Revolution and Franklin named Elite Stallions
Pictured: Andreas and Revolution and Betina and Franklin.
Once a year, you can apply for the status of elite stallions, and the Danish Warmblood breeding commission will have a look at the performances of the stallions and the offspring as well. Because of the amazing results already, only 8-year-old Revolution by Rocky Lee/Rouletto and 11-year-old Franklin by Ampére/Ferro have been awarded Elite Stallions in Danish Warmblood as the first stallions in the history of Helgstrand.
- We are incredibly proud that the stallions have been appointed Elite Stallions. They have both done extremely well at shows, and the many great results that the offspring have achieved at foal and mare shows, stallion licensing etc. speak for itself. This is the first time that our stallions achieved this, and therefore it is something very special, says Andreas Helgstrand.
Elite Stallion at the age of 8
Revolution became World Champion of the 5-year-old horses in Ermelo and took home a silver medal the following year. At the finals of the Danish Young Horse Championship, he won gold as 4-, 5- and 6-year-old and is now successful at small tour level under Andreas Helgstrand.
Looking at Revolution’s offspring, he sired already 43 mares graded in Danish Warmblood, of which 95% have received the highest grading in Danish Warmblood and 21% were awarded a breeder medal.
Revolution sired the Danish Warmblood gold medal mares, Roxette (damsire: Quite Easy, breeder: Stutteri Sorgenfri) and Valerie B (damsire: Zack, breeder: Karin and Peer Guldbranden), which also was awarded Mare of the Year 2021. In addition, 3 silver medal mares; Rikki Tikki-Vitz (damsire: Van Gogh, breeder: Lone Sørensen), Blaze Von Rosing (damsire: Zack, breeder: Maria von Rosing) and Åtoften’s Revolina (damsire: Zack, breeder: Annette Bugge and Claus Hansen) as well as 4 bronze medal mares; Gørklintgård’s Graciosa (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Jørgen Ravn), Kastaniegården’s Philina (damsire: Prince Thatch, breeder: Bruno Hindkjær), Terpling’s Ravena DWB (damsire: Weltjunge, breeder: Heima Poulsen) and Jestis La-Noblesse (damsire: Akinos, breeder: Stutteri Jesti).
Among the talented stallions so far, he sired Hesselhøj Rock A Billy (damsire: Hertug, breeder: Jane and Erik Bech Jensen), Rockabye S (damsire: Belstaff, breeder: Sally-Ann Hjorth Schultz), Straight Horse Ramses (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse), Renomé (damsire: Sieger Hit, breeder: Minna Petersen and Thorkild Karger), Radius (damsire: 00 Seven, breeder: Lena Nystrøm) and Midt-West Evolution (damsire: Jazz, breeder: Stutteri Midt-West) as well as Gørklintgård’s Royal (damsire: Sunny-Boy, breeder: Jørgen Ravn).
In total 5 horses have qualified for the Danish Young Horse Championships; Hesselhøj Rock A Billy, Revel Enshøj (damsire: Uno Don Diege, breeder: Klaus Fogh), Rally Von Rosing (damsire: Tailormade Temptation, breeder: Maria von Rosing), Rockabye S and Roxette.
Franklin with impressive breeding results
Franklin participated at the World Young Horse Championships at the age of 5 and placed 3rd at the Danish Young Horse Championships the same year. Now he is very successful under Betina Jæger at small tour level.
Among the successful offspring so far, we have Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and Best Dressage Filly, Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico (breeder: Henrik Hansen), which was sold for no less than 150,000 euros at the Nordic International Sales auction during the international show Equitour in 2017. Her full-sister Faretti II DWB was sold to the highest price the following year (breeder: Henrik Hansen). At the Danish Warmblood Elite Mare Show this year, Fairy DWB (damsire: Don Romantic, breeder: Lisbeth B. Andersen) and Straight Horse Floriana (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) received a silver medal, while Straight Horse Fellini (damsire: Jazz, breeder: Straight Horse) was awarded a bronze medal. Moreover, Francisca Lightfoot (damsire: Michellino, breeder: Stutteri Lightfoot) was awarded a gold medal and crowned Best Dressage Filly in Danish Warmblood.
Franklin also sired Fair Deal (damsire: Fürstenball, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz), which is part of the 2021 Helgstrand-Schockemöhle stallion collection, Franklin's Love PS (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz) and the KWPN Vice Champion Stallion Kadans (damsire: Jazz, breeder: G.J. Rijper), licensed in Danish Warmblood Franzé (damsire: Sezuan, breeder: Henrik Hansen), the winner of Aage Ravn's Trophy Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer (damsire: Scolari, breeder: Slangerupgaard), Straight Horse Finest Hour (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) and Fendi (damsire: Diamond, breeder: Danish Derby Horse Shows), who is extremely successful under Sönke Rothenberger.
At the Danish Equestrian Federation’s Championship Finals this year, several Franklin offspring will compete, including Faretti DWB and Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer.