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Additional Information for Lock and Load

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2000 American Warmblood Sport Horse Gelding

American Warmblood Society Elite, Supreme

2 Stars in the AWS 5 Star Program


Lock and Load is a 7 year old, 15.2 Hand Amercian Warmblood Sport Horse. He had his first American Warmblood Society inspection as a yearling in March, 2001 and his score of 81.25 put him in the top 3% of all horses inspected by the AWS since its inception in 1983.

His sire is the Hanoverian stallion, Loerke, (pronounced Lorkie) owned by Suzanne Quarles. She has a special relationship with the Hanoverian Society in Germany and was allowed to accompany them in their selection of the top 750 stallions in Germany. These 750 were narrowed down to 100 and then taken through the Koering (licensing.) Out of this group, Loerke placed 4th.

Dr. Bada selects the top 10 of these for the National State of Germany, and these ten are taken through an 11-month course of evaluation. Loerke placed 8th overall in this process.

Although the National State of Germany does not normally allow any of the top ten to leave the country, they made an exception in Suzanne's case and allowed Loerke to come to the U.S. Lock and Load is among his first year's progeny in the U.S.

His dam is a Hanoverian/Anglo-Arab mare named Wrapsody out of Waldaire on the Hanoverian side. Lock and Load's breeder is Mary Brandes-Dearden.

Award History:

2001 National USDF in-Hand Award: USDF All Breeds In-Hand Gold Medal for Yearlings

Scored 81.25 at First Inspection earning Blue Supreme Gold Medal

AWS High Point Gold Medal at PVDA Breed Show

Reserve Champion: Morvan Park Breed Show

Only Stallion in Devon Finals

AWS Bronze Medal at Devon

2002 National USDF In-Hand Award: USDF All Breeds In Hand Bronze Medal for Two year old Colts and Geldings

Lock and Load was kept as a stallion until the spring of 2005 and has 2 foals from 2003, 2 foals from 2004, and one foal from 2005. He has completed two months of off-site training under saddle, and Kim is currently refining his dressage skills where she find him to be a very willing student. He has the same wonderful movement under saddle that made him so successful as an in-hand competitor. He is ready to take on whatever riding you desire and will make someone an excellent dressage horse or jumper.