Vererbungsdaten: erster Deckeinsatz 1995
Origin: His sire, Western Star, has been able to establish himself most enduringly of the Wenzel I sons in the breeding region of Hanover. He dominantly transmits his above average predispositon for dressage to his progeny. Reared consequently for performance on the dam side through Valentino xx and Lateran (Trakehner), he has the damline in common with the reknown stallions Argentan I (Celle state stallion) and Argentan II (private stallion Bavaria/ Hanover). Western Star came in second in his performance class. He placed sixth out of 34 stallions at Adelheidsdorf in 1984. His breeding value in dressage is 130. Breeding values based on the mare performance test is 159 in dressage (54 in jumping). Mare studbook inspection gives 130 in riding type and 131 in fundamentals.
Western Star's greatest feat so far is undoubtedly the approved stallion Weyden with whom Sven Rothenberger won the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The grey damsire Picard with exquisite transmission of show jumping also has his blood line in common with outstanding stallions such as Piccadilly (private stallion, Hanover), Grandus (Zeibrucken state sutd), Diobrock (Celle state stallion), Rodin (private stallion, Oldenburg/Westphalia), Lanthanid (Belgium), etc.
A producer of mares, Winkel appears in the third generation. He established himself through his son, Windspiel, and numerous daughters in Hanover. Thereafter, in the fourth generation, Pik As xx, the tough-as-nails TB, appears twice. Pik As xx is the sire of Pik Koenig and the grandsire of Pik Bube, reserve champion of his performance class and a dressage producer. As a dressage producer, Pik Bube ranks 133.
Another landmark stallion in the fourth generation is Gotthard, who was the most popular sire of jumpers in the '70s. In 1981, he stood at the top of the list of sires with the most winning progeny in Germany, more than a million DM.
Following is an elaboration on stallions appearing in Wildcard's pedigree:
Western Star comes from the line from Woehler, and is therefore related to the full brothers World Cup I, II and III.
Lateran, born 1942 in Trakehnen, produced five Hanoverian state stallions and 123 registered mares.
Pik As xx, born 1953, produced four licensed Hanoverian stallions, plus 82 registered mares and 142 competition horses with winnings of well over 450,000 DM. Pik As xx is the full brother of Perser xx, who appears in the pedigree of Walldorf.
Picard, the sire of Wildcard's dam, was second in his performance class, 8 out of 33 in Adelheidsdorf in 1980. He was a jumper type, 144 for his daughters in jumping in the mare performance test.