Vaseline

Gray Holstein mare, born 1986, line 173
Breeder: Harm Thormählen, Kollmar


Vaseline's birth was something of a wonder. Already more than 20 year old, her dam Vase had not come in foal. Until then she had given birth to 13 foals, including the licensed stallions Grand Vikar, Maurus, Montreal, Robinson and Lagrain as well as the mare Folia. To tell the truth, her 14th and last foal, Vaseline, born in 1986, is by a colt that was out on pasture.

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Vase
Ramzes AA
Rappel
Rittersporn xx
Jordi ox
Heinzelmann
Kandare

In the beginning, the very ambitious but only 16. ½ hands tall gray mare successfully competed in sport with Harm Thormählen, e.g. the honor rounds in Bremen und Rostock. International success was added by her Italian rider, Giovanni Govoni. Vaseline won seven Grand Prix in just one year. In 1996 she was entered in the Nations Cup of Aachen. For this occasion her breeder, Harm Thormählen, bought himself a new tie and jacket and personally walked through the course in Aachen. Confronted with the enormous dimensions of the jumps, he was sure that "his" Vaseline would never be able to manage such a course. But the mare just flew over the fences and had but one fault in the two rounds.

In 1998 Vaseline and Tjark Nagel were the victors in Düsseldorf and Kiel.

When her career was over, Vaseline gave birth to a filly by Come On at Hof Thormählen who has remained in breeding.