Stallion by Termit/Hyperion, born in 1942,
died in 1964,standing
The chestnut Abglanz was perhaps the most influential stallion
of modern times in the Hannoverian breeding district, and his infusion of
Trakehner lightness and ‘blood’ can be clearly seen in today’s modern
Although the lightly framed Trakehner was not initially welcomed in an era when
agricultural horses were in great demand. Abglanz was royally bred, his dam,
Abendluft was a full-sister to the influential stallions, Absinth, Absalon and
At the stallion station at Jork, he produced three famous brothers - Abhang I,
II and III, as well as their full sister, Zukunft who competed with success
internationally with Alwin Schockemöhle. Just 160 cm, Abhang I produced elegant
horses but without great performance success. Abhang II, at 157 cm, was the
smallest of the three brothers, but produced great dressage horses, with charm
and movement. Abhang III, the tallest of the three, sired mainly showjumpers.
All told Abglanz sired 19 Approved sons, with progeny earnings of over
Abglanz and his progeny are credited with bringing about great improvement in
the head and neck of the Hanoverian horses.As Abglanz spent his entire breeding
career in Celle servicing the Hannoverian brood mare population, his influence
in the Trakehner studbook was limited, and he produced only nine registered
Trakehner daughters and three Trakehner sons, Kassio, Morgenglanz and Valentin.
Kassio produced the mother of the stallion, Kassiber, who was such a success in
Australia as a sire of dressage horses.