“Your best friend is not always a member of the human race...”
The first time I set foot on the Harm Thormählen stable-farm I found myself back in the 18th century, represented by a traditional period stable with a charming attached house filled with trophies.
I had a sort of “illumination”, the feeling that this was the sacred place I had been looking for.
At the time horses were used in place of tractors, and this meant hard work. When the first tractor arrived in 1950, the farmers sent their horses to the slaughter, but Harm Thormählen’s father, who was a rider whose hobby was jumping, continued to use his jumping mares, which were also used for work.
So he kept all the brood mares and left Harm a genetic heritage that allowed him to continue the stud farm that produced CAPITOL I, a great success for the Holsteiner Verband, as he sired excellent foals and also won more prize money than any other stallion in the world!
It goes without saying that I fell in love with the history of the Holsteiner and immediately made it mine. Without delay, I started to study their history and lines, their show jumpers, their brood mares and the various cross breeds, above all with thoroughbreds and then with Anglo-Arabs and Anglo-Normans, as well as the lines with French blood.
She was born in Holland but she has an all-German pedigree. She was the first brood mare at the Allevamento J; she produced the “first foal” and her initial features in the "J" of the stud farm!
The maternal line of O JULANA – IMOO is very important, Stamm Lady Reveil – line 27, family 23.Read more...
This young brood mare comes from a very important maternal line, “ Stamm 104 a ”. Also belonging to this bloodline are the excellent stallions Carneval, Capitano, Corland, Caretano Z, Contendro I and II to mention a few.
S - CALIDA is the heir of Fritz Thiedermann’s stupendous brood mare “RETINA”, famous among other things for the fastest final at the Hamburg Derby in 1959.Read more...
The maternal line is very important, Stamm 18 b / 1, descending from the Thormaehlen Family since 1810. It is one of the oldest and most sought-after bloodlines. The mare that founded this branch is called "Ella", out of Adrette, daughter of Dorette.
Ella is the dam of four stallions, her first foal was Constant, born in ’72 by Cor de la Bryere, and in turn sire of Chin Chin who performed twice in the Olympic Games.
The family of VALISKA J is a very old one, dating back to 1776: it is Stamm 318 / d2, one of the most important and prestigious Holstein families.
But the brood mare RUTH by Harras, in 1962, was the most recent descendant in the Bernhard Family at Poppelhof
in Kollmar – Holstein.
With RAMIRO, RUTH produced her only brood mare which was to continue this important strain, the bay GOLDA, born in 1970, which was responsible for carrying on this dynasty in the stables of Hobe Bernhard in Holstein.
GOLDA was a State Premium mare at the age of three, but she also participated successfully in show-jumping in class M before becoming a brood mare.
French saddle horse
This French saddle horse brood mare was born at the prestigious “ Haras de Brullemail ” of Monsieur Bernard Le Courtois, a pioneer of French horse breeding.
An exceptional crossbreed of the purebred Laudanum XX with Ramiro already highly advanced for the stud farm in the Nineties. In those years in France...
DESY is a very “purebred” brood mare thanks to her sire
Grundyman XX, and belongs to Stamm. 3558.
The progenitor of this stock is a brood mare born in 1914 of Wagenhals which through Falb, Ethelbert 1197 and Hannibal 944 brought a classic combination of Holsteiner blood, all with jumping ability.
The current progenitor is considered to be the brood mare Kerbe H by Heiredin, born in 1951, taking us up to the strain of Edusa, born in 1969.
This very important Holsteiner sports strain has produced International Show Jumping horses such as Chanel M (Thiess Luther), Gran Corrado (Yves Houtaqckers), Latinus (Robin Sweely), Cantate Z (Rodrigo Pessoa) and Non Plus Ultra (Katharina Offel).
This fine rare Oldenburg brood mare, GENTANA III, has always been a mother, she has produced about 15 foals between Oldenburg and Holland, and is now in Italy, owned by the J. Stud Farm.
The sire of GENTANA III was the Hanoverian Grannus, a “black” stallion that was for many years one of the first 10 in the WBFSH ratings. The mythical Grannus (G-line) sired seven Olympic show-jumpers and more than 60 approved stallions, he was one of the world’s “GREATEST” sires.
LUCIA III, owned by Allevamento J, is one of the last daughters of the “great” progenitor “LANDGRAF I”.
Her sire “LANDGRAF I”, Stamm 275, born in 1966, approved stallion in 1969 at Elmshorn, with Show-jumping index 108 (0.97) and Dressage index 106 (0.85), died at the age of thirty and was one of the greatest stallions of all times.
Just think that in competitions his progeny won more than 7 million Marks.
With LORD he represents the “L” line from the thoroughbred LADYKILLER XX.