Dam Line of the famous Trakehner Mare Kassette

SPM BYZANTINA at the age of eleven (September 2007).


SPM BYZANTINA by Brentano II x Arogno (Trak.)




State premium mare BYZANTINA by Brentano II is registered in the Hanoverian Studbook Register. Following her successful mare performance test, she was first-class awarded at the Mare Show in Göttingen and awarded state premium candidate.


State Premium Mare BYZANTINA is a direct half-sister to the licensed Trakehner stallion KAFKA and dam of the Celle State stud stallion DANNEBROG and the Elite Auction horse DMJ DEAUVILLE (both horses are out of our breeding and full siblings to DMJ DIVA DANNEBROG). 


SPM BYZANTINA’s accomplishments are simply amazing, not at least because of her offspring SPC LONDY’s PRINCESS by Londonderry and SPC LOVELY KISS by Londonderry. They were both awarded champion mares of the show in Göttingen in 2005 and 2006 (Please see below). 


The maternal bloodline goes back to the famous dam line of the mare KASSETTE and has it’s origin in the Main Trakehnen State Stud. Important premium stallions like KARON (sire of CAPRIMOND), KOSTOLANY (victorious and highly-placed at advanced level dressage competitions), K2 (Champion stallion of the Trakehnen Stallion Licensing in 2001) and DON KENNEDY (Champion stallion of the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in 2003) descend from this line.  



SPM Byzantina's Sire Brentano II was Stallion of the Year in 2003

The sire Brentano II won his licensing, was a finalist at the Bundeschampionat and was trained up to Grand Prix. Because of his outstanding service as a dressage horse maker (e.g. he is the sire of various world class horses such as Barclay II/Sven Rothenberger, Brentina/Debbie Mc Donald etc.) he was elected the 2003 “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year”.






Dam Line

The famous Trakehner mare KASSETTE (1937-1966)


SPM BYZANTINA goes back to the famous Trakehner mare KASSETTE. One of the most important mare lines of exceptional quality with lots of above-average offspring developed out of the Arabian mare KASSETTE (1937 – 1966). Perfect character, pleasing temperament and a fantastic rideability are the main features of the offspring. More than 50 approved stallions descend from this valuable dam line.



SPM Byzantina's Dam State Premium and Elite Mare Kasaried

State Premium Mare KASARIED (17-year-old) with the Champion foal WOLKENSPIEL by Wolkenstein.

In 1986, State Premium Mare KASARIED by Arogno - Schwalbenfreund (please see above) won her mare performance test in Münster-Handorf. Apart from that, she won riding horse ability classes and the show division at the Bavarian Agricultural Event in Munich 1987. She is registered with a score of 9.0 for her type and a 9.0 for paces (impulsion and power) in the Trakehnen Studbook Register. March 2009, SPM KASARIED was awarded Elite Mare in the Trakehnen Studbook Register.



State Premium Mare Kasaried Is Dam of the Following Offspring:


  • SPM KAPRIED by Pascal *1986 – State Premium Mare and Champion mare at her mare performance test. 

  • VPM KAPERIED by Pascal *1988 – Premium Mare and Champion mare at her mare performance test (see below).         


Premium Mare Kaperied

Jutta Bauernschmitt and VPM KAPERIED by Pascal

  • SPM KASSARIED by Salazar *1992 – State Premium Mare and Premium Mare of the Trakehnen Society. 

  • KAFKA (ex KAPRIZIO) by Elimcal xx *1995 – approved stallion in Neumünster in 1997 (please see below).

  • WOLKENSPIEL by Wolkenstein I *1998 – filly. Champion foal at the Foal Show in Fulda (Hanoverian Society).



SPM Kasaried Is Dam of the Approved Stallion Kafka

KAFKA, approved stallion by Elimcal xx and brother of State Premium Mare BYZANTINA




KAFKA by Elimcal xx out of State Premium Mare KASARIED – a beautifully-shaped stallion with a pronounced conformation and an expressive, well-shaped top line. He is obviously refined by the positive traits of the thoroughbred. He is true to type and has a noble appearance. His first-class canter deserves special attention, and he presented an outstanding technique and above-average free jumping qualities.



SPM Kasaried's Sire Arogno and Grand Sire Schwalbenfreund

AROGNO - Photo: Kathrin Knöss (Germany)
SCHWALBENFREUND - Photo: Erik Jørgensen (Denmark)


Please read more about the state premium and elite mare KASARIED and see more pictures here


You are also welcome to read the portrait of KASARIED’s breeder Georg Wilhelm Leicht from the well-known Trakehnen Stud Leichthof in Biebelried (Germany) here





2001 - SPM Londy's Princess by Londonderry

SPM LONDY’s PRINCESS at the age of five months.


