About - Lux is one of the world's leading eventing and jumping sires. Bred at the famous Zangersheide station, he was later imported to Ireland to improve the "scope and step" of the traditional Irish mares. He produces elegant foals with an abundance of talent and scope.
Performance - Lux Z started his career in Holstein before moving to The Netherlands. Later he commenced a successful international career with Italian showjumping rider, Jerry Smit, and the pair competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. They also won the Pulsar Crown competitions at Valkenswaard and Cannes, and participated in the WEG in Jerez in 2004. Lux won over a million euros in prize money throughout his career.
Sire - Lord Calando is a maternal brother of the great Carthago Z, and his damline is also responsible for the influential stallions, Caletto I & II. He has produced a host of grand prix horses in addition to Lux, including Locando, Lord Castro, Rubynea, and Lennart Z, in addition to licensed sons Lordship, Lacantus, and Lord Cantus.
Damline - Lux is descended from a veyr strong damline. His dam Apocalypte is also the dam of his licensed full-brother, Lux II Z, and the grand prix jumping mare Gismo Z. Her daughter Lystria produced the grand prix Andiamo daughter, Usrava, and the grand-dam is the dam of Lavallo. The wider damline has produced important sport and breeding horses such as Colombus van de Helle, Latino 125, Cambito van de Helle, Cassini Gold, Empire, Heechhiem's Cancun VDM, and the fantastic mares Loreana and Caretina de Joter, who both ranked inside the top 60 on the world rankings during their respective sport careers.
Progeny - Lux's descendants are very much sought-after; he has more than 50 grand prix jumping horses to his name and several top-class event horses. Lupicor, Non Stop R, H&M Tornesch, Utascha SFN, Luxana, and Special Lux are some of his best known grand prix jumping offspring, while his son Fernhill Fugitive was part of the gold-medal-winning eventing team and the Pan Am Games, where he also finished 10th individually under Phillip Dutton. The pair have racked up a number of top placings at CCI4* level, including four top-20 finishes at the Rolex Kentucky CCI. Delux Z has also evented to top level, finishing 9th at the 2017 Kentucky CCI and winning at CCI3* level.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Frozen only Stud De Wiemselbach WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook Hanoverian Approved for Holsteiner, Irish Horse Board (IHB), KWPN, Selle Francais Year of Birth 1988 Colour Bay Height 168cm