With regret, the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) announces the passing of the Elite Hanoverian stallion Lortzing (Lombard-Kaiserin/Kurier), owned by Jody Slinger of Faith Ranch, Somis, Calif., and bred by Hans Eggers, Germany.
Lortzing stood for six years at the State Stud at Celle, where he sired numerous approved sons and States Premium mares. His offspring have been sold and utilized in breeding programs all over the world. Lortzing is descended from the Hanoverian L-line, a bloodline that helped produce Carol Lavell’s Gifted and Charlotte Bredahl’s Monsieur. He was a member of the famous Celle Black and White Quadrille that traveled throughout Europe and Canada. Achievements after importation to the United States included: qualifier for the Pan American Games trials in 1991; member of the Silver Medal-winning team at the 1991 Olympic Festival; 1995 qualifier for the USDF Regional Dressage Championships at Grand Prix Open; 1995 USDF/AHS All-Breeds Awards fourth place winner at Grand Prix; 1996 qualifier for the Olympic trials and 1998 USDF Gold Medal.
Lortzing sired 29 AHS-registered offspring, comprising 11 Main Studbook mares including Elite mares Landry and Lorelei, five Studbook mares and three Certificate of Pedigree horses.
Photo: © Sheri Scott