Comments on pedigree:
His sire Polarion is highly succesful both in breeding and the sport. As a seven year old, he had already won advanced (S) level dressage competitions and became the 2000 National Trakehner Champion at the show in Cologne. Meanwhile he is successful with Markus Gribbe in World Cup Freestyles. The dam St.Pr.St Gipsy Lady, is by the Danish Champion stallion Camelot. Camelot is a son of the successful Grand Prix stallion Arsenal. Gipsy Lady is a full sister of the State Stud Moritzburg sire, Gipsy King. The granddam, St.Pr.St. Grazie II, has won many prizes in breeding and sport. She was champion mare at several broodmare shows and participated in the Bundeschampionat twice. The great grandsire Arogno is regarded as one of the trademark sires of post war Trakehner breeding. Grafenstolz comes from the Trakehner family of Gundula 509 (by Hypnos-Columbus-Czardas; Poll-H'rem). This line also produced the stallions Ginster, Grandioso, Gundo, Gunnar, Guter Planet, the licensing winner Guter Stern and Guy Laroche.

This superb blood type stallion brings everything that modern sport horse breeders are looking for; movement, scope, blood, temperament and looks.

Performances and Results:
Grafenstolz was awarded a premium at the 2000 Trakehner licensing in Neumünster as a two year old. He proved his versatile talents right from the very beginning on the sport, as a five year old winning several 1.25m level tests for showjumpers as well as medium dressage. As a six year old he made German breeding history by becoming the first horse ever to qualify for the finals of the Jumping, dressage, and Eventing in the same year. He went on to win the eventing with an average score of 9.7 out of ten. This was followed later in the same year by him winning the World Championship for young event horses in Le Lion d'Angers, France.
In 2005 as a seven year old he won his first advanced level event competition. In 2006, as an 8 year old he won the bronze medal at the German Championships in Schenefeld, then placed in two international three star competitions and won three international two star competitions. In November 2006 he received Trakehner Horse of the Year award given by the Trakehner Verband. In 2007 and 2008 he won at Compiegne. In 2007 he competed in a puissance class and cleared 2 metres or just under seven feet.

Most recently (Dec 2009) Grafenstolz competed in his first Prix St George and won it with 69%.

Strong points:
Movement, scope, looks

Performances and Results offspring:
Many of his off-spring from his first crop of foals were awarded premiums in various breeding areas. With an average score of 8.2 for his first crop, he ranked number one of all stallions in Baden-Württemberg. The Baden-Württemberg Verband awarded him a premium as a young stallion. Throughout his career he his foal and young stock have received an above average number of premiums. His oldest offspring are now seven, he has already had a German Vice Champion, and this year Vincent and Gin Tonic will go to the World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers.
Grafenstolz will suit all mares up to heavy weight, although for eventing the lighter blood type mare will produce the best results, where he will add movement, rideability and scope.

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1998, 16.2 hands cm
Dark Bay


Van Deyk

Patricius xx





St.Pr.St Gipsy Lady




St.Pr.St Grazie II


 Galante V






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APH Ferrari

Purebred Trakehner Stallion 17hh

Sire: Hirte (Imp Ger)
Dam: APH Frauenschnee

He was bred by APH Performance Horses and currently has two youngsters with Australia’s top dressage rider Melinda Morris.



Highfield Vivaldi

Highfield VivaldiHighfield Vivalidi combines some of the most influential and famous bloodlines in Trakehner breeding. He is currently the only stallion in Australia with this particular pedigree.

Highfield Vivaldi is by the now deceased International Dressage Stallion Muschamp Maestro making him one of few stallions left carrying this wonderful line.









MaestroMushchamp Maestro

Graded in Neumuenster 1989

Performance Test
1991 in Warendorf
Total Index: 119.24
Dressage Index: 128.71
Jumping Index: 91.28

Maestro was not only Champion at his 100 day performance test in Germany but also Champion of his TBF Classification in the UK for Muschamp Stud.He has successfully competed at Grand Prix level Dressage in England and Germany.  His offspring have successfully competed in Grand Prix Dressage,Show Jumping and Eventing.

Maestro is from a line of classic performers.Maestros' sire Matador was by the legendary Donauwind, he himself Sire of many top FEI level Dressage and also breeding horses. This included Dr Reiner Klimke's Fabian and Olympic Gold Medallist Abdullah.

