Helgstrand Dressage hast just returned after this year's stallion licensing show in Herning, but that doesn't' necessary mean, that there is time to relax, because now two new promising horses move to Vodskov; the 10-year-old KWPN stallion, Eye Catcher by Vivaldi/T.C.N. Partout (breeder: Gerrit Snoeks), and the 9-year-old Five Star by Amazing Star/Jazz (breeder: Bijvelds). Two very successfull horses that can already show great results from the international dressage scene.

The two stallions have so far been available at Platinum Stable in Holland, but now they move to Helgstrand Dressage.



- They are two very successful horses and we are looking forward to continue their education at Helgstrand Dressage. Eye Catcher is trained by Kirsten Brouwer, with whom the stallion has claimed two times bronze at the WBFSH and in 2017 they had their debut in small tour with great success before she gave the reins to Inna Logutenkova, who has further trained the stallion to Grand Prix, says Andreas Helgstrand.

In addition to Eye Catcher, Helgstrand Dressage has also acquired Five Star from Titan Wilaras, who has also had great success at the WBFSH. 2015 they placed 5 and the following year they claimed silver. Since then, Kirsten Brouwer has continued the training of the stallion. 


Watch video of Five Star

Watch video of Eye Catcher


This year's Herning Stallion Show has come to an end and it has been some fantastic days for Helgstrand Dressage alongside celebrating Danish Warmbloods 40th anniversary in Herning with the greatest show ever thanks to Casper Cassøe and his great team. 



Queenparks Wendy winner of the 2019 Young Horse Championship



The young horses taking part in the championship had to past three tests; two tests with own rider and one test with test rider, Swedish Patrik Kittel. Queenparks Wendy by Sezuan/Soprano did an amazing job showing fantastic capacity throughout all tests and thus achieving 10 for canter, 9 for trot and 9.5 for walk in the first test. In the second test, she got 8.5 for walk, 9.5 for trot and rideability and 10 for both canter and capacity. In the third test Patrik was for sure overwhelmed with the power she showed and actually he said, that this mare was out of the scale and he would like to be able to give a higher score than 10 and thus giving 10/10 for ridebility and capacity. 



Queenparks Wendy won the 2019 Young Horse Championship with a total score of 974, which is one of the highest total scores ever in the Young Horse Championship in Herning. Betina and Zidan-DN by Sezuan/Future Cup placed 2nd with 901 points, Meike and Elverhøjs Raccolto by Sezuan/Sandro Hit placed 4th with 889 points, Straight Horse De Milla by De Niro/Zack and Mette placed 6th with 880 points and Ziva Enshøj by Zack/Uno Don Diego and Hannes placed 7th with 873 points. 



Results of the Young Horse Championship



Queenparks Wendy also got awarded "Happiest Dressage Horse" because of her very positive work ethic throughout the championship tests. The prize was given by Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte.

Andreas and Queenparks Wendy.

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The Greatest Show



The gala show on Friday and Saturday was totally sold out and because of the 40th anniversary the expectations were very high. The show contained some of the greatest moments in Danish equestrian history. The highlight of the evening was for sure as three generations of Helgstrand entered the arena; Alexander Helgstrand, Andreas Helgstrand and Ulf Helgstrand while Ida Corr sang the song "When I'm getting old". Helgstrand Dressage also had the honor of finishing the gala show with a show presented by Victoria, Betina, Søren and Carina.



Stallion presenting classes



Traditionally, it was possible to get to watch all the approved stallions and a total of 24 stallions were presented with comments from Danish Bjarne Nielsen. It was a reunion with the two World Champions, Revolution and D'avie, the two times winner of the Swedish championship Breeders Trophy, Springbank II VH – as you see, a selection of the best dressage stallions in the world. Judging from the great applause every time a stallion has been presented it was a great success.

Andreas and Revolution

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Betina and Franklin.

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Severo and Springbank II VH.

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13 stallions selected for testing



The 3-year-old stallions were presented three times during the stallion selection. First part was to be presented on hard surface, next in lunging reins and finally to be shown free in the arena. Sunday the final selection took place followed up by the inspection of the stallions approved for the 10- or 14-day observation test.



The following stallions from Helgstrand have been approved for testing:

3-year-olds



Atterupgaards Barcelo by Bon Coeur/Caprimond E. H., owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri Atterupgaard, breeder: Kristine Munch Nielsen.


Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Paul Schockemöhle, breeder: Z G Broers + Weber H. Broers and Joh. Weber.


Diamancio by Diamond Hit/Florencio I, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, breeder: Bernhard Schrapper.


Tophøjs Falchetto by Floriscount/Solos Landtinus, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri Tophøj, breeder: Anette Nilausen and Niels-Jørgen Johansen.


Fürst Highlight by Fürstenball/His Highness, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Søren Grønborg, Vodskov, breeder: Thorsten Lang.


