Which Famous Hanoverian Stallion Was Bred by Double Olympic Gold Medalist Heike Kemmer's Family?
Akzent II was bred by Joachim Kemmer, the father of Heike Kemmer. The stallion stood at the family's stud farm, Amselhof, and then was leased to Celle. After leaving Celle, he went to the Oldenburg stallion station of Ludwig Kathmann in 1985. Akzent II was born in 1974 and stood 171cm tall. He was prized for carrying on the "type" of the Trakehner Absatz; a noble head and appealing face, ideal neck and saddle position and a good shoulder, combined with soft-to-the-ground way of going. His dam was by the Thoroughbred, Waidmannsdank, who was one of the most influential Thoroughbreds of the post-war period in Hanover. He was for many years the leading Thoroughbred sire of licensed stallions and studbook mares, and second only to Der Löwe as a Thoroughbred sire of competition horses.
Not surprisingly, Akzent II scored very high for type and rideability. In the Hanoverian Stallion Yearbook of 2002 (the last in which he appears), he scored 144 for type, putting him into the top-ten category based on studbook inspections and 134 for rideability on the basis of the mare performance tests of his daughters. His dressage score on the mare tests was only 112, still better than his jumping ranking of 101. His FN ranking was 116 for dressage and 100 for jumping
By 2002, he had produced 747 competition horses with winnings of DM 1,183,852. His most successful competitor was Amazonas, the winner of the German Dressage Derby with Karin Schlüter in 1987, with winnings of DM 98,623. Akzent II was the sire of eleven licensed sons, but only the late Werner Schockemöhle's Alabaster (standing at Celle) has proven to be a significant sire. Alabaster's information on the Celle Website is at http://landgestuetcelle.de/cms/front_content.php?client=1&lang=1&idcat=16&idart=170.
(Source: C. Hector, "From Gotthard to Gribaldi: The Making of The Modern Warmblood, Sporthorse International, Australia, pp.191)