Excellence in Hanoverian and Oldenburg Breeding
Harvard (Hohenstein x Cardinal) is a proven sire of excellence. Standing 16.3hh he is dark brown-black, with four white socks and a connecting star and stripe. His legacy is quickly establishing itself in Europe and North America. Harvard has produced multiple Licensed sons, numerous State Premium Mares, Elite Auction Foals, a Bundeschampion, a finalist at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, successful International Advanced Dressage competitors including a Grand Prix Dressage horse, in 2008 he dam-sired the Champion Filly of Germany, and has sired Foals of Distinction, Champion Hanoverian Foals and large amounts of Premium Foals. A strong transmitter of type, Harvard’s are stamped with his elegant head and convey his kind, sensible disposition. Harvard modern in type, is the sire of talented dressage and hunter progeny. One of his greatest hallmarks is the wonderful temperament that he passes onto his offspring. At three years of age he successfully completed his 100 Day Stallion Performance Test at Neustadt-Dosse, Germany, scoring a perfect 10 for Temperament and straight 9's for Character, Willingness and Ability to Work, Constitution and Rideability. He scored straight 8's for his Walk, Trot and Canter and currently holds a Hanoverian breeding index of 136 with indexes of; Walk 128, Trot 133, Canter 131, Type 142, Head 150, Neck 149, and Limbs 125.
Harvard was bred in Germany by stallion producer Heinrich Laymeyer and began his sport career by being selected as a Premium stallion at his licensing in Vechta at 2.5 years old. The following year he was crowned the Hauptprämie Vice-Champion (1-B Prämie) of the 2000 Oldenburg Main Premium. There are many factors that play a role in the decision when the Verband awards the coveted Main Premiums including the stallion’s development in sport, his results at the stallion performance test and, above all, the quality of his first offspring when they are inspected. Following Harvard's successful top 5 placement at the German Bundeschampionate finals as a Four and Five Year Old with scores up to 8.2, Harvard's breeding career flourished at the renowned Hengsthaltung Kathmann in Germany. While there, he sired numerous “true to type” Elite auction foals, top quality approved stallion sons, State Premium and Verband's Premium daughters and a legacy of successful sport horses in Europe. In short, Harvard is the epitome of the upgrader type, passing on his striking good looks, wonderful character and elastic, athletic gaits.
Harvard was campaigned in Germany up to M Level (Third/Fourth Level) with fourteen 1st to 3rd placings in National competitions. He was imported to Canada in December of 2004 and continued his sport career up to Advanced Level. The exceptional tempered stallion capably balanced a career in FEI sport and the breeding shed. In his first year of competing at Prix St. George and Intermediare I, Harvard became the Advanced Provincial Dressage Champion of Ontario and culminated his season at Dressage in Devon placing 8th in the CDI PSG out of a field of 48 with a 66.92%. With his solid results under saddle Harvard was Long-Listed for the Canadian Dressage Team. With success not only limited to the dressage ring, Harvard has demonstrated natural ability over fences and has produced many high-quality offspring for the hunter ring. Harvard was also crowned the Grand Champion Stallion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Harvard offspring are undeniably his. They are always bay or black (he has never produced a chestnut) and normally have white highlights; his foals are “stamped” with his refined head and elegant well-set neck. He has produced over 12 Advanced Level Dressage horses including a Grand Prix dressage horse, an upper level show jumper, a driving son who went to the World Equestrian Games for the Dutch team, and multiple licensed sons. Harvard crosses extremely well with some of the hotter dressage bloodlines bringing to the table his fantastic temperament and phenomenal loose elastic walk. In Germany D, W, F and R line crosses predominate.
Harvard is sired by the 2002 Trakehner Stallion of the Year, Hohenstein (Caprimond x Matador) who was the outstanding stallion of his 1993 keuring and Reserve Champion of his stallion test with a dressage ranking of 148.29! In 1995 he was Trakehner Riding Horse Champion and third at the Federal Championships. The FN breeding values regularly list him as a top producer of dressage horses and in 1999 he was awarded the distinction of Elite Stallion due to his outstanding performance in both breeding and sport. Sire to over 13 licensed sons, multiple State Premium daughters and many Elite auction foals with record setting prices. Hohenstein’s sire, the Elite Stallion Caprimond is renowned for his transmission of type and as an excellent producer of rideable horses and often stands at the top of many breeds rankings. Unfortunately, Hohenstein's frozen semen is of questionable quality and has seriously limited his direct blood line in NA. Harvard is the only Licensed Hohenstein son by Erkend registries carrying on this valuable bloodline, offering fresh semen to the North American market!!!
