The Niedersachsenhalle in Verden was all hers when she made her grand entrance: Lady Gaga is Hannoveraner Mare of the Year. She owes this title to her two sons Commissar Pezi and Cato Boy as well as her daughter So Gaga, who caused a furore on the international show jumping circuit last year. Her breeder Johannes zur Lage got the certificate and the well-endowed cheque from R+V/VTV Versicherung during the show programme of the Verden licensing of show jumping stallions.
The Lord Pezi/Fly High-daughter Lady Gaga was born at Johannes zur Lage’s farm in Bersenbrück on March 7, 2007. She comes from the dam line of Ambella, which came to the zur Lage family farm with the 1943-born St.Pr.St. Flüpha by Flügeladjutant/Almarich. Lady Gaga's hereditary power is impressive. All five of her offspring, who are already under saddle, have achieved top placings on the show jumping course. The eldest son is the ten-year-old Commissar Pezi by Commissario, who made the Swiss victory in the prestigious Nations' Cup in Aachen with Martin Fuchs possible in July of this year. His one year younger full brother Cato Boy, who celebrated successes up to 1.50 metres with the Irish rider Shane Breen, is hardly inferior. After winning the Birmingham barrier jumping competition in October, the young British rider Katie Speller took over the reins of the eight-year-old. Third in the team is Hann.Pr.St. So Gaga by Stakkato, who is at the start of a great career under the saddle of Mynou Diederichsmeier. The seven-year-old can already boast victories in 1.45 metre jumping competitions. Full brother Stakkolord has reached medium (M) level with Maria Katharina Mallohn. The youngest, Cool Pezi by Colman, is competing with Louisa Müller in tests for young show jumpers up to elementary level. Clearly –the newly crowned Mare of the Year has three stars in the Hannoveraner Jumper Breeding Programme. Eight months ago, Lady Gaga's son Captain Pezi by Cicero Z was licensed in Verden and has moved into a stall at the Celle State Stud.