Introducing "Vollrath Chagall"

- 16.1hh Dark Brown Holsteiner Warmblood stallion
- Born: 2004
- Sire: Immenhof Castello (Casanova - Coriander - Coriolan - Calypso II)
- Dam: Akvavit V (Anamour - Dynamit - Witzbold)

- Service Fee: NZ$1250 including GST. (frozen semen available NZ wide)

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Vollrath Chagall, October 2014

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Vollrath Chagall competing at Woodhill Sands 1* Grand Prix with Greg Jamieson, 2014.

"Vollrath Chagall" (Charlie) is a handsome dark brown Warmblood stallion bred by Vollrath Stud and owned by Greg Jamieson of Chester Farm.
He hails
from the famous Holsteiner "C" line tracing back to the very influential stallions Calypso II and Cor De La Bryere, and is out of a quality New Zealand bred warmblood mare of Anamour / Dynamit bloodlines.

Chagall has a big powerful jump with very clean, consistent technique, high rideability and an exceptional calm temperament that makes him an easy stallion to have around and take out to competitions.

Video of Vollrath Chagall winning the 1.45m 1* Grand Prix, Woodhill Sands, December 2013

Performance History & Competition Success

Chagall has already gained himself quite a fan club at the shows and impresses with his ever consistent form over the jumps. It is rare to see any horse competing at the levels Chagall does ridden in a simple snaffle and cavesson noseband with no martingale or other "gadgets" - let alone a stallion!

Following early handling and outings with previous owner Philippa Barriball as a young horse, Chagall was started under saddle by Greg as a 3 year old and then given his early mileage under saddle by Philippa who enjoyed riding her young stallion around her farm and local hill tracks, alongside attending to private breeding duties at her farm.

It was following some free-jumping training at Chester Farm as a 4 year old that Chagall really caught Greg's eye and impressed with his calm demeanor mixed with super canter and obvious jumping talent. The offer was made to Philippa to compete the young stallion on her behalf and this exciting competition partnership was formed.

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Vollrath Chagall competing at Horse Of Year show 2013 with Greg Jamieson.
Photo credit: Kimi Knight Photography.

Chagall was lightly competed as a 5 and 6 year old in both showhunter and showjumping where he seldom took a rail and earned several placings including 8th= National 5 Year Old Showjumping Champs 2009, 4th 1.20m Horse Of Year 2010 and also 8th (out of 60 starters) in the 6 Year Old HOY Title class (1.30m) 2010 - great results from very limited outings.

As a 7 year old, Chagall competed successfully in the National 7 Year Old showjumping series classes and in January 2012 he started in his first 1* Grand Prix, which he won!

Over the 2012 / 13 season, Chagall competed regularly with Greg in 1.30 - 1.40m classes and 1* Grand Prix classes, earning several wins and placings against many more seasoned campaigners at these heights.

Waikato Showhunter Open Horse Classic winners, February 2012

He also continued to dominate in all showhunter classes entered throughout the season due to his excellent canter rhythm and consistent form over the jumps. His showhunter career highlights to date include: Waikato Open Horse Championship winner 2012, 3rd Open Showhunter Horse Of The Year title class 2012 and 6th in this same title class 2013.

Vollrath Chagall and Greg - 3rd Open Showhunter Horse Of The Year 2012
Photo credit: Barbara Thompson

In 2013 / 14 show season, Chagall was one of the most consistent horses competing up to 1.50m in the 1* Grand Prix circuit, seldom out of the placings from every class entered including 1st 1* GP at Woodhill Sands and 5th 1* GP Manfield (indoors).
Chagall also put forward a tremendous effort in the Taupo Christmas Classic 2013 Open Horse National Showjumping 1.30m Derby where he jumped to a very satisfying 4th place from a very large field of entries.

In 2014 / 15 season, Chagall was competed by Tauranga based World Cup rider Phillip Steiner on behalf of Greg. Phillip quickly formed a partnership with the stallion, competing up to 3* Grand Prix 1.60m through the season with results including 1st 1.40m Gisborne, 2nd National Open Horse Derby 2014 etc.

Phillip Steiner will be competing Chagall again in the 2015 / 16 season.

Progeny & Breeding Success

From only a very small number of private mares bred, Chagall has proven to cross well to both Thoroughbred and Warmblood mares. Being an "older fashioned" type of warmblood horse with his strong bone, frame and constitution, he makes a particularly good cross to full Thoroughbred mares and lighter framed warmbloods, adding good bone and substance, a level-headed temperament, excellent natural rhythm and canter quality, and exciting natural jumping ability to his offspring. Chagall also has excellent feet which he passes on to all of his progeny.
His two oldest progeny were born in 2008 both competed in showjumping at Horse Of Year show in March 2015 including the exciting mare "Cadenza" (x TB mare) whose huge natural jumping ability saw her competing to 1.25m in her first season of competition and jumping impressively in the 6YO HOY class.
His progeny's temperaments and natural ability make them suitable for both amateur and professional riders, for competition and pleasure riding.


Sighted inhand and under saddle by Hanno Koehncke, German Holsteiner classifier in 2013, Chagall was commented to be a very impressive jumper and of sound temperament and was suggested as being a very good cross for breeding with our New Zealand Thoroughbred mares.
His progeny are eligible for registration with the New Zealand Holsteiner Association.


Vollrath Chagall and Greg, October 2014
Vollrath Chagall with owner Greg Jamieson, October 2014

Breeding Information

Chagall is available at public stud via frozen semen. Semen is stored at Equibreed, Cambridge.

Service Fee: NZ$1250 including GST.

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