Harvard’s dam Hauptstutbuch Carina, is by the famed dressage refining sire Cardinal xx. Harvard was her youngest offspring, and before him she produced the licensed Hanoverian stallion Davis Cup by Dürkheim who also competed successfully to Advanced Level in Dressage with over 180 placings in sport; the Vice-Bundeschampion of three year old Dressage horses Dakapo by Dürkheim; two States Premium Hanoverian mares Ducardi by Dürkheim and Fantastic by Feinbrand and International show jumper Top Gun by Grosso Z. Harvard's other sister Durina by Dürkheim produced the successful Advanced Level dressage mare Gyselle by Grosso Z.
Cardinal xx is celebrated for his “high nobility, large frame, light poll, ideal top line and sensational movement.” He produced many approved sons and many fine, elegant daughters. Cardinal xx is also found as dam sire to impressive stallions World of Dreams (World Cup I x Cardinal xx) and Scarlatti HES (Silvano x Cardinal xx). Harvard’s maternal line has impressively produced the stallions Algier, Leoffizier and Winnetou (all Celle state stallions), Flockentanz (Redefin State stallion), Plural (Private Stallion Hanover), Traumulus (Dillenburg State Stallion), Waidmannsheil (Private Stallion Oldenburg/Baden- Württemberg), Wendig (Private Stallion Oldenburg, Bavaria, Saxony- Anhalt), Westminster (Private Stallion Baden- Württemberg) and Westrich (Zweibrücken Stallion).
Harvard’s Stud Fee for 2017 is $2000.00 (includes a $400.00 booking fee and up to 2 collections of Fresh Semen) with a LFG. His semen is available fresh cooled and frozen. It is of excellent quality and mobility with over 500 hundred proven offspring on the ground. Having already successfully proven himself in high sport, Harvard is now dedicated solely to his breeding career and stands at Pangaea Farms. This enables us to better serve our clients and their mares with flexible and prompt collection times and service. He is activated with the German Hanoverian Verband, American Hanoverian Society, American Rhinelander Studbook and the German Oldenburg Verband for 2017. He is also licensed for breeding and has had registered offspring with the Hessian, Westphalian, Zweibrücker (RPSI), Deutsches Sportpferd, Baden-Württemberg, Saxon-Anhalt Verbands in Germany. In NA his offspring are also eligible for registration with the KWPN (Foalbook A), Canadian Warmblood Society, Canadian Sport Horse Society and the ISR/OldNA Society.
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Harvard's Advanced Dressage Offspring
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Harkon 3 (Harvard x St.Pr.St. Donna (Rouletto)) 2002 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Competing at Intermediare 1 with scores up to 72.80 with Junior rider Marie-Christin Kogel in Germany. He has placed over 30 times at S** Level (Advanced) in National comeptitions.
Hans Im Gluck 10 (Harvard x La Luna (Leggiero)) 2003 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Intermediare 1 with scores up to 70.825 with Sabine Durrheim and Aniko Losonczy in Austria.
Higgens (Harvard x Verb.Pr.St. Renira (De Niro)) 2003 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Prix St. Georges with scores up to 68.816 with Nicholia Zamora in CA.
Heinzi 9 (Harvard x Bilkia (Donatelli)) 2003 Rheinlander gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Intermediare II with scores up to 66.842 with Sylvia Gugler in FL.
Hans Im Gluck 5 (Harvard x Ferona (Duntroon)) 2001 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Intermediare 1 with scores up to 75.42 with Iris Scheminowski in Germany.
High Society (Harvard x Wina (World Cup III)). Competing up to Intermediare II and Grand Prix with scores up to 67.97 with Daniel Watson in England.
Hennessy 70 (Harvard x Laguna (Lungau)) 2001 Hanoverian gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Intermediare 1 with scores up to 72.00 with Karin Luhrs in Germany.
Habanero 14 (Harvard x Red-Lady (Rubinstein)) 2003 Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. A successful Junior and S Level (Prix St. Georges) horse in Germany with Melanie Fritz in Germany.
Highlight (Harvard x Atessa (Akzent II)) 2001 Hanoverian mare bred in Germany. Competing up to Intermediare II with scores up to 72.632 with Michele Moon in CA.
Harbinger (Harvard x Toscana (Duntroon)) 2000 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Competing up to Prix St. Georges with scores up to 68.684% with Whitney Harrington in CA.
