Friday, September 20, 2019

Foundation Friday: Ladykiller xx

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!

164 cm
Breeder: Mrs. A. L. Adda (UK)

When the German Warmblood breeders in the 60s and 70s turned to the Thoroughbred for refinement and athleticism, there were a number of important stallions that played a key role in shaping the modern sport horse: none was more significant than Ladykiller.
While he stood in the far north of Germany, in Holstein, his influence continues to spread…

Ladykiller’s breeding features all the usual suspects found on jumping Thoroughbred pedigrees – Blue Peter, Phalaris, Son in Law – the great descendants of Bay Ronald. ...

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

There are a few of stallion descendants of Ladykiller in North America. Click on the following links to read about each of the ones on

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