Warendorf State Stud Sire Sir Heinrich Recovers from Colic Surgery

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 11:14
Anja Wilimzig on Sir Heinrich at the 2013 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Sir Heinrich, one of Warendorf state stud's most popular breeding stallions, is recovering from colic surgery. He underwent a successful operation and has returned to his stall in Warendorf to begin the road to recovery. 

Sir Heinrich is a 14-year old Oldenburg stallion by Sir Donnerhall out of C'est Bon (by Furst Heinrich x Rubinstein x Inschallah AA). He is bred by Paul Wendeln. 

Warendorf Pride

The chestnut sire was first licensed at the 2010 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster, but did not make the premium ring. He was later on approved for Oldenburg and Hanover as well as the South German studbooks.

He did his 70-day stallion performance test in Neustadt/Dosse and scored 8.99 for dressage and 7.87 for show jumping to finish on a total of 8.50. 

From the start of his breeding career, Sir Heinrich stood at Warendorf and was trained by Anja Wilimzig. He won the 2012 Oldenburg Young Horse Championships in Rastede. He won silver at the 2012 Bundeschampionate, bronze at the 2013 Bundeschampionate and gold at the 2014 Bundeschampionate. They represented Germany at the 2013 and 2914 World Young Horse Championships and were twice fourth in the consolation final.  In 2015 he moved up to S-level and in June 2017 he did his last competition, aged 9. 

Colic Surgery

Sir Heinrich has so far sired 19 licensed sons (of which only 6 made it into studbook I) and 35 state premium daughters. 

The chestnut recently had a bout of colic and was brought to the equine clinic to be operated on. On 12 May he returned home to recover and is not yet standing at stud.

"We are very happy that our top stallion Sir Heinrich is happy and fresh in his box at the state stud after a success colic operation due to a lipoma," the state stud confirmed."

Photo © Astrid Appels

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