Elite Stallion of a
Special Class -
Perfect Performance and Beauty!
Trakehner chestnut stallion
of the best lines.
First class character, exceptional performance and transmission,
outstanding movements and rideability.
Approved for Trakehner,
Hanoverians, Westfalians, Rhinelanders, Bavarians, Rhineland-Pfalz-Saar and
Chestnut Sabino Pinto
|| Breeding Farm
Nothing is normal about him!
Neither his name, nor his color, not his charisma, not at all his
impulsion, his movements, which inspire adoration. Unusual and unique is
his ancestry. A pedigree, which gets under one's skin and is confirmed by
Champion of the approval 1984
This stallion's approval was
documented in the Trakehner annals, never before did the public and the
committee agree so much, there has never been a more superior winner than
this chestnut stallion, who bounced around the riding grounds with
breathtaking movements and dynamics. Itaxerxes conquered all hearts - his
triumphant advance started...
of the performance test 1985
...his triumphant advance had its first imposing highlight at the
performance test in Warendorf. As winner, a performance was attested
to him, which is with 135,96 pts far above the average . That never happened before. No question:
Itaxerxes is a modern saddle-horse, a sports-horse! His quality is not
reached until today.
Best Trakehner of his age group 1992
FN Breeding Value Index, based on the performance of successful
sport-horse descendants, was entered by Itaxerxes, aged 10 at that time, with a
breeding value rate of 125 pts, that made him best of his age group in
1992. The rating of 125 pts. places him among the top 5% of stallions of
all breeds in Germany to the
his distinct willingness to work, combined with the very best temperament
and character he confirmed his value for the sport. 1986 he was winner of
13 performance test events and 2 show jumping competitions. 1987 he
started his dressage career and prevailed as serial winner of Class S
T15B Isola Longa (Main
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Itaxerxes: versatile talents
His official description
in the Trakehner stallion book:
"He has the characteristics of the ancient bloodlines
and combines the proportions of the Thoroughbred and the substance and
harmonic body of old purebred Trakehner dam-lines in the most desirable
way. Exemplary in breed- and sex type, he is harmoniously and
significantly molded in neck, saddle position and croup formation.
Sufficiently strong in the foundation, yet with very dry and distinct
joints. His gait is very energetic with strong impulsion from the
Itaxerxes aged 2
and unique is Itaxerxes' pedigree. It is exceptional, because his dam-line
as well as his sire's line is so impressive, so dazzling, so packed with
equine VIPs, so promising of high performance like no other.
First there is Irka, his dam, who was sired by no one less than the
Thoroughbred Cardinal xx. The grandson of Nearco xx, who is among the 6
best stallions of the eternal Best's List.
Irka's dam Isolda produced four approved sons:
Intimus, Infant, Indus and the fourtimes German Riding-Champion (Dressage
Class S), Ibikus.
Isola Madre, Irka's grand-dam was born in the main stud of
Trakehnen, as daughter of the "greatest Trakehner of all times",
the unforgettable stallion Pythagoras.
There is no need to tell anything about Impuls, Irka's
grandsire, one of the supporting pillars of the new Trakehner Breed.
Impuls' dam Italia is one of the great legends of the Breed: During the
evacuation of Trakehnen the mare, pregnant by Humboldt, was hurt in the
hindleg by a shell-splinter. Despite the injury she walked all the way to
western Germany, where she birthed her famous colt Impuls, shortly after
champion and 1979 DLG Champion by his own right, Tummler sired 4 approved
sons: E.H. Tenor, Hilarius, Isidor and Tivano
Itaxerxes' sire, the Elite Stallion Tenor, Reserve Champion of the
1980 approval, is so well known that further explanations are not
necessary. His grandsire Tummler, one of Germany's most important,
internationally successful three-day event horses, unites the performance
potential of his sire, DLG Champion Heros's dynasty with the success of
his dam's sire the anglo-arab Burnus AA. R
The famous Totilas is found more than once in Itaxerxes pedigree, as
well as Dampfross, Pythagoras, Humboldt, Hutten, Ararad and Tempelhuter.
The valuable blood-lines of E.St. Tilsit III, Komet and Eichendorf, the
Pilger-line and the Perfektionist-line are present too.
A classical ancestry, as it is seldom found in these days.
Great impulsion paired with high
Itaxerxes aged 20: Still fit, healthy and
willing to work.
Itaxerxes distinguishes himself by staying power, longevity, a
harmonic build, wonderful dynamic gaits, absolute willingness to work and
outstanding beauty. He is very reliable to transmit these characteristics to
his foals - in addition a lot of expression, beautiful heads, good type, willingness
to work and his versatile talents.
All his offspring inherit
expressive, beautiful faces.
4 approved stallions were
sired by Itaxerxes, 3 of the Trakehner breed: Kir
Royal, Bardolino and Primeur. Especially Kir Royal distinguished himself
at show-jumping. Eight premium mares trace their ancestry back to
Itaxerxes, like champion mare Bonita, at the same time winner of the
mare's performance test and 1c prize-winner of the 3rd. federal horseshow
in Verden. Or like Imatra, the top horse of the Rhineland Autum-Auction
1989. More than 40 registrated daughters ensure his further influence
on the breed.
Itaxerxes sired the winner of the German Colt's Championate (all
breeds) 1993, the winning colt got the high index of 90,5 pts.
2002 his grandchild Baccara, already winner of the performance test
2001, was champion of the Federal Trakehner
Show event in Rhineland. Presently, Batida de Coco (S-Dressage, Prix St.
Georges) by his approved son Bardolino, and his 2003 approved
grandson Dexter prove his prepotency through the generations.
Joy of Live