Grafenstolz winning at Compiegne in 2008 (ridden by Michael Jung).
Headley Britannia, (Great Britian) winner of the 2009 Kentucky Rolex, Badminton and Burghley is bred to Grafenstolz for a 2011 foal.
King's Temptress (Great Britian) winner of the 2011 Rolex is bred to Grafenstolz for a 2011 foal (by embryo transfer).
Cover boy for Express Eventing
Express Eventing - Stadium Jumping Phase:
(Scored a 10 at the canter in 2010 (Prix St. Georges level)
Excerpt from The Horse Magazine "The Trakehners Strike Back" by Jan Toenjes...
Grafenstolz is a big bay with lots of frame and a canter like a Holstein. The premium stallion was bought by the Birkhof stud, one of the most influentuial studfarms in southern Germany, an hour away from Stuttgart. There was a moment of hesitation before Thomas Casper, owner of Birkhof stud, signed the contract. Would a Trakehner be accepted by the local breeders? Would a Trakehner cause enough attraction among Germany’s breeders – of course the Birkhof is operating not only Germany wide but has contacts with many other European breeds e.g. in Switzerland, Ireland, France and Belgium? Being sure that Grafenstolz was the stallion to clear all the prejudices against Trakehner horses, Casper agreed to the deal.
Three years later, when Grafenstolz’s first crop was highly praised in Baden Wurttemberg and the average score of the foals was even better than those of French Kiss – who was on his way that later led to the win of the World Championships of Young Dressage horses.
Ridden by triple European Young rider eventing champion Michael Jung, Grafenstolz, now Birkhof’s Grafenstolz TSF to be precise, qualified for the Bundeschampionate in all three disciplines, dressage, showjumping and eventing. He won the eventing with a historic 95%.The way he galloped through the course was just astonishing. A month later Grafenstolz also won the World Championship in Lion d’Angers. As a six-year-old, this eventer already performed very nice 3 and 2 tempis! So if dressage is getting even more important in eventing Grafenstolz doesn’t have to be scared. As a 7-year-old he won a CCI......
From Trakehners International 2006 Stallion Show review:
As usual, the performance of Grafenstolz TSF was a demonstration of highest rideability and outstanding work ethics. The bay stallion of the South German Birkhof Stud, who won not only the Bundechampionat in eventing in 2004, but also the FEI World Championships for young eventers in Lion d'Angers/France that same year, was bred by the famous Heinen Stud and is a son of the Grand Prix dressage stallion Polarion out of a Camelot dam. He was shown in a nice dressage presentation, only to finish his appearance by several jumps over a table decorated with champagne glasses (which actually were full!). Like no other, Grafenstolz TSF demonstrates Trakehner performance abilities and versatility.
Grafenstolz Son Vincent doing well in eventing
(Translated into English from Contact Trakehner Netherlands)