Global Player by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, Paul Schockemöhle and HH Horses, breeder: HH Horses.


Giovanni Bell by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Romantic, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sølyst Heste, breeder: Tina and Nicolai Jepsen.


Lord Europe by Lord Leatherdale/Boston, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, Paul Schockemöhle and Joop van Uytert, breeder: ZG Pleines Werner and Heike Pleines. 


Vendóme by Veneno/Fidertanz, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri EVO, breeder: Paul Paessens.


Vivino by Vivaldi/Dancier, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Paul Schockemöhle, breeder: Ulrike Buurman.


L.A.Zonik.L by Zonik/Goodtimes, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sølyst Heste, breeder: A.J. Lievaart. 


Lance V.O.D. by Glamourdale/Davino V.O.D., owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, breeder: A.J. van Os.



4-year olds



Mr. Grey VH (SWB) by Grey Flanell/Dalwhinnie (SWB), owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Västra Hoby Stuteri AB, breeder: Västra Hoby Stuteri AB.


11 stallions got final approval in Danish Warmblood



4-year-olds 


Kadans by Franklin/Jazz, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sunday Partner, breeder: G.J. Rijper.


Ferdades by Fürstenball/Donnerhall, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, breeder: Limbecker GmbH/Kandziora.

Kremlin MD by Governor/Rousseau, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sølyst Heste, breeder: M. Dinnissen.

Got It by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Dressage Arvé, breeder: Dressage Arvé.

So Unique by Sezuan/Donnerhall, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Kleppenhus Invest, breeder: Willem Klausing.

Suarez by Sezuan/Desperados, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sunday Partner, breeder: Zuchtgemeinschaft Judith and Söenke Schmidt.



Kardieno by Dante Weltino/Parcival, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri EVO.



5-year-olds



Jovian by Apache/Tango, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Kleppenhus Invest, breeder: E T ten Bosch.


Devonport by Dancier/Ravallo, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri EVO, breeder: Christine Miesner.


Janeiro Platinum by Sezuan/UB 40, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sølyst Heste, Vodskov, breeder: Titan Wilaras.


Tørveslettens Sylvester by Sezuan/Stedinger, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri Tørvesletten, breeder: Stutteri Tørvesletten ApS.



In addition, Sylvester achieved a breeder's silver medal.




Champion Stallion and 6 Premium Stallions for Helgstrand


It has for sure been difficult to select this year's Champion Stallion and Premium Stallions because of the high quality of the collection. The title Champion Stallion in Danish Warmblood went to Kremlin MD by Governor/Rousseau, bred by M. Dinnissen. A total of 7 stallions were awarded Premium Stallions in Danish Warmblood and among them, 6 came from Helgstrand:



Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Paul Schockemöhle, breeder: Z G Broers + Weber H. Broers and Joh. Weber.



Tophøjs Falchetto by Floriscount/Solos Landtinus, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Stutteri Tophøj, breeder: Anette Nilausen and Niels-Jørgen Johansen.



Global Player by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, Paul Schockemöhle and HH Horses, breeder: HH Horses.



Giovanni Bell by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Romantic, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Sølyst Heste, breeder: Tina and Nicolai Jepsen.



Lord Europe by Lord Leatherdale/Boston, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S, Paul Schockemöhle and Joop van Uytert, breeder: ZG Pleines Werner and Heike Pleines


Vivino by Vivaldi/Dancier, owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/S and Paul Schockemöhle, breeder: Ulrike Buurman.


Kremlin MD - Champion Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.


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Tophøjs Falchetto by Floriscount/Solos Landtinus - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Global Player by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Giovanni Bell by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Romantic - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Lord Europe by Lord Leatherdale/Boston - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Vivino by Vivaldi/Dancier - Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood.

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Got it receives Aage Ravn's Trophy



Got It by Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro was awarded the prestigious Aage Ravn's Trophy, which is given to the best Danish bred stallion. Got It is bred by Morten Thomsen from Dressage Arvé.



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Fiontini debut in CDI4* Grand Prix



The three times World Champion, Fiontini by Fassbinder/Romanov, showed during the competition classes that she is able to compete against the very best and still be in the top. With Severo in the saddle she placed 3rd in the Grand Prix with an impressive score of 75.913%, and also placed 3rd in Grand Prix Freestyle passing the magic 80% limit in her first freestyle at that level.



Results from the Grand Prix

Results from the Grand Prix Freestyle

 










Today, Helgstrand Dressage makes another history by announcing, that Esben Møller - who has recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at Blue Hors Stud - has chosen to be a part of team Helgstrand, where he will be responsible for scouting new promising horses.

Esben Møller has played a significant role in the breeding history with the purchase of high quality stallions. Among the many unmentioned highlights are Blue Hors Don Schufro and Blue Hors Zack.

