Horse of a Lifetime: Farewell to Luidam
Luidam at the 2010 RDS during a parade of stallions who have been awarded the five star rating within the Horse Sport Ireland studbook. Ph. ©Stephen McCarthy
The famous KWPN stallion Luidam has passed away from natural causes at the age of 24. Luidam, by Guidam, was key to the career of Billy Twomey in the mid 2000s, and went on to become an influential breeding stallion in his post-competition years.
It was in 2004 that Twomey and Luidam helped Ireland win the Aga Khan trophy at the Royal Dublin Horse Show; the year prior they placed individual 5th at the European Championships, and 6th at the 2006 World Equestrian Games.
Luidam passed away at the farm of Emma-Rose Conroy in County Offaly on Wednesday, December 13. It was there that he passed his genes on, siring many high performance, successful 1.60m show jumpers.
Blue Angel is his most famous offspring due to her winning career under the USA’s Kent Farrington; Luidam also sired Ard Ginger Pop, Luikka, Luibanta BH, and Loughnavatta Indigo, among many others.