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Hexagon’s Louisville

1993 KWPN Dutch Warmblood Stallion 17.3H

Burggraaf – Vesins xx – Dirigent

Owner: Offield Farms

Breeder: J. W. M. Wouters, NL

Stallion Approvals: GOV, and RPSI, KWPN-NA Register B stallion

Performance Test: Approved through performance record

Sero- negative for EVA, prior to vaccination

2013 Breeding Fee: $1,200 Frozen Semen only, LFG

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Hexagon's Lousiville
Hexagon's Louisville
Hexagon's Louisville
Hexagon's Louisville
Hexagon's Louisville
Hexagon's Louisville

We proudly represent Offield Farm’s KWPN stallion Hexagon’s Louisville, Karin’s successful mount at Grand Prix in recent years. Louisville has consistently demonstrated his outstanding character and international quality, both during his years on the Dutch B-Team and more recently under Karin Offield here in the US. Together, they won the 2006 USDF Amateur Grand Prix Horse of the Year in addition to the 2006 USDF All-Breeds (KWPN-NA) Grand Prix Horse of the Year awards. Louisville’s extravagant, leggy expression in addition tohis extraordinarily generous character are highlights for every sporthorse breeder to consider!


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About Hexagon's Louisville

Lou_IMG_0717Offield Farms’ Hexagon’s Louisville is an absolutely charming stallion! With his big soft eyes and gentle character, he is the essence of the gentlemanly stallion. Hassler Dressage is proud to stand this internationally proven dressage talent, whose elastic, scopey movement and solid mentality is readily inherited by his get. Hexagon’s Louisville’s is one of the few North American stallions whose offspring have competed at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses is Verden, Germany. This is no small feat for a stallion whose breeding career was minimal until his retirement from sport in 2008!

–Susanne Hassler, Director of Breeding, Hassler Dressage

Hexagon’s Louisville began his international dressage career in Schore, Holland at “Stal Hexagon” withtrainer Leunus Van Lieren and his son, Laurens. Under Laurens, Louisville attended the 2000 Dutch Young Riders National Championships in Nijmegen and the pair were the 2001 Dutch National Champions at the Z1 Level. Louisville and Leunus van Lieren competed at the Grand Prix level throughout 2002 and 2003 with good results at top CDIs, including BRNO, Rotterdam, Breda, and Berlijn. Louisville and Leunus were named to both the 2003 and 2004 Dutch B Dressage Teams.

In 2005, Louisville was imported to the United States by current owner, Karin Offield of Offield Farms. Together, Karin and Louisville earned Reserve Champion Grand Prix placings at the Ox Ridge Summer Dressage and Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***. In 2006, Louisville won the prestigious USDF Amateur Grand Prix Horse of the Year Award and the USDF All Breeds (KWPN-NA) Grand Prix Adult Amateur Horse of the Year Award with scores consistently over 65%. He was invited to compete at the 2006 USEF National Grand Prix Freestyle Championships where he finished sixth in the Grand Prix and eight in the Grand Prix Freestyle. In early 2010, Hexagon’s Louisville returned to his birthplace in The Netherlands at Stal Hexagon to retire and to directly influence the mare base of that region and other parts of Europe.

For more photographs of Louisville, got to Louisville’s Gallery page.

Top offspring

Wellnetta

Hexagon's Wellnetta

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— 2003 Mare out of Rubi’s Sonetta (Rubiquil – Symfonie) bred by Stal Hexagon, Holland
— Competing at Z-1 Level (PSG) as a 6 year old in 2009
– 2013: Placed 2nd in Grand Prix with a 70.48% at Rossendaal CDI 3*

US owned

Wonderella

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— 2003 Mare out of Hexagons Sinderella (Rubiquil – Komeet) bred by Stal Hexagon
— Competitor at the 2008 World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany as a 5 year old
— Competitor at the 2008 World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany as a 5 year old
2nd in Dutch National Championships in Ermelo at Z-2 Level, Youngest horse at this event as a 6 year old

Hexagon’s Zolinde

Thamar Zweistra

2013: 3rd 69.421% I1 ridden by Thamar Zweistra, 1st place I1 Freestyle with a 75.9% at Rossendaal CDI 3*

Santaleone

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— 1999 Mare out of Korleone (G. Ramiro Z – Lt. Generaal)

Heritage

Louisville
Burggraaf Landgraf I Ladykiller xx
Warthburg H
Loanda Cor de la Bryere
Urbine
Wenda Vesins xx Tarquin xx
Vesper xx
Isijge Dirigent
Asijge

 

Hexagon’s Louisville comes from a long line of influential sires. His sire Burggraaf is widely known as one of the greatest showjumping sires of modern times, producing two international level showjumpers in his first season of breeding just a limited book of mares. At his 100 Day Test, burgraafBurggraaf earned a 9 for his character and 8.5 for jumping. His overall jumping index was very high at 152 points. During his career as a breeding stallion, Burggraaf sired over 30 approved sons and numerable Ster and Keur mares.

