2007, 17.2-hand Oldenburg Stallion

“His bloodlines and movement made me choose him after months of careful consideration. Our colt by Fairbanks is unbelievably correct conformationally and we are loving his temperament. He is exceptional! Our colt is so nice I decided to use Fairbanks again next year.”

— Ingvill Ramberg
Fairbanks, Oldenburg Stallion

Fairbanks was Champion of the 2009 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany. He quickly became the crowd favorite with his spectacular performance, extravagant gaits, impressive jumping ability and willing temperament.

Fairbanks completed his 30-Day Test very successfully. In a field of 49 stallions, including Bundeschampionat winners, Licensing Champions and top-priced stallions, he placed third with an overall score of 8.74.

Fairbanks, Oldenburg Stallion

He repeated this success in 2011 at his 70-Day Test. He was the only stallion to score over 100 in both jumping and dressage, showing versatility and willingness under saddle.

Sire Flemmingh, successful dressage stallion in the Netherlands, sired international dressage horses Krack C (Anky van Grunsven) and Lingh (Edward Gal). A Flemmingh daughter was overall Champion at the National Dutch Mare Show. Fairbanks’ dam, SPS Identify, was highly praised at her Mare Performance Test. Damsire Inselfürst was the winner of his Stallion Test and successfully shown in Advanced Level dressage. Full sister to Fairbanks’ granddam Alegra produced stallions San Brasil, a Bundeschampionat participant and Celle stallion Los Angeles.

In 2011, Fairbanks presented his first outstanding foal crop in Germany which were representative of himself; large expressive foals with long lines, beautiful heads and necks and outstanding movement.

At the 2011 Oldenburg licensing, Fairbanks was awarded the 1c-Premium due to his exceptional Stallion Test results, impressive foals and his overall development as a top breeding stallion. This was especially remarkable as he was not primarily breeding in the main Oldenburg breeding region and therefore had to stand up to strong competition for this award.

He has sired many Elite & Premium foals. A son (Fairbanks-Paragon, Jazz) owned by Elin Houe of Braulstrup, Denmark, was selected for the Danish stallion grading, Currently, offspring beginning their under saddle careers are exceeding all expectations. Son Flair Royal was twice French Young Horse Champion as a 4- and 6-year-old.

Fairbanks is approved ARS and GOV. No live cover, but shipped or frozen semen is available. The stud fee is $1,800 LFG and a $300 nonrefundable booking fee. Special consideration for discounts will be given to performance and SPS mares.

CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis): Negative
EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis): Negative
WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome): Negative N/N 

Fairbanks is owned by Leatherdale Farms and stands at Bridlewood Farm. Owner Louise Leatherdale has been honored twice as USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year. Visit Fairbanks’s page on the Leatherdale Farms website here.


SPS Identify
Landgraf I
Inschallah AA
SPS Wega


Felicitas by Fairbanks
Felicitas (Fairbanks/Wolkenstein II) showing great poise and elegance.
Photo Credit: Kiki Beelitz

View more about Fairbanks on the Leatherdale Farms website here, including an extensive Offspring Gallery and more testimonials.

First Watch (Fairbanks) – Top hunter First Watch was sold by owner Barbara Mitchell in 2020. She says of him: “First Watch consistently scored in 90’s at WEF … in 3’6” Performance Hunters. He won every Under Saddle class he was in and was Champion at most shows. He also was Champion in the 3 foot Adult Amateurs twice this winter. He is gorgeous, 16’3” and has the best temperament.” Pictured above in 2016 getting a final touch-up before his trip with rider Rob Carey in the Pre-Green Hunter 3 and 4 yr old class Wednesday at WEF. He won the second class over fences!