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Trakehner elite stallion Partout passed away


Photo: Arnd Bronkhorst.

Photo: Arnd Bronkhorst.
The Trakehner elite stallion Partout passed away June 28th 2008 after a heart attack. EH Partout was one of the last direct sons of the important EH Arogno and out of the excellent mare Pedola by Donauwind - Altan, straight from the main stud Trakehnen mare family of Pelargonie, which made him a relative to yet another international dressage stallion and Olympic medalist, Peron TSF. EH Partout was acquired by the Dutch consortium TCN (Trakehner Contact Netherlands) for Anky van Grunsven. With her, EH Partout enjoyed an international dressage career, including wins at such prestigious shows as s'Hertogenbosch (NL), Paris (FRA), Amsterdam (NL), Berlin (GER), Bremen (GER), Stuttgart (GER) and Mechelen (BEL). He scored high at World Cups and other major championships and was often an alternate to van Grunsven's Bonfire. As a stallion, he produced a number of approved sons and grand sons that have significant impact on the Trakerhner and KWPN breed. Since this was not a dominant dressage line, Partout’s offsprince can also be found at intermediate level eventing. EH Partout's son Halbgott, who was bred and approved in Germany, is a successful FEI dressage horse in Florida for Marco Bernal. Other approved sons include the 1999 Reserve Champion Maserati (now stationed in Belgium), Seeräuber, the outstanding Goodwood with placings at M level dressage and show jumping, Sarasani, the NRPS approved Palando and of course, the 1998 Champion Stallion EH Monteverdi TSF, an international Grand Prix dressage winner and strongest link to a new generation of stallions like Oliver Twist and his sons Grand Passion (Trakehner Approval Champion in Neumünster 2007) and Scivias that still carry the remarkable movement characteristics of EH Partout.
As a dam sire, EH Partout is equally important - among his grand sons are Rheinklang and Dorkas. As a sport horse sire, he is already a highly proven producer and his appearances at the Neumünster Gala Night will remain some of the most memorable and truly outstanding events of that night. This summer, his KWPN daughter Nadine will represent The Netherlands with Hans Peter Minderhoud at the Olympics and maybe continue the family tradition of winning Olympic medals.