LJS Achromatic aka "Mattie" is by the incredible Knabstrupper stallion, Apollon. After passing his grading in Denmark APOLLON was originally used at stud there. After winning his stallion testing at Vilhelmsborg 1989 this stallion combined a stud duties with a highly successful competition career, winning not only Dressage and Showjumping to M level, but also M Eventing. Because of his quality as stallion he was awarded the Gold Medal as best Knabstrupper stallion at the 1990 Danish Agriculture Fair (equivalent with the German DLG), a rare and distinguished achievement for any horse, let alone a spotted one. In 1995 Apollon appeared on the German Scene and promptly won Premium graded status at the ZfDP grading in Lentföhrden. Just a glance at his pedigree shows that his ability and versatility haven't happened by accident. His sire ZORRO is a Knabstrupp of the modern Sporthorse type and himself a descendant of the famous Arab stallion POMERANETS OX, who also sired the stallion Hockey II (sire of the international star Showjumper Almox Prints J). APOLLON's dam SYMFONI is superbly bred Trakehner mare by DONAUSCHIMMER, combining such illustrious lines as ABGLANZ and POET XX. A couple of generations back we find the highly rated GUNNAR and the great grandmother SONETT, who produced the famous Trakehner Hessenstein and via him influenced an entire generation of horses. “Mattie” also has a wonderful dam, Labet. Labet won many championships in Open Jumping. She was accepted into the Knabstrupper book due to her accomplishments in sport. She has produced two hunter champions and a dressage champion as well as Mattie who excelled in the Jumpers and also was an amazing Eventer. Mattie’s first colt, a bay leopard by Pax Asguard AF Pegasus was sold as a stallion prospect at just days old. Her second colt, also a bay leoppard by Pax was sold to her previous owner, Betsy Kerrigan, as an eventing prospect.
Updates about previous foals can be found here.
May 2021: Bay leopard colt by Pax Asgard AF Pegasus- LJS Pax Ruger sold to Spot on Stables in Monroe WA.
May 2022: Bay leopard colt by Pax Asgard AF Pegasus - Pixelization LJS sold to Mattie's previous owner, Betsy Kerrigan.
Upcoming 2024 - foal by Colorado Skrodstrup, information can be found here.