LB Convall and Philipp Weishaupt (GER) in action at Spruce Meadows 2017 Photo: Dirk Caremans

GERMANY (by Adriana van Tilburg) Nowadays, for a breeding stallion’s name to become globally recognized as a potential sire, it’s critical that he also competes in sport. Occasionally, due to injury, his competitive career may be cut short, or a world-class athlete with exceptional sire potential is discovered to have low fertility! So far, the latter appears to be the case with LB Convall (Colman - Irette x Cascavelle, stam 9294), bred by Ernst Carsten Rolfs.

LB Convall is an exceptional sport horse in partnership with German international rider Philipp Weishaupt. In 2016 he won the Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix of Aachen, and this year the pair won the CP International Grand Prix presented by Rolex – a leg of the Rolex Grand Slam series – at Spruce Meadows.

Steinburg/Dithmarschen

LB Convall’s motherline has its roots in Steinburg. Many foundation stallions were born in this region, like Capitol I (Capitano - Folia x Maximus, stamm 173, bred by Harm Thormählen), Farn (Fax I - Dorette x Monarch, stamm 18B1, bred by Martin Thormählen), and Ramiro (Rai- mond - Valine x Cottage Son xx, stamm 776, bred by Paul Bahlmann). The stamm number 4294 was founded in 1917 by Heinrich Heesch.

After a few generations, this stamm found its way to Dith- marschen where Heinrich Schoof from Friedrichskoog bred the mare Urwelt (Galapeter II - Ahne x Nepomuk). She was then sold as a foal to Ernst Carsten Rolfs. All the branches from stamm 4294 that we know today go back to the mare Urwelt, who was the dam of State premium mares Hanka (Little Lion xx), granddam of Holsteiner approved stallion Larimar (Lavall II) and Mamba (Sacramento Song xx)...

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