Lancet’s career took a rapid turn to stardom when he was chosen to go to the Olympics in Athens when a previous horse was injured on the team. Having only performed a Grand Prix test a few times with his new young rider, Marlies van Balen, they went on to a remarkable debut performance. Lancet again competed in the Olympics in Bejing, finishing 7th overall. His rider and owner Emma Hindle, who was recovering from cancer surgery just weeks before the competition, still managed to put up the performance of her life at the games. At the 2008 CDI London Olympia Horse Show, the Dressage Horse of the Year Award was given to Lancet. Lancet has since earned the prestigious title of "keur" due to the outstanding achievements of his offspring in sport. Lancet is now retired and resides at Brookhouse stud in England. He is a proven international competitor and producer of top quality sport horses.
Lancet was approved as a 3 year old by the KWPN studbook. At the 100 day test he got: walk: 8 trot: 8 canter: 8.5 and suitability as a dressagehorse : 8.5 After his approval for the KWPN, he won the dressage competition for KWPN stallions at L and at M level in 2 consecutive years.
Lancet descends from a valuable, exemplary combination of bloodlines from the legendary Hanoverian Breeding Station Stedebergen: Wenzel I x Shogun xx. The sire of Lancet is Wenzel I ( Wörmann x Matador) who is on the top ranking of dressage bloodlines. Out of this Wbloodline are the Grand –Prix dressage horses Welcome ( World Cup 1 x Grande) and Weyden (Western Star x Grande). His pedigree is further exceptional because of a first class dam line. His grand dam Anika is a full sister to Argentan I (Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 1994) and Argentan II. Argentan I is well known as the father of the famous Oldenburg stallion Argentinus. They represent the same line as DLGChampion mare Goldlady, who is the queen at multiple elite mare shows. Her sons Frenchman I and Frenchman II are highly asked for sires. In Holstein, this Mare Family carries the number 8777 and also produced the top class half brother Calvin Z, Lansing, and the shining star Cantus, who are all outstanding jumper sires.
The offspring of Lancet have proven very successful. They are very good dressage horses who also tend to have good jumping ability. A son of Lancet : Patron ( Lancet x Dageraad x Ubis) became the winner of the VSN (Vereniging Sportpaarden Nederland) Patron was awarded the terrific score of 9 under saddle!
In 2002 a total of 10 offspring of the stallion Lancet got to the semifinals of the Pavo Cup (a dressage competition for 4 and 5 year old horses) in Ermelo ( Netherlands). At the national stallion inspection of the KWPN studbook in Den Bosch (Netherlands) in 2003 a son of Lancet : Tango (Lancet x Michelangelo) was selected for the 2nd ring.
His son Uzzo became World Champion in 5-year olds in World Championships Young Dressage Horses with Patrick van der Meer. 2007 Five Victories on the international circuit out of 8 competitions!
Lancet - a performing Grand Prix Olympic stallion who produces a modern type foal, with super movement and high performance potential. Lancet is a refining stallion.