It takes so many years from the time you breed a mare to the baby’s very first jumps - shown here - when it FINALLY happens it’s always an exciting day! I think the future is wide open for this lovely young horse by Quality Touch (Quick Star x Landgraf) x Valentino (Darco) Contender.
Lazer Touch is a lovely mover and a sensible foal. Serious potential for top levels of sport.
Lazer Ray Team horse Quatar Z is by Quality Touch. We were so impressed with this talented gelding that we bred our lovely mare Genuine (Valentino by Darco x Contender) to Quality Touch (Quick Star x Landgraf) by embryo transfer for 2017. Originally purchased as a foal by Zangersheide, Quality Touch competed in the classic tour in Belgium as a 4-year old and was a finalst at Gèves. He was then sold to South America and was competing at the CSO level by age 5. He was an easy horse with a good mouth, offering a lot of scope, very good technique, and strength in his back. In 2007, Bernard le Courtois was able to purchase Quality Touch and brought him immediately back to Europe.
An outstanding pedigree stands behind Quality Touch. His sire Quick Star was a successful international performer with both Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Nick Skelton including top finishes at Helsinki, Munich, Neumunster, Arnhem, Maastricht, and Oslo. Quick Star also became a leading sire with many CSI winners including Big Star, Sprehe Stella, Quebec, Harry Potter, Orient Express HDC, Quinero 3, Love Affair, and Quick Study. Quick Star was ranked 3rd in the world on the WBFSH Show Jumping Sire Rankings in 2013. Quick Star’s sire and dam were both successful international competitors as well.
This depth of performance results continues on the dam side of Quality Touch’s pedigree. His dam Sevada, under the name of Lausanne, competed at S-level herself and most importantly is the dam of the 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist Classic Touch as well as the licensed stallion Candito. Sevada’s sire Landgraf has had perhaps the strongest influence on Holsteiner breeding of any stallion in history. From his earliest foals with Studbook Zangersheide, Quality Touch’s impact was clearly established. He sired the licensed stallions Quartz Adelheid Z, winner of the French Championships for 5-year olds, and Quartz II Adelheid Z, a three-time finalist for the World Championships for Young Horses.
Genuine has an all star pedigree, bred for sport or breeding. She is by the proven jumper sire Valentino Z, an outstanding son of Darco. Darco is one of the most influential jumper sires in the sport. She is out of a mare by Contender and has inherited jumping ability and extremely elevated floating gaits. Genuine scored a 24 in dressage at her first USEA horse trial, and has not had a rail in show jumping in the entire 2017 or 2018 season. She has proven she has the ability for dressage and jumping. She is currently winning in the Hunter ring with her current owner.
Genuine’s sire Valentino Z is a son of Darco one of the most influential stallions of all time, earning the ranking of #1 showjumping sire in 2008. Damsire Feo de Lauzelle produced a range of international jumpers including It’s Me, Miss Flo and Tiramisu. The mother line of Valentino Z includes the French stallions Iveday (Night and Day xx) and Quastor (Ibrahim) and the mare Une Page (Quest France – Fra Diavolo xx). Une Page was the grandmother of the French stallions Lotus du Marais (Nankin), Leopard du Marais (Silver Matal xx) and Ouragan du Marais (Hadj A). Night and Day XX was the sire of Primo des Bruyeres, who in turn sired Olympic Jus de Pomme. Valentino Z has consistently produced talented quiet minded jumpers.
Rapunzehl’s Sire Contender Contender is one of the most influential sons of Calypso II. Contender is the sire of over 40 approved stallions and equally 40 national premium mares. He has dominated German Breeding values for many years now and continues to produce exciting young stallions & mares. Contender’s influence spreads through Germany mainly through his two sons Cordobes I and II .
Landgraf I , has been labelled by many as “the” Stallion of the Century. His genes are securely anchored in the breed of the modern sporthorse. His offspring have won just under seven million dollars mainly in show jumping and the amounts are still growing ! Nearly 60 colts by Landgraf I have been licensed for the Holsteiner stud book, like the champion of 1991, Linaro and the dressage talent, Loutano. Landgraf had a very good temperament which he passed on dominantly, together with excellent movement. In his Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed, Dr. Dietrich Rossow comments: “Imposing appearance with enormous crest and neck carriage. Smooth total top line and much presence. Beautiful face with marvelous eye. Long, rather broad neck, long sloping shoulder. Well shaped, muscular croup. Strong bone. Good in front. Good mover. Marvelous temperament. Phenomenal jumper; tight in front, lots of bascule, careful and talented. Huge number of international class jumpers. Up to now (the book was published in 1988) Landgraf is far and away the most important jumper sire in the world!” Landgraf was born in1966 and passed away in 1996.