21st April 2011 - Oldenburg
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Libitina was 8 days early with her sensational Easter present for us. She gave birth to the most exquisite black filly by World Champion Dimaggio.

She has gloriously long legs and the most exquisite head and face and is already showing off her fabulous movement in the field.

We have named her Larkshill L' Amour as we are totally and hopelessly in love with her and we are sure she will break more than a few hearts!


August 2011
L' Amour is awarded a Foal Premium by the Oldenburg Verband who said she was very typey, has a beautiful top line, good expression and good movement.

Sire Dimaggio
Amongst his list of achievements is the highly sought after title of  “World Breeding Champion” which he won in 2000 with an overall score of 9.5. This is a very prestigious competition contested every year by the biggest names in dressage. He scored an index of 133.39 in the dressage at his stallion licensing. Other achievements include winning the International Shearwater Championship in 2000 along with the Prevac Pro Potential Dressage Horse Championships. He went on to win at Prix St Georges and Inter 1 with over 70%. Leading Dressage Sire BEF Futurity 2010.

Offspring successes include:-


15 progeny at the National Dressage Championships, overall dressage Champion at the BHHS show, Burghley Young Event Horse 5 Yr Old Champion, 2 progeny represented GB, 7 BD Regional Winter Championships & 2 Reserve Champions, 5 BD Regional Summer Champions & 2 Reserve Champions, an eventer competing at 3*CCI, 3 more licensed sons in Germany and a €200,000 top auction price. 5 qualified for the German Young Horse Championships - (Bundeschampionate)

British Young Horse at Hickstead:-
National 5 Yr Old & 6 Yr Old Reserve Champions
International 6Yr Old Champion & 5 Yr Old Reserve Champion


3 winners in Top British Breed Horse Awards – two Dressage; one Eventing; 7 offspring at BD's Summer National Championships including the Advanced Medium National Champion. Highest priced horse at the Hanoverian Elite action at €320,000. Another son, Diamo Gold, is premium licensed by Oldenburg

2008 Winning all three age categories at the Top British Breed Dressage Horse Awards. Shearwater National 6 year old Dressage Horse Champion, 2nd Reserve Champion at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
2007 British Dressage Nationals the NFU Mutual Prelim Champion


British Hanoverian Show – Champion 3 year old mare, BWBS Stallion Licensing - Keystone Don  Amore - Reserve Champion,  Licensed son, Dynamic in Germany, At the Elite Auction, Vechta his colt foal sold for €33,500 to Ann Kathrin-Linsenhoff, the German dressage team member. And another Dimaggio colt sold for €28,000 to Blue Hors the famous Danish stud, standing Don Shufro and Cavan

2003 Champion BWBS stallion - Woodlander Del Amitri, Champion Sports Horse - Treliver Decanter, Champion Colt - British Hanoverian Show, Champion filly 2 year old  and Champion colt two year old - British Dressage Breeding Championship
2002 Champion colt, Champion filly and Supreme Champion at the British Hanoverian Show

Dam - Libitina
Libitina is one of Larkshill stud's foundation mares and has produced some sensational foals.  She is an absolute joy to own and is one of my favourites as she always makes me laugh!
She has the most beautiful head and is graded into both the Trakehner and Oldenburg Studbook. Her sire is Beatos who is best known as the original Lloyds Bank’s black horse and she is out of a thoroughbred dam. Libitina's great grandsire Hill Gail was a successful American racehorse who not only won the Kentucky Derby in 1952 but also went on to sire Champion racehorses!

Libitina is a Champion in her own right and she has Champion daughters. All of her Oldenburg foals have been awarded the prestigious Oldenburg Foal Premium. If she was a State Premium mare in Germany, she would now have been awarded Elite Status by the Oldenburg Verband on the basis of producing 3 Oldenburg Premium foals.

At the BEF British Breeding Elite Championships Carl Hester named her the 2008 British Breeding Champion Dressage Broodmare out of 16 top mares! We were so delighted, one more Championship title to add to her growing list! Libitina was particularly pleased as she had beaten our State Premium mare Show Hit who was the Reserve Champion! Show Hit is now in foal to Totilas!
In 2005 Libitina received the recognition she deserves for producing outstanding progeny when she won the Trakehner Breeders Fraternity’s Mare Family Championship, along with her daughters Larkshill Lakota by Kostolany and Larkshill Lexington by E.H. Hohenstein.

She bred the 2006 Best British Bred Trakehner and Young Stock Champion Larkshill Lexington. Her foals have also been very successful at the young horse dressage classes. At the British Dressage National Foal Show both Lakota and Lexington both scored 82% and were the highest placed Trakehners in their year. Legend was Reserve Champion at the British Dressage Young Horse Breeding Championships as a yearling.

Her 2008 foal Larkshill Limited Edition by Stedinger was awarded a First Premium Award at the BEF British Breeding Futurity. She scored 9.5s, 9's & 8.75s for all categories with a final score of 8.90 - just missing the Elite title by 0.1%. She was the 3rd highest scoring horse in the Dressage category, just behind big sister Larkshill Supremacy and both qualified for the Elite Championship Show.

Libitina consistently produces big moving, sweet natured horses with correct conformation – who happen to be drop dead gorgeous too!


Don Primero

St. Pr. St. Fantasia
World Cup 1
Laughing Hill xx
Hill Trail xx
Laughter Tor xx
Sire: Dimaggio...................................................................................................... Dam: Libitina