A true ‘Chef de Rasse’ or ‘Main Sire’. Besides World Cup he is the only other licensed son of Woermann alive today. Woermann is the founder of the most popular Warmblood bloodline in the world. For almost the last two decades this sire line has dominated Hanoverian breeding and has strongly influenced Warmblood breeding all over the World. Main representatives of this lineage are: World Cup II, Warkant, Wenzel, Walt Disney, Weltmeyer, Wolkenstein II, Weyden, Wolkentanz I & II, Welt Hit I & II etc..Winterkoenig’s genetic make up contains a very rare threefold combination of the W/F line through Woermann and his second and third sires on his dam line, Wolfsburg and Ferdinand, all leading back to Fling, one of the pillars of Hanoverian breeding. Winterkoenig’s pedigree is further strengthened by his highly rated maternal sire Pik Koenig, the sire of the very important Pik Bube.
Winterkoenig sired a number of highly rated and prominent dressage horses (eg Wiking, representing AUS at the WEG in Rome, winner on FEI level in Europe) as well as internationally successful eventers (eg Waitangi Wind under Heelan Tompkins, NZ) and a broad band of valuable broodmares. Deceased 2006.