Larasch DR

Larasch DR

Larasch DR

Discipline: Junior Hunter

YOB: 1997

Height: 16.2 hh

Color: Bay

Breed: Hanoverian

Breed Approvals: Hanoverian Verband, KWPN (Dutch Warmblood)

Genetic Testing: WFFS Free, D-OC Testing Pending

“Lola” is a Landseiger I/Raphael/Duellgraf broodmare that found a great deal of success on the “A” Circuit as a Junior Hunter. She moves as well as her pedigree implies – she is the sort of horse that floats across the ground, rather like that hack winner at Devon you always drooled over. It suits then that she has a long list of 1st and 2nds in undersaddles on her show record! Actually, she has a long list of 1st and 2nds in her over fences classes as well. She has a more than extensive show record in both the hunters up to the Juniors (3’6″) and the jumpers up to L5 (4’0″). Moreso, she did not just show, but swept the ribbons when she showed up! It is truly remarkable to see how many shows this mare came home with only blues and reds from. “Lola” also has a classically Hanoverian type; a pleasing topline with a typey face, though she is not build as heavily as the old Hanoverians. Undersaddle, she is a leg-to-the-base ride, with a bascule in ideal hunter form and a hardworking, kind disposition. We fully expect her to produce top-of-the-line hunters in the duration of her broodmare career.


Larasch had a career in the 3’6″ hunters – and no wonder, considering how absolutely phenomenal she is to watch. She was also quite competitive in the Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers (L6, 4′ – 4’3″)

2005, Desert Circuit V, $500 Misc Jumper, L5, 4th out of 89

2005, Pebble Beach Equitation Classic II, $500 ISB Amateur Modified Jumper Derby, L5, 4th out of 17

2006, Scottsdale Spring Classic, USEF Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal, 5th

2006, Arizona Season Finale, Junior Hunter, 3’6″, 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 5th, 5th

2007, Tuscon Winter Classic, Junior Hunters, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th – Reserve Champion

2007, Sahuaro Classic Hunter/Jumper, Junior Hunter Classic, 1st

2007, Sahuaro Classic Hunter/Jumper, Large Junior Hunter, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd

2007, Arizona Winter Festival, Large Junior Hunter, 1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 6th – Champion

2008, Pebble Beach Spring H/J, Amateur Owner Hunter, 2nd, 2d, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd – Champion

2008, The Woodside Spring Preview, Amateur Owner Hunter, 1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd – Champion

2008, The Woodside Spring Classic, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd – Reserve Champion

2008, Pebble Beach Equitation Classic I, Amateur Owner Hunter, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 5th – Reserve Champion



Landseiger I
Landfreise I
Raphael Ramiro Z

Sires of Note

Following along the top of Lola’s pedigree, sire Landseiger I and grandsire Landfreise I both not only jumped to 1.40 m, but did so with great success and have continued passing on that talent – Landseiger placed first 16 times and his progeny have earned over $450,000, while Landfreise I’s offspring have earned almost $700,000 as recorded by the German FN alone. Great grandsire Landadel is of a type rarely seen today – the dually talented sire, placing second at his 100 Day Stallion Test for both dressage and jumping, and had representatives in both Dressage and Jumping in the 2001 World Cups. This ability to produce both movement and jump is key in the elusive breeding of hunters, which means it is no accident that Landadel tends to show up in those horses you admire for both qualities – including Latinus (jumped in the Beijing Olympics), Leapfrog WT, Renaissance SCF, and Findus, all stallions that were also successful to 1.40 m, and the well reputed stallions Bon Balou, Stedinger, Landkoenig, and Landor S. Lordan, who is currently on fire in the international Circuit with Nayal Nassar, includes both Landadel and Raphael as his dam’s sire and damsire.

For a closer look at Lola’s dam, we start with her sire Raphael, primarily a producer of jumpers with his progeny’s life winnings above 2.5 million Euros! He produced both the renowned Rio Grande and Celvin, who is having great success on the international FEI circuit up to 1.50 m. Raphael is by the legendary Ramiro Z, out of an Abhang I/Wotan mare. Ramiro himself was christened Horse of the Year by the Dutch in 1992 for founding a dynasty of his own in addition to his highly successful sport career up through Nations Cups, Puissance (up to 2.2 m), and Grand Prixs at International Standard. He was also described at his stallion selection as being of an ideal type – “…strongly imprinted by his dam, tall and elegant, showing the top line of his grandfather, Cottage Son xx, with powerful frame, a glorious face and large, clear eyes. His excellently formed neck, beautifully set, could still be seen – even when he was an old horse – and is stamped on his progeny..” – The Horse Magazine.

Duellgraf, grandsire of Lola through her dam’s dam, is a 1964 stallion that seems to keep popping up back in the pedigrees of fantastic moving hunters – and it is no wonder, as he is closely linebred in a sex-balanced manner to Duellant with Graf sandwiched in between as the damsire. A similar cross can be seen in Grande (Graf/Duellant), who founded the well known line of Grannus by producing his sire, Graphit. The Hanoverian breeders were even then the masters of producing beautiful horses of impeccable movement, and Duellgraf is an excellent representative of their breeding goals.

“(Duellant) later grew into a magnificent stallion, with good conformation and muscle tone. But his real strength could be found in his paces, especially the trot that displayed great rhythm and movement. He passed these characteristics on to his progeny who carried his name prominently onto the dressage scene. He sired 33 licensed stallions and numerous DLG award-winning mares. Duellant produced such great dressage competitors as Dux with Dr Reiner Klimke, and Rosemarie Springer’s Doublette and Don Juan with Willi Schultheis. Klimke admired Dux for his great paces, saying that ‘even mud and heavy ground didn’t affect his extended trot’. Duellant also passed on good temperament and rideability and almost all of his progeny became dressage horses.” – The Horse Magazine