Paradox I

PARADOX I: Wesfalen States Stud Foundation Sire, Dam Line Pedigree

Papayerxx, sire of Paradox I, covered as a private stallion in Westphalian breeding for ten years, from 1961 to 1972. His immediate success as a sire was outstanding when in his first year at stud, produced the top international competition mare Panama 4 / Peter Schmitz (i.a. winner of the French Showjumping Derby in La Baule). She was the dam of the first rate full-siblings Gaylord 6 / Hendrik Snoek resp. Golden Gate / Lutz Merkel (both by Goldberg). His second crop resulted in the bay Privatier, one of the most successful dressage horses of his generation. Papayer xx’s third crop gave us the legendary sire Paradox I, who would pass on the valuable genotype of his sire. Schwangau, his half-brother, was a maker of showjumpers who also acquired breeding significance. The maternal dynasty is based on the linage mare, Harfe (by Hartwig-Heerfuhter-Omar III-Liborius), which produced not only the sons of Arnika, but also the dark tan Adler (by Adlerruf-Astrachan-Schwant: private stallion Wesphalia). When bred to Dolorit daughters, Paradox I produced great success. This was a resounding success. Padrona 2, PrinzeB, Palma Nova, Parbleu, Payot, Summertime, Paloma / Franke Sloothaak and numerous more established his fame as a procreator of world rank showjumpers. Paradox I sired a number of approved sons including Pascal, Pakt, Palisander, Parcours, and Parademarsch I and II.

In 1994, a life size bronze monument was erected in Paradox I’s honor on the grounds of the Westfalen State Stud at Warendorf.