With more than 25 years as responsible for the stallion station at Blue Hors Stud as well as scouting and purchasing new promising horses, it is with great pleasure that Helgstrand can announce that Esben Møller will take part of team Helgstrand, which counts approx. 80 employees in Denmark, Germany and the US. The exact date for Esben’s commencement with Helgstrand Dressage is to be published later.

- We can hardly describe how proud we are that Esben has chosen Helgstrand Dressage as his next career step. He has many years of experience and he is able to contribute with valuable knowledge about the selection of young horses. He has a keen eye for quality horses and is incredible at spotting unique horses. I have great respect for what Esben has achieved over time and I am looking forward to the fact that we can now benefit from his experience, says Andreas Helgstrand.

- It has been a difficult decision to resign from my position at Blue Hors Stud after 25 years. It feels like your whole life and I am very grateful to the Kirk Kristiansen family for the trust and the great cooperation, we have had. However, the time has come to try something new and I am really happy to take part of team Helgstrand and to work with Andreas again. I am also looking forward to concentrating on what I am really good at, says Esben Møller.

Esben Møller and Andreas Helgstrand know each other very well as they have worked together at Blue Hors Stud for several years before Andreas founded Helgstrand Dressage in 2009.

- We know each other very well and there was no doubt that I had to say yes, when Esben asked to join team Helgstrand. He has a great experience and vision and therefore, I also see great opportunities in our future cooperation. I am really looking forward to working together with Esben again, says Andreas.


- Andreas and I have had many great moments together, among others, with Blue Hors Matiné and Blue Hors Don Schufro, which we all know. I have great respect for what Andreas has achieved in only 10 years and I would really want to be part of that fantastic journey, adds Esben.


Esben Møller and Andreas Helgstrand.

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Fantastic gaits, impressive balance, active hind legs and masculine expression - this is exactly what characterizes the new stallion, that Helgstrand Dressage has purchased; Kardieno by Dante Weltino OLD/Parcival. A combination of the best genes, a stallion that for sure catches the eye when he enters the arena. 



- We are delighted with the purchase of this 4-year-old stallion. Every day I see top horses, but this stallion is so unique and we look forward to offer him as part of our stallion collection to our breeders, said Andreas Helgstrand proudly.



Kardieno impressed the spectators already at the 2018 KWPN stallion licensing and many were waiting with excitement for him to enter the arena this year. High-set, elegant and with powerful gaits. At the KWPN stallion licensing he was presented by Bart Veeze from the Netherlands.



For the many breeders who have secured a ticket to Helgstrand Dressage and Paul Schockemöhle's stallion show in Verden this Friday and for the people visiting this year's Danish Warmblod Stallion Licensing in Herning really have something to look forward to.



- We actually wanted to make it a surprise, but it can be a difficult to keep the enthusiasm for ourselves and we also think that the breeders should have something to look forward to, said Andreas with a smile.



Kardieno has been approved in KWPN, after finishing his performance test with a high score. Not only does he look like his father, the impressive Dante Weltino, who qualified for the German Bundeschampionat as both 5-year and 6-year-old with Therese Nilshagen, he also possesses his quality. As a 7-year-old, Dante Weltino made his debut with Therese in S-dressage and he won his first Grand Prix as only 8 years old. Since then, they have achieved numerous victories and places at international Grand Prix level and among the highlights to mention; winning team bronze at the 2017 European Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden.



Kardieno is bred by Janneke Gnodde from Terschelling, the Netherlands.

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Today, the 2019 KWPN Stallion Licensing ended in 's Hertogenbosch and it was a strong selection of dressage stallions, who one by one entered the arena in front of the judges. Among the top three we find the high-set and extremely well-moving young stallion, Lance V.O.D., by the 2018 World Champion of 7-year-old dressage horses in Ermelo, Glamourdale, with damsire Davino V.O.D., which Andreas Helgstrand secured for the collection. 



- Lance V.O.D. has three fantastic gaits with very active hind legs and in addition he is an ideal of a modern sport horse with a masculine expression. It is a stallion that I already have great expectations for, said Andreas Helgstrand proudly.



Lance V.O.D. entered the 3rd place among the licensed stallions and got one year's breeding approval in KWPN. 



Offspring by Grand Galaxy Win Reserve Champion in KWPN



- Not only did we secure another Premium Stallion for our collection, we were also pleased with the fact, that Lennox W by Grand Galaxy Win/Rousseau became Reserve Champion at the 2019 KWPN Stallion Licensing, said Andreas.



Grand Galaxy Win has for a long period been a part of Helgstrand Dressage's stallion collection and will continue to be available in 2019, but is today owned by Danish-American Charlotte Jorst. 



