Lörke is by Lauries Crusador xx, an English Thoroughbred improvement sire whi is arguably the most successful and influential Thoroughbred stallion in the Hanoverian breed today. Jahrbuch Hengste 2001 lists him 4th in the Top List of stallions siring riding horse qualities, with an index of 162 and ranks him in the Top List of stallions siring Dressage qualities with an index of 123.
His dam is SPS Worlddream by Weltmeyer – Triple Crown Champion and 6th on the Top List of stallions siring riding horse qualities with an index of 159 and 5th in the Dressage list with an index of 179. His direct mother line descends from the legendary DLG Champion SPS Fluegelpalme, which is also the direct mother line of the Grand Prix Dressage Hanoverian stallion Domingo.
Loerke at his stallion licensing
Lörke was foaled in 1995, licensed in 1997 at Verden, where he was purchased by Dr. Bade for the national state stud at Celle. He completed the eleven month long performance test for the Celle stallions and finished 8th overall.
At the 2001 Some Day Soon Farm inspection, Suzanne Quarles’ colt out of a Grundstein mare and Randy Dauphin’s filly out of an Adios III mare were Champion Colt and Filly. In 2002, his son Luminous, owned by Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck, won the Two-Year-Old class at the PVDA Breed Show, and the Two-Year-Old class, the Colt Championship and the Young Horse Reserve Championship at the July Morven Park Breed Show, where he qualified for the Regional finals at Devon.
Statistics Registration Name: Loerke Show Name: Loerke Registration Number: AHS ES 518
Hanoverian Breeding Approval: AHS, VhW Color/Markings: Chestnut; star. stripe,
snip, right front sock, right hind half sock Height: 16.2H Date of Birth: 4/4/95 Breeder: Guenther Schmidt, Germany Year Licensed: 1997 Performance Test: 1998
Adelheidsdorf Overall Score: 114.22/8/38 Rideability: 114.17/8 Jumping: 111.78/10
Loerke as a youngster
In 2006 as a mature breeding stallion
Pedigree Loerke's pedigree combination makes him the product of a conformation and riding horse marriage made in heaven.