State Premium Mare LONDY’s PRINCESS won the division of four- to six-year-old mares and was the Champion Mare of the Mare Show in Göttingen 2005.


There was a huge quantity of top-class horses competing in the division of four- to six-year-old mares at the German Mare Show in Göttingen 2005. SPA LONDY's PRINCESS by Londonderry out of our beautiful SPS BYZANTINA by Brentano II showed the same fascinating conformation than her successful sire. With her marvellous basic gaits, this fantastic, big-framed mare defeated all competitors in the final and became Champion Mare of the Show. The mare is sold to Austria.



2002 - Lorigno by Londonderry

LORIGNO (Summer 2002).


LORIGNO was sold to the Ramsbrock-stable (Germany) as a very promising stallion prospect, however, due to an accident, he had to resign very early.



2003 - SPM Lovely Kiss by Londonderry

Heinrich Brähler and SPA LOVELY KISS at the age of three (May 2006).


State Premium Mare LOVELY KISS won the division of three-year-old mares and was the Champion Mare of the Mare Show in Göttingen 2006. 


State Premium Candidate LOVELY KISS by Londonderry was the convincing winner in the division of three-year-old horses. She also competed against the two-year old champion mare by Rubin Royal and against the winner in the division of four- to six-year-old horses, an impressive four-year-old black mare by Wolkentanz II. The unanimous verdict of the judges left no doubts: SPC LOVELY KISS was awarded champion mare of the whole show in Göttingen 2006. Her walk was especially convincing, but also her supple, swinging movements and her captivating type. Four three-year-old mares were awarded state premium mare.


The performances of SPC LOVELY KISS by Londonderry and her rider Heinrich Brähler are simply amazing. On the occasion of the “Young Horses’ Day” in Alsfeld 2006, she achieved a second place at the riding horse ability class. Later on, she won the riding horse ability class at the Whitesun Championships in Wartenberg-Landenhausen against strong competitors. Highest single scores resulted in a fantastic final score of 8,6: trot 8,5 – canter 8,5 – walk 7,5 – conformation 9,5 – overall impression and rideability 9,0 (the two latter scores were the highest ones of the whole competition). She was backed only 10 weeks ago, and therefore, this result is simply incredible!



2004 - DMJ La Perla by Londonderry

DMJ LA PERLA by Londonderry at the age of four (October 2008).


DMJ LA PERLA by Londonderry *2004 - sold to Denmark. 


In spring 2008, DMJ LA PERLA was presented for Studbook registration and mare performance test purposes in Filsum in the northwest of Germany. At her Studbook registration, the judges awarded outstanding scores for her exterior and six times scores of 8 and two times 9 for trot, impulsion and elasticity. Her perfect presentation was crowned by the fantastic overall score of 8. 


At the succeeding mare performance test, DMJ LA PERLA scored 8 for rideability. She also competed at the Mare Show in Dötlingen were she ranked fourth among 41 competitors in total in the division of 4-year-old mares. 


Read more about DMJ LA PERLA 



2006 - DMJ Deauville by Blue Hors Don Schufro

DMJ DEAUVILLE at the age of 4 years (February 2010).


DMJ DEAUVILLE - Selected for the Elite Auction in Vechta: "A ballet dancer with optimized dressage bloodlines and powerful movements with good leverage from behind. Increasing fine coordination of suppleness." Sold to a dressge stable in Germany.


Watch the video and read more about: DMJ DEAUVILLE 



2007 – DMJ Dannebrog by Blue Hors Don Schufro

DMJ DANNEBROG at the age of three (August 10, 2010).


DMJ DANNEBROG - Licensed in Verden (GER) and sold to the Celle National State Stud. DANNEBROG was among the three best dressage stallions at the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf (GER).

Watch the video and read more about: DMJ DANNEBROG



2009 - DMJ Diva Dannebrog by Blue Hors Don Schufro

DMJ DIVA DANNEBROG - 4-year-old (February 2013).


DMJ DIVA DANNEBROG - Fantastic dressage mare! Entered into the Hanoverian main studbook with an extraordinary result. The judges rewarded her outstanding skills with no less than 11 times the incredible score of 9, among them for her brilliant rideability, her superb basic gaits and the overall studbook evaluation. 


Watch the video and read more about: DMJ DIVA DANNEBROG