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Harli Seifert celebrates her 80th birthday

A very special birthday is on the agenda at the Lodbergen Dressurpferde Leistungszentrum (Lodbergen Dressage Performance Centre): Harli Seifert turns 80


Harli Seifert, De Royal breed by her, and the manager of the Lodbergen Dressage Performance Centre, Wolfgang Stagge(from left).
d. 07-06-2019 - 09:20

At the beginning of the 1970s, the passionate breeder laid the foundation for one of the most successful Oldenburg mare lines and a stallion station with her trend-setting mating considerations. Today, many breeders and horse lovers know her as the Lodbergen Dressage Performance Centre.

Harli Seifert comes from Hessen. Because of the horses, she and her husband Theo moved to Bunnen in Lower Saxony. Here they also found Chica, which Harli Seifert initially used as a leisure horse. But the additional talents of the dark brown Chronos daughter were revealed under Wolfgang Mengers, who rode Chica to numerous successes in international eventing events. After the end of her sporting career, Chica started her second career as a broodmare at the age of 13 - under the name Rudilore II. In 1979 she foaled Voila, and one year later Voici (alias Ruling Chica). The sire of the two brown mares was Otto Ammermann's Olympic eventing crack Volturno. Then as now Harli Seifert relied on her own intuition. "I wanted to breed performance horses with ability and ambition."

The numerous successes of her horses prove that she was exactly right with this performance focus. Thus, the number of licensed stallions from Harli Seifert's breeding, including the outstanding sporting stallions Gio Granno/Franke Sloothaak, Couleur Rubin/Ludger Beerbaum, Conterno Grande/Marco Kutscher, Rubin Royal OLD/Hendrik Lochthowe, Glock's Romanov/Hans Peter Minderhoud/NED and Rubin Action/Stella-Charlotte Roth, can be put at over 20. The number of awarded mares and foals as well as the successful sport horses is even higher.

Harli Seifert has received many awards for her phenomenal horse instinct and her breeding vision.

Her personal favourite "Rubinchen" (Rubin Royal OLD) is stationed at the Lodbergen Dressage Performance Centre, which was founded in 2008 with the help of Harli Seifert's circle of friends and is now under the direction of Wolfgang Stagge and Therese Nilshagen. Also in Lodbergen is the world class jumper Couleur Rubin. And also the youngest newcomer in Lodbergen comes from the breeding of Harli Seifert: De Royal. The beautiful three-year-old dark chestnut stallion is a son of De Niro from the full sister of Rubin Royal OLD and his five licensed full brothers. As expected, De Royal currently has a very good stallion performance test and is now carefully prepared for a career in the big dressage arena - in the spirit of his breeder Harli Seifert.