehner 3390
mare 1964 darkbrown

Totilas

Trakehner DE309090022438
1938 darkbrown 1.63m
lic: Trakehner

Pythagorus

Trakehner DE309090183727
1927 darkbrown
lic: Trakehner

Tontaube

Trakehner
1934 brown

Andante

Trakehner 1381
1947 brown

Heidedichter

Trakehner 090008738
1938 black 1.63m
lic: Trakehner

Arkade

Trakehner 090002932
1932 chestnut