| Graf Galen is sired by Graf Top who combines the brilliant Holsteiner lines of Graf Grannus (Grannus) and Calypso II (Cor de la Bryere). Added to this is a dam line which includes the multi-talented sire, Landadel, who is one of the most successful sons of the foundation jumper sire, Ladykiller xx. |
Graf Galen’s grandsire, Graf Grannus, earned the coveted title of Hanoverian Stallion of the year in 2004. To date, Graf Grannus has sired over 362 broodmares, 48 of which have been awarded the State Premium title. He has 20 licensed sons, of which Ginsberg, Goodman and Graf Top are well known. His current breeding index is 156. In 1995, his son, Golden, was the Hanoverian Licensing champion.
His great grandsire, Grannus, is one of the most important jumping sires of our time. His offspring have earned over 5 million Euro in competition, and competed in multiple Olympic Games. Grannus has sired 60 approved sons, and stems from a very interesting mare line. His dam, Odessa (Ozean x Gitta by Gotthard), claims Trakehner and East Prussian blood combined with the lines of the legendary Hanoverian stallions, Gotthard and Fling. The latter of which shows up in her mare line twice and is one of the most prolific jumping sires in history.
|Photo: Bernd Eylers |
|Graf Top ||Graf Grannus ||Grannus |
|St.Pr.St. Capries ||Calypso II |
|St.Pr.St. Lustige P ||Landclassic ||Landadel |
|Donna Clara P ||Don Juan |
2006 Bay 17.0 hand Hanoverian
Approved for: Hanoverian
Performance Test 2009 Adelheidsdorf: Overall: 113.65, Dressage: 109.59, Jumping: 115.77
Breeder: Hans-Heinrich Philipps
Owner: Landgestüt Celle