Gala night to honor Trakehner Stallion of the Year Distelzar

Trakehner stallion of the year Distelzar.
Trakehner stallion of the year Distelzar. © Tammo Ernst

Trakehner stallion Distelzar will be honored as Stallion of the Year at a gala evening at the breed’s stallion market in Neumünster this weekend.

The 15-year-old stallion, who is out of the Arogno mare Distelgold, has sired 10 approved sons, including Donaustolz and Donaugold. He is also the sire of several state premium mares.

Distelzar was bred by Diana Grün from Gestüt Lindenhof am Berg in Gielert and was approved in October 2000 in Neumünster. His sire Gribaldi, by Kostolany, who has produced many great stallions and sport horses, including Totilas. Distelzar  was sold at auction at Klosterhof Medingen in 2001 for  €600,000 to Marie-L. Wüthrich of Switzerland.

Distelzar won his 30-day test with 8.77, and scored the top mark of 10 for his ride-ability.  In his first crop of colts up for licensing, in 2004, the stallion provided reserve winner C`est bon.

In 2010 Distelzar he earned the rating of ‘elite stallion’.

Since 2005, he has been ridden and trained by Andrea Wicki-Mäder, the niece of his owner.  In 2008 he competed in the small dressage tour and completed his first Grand Prix competition in Switzerland in 2010/2011. He placed third in the Swiss Elite Championships.


The Trakehner Stallion Market runs from October 17 to 20. Tickets are available from Hallenbetriebe Neumünster GmbH, PO Box 1308, 24503 Neumünster and via e-mail from

Tickets are from €12 euros (standing) to €19 euros (seated). Tickets for the Gala Evening cost between €14 and €25. 


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