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In Memory of Prince Optimus

His Offspring:

Click Here to watch a video of Prince Optimus and 4 of his dressage offspring in the 2008 Sporthorse Stallion Expo.

Click Here to watch a video of Prince Optimus and 3 of his jumping offspring in the 2008 Sporthorse Stallion Expo.

1988 - 2016
16.1½H imported Hanoverian stallion

Pinkus - Matcho - Grenadier

Approved 1992 100 Day Test, Marbach-Lauter, Germany
126.80 points, 5th of 45, Approval Class I

Fully approved by:
American Hanoverian Society
Hanoverian Verband
ISR/Oldenburg NA
Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society
Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International


o/o Elite HAN mare

Prince Optimus was a light-framed modern type Hanoverian.  Truly multi-talented, he competed successfully in dressage, show jumping, & eventing. He combined excellent conformation with extravagant movement for dressage, desire and super technique for jumping, and speed for cross country, with a sweet, incredibly willing disposition. 

Prepotent: Prince Optimus was very prepotent.  He stamped his foals with his conformation, his extravagant movement, and his incredible mind. His offspring are true amateurs' horses and are competing successfully in all sports.

Superior Character and Rideability: Prince Optimus scored a near perfect 9.33 points on rideability in his performance test. He was shown in Germany by pre-teen and teenage girls in show jumping and dressage, winning more than 8,000DM. After importation, he competed in dressage up to Prix St Georges.

His 100 Day Test Scores:
Charakter 9.00 
Temperament 8.00 
Leistungsbereitschaft 8.00 
Allgem. Leistungsvermoege 8.00 
Springenlage Freispring. 8.33 
Springanlage Verfpruefung 9.00 
Rittigkeit Leistungstest 9.33 
Rittigkeit Vorpruefung 9.00 
Schritt Vorpruefung 9.00 
Trab Vorpruefung 7.00 
Galopp Vorpurefung 8.00 
Gelaende-Galoppmanier 8.25 
Gelaende-Springmanier 8.00 
Jagdegaloppzeit 72.00

Major Accomplishments:
1992 - Qualified for DLG (German National) Championships
1993 - Fifth Place Hanoverian Show Jumping Championship, Verden, Germany
1995 - Champion Berlin/Brandenburg Youth Show Jumping Championship
1998 - High ribbons & prize money in Preliminary Level Show Jumping classes
2000 - High Score Award Second Level, Pinehurst NC

Unique Famous Bloodlines:
Prince Optimus was the only stallion in the USA descended from the Thoroughbred Praefectus, the dam's sire of Anky van Grunsven's Olympic Dressage Gold Medalist Bonfire.



Praefectus xx
SPS Adlerbad




SPS Gina

Garibaldi II
SPS Palizza

 Prince Optimus



Matcho x

Pancho II x
Timab de Fondelyn x


SPS Maragonia


SPS Gardewache


o/o TB mare

o/o old-style Han. mare

Gold Premium Foal 
o/o OLD mare

o/o TB/Paint mare

o/o HAN mare

Premium Foal
o/o OLD mare

Premium Mare 
o/o Prem. OLD/HAN mare

o/o Premium OLD/HAN mare

o/o old-style HAN mare

o/o Premium OLD/HAN mare

o/o TB mare

1st Prem. Foal
o/o OLD mare