Hanoverian Sire Harvard Passed Away

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 18:03
Andrea Müller-Kersten and Harvard in 2001 :: Photo courtesy Pangaea Farms

The Hanoverian breeding stallion Harvard passed away at age 25. He passed peacefully in his stall at Pangaea Farms in Marmora, ON Canada.

Harvard was a Hanoverian stallion by Hohenstein out of Carina (Cardinal xx x Ortelsburg). He is bred by Heinrich Lahmeyer.

Premium Stallion

Harvard was a premium stallion at  the 1998 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing and approved for Hanoverian breeding six months later in 1999. He finished second in the Oldenburg Main Premium Ring.

Stationed at Ludwig Kathmann's yard for breeding, Harvard did his 100-day stallion performance test in Neustadt/Dosse and scored 119,86 for dressage and 74.31 for show jumping, finishing on an index of 100,85 points which ranked him 28th out of 47 participating stallions. 

He was trained and competed by Andrea Müller-Kersten and made his show debut as a 4-year old in 2000. He finished fifth at the Bundeschampionate that year. Andrea competed him through L-level in 2001, but they did not return to the Bundeschampionate.

According to the FN database, Harvard made on last return to a local show ring in 2003 in Weyhe-Lahausen at L-level under Simon Drop.

Sold to Canada

Harvard aged 24 in 2020
In December 2004 David Burke of Pangaea Farm purchased Harvard for his breeding program, joining sires  Mattgold (Matrose x Duft II) and Rodero (Rabino x Diadem) at the time.

In North America, Harvard sired not only dressage offspring, but also successful hunter/jumper get.


As a breeding stallion, Harvard sired 3 licensed sons in Germany: Happy Diamond, Helly Hansen, and a nameless one who never did his performance test).  153 of his daughters are registered as broodmares with the German Equestrian Federation, 10 of them are state premium mares. 

His most successful offspring in sport was Harkon (Marie-Christin Kogel), Hans im Gluck (Sabine Durrheim, Anastasiya Pavelko, Valeriia Bielova), Heinzi (Marion Wiebusch), Hennessy (Karin Lührs), Higgins (Janae Shaw), amongst others.

"At 25 years young, Harvard lived a good life and passed peacefully in his stall. Harvard will be sadly missed," Pangaea Farms posted.

David Burke told Eurodressage, "he was an amazing stallion with an incredible personality and temperament which he passed on to his offspring with his superb rideability and trainability and he was amateur friendly. He died as he lived with personality and class.  He passed away with his head on my lap."

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