Under Dutch rider Roelef Bril, Burggraaf himself easily jumped the puissance wall at Indoor Brabant in 1991 at the amazing height of 6’10”! A Preferent stallion, Burggraaf was not just a sire of jumpers. He passed excellent movement and athleticism to his offspring, qualities which lend nicely to the dressage arenas as well. In addition to Hexagon’s Louisville, other notable dressage offspring are Florijn,the 1998 Grand Prix winner of the Col. Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championship under Dennis Callin and Leslie Morse’s Kingston, a Voltaire x Burggraaf. Kingston was the 2005 USDF Horse of the Year and USDF Grand Prix Freestyle Horse of the Year (tied with Kennedy). On the 2005 FEI WBFSH Horses World Ranking List, Kingston ranked 8th overall.Burggraaf’s sire was the “sire of the century,” Landgraf I (1966 – 1996). landgrafLandgraf’s list of showjumping progeny is endless, producing names like Freestyle (aka Lalique): winner of the Grand Prix at Aachen; Libero: the five time Dutch National Champion and ’94 World Cup winner; Linaro: 1991 Champion Holsteiner Stallion; and Landadel: 1985 100 Day Test Champion at Medingen and a sire in his own right of top dressage and jumping offspring. Landgraf offers his impressive neck carriage, long sloping shoulder, beautiful face, strong bone and exceptional character to his grandson, Hexagon’s Louisville.

On his damside, Louisville’s depth of pedigree continues. Louisville’s dam, Wenda, a Keur mare herself, produced several other notable offspring including Keur mare Kitty W (by Forum) who had IBOP scores of 9 for walk and 8.5 for trot,Keur mare Maddy W (by Epilot), and the approved AES stallion Pablo W (by Damiro), a Z-level jumper at 1.30 meters. Wenda’s sire Vesins, a KWPN approved thoroughbred, also sired the notable Dutch jumper stallion, Sebastiaan. While in the Netherlands, Sebastiaan showjumped at the 1.60 level at the Indoor Friesland, Zuidlaren, and Amsterdam CSI’s. Sebastiaan was imported to the United States in 1986 by Mary Alice Malone of Iron Spring Farm. Under Mary Alice, Sebastiaan proved his versatility in sport as he moved up the levels in dressage. The pair competed through Intermediare I in Palm Beach as well as throughout the East Coast, including Devon.

Performance Career

Hexagon’s Louisville began his international dressage career in Schore, Holland at “Stal Hexagon” with trainer Leunus Van Lieren and his son, Laurens. Under Laurens, Louisville attended the 2000 Dutch Young Riders National Championships in Nijmegen and the pair were the 2001 Dutch National Champions at the Z1 Level. Louisville and Leunus van Lieren competed at the Grand Prix level throughout 2002 and 2003 with good results at top CDIs, including BRNO, Rotterdam, Breda, and Berlijn. Louisville and Leunus were named to both the 2003 and 2004 Dutch B Dressage Teams.

Under Karin Reid Offield:

2006 – 1st place USDF Amateur Grand Prix Horse of the Year
1st place USDF All Breeds (KWPN-NA) Amateur Grand Prix Horse of the Year

USEF National Grand Prix Freestyle Championships: Grand Prix 62.917%, 6th place
Grand Prix Freestyle 65.825%, 8th place

Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI3*: CDI Grand Prix 66.083%
CDI Grand Prix Freestyle 68.792%

Zada Enterprises LLC Florida Dressage Classic: Grand Prix 65.417%
Grand Prix Freestyle 68.792%

Wellington Dressage: Grand Prix 65.208%, 5th place

2005 – 9th place USDF Adult Amateur Grand Prix
3rd place USDF All Breeds (KWPN-NA, Dutch) Grand Prix Adult Amateur
Ranked in the top 100 USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Zada Enterprises LLC, Dressage at the National: Grand Prix 65.208%, 5th place

Ox Ridge Summer Dressage CDI3*: CDI Grand Prix 61.042%, 5th place
CDI Grand Prix Freestyle 63.725%, 2nd place

Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI3*: Grand Prix 64.583%, 2nd place

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