International Champion with the valuable "G bloodline"
Gavi, one of the most successful stallions in international show jumping, is offered in Benstrup. After a brief debut in breeding, this talented, strong-minded fighter was successful for several seasons in international competitions for Germany with Helena Stormanns, winning Grand Prix and also competing in Nations Cups. After a short period in Scandinavia, Hilmar Meyer started to ride him and they immediately won Grand Prix again. In July 2008 they easily took the Hanoverian State Champion title. In Germany alone there are 33 first places in advanced (S) level tests on record for this classy stallion.
Gavi did not spend much time in breeding (1998 at Station Vornholt in Westphalia) but sired a few offspring, including a licensed stallion named Gavio, who competed successfully in international competitions under Thomas Weinberg. The younger offspring (born later than 2010) are still growing into the sport and have already won in tests for young show jumpers several times. At the championship of German broodmares on the occasion of the EC 2015 in Aachen, Gavina (Gavi/Chaseur I) reserved the very good score 8.8, being the best four-year old mare. In 2015, his second son named Galileo was licensed in Westphalia. These offspring put Gavi among the top sires of all German jumper sires according to German FN's predicted breeding value statistics.
His sire Graf Grannus produced 21 sons that were licensed. Year after year, his offspring such as the former Bundeschampion Graf Gandalf/Line Raholt, the licensed Gem of India/John Whitaker and Ghia/Eva Bitter have impressive records in show jumping that also include international competitions. In 2004 Graf Grannus became Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.
His dam Wega was also bred to Show Boy (by Sunny Boy; private stallion Rhineland) which resulted in another licensed son. She is a full sister of the licensed stallions Futurus and Werther’s Wels, both of them played a leading role in dressage.
Futurus competed successfully under Karin Rehbein; Werther's Wels was participant for Austria at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. The dam's sire Werther became “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 1992” and produced equally top horses for the international dressage and show jumping arenas. Through the character-strong and highly versatile black sire Waldhorn and the Grande son Graditz, the line goes back to the important Hanoverian mare line 33/Agenda (by Agram-Alex, etc.). This line is the origin of 25 licensed stallions, including Aramis Z (private stallion Bavaria, Netherlands and Hungary), Askan, Gaston and Sao Paulo (State Stud Celle), Aventinus, Charity, Saskan and Senatsrat, (private stallion Oldenburg), Don Ramiro (Switzerland), Douceur (State Stud Warendorf), Exquisit (State Stud Dillenburg), Gerald (private stallion Rhineland), Godewin (private stallion Hesse), Laudatios (private stallion Saxony), Lightning Star (State Stud Marbach), Lunatico and Roquefort (private stallion Bavaria), Werbellin and Wertherson (USA) as well as the internationally successful show jumpers Askan 4/Gerd Wiltfang, Don Ramiro (alias Let’s talk about) Hugo Simon (Austria), Dusty Donelly/Hardy Diemer, Salvador 3/Harvey Smith and Sir Lavendel/Markus Keil.
Approved for Westphalia, Hanover, Oldenburg, OS-International, Rhineland as well as German Sport Horse, Breeding association for German Horses. Admitted to the Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program.
Breeder: Rainer Eggeling, Frellstedt
|Graf Grannus||Grannus||Graphit||v. Grande|
|St.Pr.St. Odessa||v. Ozean|
|St.Pr.St. Wega||Werther||Wendekreis||v. Ferdninand|
|Meisterkrone||v. Marcio xx|
|Weekend||Waldhorn||v. Waidmannsdank xx|