Approved for: Hanover, Oldenburg, Westphalia SF
It’s hard when the first test is just so wonderful that everything after it looks ordinary, but that is just what happened in the first go-round of the 6-year-old Dressage Horses at this year’s Bundeschampionate. The Rheinlander stallion, Lord Carnaby (Lord Loxley / Rocket Star) looked so soft and in such wonderful self-carriage. He was ridden with delicate tact by Beatrice Buchwald, who spends part of her time each week working with Isabell Werth, and it shows. The trot work was great and the canter, even better, and three of his four flying changes, were fine.
The stallion is interestingly bred, he is by Lord Loxley, who was himself a young horse star, second at the World Young Dressage Horse Champs and a Bundeschampion in the 5-year-olds back in 2004. Lord Loxley was not a great success when tried in Grand Prix, and is now stationed at the Belgian stud, Gestüt Sonnenhof, just across the border from southern Germany. Lord Loxley is by one of the early Bundeschampionate stars, Lord Sinclair, who won the 3-year-old stallion championship in 1997 and came back the following year to win the 4-year-old championship, after that his career was basically all downhill. Lord Sinclair was a lumpy looking thing, like a fat show hack. He competed with very limited success as an FEI level dressage horse, and when his mare book shrank from 100 plus in his glory years, to a handful, his owner retired him from breeding. Still, like all the super fashionable sires, he attracted more than his share of very good mares, and has produced some nice horses, although Lord Loxley is easily the nicest – perhaps this is because he is out of a Weltmeyer mare, from a very famous Hanoverian family.
The chestnut stallion first got licensed at the 2009 Westfalian Stallion Licensing and was later approved for Oldenburg and Hanover. He did his 30-day stallion performane test in 2010 in Neustadt/Dosse and scored 8.6 for dressage and 7.79 for show jumping to finish with 8.36 overall.
Under Beatrice Buchwald he finished sixth at the 2010 Bundeschampionate as a 3-year old and seventh as a 5-year old in 2012. In 2013 he competed at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, where he finished 11th in the Finals, but one month later he won the 2013 Bundeschampionate as a 6-year old. Buchwald and Lord Carnaby were trained by Isabell Werth at the time.
In 2014 the pair made its transition to small tour level and contested the Developing PSG horse classes. They were 8th in the 2015 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals in Frankfurt. The duo’s last show was at a local event in Nettetal-Lobberich in August 2016. They won the medium tour Intermediaire A there.
So far, Lord Carnaby has sired two licensed sons (Luiz Gustavo and Ludowig) and two state premium mares.