Hot Chocolate vf (Harvard x Papagena (Prince Thatch xx)) won the 2008 Eckolstadt Bundeschampionate Qualifier for Five Year Old Dressage Horses with Johanna von Fircks and went on to successfully compete in the 2008 Bundeschampionate finals. He then sold to Spain and has been successfully competing in Junior and Young Rider Prix St Georges classes with his young owner. Video: https://youtu.be/yjNn0XLR4D0
Happy Diamond (Harvard x Rikorella (Duntroon)) is a licensed German Oldenburg stallion. He successfullly completed his 30 Day stallion test with scores of 9 and 9,5 and won a Bundeschampionate qualifier at 5 years of age. He sold to England and was the Hickstead Medium Masters Champion and has been successfully campaigned to Prix St. Georges. Video: https://youtu.be/YAVQVyn0TN0
Harvard's Successful Hunter Offspring
Boudreaux (Harvard x Motette (Waldloewe)) 2002 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Winner of over 100 USEF Hunter classes from 2007-2015 and multiple Championship titles under multiple riders. Pictured here with his current owner Katherine Powers.
Harvard (by Harvard) 2001 German Oldenburg gelding bred in Germany. Ridden to many USEF Hunter class wins by Amanda Steege. Owned by Michelle Barber, wife of the official HITS Vetrenarian Dr. Robert Barber.
Harry Potter 47 (Harvard x Die Lady (Drosselklang II) 2004 German Hanoverian gelding who sold from the Hanoverian auction. Winner of over 30 USEF Hunter classes and multiple Championship titles. Owned by Stormy Good and pictured here with Kenneth Berkley.
Hawthorne (Harvard x Dahlillie (Del Piero)) 2007 AHS gelding bred in the USA by Robin Vaughn-Strait. Hawthorne has enjoyed success in the Modified Childrens Hunter division this past year with his Junior rider Olivia Pollina. He is seen here at the IJHA Medal Finals this fall. He was the Site Champion of his AHS inspection as a foal.
Harvard (Harvard x Romantica (Ravallo)) 2002 German Hanoverian gelding who sold from the Hanoverian auction. Winner of over 100 USEF Hunter classes and multiple Championship titles with multiple riders including John French, Steven Sanville and Holly Farmer. Pictured here with Quinn Partridge.
Summer Coast (by Harvard) 2004 German Westphalian gelding. Winner of over 40 USEF Hunter classes and multiple Championship titles. Pictured here with his current owner Wendy Patterson.
Heavenly (Harvard x Injoy (Ideal)) 2011 German Oldenburg mare. Placed third in the 3 Year Old Other Than Thoroughbred Mares class at Devon Horse Show in 2014. Bred by Signature Sporthorses, owned by Regina DiNovi and was handled by Jay Francella. She has since gone on to win numerous under saddle classes.
Harlow (Harvard x Raffin (Rodero - Zymbal I)) bred by Fox Hollow Stables in Castleton ON. Enjoyed numerous wins in the Pre-Green's in 2015 with his Ad.Am. owner.
Hosanna (Harvard x Mystere (Mattgold - Lauries Crusador xx)) lovely young hunter mare bred by Pangaea Farms.
Harvard's Successful Offspring In Other Disciplines
Habanera Rocio (Harvard x Wisteria Rocio (Wolkenstein II)) is a successful Grand Prix Show Jumper in France.
Henry Higgens (Harvard x Lord Liberty G) an Advanced S-Level Vaulting horse in Germany. He has competed at the German Youth Vaulting Championships at Verden and is credited as being "extremly calm in stressful show enviroments" by his owners. Harvard has now produced multiple successful Advanced level dressage horses, jumpers, eventers, a driving Bundeschampion and now vaulters! In addition to having fantastic characters they are also elegant, pretty horses with good movement.
Halifax (Harvard x Wenzel I) winning the 2006 Bundeschampionate for 6 year old Driving Horses!!! Halifax was praised for her "very positive impression, expressiveness and dynamic movement" by the Judges and awarded a 9.2!
Duke of Harvard (Duke of Hearts x Harvard) a exceptionally talented young licensed and approved Oldenburg stallion in Germany. He completed his stallion performance test with a jumping score of 9.5 and an overall score of 8.26. He won the German National Eventing Championships in 2012 at Luhmühlen with a score of 8.2 and placed in the finals at Warendorf.
Here I Am (Harvard x Dorthea (Donatelli - Airport)) 2004 Hanoverian mare successfully competing in Show Jumping
Titled Harvard Daughters
St.Pr.St. Highleen (Harvard x Highca (Duntroon)) 2001 German Oldenburg mare who successfully competed her MPT in Germany to be awarded her title.
