Londontime Passed Away

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:08
Wolfhard Witte and Londontime at the 2008 World Young Horse Championships in Verden :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The Hanoverian licensed stallion Londontime has passed away on 9 September 2022. He was 20 years old.

Born in 2002, Londontime was by Londonderry x out of Wieneria (by Walt Disney I x Trapper). He was bred by Christina Hellwege-Tiedemann.

Licensed Through HLP

Londontime was licensed at the 2004 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and sold to American Bertrand Page.

He did the 300-day stallion performance test (HLP) in Adelheidsdorf, where he scored 137.57 points for dressage (3rd) and 78.24 points for show jumping (35th). He totalled 114.74 points to finish 9th out of 48 participating stallions. 

In 2012 he was approved for Oldenburg and through an alliance with Stable Grunder he got his pass for Swiss warmblood breeding. 

Auction Price Record Setter

At the 2006 Hanoverian Young Horse Championships
The chestnut was entrusted in the care of the Celle state stud from the start. Wolfhard Witte became his steady rider. The duo made its show debut in July 2006 and finished fourth at the 2006 Hanoverian Young Horse Championships in Verden. 

At the 2006 Hanoverian Autumn Elite auction in Verden, Londontime set a new auction record price by selling for 510,000 euro to the dup Hans-Günter and Gabriele Berner (of the fruit juice company Cellagon).

After the auction issues with the insurance of the stallion followed but when Klaus Bunger co-invested in Londontime the matters were solved.

In the German NF database, Londontime was listed as owned by Celle.

Sport Career

Witte retained the ride and Celle continued to stand Londontime at stud. 

At the 2008 World YH Championships
In 2007 the pair was 7th in the 5-year old dressage horse finals at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf.

In 2008 they represented Germany at the World Championships for young dressage horses in Verden and finished 17th in the consolation finals.

After the summer of 2008 until 2011 he was not shown at all. He did one competition in August 2011, three in 2013 at M and S-level, and one local show in 2014.

Grande Prize

In 2015, Londontime received the Grande Prize, which is bestowed annually upon a 10 to 12-year old stallion who has proven himself as a producer stamping his offspring.

The Hanoverian verband stated that Londontime's offspring stands out by their "type and elegance, especially when they are positively influenced through Lauries Crusador xx blood. These brilliant types are often paired with high movement quality."

Sad Passing

At the 2012 Althengst Parade in Vechta
In 2022 Londontime move from Celle to Gestüt Rödgen in Sachsen-Anhalt, where he stood up for stud through live covering. On 9 September he was put to sleep. 

"A chronic condition that had been going on for a long time got so bad that we could not make any other decision than to put him to sleep," Gestut Rödgen explained. "We wished for a little more time with this great and pleasant personality."


Londontime was a highly popular breeding stallion in the Hanoverian area when he was a young sire and 522 of his offspring are registered for sport with the German Equestrian Federation. 

He has sired 13 licensed sons of which 6 were submitted to studbook I: Libertad, Lichtprinz, London Baron, Londonbeat's Harmonie, Blue Hors Londoner, and Londontower. He sired 76 state premium daughters.

His offspring did will at breed shows and in the competition ring: Liliefee was named Champion of the 2012 Hanoverian Elite Mare Show and Londano (by Londontime x Sandro Song) was the 2012 Swiss Warmblood Foal Champion.

In sport, the Swiss bred Londero von Worrenberg (by Londontime x Calypso II) was the reserve champion and La Ballerina (by Londontime x De Niro) the bronze medallist at the 2015 Swiss Young Horse Championships. Londero is now an Under 25 Grand Prix horse in the U.K. with Ellie McCarthy. Lagerfeld K (by Londontime x Don Crusador) was competed by Borja Carrascosa and Nadine Capellmann. Libertad (by Londontime x San Remo) is the 2022 European Junior Riders Champion under Allegra Schmitz-Morkramer. Other well known offspring are Lifetime (Christoph Bartsch), Let's Go (Victor Alfonso Pomares),  Liberte (Fiona Spranz), Lord of the Dance (Maria Aponte), Love Parade (Nina zur Lage), 

Photos © Astrid Appels

Related Links
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2008 World Young Horse Championships: 6-year old Preliminary Test, a Dance of Devotion
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