In 1999, Lordship was ranked #2 among young German stallions, between top ranked Corofino and 3rd ranked Riverman, as a producer of show jumpers with a phenomenal breeding index of 162. It is most interesting that the ranking, published by Pferd+Sport magazine, was calculated on a highly varied number of offspring: 74 from Corofino, 20 from Riverman, and just 10 from Lordship. It very clearly illustrates the performance potential of Lordship offspring.
Born in 1990, Lordship was a stallion of enormous personality and charisma, exhibiting exceptional gaits for dressage ands well as a quality jumping technique. Indeed, he excelled in both dressage and jumping, competing up to Prix St. Georges level in one discipline, and Grand Prix level level showjumping at the end of his show career.
At his stallion test in Medingen in 1993, Lordship received equally high scores in all sections, and placed 5th overall among the forty-four stallions in the testing. In 1995, he competed in the Bundeschampionat for 5 years old horses, and in 1997, while leased to a farm in Denmark, earned an invitation to the Danish National Championships in both dressage and jumping. Lordship was imported by October Hill in 199 for competition in showjumping and participate in large circuit horse shows with rider Erin Davis before retiring for breeding in 2002.
Lordship's stamm, or mare family, is 2495, the family which produced Corleone, Lord Calidos, Amaro D, and Las Vegas (Lord), as well as the international show jumpers Coppola Mercedes Benz and Lifestyle. His bonits were 8777678 for a total of 50. He passes on his size, color, type and movement with startling consistency and all offspring carry his gracious face and large eye as well as his wonderful demeanor and rideability.
Lordship passed away in 2008. He is available via top quality frozen semen processed and distributed through Select Breeders.
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