HILWERT L. Ster + Sport
Sire: Nanning 374
Dam Danique (Studbook ster)
ANZFHS/KFPS Foalbook stallion
Hilwert’s addition to our stud was genuine ‘serendipity’. He became available to us just two weeks after the tragic loss of Gerbe.
Hilwert is a very well- known Friesian stallion in Australia having been brought here as a 3yo ster stallion with a KFPS Breeding Permit. He is a very kind stallion with a ‘good mind’. His foals are renowned for their excellent temperaments and great work ethic.
Hilwert’s achievements in ridden dressage are very impressive and include wins and placings in South Australia from 2006 to 2013. Most recently, he was on lease to the Campbell family in NSW where he and Chloe competed at the Australian Youth Dressage Championships with very pleasing results.
Our interest, of course, is driving so we needed to ascertain if Hilwert could adapt to a completely different discipline. His owners, Erica and John Lock were happy to let us have him on trial for a couple of months to see if Martyn could re-educate him to harness.
I am delighted to say Hilwert has taken to being driven very well and displays great potential. After only eight weeks, Hilwert made his harness debut at a Hills District Harness Club activity day where he performed almost like an ‘old trooper’ and came home with a couple of second placings.
Hilwert’s sire, Nanning 374 was an exceptional harness horse, so perhaps he was meant to be a harness horse all along. Time will tell.
Hilwert is available at stud by live cover.
Hilwert is free of the Dwarfism and Hydrocephalus genes.