Liberty Gold was Double Champion of both his Stallion Licensing in Verden and of his performance test at Adelheidsdorf, Germany. At his licensing in 2003, Liberty took highest honors excelling in his basic gaits, free jumping, confirmation, and overall suppleness. He stayed in Germany throughout 2004 to be started under saddle and to complete his performance testing in Adelheidsdorf. He was victorious at Adelheidsdorf, placing first of 42 horses, tallying high scores with a dressage index of 147.75 and an overall score of 140.93. When the final results were revealed, we were astonished: Liberty Gold scored 9.33 on trot, 9.5 on canter, 8 on walk, 9 on Character and Temperament, 9.667 on Rideability, and a 9 on his willingness to work.
In the Fall of 2005 Liberty Gold made history at Dressage at Devon. He was undefeated in all 7 of his classes both in hand and under saddle. He scored an 83.9% in the class of 4-year old and older stallions shown under saddle. In the 4 and 5-year old geldings and stallion Materiale class, Liberty Gold continued to excel and scored a 78.8%. Liberty further set out to dazzle us in the Hanoverian IBC 4-year and older category with a score of 84.0%, followed by an 86.27% in the Cosequin/USDF BC Stallion Championship. Liberty Gold emerged as the 2005 Grand Champion as well as the 2005 USDF/Cosequin East Coast Stallion Champion!
Liberty Gold is the son of Londonderry, also a winner in Verden and his stallion licensing in 1997. As a 4- year old in 1999, State Stallion Londonderry won the riding horse performance test of the German Riding Championships and later that year won the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses, or Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. Two years later, Londonderry won the reserve championship in the 6- year old division in Warendorf. As a producer Londonderry is known for stamping his offspring with his modern type, exquisite rideability, and above average movement. Throughout the 2004 breeding season, Londonderry was the top Hanoverian stallion among German breeders with over 800 mares covered.
Like his sire Londonderry, Liberty Gold's offspring have proven to be exceptional. Several foals have received "top colt" or "top filly" during the American Hanoverian Inspection tours. During the inspection tour of 2009, Liberty Gold mares entered for inspection were all awarded scores qualifying them for "Elite Mare Eligibility" with the AHS. In addition to doing well on the tours, Liberty Gold's offspring have been showing and successfully competing at breed shows all over the U.S. In 2008, on the East coast, one of Liberty's fillies "Lucia ESE" (Owner: Laura Trumbower) took 1st place in the Hanoverian class in Raleigh, N.C. On the West coast, another filly "Lucette" (owner: Jo Ann Thomas) was high score Hanoverian and won her filly class with a score of 81.5 at the Los Angeles Breeders Classic during the Cool August Nights Show. Like their sire and grandsire, Liberty Gold's offspring continue to excel in the show ring and impress judges with their character and talent. Overall, Liberty Gold's offspring are marked with his tremendous movement, correct conformation, and friendly easy-going temperaments.