2004, 16.3-hand Hanoverian Stallion

“For me, the discussion to breed to Hampton was simple. He complimented my mares line with increased rideability. I needed to match to a great mover with the temperament of a saint; Hampton. My filly’s temperament and gaits are more than I could have hoped for!”

— Carola Henriks
Hampton, Hanoverian stallion

Hampton is a carbon copy of his famous sire His Highness. His Highness was the Champion of his Hanoverian stallion licensing, his stallion test and the Danish stallion licensing. He was a successful dressage competitor and sire, producing 17 licensed sons, over 20 St.Pr. mares and successful offspring to numerous to mention.

As a 3-year-old, Hampton was Reserve Champion of his 70-Day Stallion Test in Schlieckau (overall score 134.24). He competed and won several young horse classes with high scores. In 2009 Hampton qualified for the Bundeschampionat in highly competitive shows.

Hampton, Hanoverian stallion

He was successful up to Intermediate I and qualified for the finals of the 2013 Nürnberger Burgpokal. He is bred out of an exquisite dam line which combines success in breeding and sport. Hampton’s dam, SPS Red Chili, produced a second licensed son. Granddam SPS Carina is the full sister of renown stallion Compliment and is dam to the licensed stallion Lesodoro. SPS Carina and daughter SPS Red Chili won as a family in the 2007 and 2009 prestigious Herwart von der Decken Shows. This damline is Hanoverian royalty, (the Ahnenhold family) known for producing internationally successful horses and licensed stallions.

Damsire Rotspon, by the legendary Rubinstein I, was Champion of his stallion test and has sired an impressive 21 licensed stallions. Rotspon and Grand Prix dressage stallion Rubinstein I are both noted for passing on excellent rideability and trainability.

For two years in a row, Hampton placed within the top 10% of German dressage sires with a score of 148 points in the estimated breeding evaluation by the FN.

Hampton’s offspring have exceeded expectations, producing elegant types with seemingly endless potential. Hampton has sired winning States Premium mares, Verden auction horses, and his licensed son Hampton’s Junior competed successfully in young horse classes. PK Happy Hippo is competing at M and S Levels in Germany. U.S.-bred Heirloom is a successful hunter.

Hampton is approved AHS, HV, ARS, GOV, Danish and Swedish registries.

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

Hampton 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 Hampton’s page on the Leatherdale Farms website here.


His Highness
SPS Red Chili
SPS Daireen
SPS Clarina
Helena XIV
SPS Flic Flac
SPS Antalia


Colt by Hampton
An elegant colt by Hampton out of a mare by Worldly.
Photo Credit: Kiki Beelitz

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

Bridlewood Farm’s broodmare Donna De Nira with her 2018 colt by Hampton. Learn more about Donna De Nira on her broodmare page.