Matador was one of many classified sons by Donauwind.

On the Dam side we have a proven performer also as H.Vivaldis mum was a great athelete herself,competing at Advanced level Horse Trials before retiring to stud.She was a beautiful type being Anglo Arab and was classifiedinto the Elite Stud Book of the TBF (Trakehners Breeders Fraternity) in the UK due to her outstanding competition acheivements.





Peformance achievments-

Highfield Vivaldi scored high 7's and 8's in his ACE classification in 2006 with good marks for his jumping technique and type.

Although often mentioned in many stallion listings H.Vivaldi really does have an outstanding temperament which he most definatelypasses through to his foals,They are easy and trainable,are quality and scoopy enough for the professional but kind enough for the amatuer.He produces stock that are correct in conformation, tall and athletic making him an ideal sire to bred over most mares.

His stock in the UK are now winning in Horse Trials,Dressage and doing very well in the Show Ring.




Trakehner dark chesnut Hengst
born 15.12.1970
stick-measure: 164 cm

Elfenglanz by Magnet, photo: Trak.Hengstbuch
ElfenglückAnteilStern xx
ElfeAdamas ox

PROGENY:  Elfenglanz left some valuable daughters in Germany, one of whom was Serenade, who became the dam of Starway.  He also sired a number of successful sport horses in Germany, 5 of which competed to S level.  Elfenglanz also produced numerous successful competition horses in Australia.  GB Saffron (ridden by Glennis Barrey) went Grand Prix.  He has one known remaining son in Australia - Alberich who stands at APH Sporthorses.

COMMENTS:  Elfenglanz was described by the Germans as being an excellent Trakehner type with good expression and total harmony, having strong, dry legs, short barrel and a well formed neck.  His walk, trot and canter were excellent.  He was successful in Germany under Mattias Beck, competing successfully at S level.  Elfenglanz only stood for 5 yrs in Germany before being sold and exported to Australia in 1982 by the Horner family.  The Horners owned him here until he died.

Elfenglanz is from von Lenski's famous mare family of Elfe.  The original family of Elfe presents itself as one of the most influential bloodlines, having produced not only outstanding sires but also very high quality broodmares.  Dressage ability is a symbol of this bloodline.  Sires from this family are Elfenspuk, Erzsund, Eligius, Elfenprinz, Eichendorff, Ergo, Elitar and 2002 Neumunster approval champion Elfengeist.


Kassiber, Sponeck’s sire was a top-level competitor – representing Germany on their European 3D4 team and winning the Australian One Day Event Championship shortly after his arrival in Australia. Kassiber has produced many of the cream of Australia’s dressage horses.

Samantha, a foundation member of the famous S line imported from Germany, compliments the outstanding qualities of Kassiber and produced Kwobinyarn Sponeck who has continued the families tradition of winning by successfully competing in conformation classes as have his progeny.

Sponeck was shown very successfully in hand in Western Australia – becoming Champion at each of his appearances at the Autumn Horse Show, the All Breeds Show and the top agricultural show, Swan View.

His progeny include, Kwobinyarn Murmur and Kwobinyarn Pipette, both admired by dressage riders whenever they compete. Kwobinyarn Sport and Kwobinyarn Privilege are in training with Mr Tony James – Tony has won the Australian Pairs driving championship several times and is delighted with the trainability and class of these two young champions.  Alexander Park Applause is starting to excel in the sport of eventing.

Sponeck now has progeny compete ting successfully in dressage, show classes, pony club, adult riding activities, show jumping, eventing and pony club, thus acknowledging the versatility, trainability and quality of these horses.



stallion 1971 chestnut 1.63m
lic: Trakehner


Trakehner 90027567
1967 brown 1.68m
lic: Trakehner


1963 darkbrown
lic: Trakehner


Trakehner 90248100 elite
1960 chestnut 1.65m

E.St. Kassiopeia

Trakehner 2223 staatspremie elite
1959 chestnut 1.60m


Trakehner 90011253
1953 brown 1.64m
lic: Trakehner


Trakehner 090123547
1947 chestnut 1.50m


brown mare

Wie Ibikus

Trakehner 090122874
stallion 1974
lic: Trakehner


Trakehner 90027567
1967 brown 1.68m
lic: Trakehner


Trakehner 090367200
1966 darkbrown



Makuba XX

stallion 1956 brown
lic: Thoroughbred