PORTLAND L - Approved
100 Day Test - Muenster, Germany
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||Gerrit & Ute Brinkmann|
||Gerrit or Ute Brinkmann|
||RR1, New Norway, AB T0B 3L0|
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This Westphalian stallion combines two sires of the century: Pilot and Ramiro.
Portland L is already well known throughout Europe as a successful show jumper as well as a superior sire. He was bred by the legendary Fritz Ligges (Olympic Gold Medallist), who also owned and competed with Ramiro. Portland L was licensed as a two year old in Muenster, Germany. As a three year old it was obvious that this stallion would be destined for the higher levels of show jumping. He received the highest possible score of 10 - 2x by his Test Riders in the Jumping Category at the 100-Day Testing.
At the ages of 5 and 6, Portland L won jumping classes of the 1.20m to 1.35m Level, therefore qualifying for the German Federal Championships. In 2002, as a 7 yr. old, Portland L gained to his resume an unbelievable record of 17 wins and placings out of 18 starts at the M and S level (1.45m and up).
In his first season of competition under the German Champion Marco Kutscher (Olympic Medallist in Athens 2004) he went on to win several S Class (highest level) jumping tournaments of National and International Niveau. These extraordinary results came as no surprise, for Portland L is a product of two sires of the century, Pilot and Ramiro.
His sire Pilot is the idol of the Westphalian breeding program, with countless offspring competing at the highest level of international show jumping. Recently, a statue of Pilot was erected at the Westphalian headquarters in honor of his contribution. To name a few of his famous offspring: the international jumpers Pirol, Panama, Pialotta and Ludger Beerbaum's P.S.Priamos, as well as the Olympic Gold Medal winner Pedro.
Portland L's dam Ranashun is by Ramiro; famous international competitor himself and also sire of countless Grand Prix jumpers, of which the most renowned is Beerbaum's Ratina Z. His legend continues in his numerous successful offspring and is highly valued by all significant breeding associations around the world.
The dam Ranashun is a full sister to the licensed stallion Rodney who competed under Fritz Ligges in the International Circuit, including the wins of many Grand Prix and Nation's Cups. Ranashun produced 5 licensed stallions and also Sport horses that won in S- Level show jumping, as well as in Grand Prix dressage classes.
Portland L's grandmother Usch, again was a successful performance horse in dressage, eventing and open jumper classes. She produced besides Rodney another Ramiro daughter, Rauna, also successful in Open Jumper Classes.
Portland L's own first crop of offspring have received a reputation of high competency in the sport and has also already produced a licensed son. In 2003 his eldest offspring were champions in young horse jumping classes and as 5 year olds have done the same in 2004, supporting their strong buyer demand. In 2004, Pirol by Portland L placed 6th in the FEI World Championships for Young Jumping Horses in Lanaken, Belgium. Pirol was enrolled in the PSI Auction in December 2004 in Ankum, Germany and sold as a 5 year old, for 155 000 Euro (Approx. $250 000).
European breeders still have the chance to use Portland L through frozen semen provided by Gestuet Ligges while North American breeders now have the opportunity to breed their mares by fresh cooled semen through Equitop Farm. Portland's oldest offspring in Canada are fullfilling all the high expectations. Phyline won the 4yr.old Western Canadian Championship at the Rocky Mountain Classis in Calgary.
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