The 1989 Holsteiner stallion Linaro (Landgraf I-Tamara/Calypso II), owned by Karen Reid of Fox Fire Farm, Fox Island, Wash., and bred by Gerhard Bertram, Ger., passed away in September. Linaro was Grand Champion of his stallion approval in 1991, and went on to be the Champion of his 100-Day Test with a score of 138.39. Linaro was ridden and shown internationally by Herbert Blocker of the Holsteiner Verband.
Linaro is known for adding movement and elegance and was approved for Hanoverian breeding in Germany for this very reason. Linaro has sired four stallion sons in Europe and
multiple Premium foals and mares. Linaro was a modern type with long legs, attributes favored by many breeders. Linaro’s temperament and work ethic were outstanding, and his personality attracted him to Fox Fire Farm. Linaro offspring are currently showing all over Europe. Inara, a Linaro daughter, has been shown at Grand Prix by dressage rider Martina Hanover, and many more at jumping and eventing. Lay Out is another Grand Prix offspring.
Linaro had 16 AHS-registered horses including the Main Studbook mare La Jolla SF.