Last week Australia added further strength to our Dressage ranks when Australian businessman ... and long term supporter of Dressage, Clyde Wunderwald (pictured) purchased the German Grand Prix stallion Lord of Loxley, a licensed son of the well respected Lord Sinclair and from Landlady, by the jumping sire Landadel.
The mare has also produced an approved son in Charme, as well as full sister of the stallion Law and Order. Lord of Loxley was the reserve champion at the 2002 Westphalian stallion selection and also carries the respected Hanoverian bloodlines of such greats as Advokat, All in One, C’est la Vie, Dynamit de Luxe, Graphito and many more. In 2010 Lord of Loxley will be available for breeding through stallion centre De IJzeren Man BV. (Getuet Domselshof)
Popular NSW professional Brett Parbery will take over the ride on Lord of Loxley. Brett recently represented Australia on the home bred gelding Victory Salute at the 2010 World Cup Finals in 's Hertogenbosch and the horse (Sam) will stay on in Europe in preparation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
Brett started his riding career as a rodeo rider and was successful at the Calgary Stampede in Canada. Brett's two horses are stabled with Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud's equestrian facility in Harskamp in The Netherlands. Edward will keep the horses in work and Brett will spend the next few months between Australia and Holland preparing Victory Salute for WEG and getting to know Lord of Loxley with London 2012 in mind. Brett hopes to be ready to take part at the CDI at Rotterdam in mid June, 2010.
I spoke to Brett and I told him that I was very envious that he had the chance to watch Moorlands Totilas work and he agreed that it was a special privilege to see the record breaking stallion in action. Brett said respectfully, "He is a wonderful character, wonderful athlete and ridden by a really wonderful rider!"
I asked Brett about Victory Salute's WEG campaign he said, "We had a great time at the World Cup final. Sam and I made a lot of friends and the experience of this event leading up to WEG has been invaluable. I had a few things to consider when making the decision to have Sam stay on in Europe. The feeds are very different from what most Australian horses are used to and it is always a concern to change the horse's diet this close to an important event. I am delighted that Prydes have ensured that the feeds that suit Sam so well have been sent from Australia and he has supplies of EasiResult, EnergyPak. ProteinPak, 300 Pellets and EasiOil in his Dutch feed locker. Peter Pryde and Fiona Neill have been wonderful in helping me find the perfect diet and knowing that we can continue with our successful regime is reassuring, we were keen to avoid any setbacks trying to get his diet right. I really want to thank Peter and Fiona for their special efforts. Prydes are a unique company and take an interest in the horses that are on their feeds, the good service has been noticed in Holland!"
"Thanks for your interest too, Berni. I have made plans to catch up with your Kelly Bauer later in the year, she will do an interview. Everyone has been so good, the support from all Australian fans has been very much appreciated." Brett concluded.