The Rhinelander breeding stallion Lord Loxley has passed away on 8 September 2022. He was 23 years old.
Lord Loxley was a 1999 born Rhinelander stallion by Lord Sinclair out of Weltlady (by Wltmeyer x Weingau). He was bred by Josef Faymonville of Gestut Sonnehof in Belgium
Lord Loxley was licensed as a 2,5 year old at the 2001 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster, Germany. Josef Wilbers of Ferienhof Stucker (FS) purchased him there and named him FS Lord Loxley.
He completed his German stallion performance test duties via sport.
In 2005 Wilbers tried to have Lord Loxley approved for KWPN breeding by having the stallion compete in The Netherlands on the 2003-2004 KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition circuit. In the end he pulled out of the KWPN licensing process as he did not want Lord Loxley to do the mandatory 21-day stallion performance test in Holland.
Lord Loxley was approved for all major German studbooks.
Bundeschampion and WCYH Silver Medalist
Under Jana Freund, Lord Loxley achieved much success in the show ring as a young horse.
He won the Westfalian Young Horse Championships in 2002 and 2003. He was fourth at the 2003 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf.
Their glory year was in 2004 when the pair first won silver at the 2004 World Young Horse Championships in Verden behind Hans Peter Minderhoud on Florencio. A month later they won the gold medal at the 2004 Bundeschampionate.
Between 2006 and 2007 Freund only very lightly competed Lord Loxley and in 2008 Heiner Schiergen took over the ride and campaigned him at national small tour level.
A 6-year break from competition followed and then Lord Loxley briefly returned to the arena under Chloe Morris Talbot in 2014.
The rest of his life, Lord Loxley fulfilled his duty as a breeding sire. After being stationed at Ferienhof Stucker as a young horse, he also stood at stud at the Umpfenbach stallion station and in 2015 he moved to the Galmbacher stallion station.
The last years of his life he had returned to Sonnenhof under the care of stud manager and rider Chloe Morris Talbot.
Lord Loxley turned out to be an outstanding producer of dressage horses. In Germany he sired no less than 37 licensed sond and 103 state premium daughters. His most well known licensed sons are Lord Leatherdale, L'Espoir, Laetare, Las Vegas, Lord Carnaby, Lord Fantastic, amongst others.
His most successful offspring in sport are Sternenwanderer (Ryan Torkkeli), Annarico (Fanny Verliefden), Paola (Aline Schrader), Lord Fittipaldi (Dorothee Schneider), FS Las Vegas (Febe van Zwambagt), Lord Carnaby (Beatrice Hoffrogge), Laetare (Andreas Helgstrand, Polina Afanasieva), Loxley's Lovely (Bianca Kasselmann), Lord Wallonia (Chloe Morris Talbot),
Lord Loxley sadly succumbed to colic.
"I took him to the clinic and we decided to go forward to operate him as it was the only chance to have a hope for him to survive," Morris Talbot told Eurodressage. "Unfortunately that did help." He was put to sleep.
On social media, Chloe posted, "In your daughters and sons you will carry on living. Gallop up in the sky’s amongst the best, whilst you will be remembered as one of the greatest amongst us. "
Photos © Astrid Appels - private
FS Lord Loxley Earns the Silver Medal
Undisputed Victory for FS Lord Loxley
Lord Loxley Withdrawn from KWPN Stallion Licensing
Lord Carnaby Sold to German Young Rider
Lord Leatherdale to Focus on Sport, Breeding on Back Burner
Loxley's Lovely Sold to Luca Sophia Collin