1978 Black Elite Hanoverian stallion - 17.0 HH

By WINNETOU out of  Lutanja by Luckner (by Lugano I)

WODAN is bred on the same cross as the phenomenal WITZBOLD who produced most of NZs top dressage horses in his time. WODAN showjumped with Franke Sloothak in the mid 1980s and has offspring jumping GP level. 72% success rate with frozen  semen.

WODAN is a "sport-approved" elite breeding stallion, approved by the German Hannoverian, Oldenburg, Hessen, Rheinlander, and Badenwuerthenberg (Bawue) registries. He stood at Uelzen, Germany, prior to his importation to North America, and competed at Grand Prix level under Franke Sloothak in the mid 1980's.

Bred by Klans Wulff and owned at one time by Gisela Schockemohle, WODAN is a half-brother to Winnebago, the New Zealand import who produced Mark Todd's Olympic show jumper Bago and  Andrew Nicholson's eventer Tempo.

Another half-brother, Witzbold, sired Monopoly; imported into the United States from New Zealand after becoming the 1989 Show Jumper Horse of the Year with Jon Cottle.

WODAN's full brother Wunschtraum (#31-52020-  77), stands at the Westfalen State Stud in Germany.  WODAN himself has produced several International Grand Prix offspring, including Tascalusa, Wallentino, and Wodyna; these and many others traceable through the German Yearbook of Breeding. Another son, FBW Wembley, is one of the top performance   horses at Grand Prix level in the Badenwuerthenberg Association.

WODAN sold in Germany in 1989 by private sale for 800,000 DM, and is shown above at an indoor Grand Prix in Vienna in 1987; Franke Sloothak aboard.     

This is a rare opportunity to breed to an exceptional stallion of outstanding bloodlines at a very reasonable price. Export-qualified   frozen semen is available, with exports already to New Zealand. One of his American bred foals, Why Bother, out of the High-Score non-Hanoverian mare at the July, 2002 Inspection at Rainbow Equus Meadows, was favorably mentioned.

WODAN is now deceased but there is still quality straws of frozen semen available through our associate Syenz Equine Reproduction. Average conception rate to date has been an exceptional 72% per cycle.