St.Pr./El. Gitta (Harvard x Granate (Donnerschlag)) 2002 German Oldenburg mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany to be awarded her title.
Elite-St. Rumira (Harvard x Rumirell (Grundstein II)) 2002 German Oldenburg mare who is dam to two States Premium daughters, one of which was selected for the Elite Mare Show at Rastede in 2010.
St.Pr.St. Harabella (Harvard x Wild (Weltmeyer)) 2003 German Hanoverian mare who completed her MPT in Germany. She has produced a States Premium daughter and a colt who was selected for the 2015 Hanoverian Licensing
Verb.Pr.St. Hallelujah (Harvard x Arajcu (Andiamo)) 2002 German Oldenburg mare imported to the US where she went on to become the USDF Materiale Horse of the Year, the German Oldenburg Horse of the Year, she won the prestigious Donnerhall Trophy at Dressage at Devon for her high scores two years in a row. In her amazing competition career she scored over 80% nineteen times in USEF dressage and in-hand classes.
St.Pr.St. Dolce Vita von Lindhof (Harvard x Dona Rubin (Dream of Glory)) 2005 Austrian mare. This talented young mare qualified for her national championships with scores in young horse classes up to 8.1, she was awarded her States Premium title in 2011.
St.Pr.St. Helena (Harvard x Grey Gondola (Gardeulan I)) 2003 German Hanoverian mare. Sold through the Hanoverian Elite auction, and achieved her 1A prize at three years of age. She was trained to Prix. St. Georges prior to retiring to breeding. Now located in Austrailia.
St.Pr./El. Anna-Karina (Harvard x Angria (Grundstein II) 2002 German Oldenburg mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany to be awarded her title and has produced two States Premium daughters.
Elite-St. Romantica (Harvard x Red Lady (Rubinstein)) 2002 German Oldenburg mare. Dam of the licensed stallion Dream Diamond by Desperados.
St.Pr.St. Honey Li (Harvard x Liagora (Lungau)) 2005 German Hanoverian mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany and was awarded her 1A title.
St.Pr.St. High Society (Harvard x Vistella (Feiner Stern)) 2001 German Oldenburg mare shown here competing at Rastede. Two of her foals are successful sport horses.
Elite-St. Hagia-Sophia (Harvard x Golden Gate (Campari M)) 2003 German Oldenburg mare. Hagia-Sopia produced the Champion Stallion of the 2013 South German Stallion Licensing, Stockhausen (Stockholm x Harvard). To view view in on Stockhausen click here: http://www.saechsische-gestuetsverwaltung.de/hengste/hengstverzeichnis/details-zum-hengst/stockhausen/
Verb.Pr.St. Rubiana (Harvard x Rubecca (Rohdiamant)) 2000 German Oldenburg mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany and has competed up to M Level in dressage.
Verb.Pr.St. Haleigh (Harvard x Mystere (Mattgold)) 2007 German Oldenburg mare bred in NA by Pangaea Farms. Awarded Verband's Premium status by the RPSI in NA.
Verb.Pr.St. Fanika (Harvard x Fabienne (Prinz Miro)) 2001 German Oldenburg mare imported to NA as a hunter jumper.
St.Pr./El. Honigschnute (Harvard x Die Walda (Diego xx)) 2001 German Hanoverian mare. Sold through the Hanoverian Elite auction and successfully competed her MPT and achieved her 1A prize in Germany. Now located in the US.
Verb.Pr.St. Dakota Lady (Harvard x Die Dubarry (Diavolo I)) 2001 German Oldenburg mare who completed her MPT in Germany. She has produced the States Premium mare Dolce Vita by Dr. Doolittle who has competed to Advanced Level S Dressage in Germany and the Verb.Pr.St. mare Lucifee by Lauries Crusador xx.
Verb.Pr.St. Neriede (Harvard x Nerona (Alabaster)) 2002 German Oldenburg mare. She sold from the Oldenburg auction to Judy Yancey in FL.
Verb.Pr.St. Florida (Harvard x Fabienne (Prinz Miro)) 1999 German Oldenburg mare who successfully compelted her MPT in Germany. She is dam to the successfull US based young dressage horse Quaterflash by Quaterback
Verb.Pr.St. Hawaii (Harvard x Habanera (Hill Hawk xx)) 2000 German Oldenburg mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany. She is dam to Australian Olympic dressage rider Heath Ryan's Grand Prix dressage stallion Fiji R by Florencio I. Link to Fiji R here: http://www.ryanshorses.com.au/shop/item/fiji-r-imp
Verb.Pr./El. Tettine-Royal (Harvard x Teiga (Figaro)) 2000 German Oldenburg mare who successfully obtained her title at her MPT in Germany. She competed in Austria as a dressage horse before retiring to breed. She has produced the licensed German Oldenburg stallion Sundance Kid by Sunnyboy and the Verband's Premium daughter Tam Tam G by Belissimo M.
