“Happy” is a 4/10/20 colt by the Leatherdale’s Elite stallion E.H. Herzensdieb and out of the stallion-producing dam, PMC Galalea. The nickname Happy simply stuck at day 2 because he really is the most friendly and charming fellow that we’ve had here on the farm in our 9 years of breeding. He nickers hello and is the first to the fence to see what is going on. Well handled and a gentleman for vaccines, deworming, handling.
Happy was bred for the upper level dressage ring and has the gaits to prove it. We estimate he will mature to 16.3/17 hands. He is a medium bay with hind socks and unique star/stripe/snip. He is a well balanced and agile colt and it is exciting to watch his gaits develop. We will be updating his photos and videos as he grows. He is registered AHS.
Raised on a small family farm, Happy receives plenty of interaction with people. He is doing very well with all of his milestones so far – bathing, haltering, picking up his feet. He seems to have a very willing temperament and enjoys being around people. Our 2017 filly by the same sire is also very personable and trainable as a young horse.
About his dam, premium mare candidate Galalea:
Gala is a German Hanoverian, imported to the States as a young mare. She has produced many incredible foals – both from dressage sires and jumpers. Her foal by Clinton is now a BWP-approved breeding stallion, Citadel. Gala is a large mare, 16.3h, with excellent elasticity in the back and shoulders, which seems to be missing in much of today’s popular warmblood breeding stock. She has a kind and gentle nature. Gala’s sire, Grand Cru comes from the Grande sire line which are know for their versatility in both jumping and dressage, and their excellent character. Grand Cru sired 8 approved stallions. His dam line includes the Trakehner Abglanz and is closely related to Admiral 1 & 2. At Grand Cru’s stallion testing, he was said to have excellent rideability, rhythm, and cadence. Gala’s dam line is classic, substantial, and charismatic German Trakehners.
About Happy’s sire, E.H. Herzensdieb:
Herzensdieb, by Tambour is one of the only Elite Hengst Trakehner stallions standing in the US. He was the licensing champion at Neumunster, Germany in 2005. He has a dressage FN breeding value of 142 and is in the top 10% of all German dressage sires!
Imported to the US by the Leatherdales, they report that, “In all his offspring, an elegant type, rideability and refinement can be seen. Herzensdieb not only adds spectacular movement and conformation, but he also passes along strength, rideability and a kind temperament.” More information, photos, and videos are available here: http://www.leatherdalefarms.com/e-h-herzensdieb
Happy is offered to a loving home at $15,000. We offer flexible terms and all board & health care is included through weaning, which is generally between 5 and 7 months of age. We also offer foal raising here on our farm with other young horses and plenty of hilly pasture to grow strong bones and ligaments.
Happy will be registered AHS, and will have his USEF and USDF lifetime numbers and a microchip. Many references available from past buyers of our foals and young horses.