Leconte 6 (Lasino - Gloriz VII x Contender) ­– a very special horse ridden by Australian Matt Williams at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong

By Adriana van Tilburg
Photography: Peter Llewellyn

Top jumping horses are created by their illustrious breeders like Otto Boje Schoof (Cento by Capitol and Clearway by Capitol, etc.), Reimer Witt (Cardento by Capitol and Quintender by Quinar, etc.), Lothar Völz (Caretino by Caletto II, etc.), Hans Werner Ritters (Classic Touch by Caletto II and Marius by Condrieu xx, etc.)

Lasino (Landgraf I - Arina x Capitol I, Stamm 2543) was bred by Klaus Thiedemann from Poppenwurth – a relative of the legendary Fritz Thiedemann, who became famous with Meteor (Diskus) in the fifties.

Optik (Fanatiker)

The success story of the Thiedemann family and Stamm 2543 started in 1962 when Claus Thiedemann bought the mare Optik (Fanatiker - Koketterie x Lomber). Bred by Artur Schade from Beidenflether, Optik was born in 1955. In February 1962 the North Sea coast was suffering a devastating storm, when 400 kilometres of sea dike was severely damaged, 340 people drowned, and many houses were destroyed or heavily damaged. Optik was assigned the task of pulling dead animals from the water and, as a result, sustained an injury. Claus Thiedemann saved Optik from the slaughterhouse to breed with her, and she became the mother of several mares.
One of those mares was Hel (Marengo), out of Roxett, by Reichsgraf. Roxett became an international jumping horse with the riders Jörg Naeve from Germany and Hap Hansen from the USA.
Kissingen (Urioso) is another Optik daughter, and her own daughter, Theila (Carneval) is the mother of Lone Star I and II, by Landlord, bred by Johan Peter Lass. Lone Star I was approved for Hessen (now part of the Hannoverian Studbook), Oldenburg International, and Baden-Würt-temberg.
For Hessen Lone Star I produced several jumpers who competed at S level, while his full brother, Lone Star II, competed at S level in dressage.

Roman (Ramzes)

The mares Corana and Maya – both by Roman – became very important for Thiedemann family breeding. Both are paternal granddaughters of Ramzes. Claus Thiedemann wanted to use Roman to produce horses that were lighter boned and more highly bred... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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