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2023 Stallion Auction

Registered Name Connaisseur
Registration # 43.13107032.07 Hann
Birthdate April 5, 2007
Color and Markings Dark bay; RF: ankle higher behind; BHL half stocking with ermine
Height 16.3h , 1.69m
Breeding Direction
Breeding Fee $950 USD
Specific Terms, Fees, and Conditions 8 straw doses, frozen in SBS Affiliate lab with excellent conception rates. US Pricing TBA. Please inquire for multiple dose discounts
Semen Available Fresh No; Frozen: Yes
Semen Quality
EVA Test Sero- negative 11/13/2012, vaccinated spring 2015
WFFS Tested 2018 N/WFFS (carrier of the WFFS gene)
Breeder F. Schulte-Landwehr, Germany

Profile Updated: 2023


Sara Pocock Character Warmbloods 4140 Ripple Rd. W. Vancouver, BC V7V 3L2 604-351-4027 phone Facebook


Plough Equine Veterinary Services (Canadian Distributor)

Abbotsford, BC V4X3G9

(604) 835-7736


KWPN Breeding Designation


  • 2011: Completed KWPN 50-Day Performance Test: Walk 8, Trot 8, Canter 8.5, Suppleness 8, SCar/Bal 8.5, Ride/wil 8.5, Talent dressage 8.5 = 82

Breeding Advice

Connaisseur has very high quality frozen semen with excellent conception rates. Veterinarians all around North America have given very high praise for his semen quality and he has started to become a go-to for tricky breeding mares.  

Sports Results

  • 2022: Connaisseur is now competing and winning at Grand Prix. Recently scored 73% in the GPS from FEI Judge Cara Whitham. 
  • Since moving to Canada, Connaisseur has continued his sport career with his owner and rider, Sara Pocock. In 2017, Sara and Connaisseur competed at the small tour level nationally scoring up to 74.6% in the Intermediate 1 and received much praise from the FEI judges panel. His scope and ability for the big tour have been consistently recognized, along with his exceptional ability to collect, scoring 9’s on pirouettes on multiple occasions. In 2018, Sara and Connaisseur debuted in the International small tour, in Del Mar, California. The pair scored 69.5% in the I1, 69.6% in PSG and 72.7% in I1 Freestyle, placing 3rd, 2nd, and 1st respectively. In 2019, they made the jump to Intermediare 2, with consistent scores around 70%. In 2020, Connassieur and Sara made their official Grand Prix debut! Connaisseur received high praise for his passage ability as well as his super pirouettes. After scoring 69.5% and 69.7% and winning both of their classes, they are hungry for more and looking forward to their next trip up the centerline.
  • 2020: Grand Prix debut scoring 69.5% and 69.7% winning both classes.
  • 70% at Intermediate II 2019 Touch of Class- 1st place. 69.6% at Intermediate II 2019 Touch Of Class- 1st place. Delmar Horse Park 2018- Intermediate I CDI 1* 3rd place, Intermediate I Freestyle CDI1* 1st place, Prix St. Georges CDI1* 2nd place. Small Tour Champion, Thunderbird Touch of Class 12 Debut. Pacific Regional Dressage Championships- 1st place with a 69%. Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival- PSG 69.6%, I1 69.4%, I1 freestyle 72.7%.
  • 2015: Made PSG debut with 72.5%. Many scores over 70% at Third and Fourth Level.
  • 2014: First place third Level (70%), BC Regional Dressage Championships.
  • 2013: Reserve Champion second level, BC Regional Dressage Championships.
  • Imported 2012.
  • Small tour reserve champion at Third Regional Dressage championships
  • Scores up to 74.7% at Intermediate I
  • Connaisseur (Con Amore x Donnerhall) was imported to Vancouver, Canada in the fall of 2012. Before coming to Canada, he was ridden and competed by current Dutch team member, Emmelie Scholtens. In 2011 and 2012, they competed in the prestigious Pavo Cup finals, placing 3rd and 6th respectively, with scores in the mid 80s each time. He also successfully completed the 50 day KWPN performance test with a total score of 82 points and all scores of 8 and above.
  • 2012: 6th place Pavo Cup Finals.
  • 2011: 3rd place Pavo Cup Finals.

Will be competing internationally in 2023 

Offspring Sports Results

  • 35+ offspring now competing at small tour and above, several with International results at PSG and GP.
  • 2020: Connaisseur has offspring competing in eventing throughout North America. So far the oldest are 5 years old and already debuting in the training/preliminary levels with plenty of heart, scope and movement to go to the top!
  • Connaisseur has since gone on to sire many top quality foals, consistently passing on his exceptional canter and top notch rideability, along with his modern type, abundantly elastic gaits, and natural uphill balance. He also stamps his foals with his head and neck connection and beautiful face. As a three year old he was leased to the Swedish National stud, Flyinge, where he became the fourth highest producing stallion in Sweden for 2010. He sired over 70 foals in his first year of breeding and was praised for his super fertility. A filly from his first year of breeding was named the Dressage Champion at the Swedish inspection. Connaisseur also sired the second most expensive foal at a 2012 KWPN elite foal auction. Since then, his offspring have started competing and winning throughout Europe. To name a few, ‘Haute Couture‘ (Connaisseur x Krack C) scored 90 points at her KWPN mare inspection and received the prestigious, Elite predicate. Since then, she has also gone on to place 10th at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses with Dinja van Liere and be crowned Champion of 5 yr old division in the 2017 Pavo Cup. In 2019, Dinja and Haute Couture finished in 8th place in the World Championships for 7 year olds amongst and incredibly talented group. Another super son of Connaisseur, Harvest (Connaisseur x Ulft), owned and ridden by Alice Tarjan, completed and won the North American Stallion Test in 2017. Honnaisseur (Connaisseur x Jazz), another exceptional son, was shown very successfully as a young horse by Malin Wahlkamp Nilsson. He has now debuted in the international arena under Betina Jaeger Jensen with scores up to 68% in CDI 3* PSG competition at only 7 years old. There are also several more offspring in Sweden competing at PSG/I1 level with excellent results.
  • Chemistry (Connaisseur x Johnson) Competed at the World Equestrian Games 2022
  • Haute Couture (Connaisseur x Ulft) travelling reserve for Dutch Olympic team Tokyo 2021
  • 4 offspring already competing at Z1 level in Holland, highest percentage in comparison to other stallions his age.
  • Harvest– Approved stallion (Licensed KWPN-NA), winner of the NA Stallion Sport Test
  • Haute Couture– Winner of the Pavo Cup 5 year olds and 10th in the World Championships. 8th place World Championship 2019.
  • 2015: Oldest offspring: 4YO  in Sweden and 3 in Holland. Harvest 1st place Prinsenstad Dressage Competition (out of 81 horses). History sold KWPN Select Sale.
  • 2014: 3-year-olds started under saddle in Sweden.
  • 2012: History sold Midden Nederland Foal Auction.
  • First foals born 2011.

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