2011 Chestnut Hannoverian 16.2hh
In recent years the influence of Weltmeyer in dressage pedigrees has tended to appear on the broodmare side, where he has proved to be one of the most influential of Hanoverian sires. In 2017 however, the W line was once again directly represented in Hanover, in Oldenburg and here in the UK at the British Hanoverian and British Warmblood stallion licensings. One stallion was responsible for that resurgence – Wild Child.
Wild Child was awarded an Elite Premium at the BEF Futurity as a foal and again as a 2 year old. He was licensed with the BHHS, WBS-UK and Oldenburg studbooks. In 2016 he completed his 50 day Performance Test in Neustadt (Dosse) and won at L level in Germany this year (2017).
Although his oldest crop will only be 3 in 2018, Wild Child has made quite an impact already. He adds a super canter and also length of leg to his offspring.
Bathleyhills Swift Farouche ( x Thursden Vallye Raphael) BEF Futurity Elite 2yo & Highest placed sport pony overall.
Wicked Game ( x St Moritz) Licensed Hanoverian Verband in Verden 2017
Woodlander Wild Love ( x For Compliment) BEF Futurity Elite Foal & 2yo. BHHS & BWBS Champion Stallion 2017.
Woodlander Woodstock ( x Florencio ) BEF Futurity Elite Foal & Highest scoring of all disciplines 2015. Licensed Oldenberg Verband in Vechta 2017
Woodlander Wonderful Tonight ( x Johnson) BEF Futurity Elite Foal
Wunderkind ZB ( x Distelzar) BEF Futurity Elite Foal
WW Walking on Sunshine ( x Rousseau) BEF Futurity Elite Foal.
|Farouche||Fuerst Heinrich||Florestan I|
Wild Child’s sire Wavavoom was also bred at Woodlander, a son of Weltregent H, who was an S level competitor in Germany who combined the blood of three great sires – Weltmeyer, Donenrhall and Pik Bube. Weltregent hailed directed from the influential mareline of Bundeschampion Pikantje, a damline that features heavily in the Woodlander mare families.
Wavavoom licensed in Verden, and followed that up with taking the Reserve Champion stallion title when licensed with WBS-UK. He did very well in young horse classes in the UK and also qualified for the Bundeschampionate. He qualified for the Winter Regionals at Advanced Medium and placed at PSG level at Premier League shows.
As a sire he had 45 offspring to date attend the BEF Futurity, averaging an exceptional score of 8.88. 19 times his stock achieved a final score of 9 or above, and they include the licensed stallions Words of Love and Wales.
Wild Child’s dam is of course the great mare Farouche, World Breeding Champion at 5 and 6, putting British breeding firmly on the map. In 2016 she won the international small tour classes at Aachen.
Although her sire Fuerst Heinrich was lost at a relatively early age, he did leave behind a legacy through sons such as Furstenball, Fuerst Fugger, Fuerst Grandios, Feinrich and Fuerst Wilhelm.
Wild Child’s granddam Dornroschen was an international Grand Prix competitor winning at CDI*** level and beat the great Valegro when she took the National 6 year old title. As well as Farouche she is the dam of licensed stallions Freddy M and Franz Ferdinand. She is also the half sister to the AES licensed stallion Sir Caprimond.
A little further back, Farouche’s granddam Claire’s great granddam Glocke is also the great granddam of the legendary Florestan, meaning Farouche is line bred to that outstanding motherline.