Approved Hanoverian, Westphalian,
Weltgeist passed the stallion performance test
in Munster-Handorf finishing 6th of 54 participants with a performance
rating 10.He scored the top results of 10 for character and 9.5
for rideability and was 2nd top for dressage. The sire Weltmeyer
has to be regarded as a reformer if not as a wonder of the world
in Hanoverian breeding. Weltmeyer won the approval and
stallion performance test and was
Federal champion and DLG champion stallion. Weltmeyers'
breeding record is equally notablee with 24 approved stallions
and 67 state premium mares.His dams sire, Volturno, ridden by
Otto Ammermann, was one of the most successful eventers for many
years being German champions in 1978, 1980 and in 1976 they were
the team silver medallists at the Montreal Olympics.
PSI auction-price record breaking, Weltgeist, also comes from
one of the most important dynasties in Germany. His sire, Weltmeyer,
was not so much a world wonder as he was a world changer, well
beyond the confines of the Hanoverian breeding area. Weltmeyer
has proved to be a revolution for countless breeders, giving German
horse breeding an impetus never seen before that extended beyond
Germany's borders. His dam's sire, Volturno, a son of the legendary
thoroughbred, Vollkorn xx, took first to third place in 27 international
three-day events, won team silver at the Olympics and was a successful
participant at the World Championships, making him one of the
most successful event horses in the world with Otto Ammermann.
His dam, State Premium Mare, Valente, also produced another son
by Weltmeyer that successfully passed the stallion performance
test. She also produced an auction horse by Weltmeyer. In the
third generation you find Azur, who proved himself in many respects
in the Hanoverian breeding area. He as well as Weltmeyer's dam
are both by Absatz which is an interesting and often used inbreeding
black stallion, Kadett, did pioneer work in East Frisia and was
jointly responsible for improving horse breeding in that area.
Numerous top horses in dressage and jumping at international level,
many of which had the highly favored black color, gave him an
excellent reputation among breeders. Worth mentioning is the fact
that Weltgeist's whole dam line is composed of black-colored horses.
The patent-leather black Weltgeist finished his performance test
as Reserve Champion with a partial index in dressage of 144.75.
His high rideability and consistent willingness to perform combined
with three outstanding basic paces have made Weltgeist's second
show season (2000) highly successful all the way up to Grand Prix.
His off-spring, which clearly show who their sire was, have successfully
followed in their sire's footsteps at auctions, broodmare shows
as well as in dressage and jumping tests.