By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Max Schreiner, Stephan Kube
The Marbach state stud stallion Hochfein (His Highness x Feiner Stern) has been euthanased after facturing his fetlock. "Anyone who has experienced Hochfein once will not forget his special stallion personality," said Landoberstallmeister Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zerweck who has him in the 2020 stallion distribution plan for his final breeding season. Hochfein was considered one of the most typical sons of His Highness.
His résumé was exemplary. Bred in 2004 in Worpswede by Hans-Hermann Kober, the noble Hanoverian black stallion was presented by Jens Meyer in 2007 at the South German licensing in Munich and sold to Marbach as a premium stallion. There he developed into a popular stallion, a successful dressage horse, and an all-round talent and teacher for countless trainees.
At first, Hochfein and Irina Oberthür collected ribbons in riding horse championships and advanced tests up to class L. He was later taken over by training manager Rolf Eberhardt, who placed Hochfein in dressage tests up to Intermédiaire I. He literally walked through the fire with Rolf Eberhardt in the Equitana Hop-Top Show, and in the stallion parade arena, the two of them flew over the ‘big pond’ in the state stud quadrille. He was also presented at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, together with colleagues from all over Germany as the cultural property of the German state studs... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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