Friday, August 9, 2019

Foundation Sire: Consul

Here is the next installment of Warmblood Stallions of North America’s Foundation Friday.  Every other Friday we will be featuring a foundation sire - one who has been influential in the development of warmblood breeds. We pull from the incredible archive of The Horse Magazine, published by Chris Hector of Australia. Thank you, Chris, for permission to draw on your expertise!
165 cm
Breeder: O. Weber

Consul is described by that most knowledgeable of breeding commentators, Claus Schridde, as “noble, bay, and the best stallion son of Cottage Son....”
Consul’s most successful foal was Granat, a dressage star with Christine Stückelberger (World Champion in 1978, and individual gold medalist at the Alternative Olympics in 1980). ...
Consul was the sire of 40 registered broodmares and is the dam sire of the stallions Caracas, Convent, Fernando, Logan and Roberto. The Consul daughter Deka is one of the great mares of German breeding....

To read the entire article, with pedigree, details of Consul's sons and daughters, on the Horse Magazine website, click here.

There are several stallion descendants of Consul in North America. Click on the following links to read about each of the ones on

E.H. Herzensdieb


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