It was a sad day for the Klatte Stables on June 22nd 2018. On this day, they had to say goodbye to one of their best sires, Armitage. He was among those who have made the breeding company so famous and popular. The stallion suffered from a serious disease and had to be put down. Tjeert Hoekstar bred him, before he encountered his career in breeding and in the equestrian sport in Klein Roscharden.
As a sport horse, Rolf Moormann, who has won series of show jumping competitions with him including the Bundeschampionat, first introduced Armitage. Afterwards Johannes Ehning took over before his brother Marcus Ehning was internationally successful with him.
The liver chestnut stallion was also famous for his name “Pumuckl” and was also the master school horse for Guido Klatte Jun. He was the youngest silver medal winner at the German Championships in Balve. Together with Armitage, Guido became the German junior champion and has since then won more medals and ribbons in higher-level competitions.
As a sire, Armitage passed on the qualities that he was blessed with. Armitage was the son of the legendary Argentinus. His mother, elite mare Farina, was also an offspring of the big names in showjumping: Grannus, Inschallah AA and Furioso II.
Recent achievements by Arimatage’s offspring shown by the German FN, include an income of over 300.000 Euros altogether. One of the most famous offspring of Armitage, is Armitages Boy, who joined the 2013 European Championships in Herning under Aymeric de Ponnat and in 2017 he jumped under Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) in Göteborg.
There are 11 licensed sons of Armitage alive today. Nine of them have been listed in the studbook I. Additionally there are 38 broodmares, and two of them are State Premium Mares.