In addition, another three stallions by Grand Galaxy Win were approved in KWPN today:

Le Grand Ayden HB by Grand Galaxy Win/Uphill

Lotus-S by Grand Galaxy Win/Juventus

Livingstone by Grand Galaxy Win/Uphill



Find all the results from the 2019 KWPN Stallion Licensing here

 


It was a victorious journey to the show in Esbjerg for our riders Severo and Carina from Team Helgstrand. Carina had 7 starts with 7 placings. She won both PSG with her horse Soda Pop with 73.9% and 72%. Subsequently she also won the Inter 1 test two times with Ray Dance with 71% each.

Severo delivered a terrific Grand Prix test with the only 9-year-old triple world champion, Fiontini and won with an impressive score of 75.1%. Also, the 15-year-old stallion Rialto Star placed 4th with 70%.

Severo and Fiontini at the WBFSH in Ermelo. 

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Yesterday the pre-selection for the 2019 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing took place at Vilhelmsborg, Denmark and from the 62 stallions, 25 were invited to the main licensing on 6-10 March 2019. Helgstrand presented a total of 11 stallions and 5 were invited to the main licensing:





149 TOPHØJS FALCHETTO by FLORISCOUNT/SOLOS LANDTINUS

151 FIRE DREAM by FOR ROMANCE/DESPERADOS


153 FRANZISCO by FRANKLIN/BLUE HORS DON SCHUFRO


161 GIOVANNI - BELL by GRAND GALAXY WIN/BLUE HORS DON ROMANTIC 


168 SCHWALBENKÖNIG MACOHL by SEZUAN/SCHWADRONEUR 



185 GASSAN by GRAND GALAXY WIN/ROMANOV


You find video of some of the stallions at Horse2Rider's homepage here.

Find a list of all the dressage stallions invited for the main licensing at Ridehesten's homepage here.



Helgstrand Dressage continues to buy new Premium Stallions and Champion Stallions to secure the breeders the best stallion collection. And this weekend Helgstrand could add another Champion Stallion to the impressive collection as Andreas manged to buy the Champion Stallion of the 2018 Westphalian Stallion Licensing.



The stallion by Dancier/Floriscount/Rascalino has a great expression and showed impressive gaits throughout the entire stallion licensing show and the final bid also reflects the high quality of the stallion. Helgstrand Dressage managed to buy the stallion for no less than 700,000 euro.

In keeping with tradition also the Althengsteparade took place and Valverde by Vitalis/Ampere, the 2016 Westphalian Champion Stallion made an incredible show with our German rider, Eva Möller in the saddle. Valverde is stationed at Center Sudenhof in Hagen, Germany and trained by Eva.



The stallion by Dancier/Floriscount is co-owned by Helgstrand Dressage and Paul Schockemöhle.

Champion Stallion by Dancier/Floriscount at the 2018 Westfahlen Stalliion Licensing 

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Valverde and Eva Möller from the Althengsteparade

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Last Monday was the final day at this year's Danish Warmblood 35-days stallion performance test. All stallions performed very well and especially So Unique by Sezuan/Donnerhall and Tørveslettens Sylvester by Sezuan/Stedinger made a great impression on the breeding commission and thus won the dressage test for 3- and 4-year-olds respectively.



It is always quite exciting when the stallions are to leave for taking part in the 35-days performance test although the excitement increase as we are approaching the midterm evaluation and continue to rise until the end of the test. Torben Frandsen, who traditionally is responsible for the 35-days test, showed the stallions together with his team as well as this year's test rider, Jan Møller Christensen. 



We are so pleased with the results as So Unique won among the eleven 3-year-old stallions scoring a total of 872.5 points and Tørvesletten's Sylvester won the 4-year-old stallion performance test scoring 870.5 points. 



Find the results of the test here:


3-year-olds

4-year-olds

So Unique by Sezuan/Donnerhall together with Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard and Christian Springborg.

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Many names have been taken into consideration - Grand Canyon, Gigabyte, but now the name has finally been chosen for this amazing young stallion; Global Player. He already lives up to the expectations after becoming Champion Stallion at the 2018 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta this weekend.



Many had already predicted Global Player a promising future and the new title as Champion Stallion is indeed one step further to become maybe the next World Champion. The comments from the judges and the applause from the spectators this weekend did show us, that this stallion is one of a kind.
 


There were 7 stallions who were competing in order to get the title Champion Stallion, but it was Global Player by Grand Galaxy Win/Blue Hors Don Schufro who won the prestigious title. Both the spectators and the judges were impressed by the exceptional gaits and modern expression. 



Global Player is owned by Helgstrand Dressage, the Danish breeder, HH Horses and Schockemöhle and will be stationed in Mühlen at Schockemöhle in the 2019 breeding season.

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Contact us

We would be pleased to help you choose the perfect horse for you, based on your budget and your requirements.

Andreas Helgstrand
andreas@helgstranddressage.dk

Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard
thomas@helgstranddressage.dk

Uggerhalnevej 80, 9310 Vodskov