Moulin Rouge

15129911_10210081052214124_158245578_n-2“Moulin” is a black Holsteiner mare out of the stamm 741 – the same as the likes of Liocalyon – and by Leandro. She was imported from Germany to Canada at a young age, and later imported to the United States to begin her broodmare career. I have been unable to trace her history back past the time around her importation into the United States, although it was said she did have a show career under the name “Rock Star”.

Stamm 741 is one of the nicest Holsteiner dam lines, having produced the likes of Liocalyon, Colorit, and Leandro himself. Moulin herself is Leandro x Montanus x Sacramento Song. Leandro is by Landgraf I, a legendary sire in his own right, having produced countless successful jumpers and 60 licensed sons with the Holsteiner verband alone – including the likes of Landadel, a stallion who produced world cup horses in both dressage and show jumping, and Libero, who won the Dutch title 5 times and the 1994 Volvo World Cup. Landgraf, in turn is by yet another legend – Ladykiller xx, one of the thoroughbreds that helped define modern Holsteiners. Another of those thoroughbreds is Sacramento Song, who appears subtly in the back of pedigrees beyond count. This includes his son Sandro, who is prominent in dressage pedigrees to this day.

The combination of these thoroughbreds so prominently in her pedigree has meant that Moulin is quite modern in both type and disposition. She is well suited to the jumpers, though if crossed with a more mellow type disposition, her flat-kneed movement has predisposed her to producing nice hunter types.

She has produced four offspring to date, including this lovely filly Lady Marmalade, bred by Solomon Farm.