2008 Oldenburg Stallion
Bay, 17.2 hands
Hofrat - Archipel - Weltmeyer

Owner: Rock Solid Warmbloods
Breeder: Angela Barilar

2013 Breeding Fee: $1100 LFG cooled semen

Performance Test:

Approved ISR/OldNA


2013 Breeding Contract

After you fill out a breeding contract and submit it, please email Brittany to verify that the contract was received. 

About Hemmingway

HemmingwayHemmingway’s sire Hofrat is well-respected in Germany.  Hofrat was Reserve Champion of his licensing, qualified for the Bundeschampionat multiple times,  was the 2002 Trakehner Champion, and has been a successful Advanced-level dressage competitor.  Hofrat is the sire of the popular young stallion Hotline, and he has proven to pass on his type, movement, and rideability.  Hofrat’s current Breeding Index is an impressive 158 points. Like the World Equestrian Games Gold Medalist Totilas, Hofrat is sired by the Elite Trakehnher Stallion Gribaldi.  An early standout, Gribaldi was named named Champion Stallion of his Trakehner licensing in 1995, was Champion of his KWPN licensing the following year, and continued his successful development in sport under Edward gal.

Hemmingway’s dam, SPS Alsonara, is a third generation States Premium Archipel-Weltmeyer daughter.  She was a Brilliant Ring mare at Rastede as well as wining 4 out of 4 riding competitions and earning scores of 9 on her trot and canter at her Mare Performance Test. 

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Hemmingway's full sister is a Special Premium mare with the GOV. Alsonara's sire, Archipel, was a son of the versatile Argentan.  Archipel stood for many years at the Celle State Stud and was considered an improver of both type and basic paces.  Alsonara’s damsire, Weltmeyer, is one of the most influential dressage stallions in history.  The licensing champion, performance test champion, and Bundescampionat winner has spread his influence across almost all sport horse breeding populations.  In the Hanoverian registry alone he produced 433 States Premium mares and 86 licensed sons.  In sport, a number of Weltmeyer offspring have proven to be international team-quality competitors including Weltall, Wie Weltmeyer, and Warum Nicht. 

As a three-year old, Hemmingway was presented to ISR/Oldenburg NA and received his Certified Breeding License. He received the highest Conformation Index of the day and earned an 8 for Breed and Stallion Type. In 2012 Hemmingway was also licensed by the GOV.

Hemmingway was started under saddle in the spring of 2011 and took his initial training slowly to allow this tall young stallion time to develop.  He has a wonderful temperament and comes out each day ready to work.  The canter is a particular strength with an uphill balance and steady rhythm. Hemmingway had an outstanding 2012 competition season. He won all his qualifying competitions with an 8.0 or higher and captured the USEF National Championship with scores of 8 for trot and canter, 8.5 for walk, 8.3 for submission, and and 8.5 for overall impression.

Hemmingway offers size, elasticity, scope, and a unique pedigree to US breeders. We are looking forward to the arrival of his first foals in 2013.

“Hemmingway’s uncomplicated, willing character make him easy to train each day and I’m looking forward to showing him this coming season.”
~ Michael Bragdell

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Gondala II

Habsburg II

Guter Planet

SPS Alsonara



SPS Wilsonara

SPS Suska


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Career Highlights

2012: USEF Four Year Old National Champion
2012: Licensed GOV
2012: Licensed ISR/Oldenburg

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Offspring Highlights

Hemmingway's first foals will arrive in 2013.

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