I am happy to revert to my Trakehner roots to bring you frozen semen of one of the finest producing Trakehner stallions alive. Connery comes from the long established Trakehner stud farm Hoerem, started in 1927 by Family Poll. Many years ago (1981 or 2) I bought my very best young Trakehner stallion, Mahon, at this farm, so my association with Hoerem goes back a long way. I admire and trust in the breeding program there, and Connery has proven that he blends well with Hanoverian and Oldenburg mares.
He is the Trakehner Stallion of the year and currently a leading sire in the Trakehner breed – Connery! And also in the exterior breeding value estimation 2013 of the Trakehner Association Connery ranks with a total breeding value of 133 points in 2nd place of the active breeding and living stallions. In the 3 basic gaits, trot and Gallop as well as for the Foundation and the general impression he scores 130 points, and more.
Connery was licensed in Neumuenster in 2000. He then completed the 30-day test in Adelheidsdorf and later qualified for the Bundeschampionat to complete his stallion approval. He also was approved for breeding with the Hanoverian Verband.
The mother of Connery, Caro Lady is a half sister of Consul, who is a legendary supplier of sport and breeding horses. Caro Lady, who comes of the high performance mare line of Corrida (by Bussard), is by Caro As by Flaneur.
The semen is of excellent quality. I think many of us will find a super cross for our substantial or old fashioned type mare with this wonderful stallion.
Many breeders, me included, find ourselves with mares that we would like to refine. Well, it is hard to find a “refining” stallion these days; all the young stallions being licensed are of strong caliber to huge! Of the Trakehner stallions available to breeders, I believe this sire, Connery, is the safest bet as far as transmitting type, temperament, willingness to work, as well as suppleness and elasticity through the body.