Stallion by Absatz/Abglanz,
born in 1967,
died in 1996,standing
Argentan was one of the most important founding sires of the
Argentan was Reserve Champion of his stallion licensing in 1969, and the
following year, was 4th out of 15 candidates in the performance test.
In 1994 he was crowned Hannoverian Stallion of the Year as a result of his
extraordinary success as a sire. Argentan was the sire of 805 competition horses
who won a total of DM1,648,638. His broodmares in particular were highly
regarded and included three Champion German Riding Horse mares at the DLG show:
Aragonia (1978), Ascona (1980) and Arabella (1984). However he was also the sire
of some top performers including Mario Deslauriers 1984 World Cup winner, Aramis.
He was the sire of 19 stallion sons, including Airport, Al Capone and most famed
of all, Argentinus.
The late Werner Schockemöhle, a man regarded in his lifetime as a walking
encyclopaedia of Warmblood breeding, had this to say about the great stallion:
"For twenty years I have judged the foals in the areas to the north, near
Varkstead, where Argentan stood. Then he was the most important stallion - for
type - in Hannover. He made fantastic types, but he had the mistakes of
Absatz/Abglanz. He was not so good in the shoulder, and often he was not good in
the front legs, especially the fetlock and the pasterns. The fetlock was often
not large enough, it was too light, and the pasterns were too short. Together
that shortens the life of the front leg when it is used hard in the sport."
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