Verb.Pr.St. Hadara (Harvard x Eskarella (Duntroon)) 2007 German Oldenburg mare bred in NA by Susan Jones. Awarded Verband's Premium Status by the German Oldenburg Verband in NA after completing her MPT.
Licensed Harvard Sons and Grandsons
Happy Diamond (Harvard x Duntroon) licensed in Vechta in 2005 for German Oldenburg breeding. Won a Bundeschampionate qualifier in Germany at 5 with a score of 8.3 and went on to become a successful Advanced Dressage horse in England.
High Regard (Harvard x Grusus) licensed by the RPSI in NA. Trained to Grand Prix in dressage by Alyssa Pitts
Harbourside (Harvard x De Niro) AHS colt bred in NA by Walkabout Station in Texas. Now standing in BC. Licensed by the ISR/Old NA and Canadian Sport Horse Association.
Stockhausen (Stockholm x Harvard) Champion of the 2013 South German Stallion Licensing. Successfully completed his 30 Day and 70 Day testing in Neustadt/Dosse
(Rosando x Harvard) stallion, licensed for Deutsche Pferde (ZfdP) breeding. Selected for the 2015 Bundeschampionate with an 8 and a successful young horse competitor.
(Florencio x Harvard) Champion of his Stallion Licensing at Strömsholm in 2009, beating out 86 other stallions to become the Licensing Champ with incredible scores (9, 9, 8, 8, 9, 8)!
(Destano x Harvard) licensed in Zweibrücken in 2010.
(Spielberg x Harvard) selected for the licensing in Vechta
(Destano x Harvard) colt selected for the 2015 German Hanoverian stallion licensing in Verden.
(Don Schufro x Uno Hanna T (Harvard)) was selected for the Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning, Denmark.
(Hochmeister x Harvard) stallion, selcted for the licensing in München-Riem
(Sezuan x Licotus x Harvard) selected for the 2015 German Oldenburg licensing in Vechta. Crowned a Premium Stallion.
Titled Harvard Granddaughters
St.Pr.St. Romanov's Ruby (Romanov x Harvard) completed her MPT in 2015 with excellent results and was selected for the Elite Mare Show at Rastede.
Verb.Pr.St. Andorra (Quaterback x Harvard) this amazing girl was crowned the Champion Filly of Germany at the Deutsches Fohlenchampionat in Lienen in 2008. She successfully completed her MPT in Vechta in 2012 and is pictured her with her Dante Weltino foal at Lodbergen.
St.Pr.St. Di Lailah (De Niro x Harvard) completed her MPT in Germany in 2012 along with two 1-A prizes. Selected for the German Hanoverian Elite Mare show where she won the 1-G prize.
Verb.Pr.St. Rumilia (Licotus x Harvard) mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany. She is dam to a the licensed Sezuan colt awarded the Premium Hengst title at the 2015 German Oldenburg stallion licensing.
St.Pr.A. Rubina S (Florencio I x Harvard) mare who successfully completed her MPT in Germany, was selected to compete in the Elite Mare Show at Rastede and also the Elite Auction.
Verb.Pr.St. Lucifee (Lauries Crusador x Harvard) successfully completed her MPT in Vechta in 2010.
St.Pr.A. Dolce Vita (Dr.Doolittle x Harvard) completed her MPT in Vechta, Germany in 2010 and has since gone on to be a successful S Level (Advanced) dressage horse
St.Pr.A. Pina Colada (Florencio I x Harvard) successfully completed her MPT in Germany and has also been successful in dressage classes
St.Pr.St. Fame (Florencio I x Harvard). In 2009 Fame bested 100+ mares to become the Overall Champion Dressage Mare at her Mare Performance Testing in Flyinge, Sweden. She straight scored 9's on Type, Head, Neck, Trot and Canter with a perfect 10's for her Walk and Temperament!
St.Pr.A. Anna Katrin (Belissimo x Harvard) completed her MPT in Germany in 2015.
St.Pr.A. Feinsliebchen (Zack x Harvard) completed her MPT in Germany and selected for the 2012 Elite Mare Show at Rastede.