Portland L is known throughout Europe as a successful show jumper as well as a superior sire. He was bred by the legendary Fritz Ligges (Olympic Gold Medallist), who also owned and competed with Ramiro.
Portland L was licensed as a two year old in Muenster, Germany. As a three year old it was obvious that this stallion would be destined for the higher levels of show jumping. He received the highest possible score of 10 two times by his Test Riders in the Jumping Category at the 100-Day Testing.
At the ages of 5 and 6, Portland L won jumping classes of the 1.20m to 1.35m Level, therefore qualifying for the German Federal Championships. In 2002, as a 7 yr. old, Portland L gained to his resumé an unbelievable record of 17 wins and placings out of 18 starts at the M and S level (1.30m and 1.45m).
In his first season of competition under the German Champion Marco Kutscher (Olympic Medallist in Athens 2004) he went on to win several S Class (highest level) jumping tournaments of National and International niveau.
These extraordinary results came as no surprise, for Portland L is a product of two sires of the century, Pilot and Ramiro.
His sire Pilot is the idol of the Westphalian breeding program, with countless offspring competing at the highest level of international show jumping. Recently, a statue of Pilot was erected at the Westphalian