KWPN stallion Lupicor is no more
Big loss for breeding and De Wiemselbach
Last Saturday night, the approved KWPN stallion Lupicor died as a result of colic. A big loss for breeding and also for stud farm De Wiemselbach.
Lupicor (Lux Z x Pilot x Cor de la Bryere) was born in 1995 in the south of Holland to the well-known Pilot daughter Jourdette S. At age two he was approved in Westfalen and there stood at stud before returning to de Wiemselbach in 2001. The talented Lux son competed successfully at national competitions and the KWPN stallion competition, after which he was approved by the KWPN. After his successful international sport career, Lupicor grew into a breeding stallion of world class.
Beside many successful offspring from his Westfalen days, Lupicor was also able to put his stamp on jumper breeding in Holland, siring many champions at foal keuringen as well as at mare- and stallion inspections. During the Central Mare Keuringen Lupicor was down as the sire of many star and keur mares. Mares that scored very high in free jumping with high points for the canter, reflexes and take-off.
Lupicor offspring in sport are regularly in the news. In 2007, stallion Wizzard van de Silverhoeve (Lupicor x Voltaire x Nimmerdor) won the finals of the KWPN/Stal Hendrix Competition, placed second during the National Jumping Championship for 4-Yr Old Jumpers and recently won the stallion competition in Hengelo. The 7 year olds Lady Luna, Lara Joy II en de 7 year old Lupicat won several international jumping competitions for young horses last year. The 8 year old Levito (ds Indorado) made his debut in international jumping last year.
Through the 2006 KWPN Stallion Show Jumping Champion L’Esprit (Lupicor x Landgraf I), the valuable Lupicor genes will still be available for breeding. There is still a limited quantity of good quality frozen Lupicor semen available.