HANCOCK (f. 5/3/09) Premium Trakehner & Elite Hanoverian black stallion by Imperio out of State Premium Mare Herzlicht II by Elite Stallion Münchhausen. Approved for breeding by European and American Trakehner, Hanoverian, RPSI, Oldenburg, ISR Oldenburg, Westfalen, Rhineland and Polish breed associations.
Hancock's sire Imperio and his rider Hubertus Schmidt represented Germany on the 2016 Rio Olympics Gold Medal dressage team.
Hancock won his 70-day Stallion Testing in Marbach, Germany. His HLP ZW dressage marks total 136 points, the highest value of all Trakehner stallions since the introduction of this system. Hancock achieved excellent marks for his rideability (9.0), dressage abitlity and impulsion (8.78) as well as his gaits (8.5).
After proving his jumping abilities in 2015, Hancock dominated the 2016 dressage scene bringing home four High Point Championship and two High Point Reserve Championship honors at Second through Forth Level Dressage, thereby earning his American Trakehner Association Bronze Performance Award. Hancock will be competing at FEI Prix Saint Georges in 2017.
Hancock's exterior is flawlessly designed. He has a very good three-division body with an optimal topline and harmonious build exhibiting the traits found in the Edelpferdes Trakehner type. Hancock captivates you with his modern type and his heirs acquire the potential for greatness of their relatives and ancestors. It was noted during his approval at the 2015 American Hanoverian Society inspection that Hancock will be important in lightening the breed and imparting his elegance to the foals of the older Hanoverian type.
Hancock imparts his charm, beauty, and quality on to his foals. His 2014 offspring took several top honors including the winning foal of the Danish Trakehner Association's Foal Championships in Broholm and the champion foal at the annual meeting of the British Trakehner Breeder's Association. Hancock's first foal crop in Europe debuted under saddle in 2016 with two of his offspring placing in the Federal Tournament in Hanover, Germany, two fillies earning State Premium Status, and a daughter earning Reserve Champion at her Mare Performance Test.
Hancock is not standing at stud in 2018 in order to concentrate on his performance career.