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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 $2,200 USD
Specific Terms, Fees, and Conditions Available via frozen semen only with LFG for $2200 US or by individual dose $950. * Canadian rates will differ*
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: 2020

Connaisseur was imported to Vancouver, Canada in the fall of 2012. He was previously ridden and shown by Emmelie Scholtens in Holland, where he successfully completed the 50 day KWPN performance test with all scores of 8 and above. He competed and placed very well in the Pavo Cup finals as a 4 and 5 year old, each time with scores in the mid 80s. As a 4 year old, he finished 3rd, and as a 5 year old he came in 6th place.

Connaisseur has since gone on to sire many top quality foals, consistently throwing his exceptional canter and lovely temperament, along with his modern type and abundantly elastic gaits. 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 over all at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses and be crowned Champion of 5 yr old division in the 2017 Pavo Cup. Another son of Connaisseur, Harvest (Connaisseur x Ulft), has successfully completed and won the North American Stallion Test in 2017. Since moving to Canada, Connaisseur has continued his sport career with his owner and rider, Sara Pocock. In 2016, they debuted in the Developing horse PSG class and scored 72.5% with very positive comments from FEI judge, Lilo Fore.

In 2017, Connaisseur competed nationally and scored 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. Connaisseur and Sara will be travelling to California in January 2018 to compete on the CDI circuit.

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.


Sara Pocock
Character Warmbloods
4140 Ripple Rd.
W. Vancouver, BC V7V 3L2

604-351-4027 phone



Meadowlane Equine Clinic- Dr. Tracy Plough
6986 176th St.
Surrey, BC V3S 4P4, Canada
Meadowlane Equine

Yancey Farms
163 Valentine Hill Lane
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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 can improve the canter and rideability for dressage breeding. He appears to fit best with substantial mares with a strong topline.

Sports Results

  • 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
  • 2012: 6th place Pavo Cup Finals.
  • 2011: 3rd place Pavo Cup Finals.

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Offspring Sports Results

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  • 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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