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Picture: Faretti II by Franklin/Don Frederico, breeder: HH Horses - sold for 102,000 euro at the 2018 Nordic International Sales during Equitour. Faretti II is the full sister of Faretti DWB, which was sold for 150.000 euro the year before.

Last year Helgstrand-Schockemöhle's foal auctions were a huge success with great average prices and customers from all over. This year we are organizing a live foal auction during the Danish Dressage Championships together with our German partner, Deckstation Paul Schockemöhle, exclusively with offspring by stallions from the two stations as well as an online foal auction.

The live auction will take place:

Saturday, June 4th 2022

at Helgstrand Academy, Grindstedvej 54, 9310 Vodskov, Denmark.

Inspections for the live auction have taken place. 

Online foal auction

While we are awaiting the final details for the online auction, you can already mark your calendars for the upcoming foal inspections, which will again be offered in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany.

So if you have a really nice foal sired by one of our or Schockemöhle's stallions, please register it. This is a unique opportunity to address potential buyers from all over.


The inspections take place:

Friday, June 24th: Mühlen, Germany 

Monday, June 27th: Denmark

Helgstrand Academy, Uggerhalne, Denmark
KD Dressage, Randers, Denmark
Middelfart, Denmark

Tuesday, June 28th: Denmark

Lone Bøgh/HP Horses, Hillerød, Denmark
Slangerupgaard, Ringsted, Denmark

Sunday, July 17th: Weert, The Netherlands


Registration

For the Danish foals, please register with Lene Birkemose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than June 24th. After the deadline, you will receive a schedule and practical info for the inspection. In general, we have everything covered, so you can concentrate on having your mare and foal ready.

When registering, please provide the following information:

Foal's name
Pedigree: dam, sire, damsire, and great-grandsire
Sex
Date of birth
Breeder's name and contact info


Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Esben Möller at 52 24 85 15 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Video: Andreas Helgstrand and the two-time world champion, Jovian from his international Grand Prix Special debut at Aalborg Dressage Event this past weekend. 

Recently, Andreas debuted both the two-time world champion, Jovian by Apache/Tango, and the gold medal mare, Queenpark's Wendy (Sezuan/Soprano) in the Grand Prix at the national show at Vilhelmsborg with two victories. This weekend, he took home another two wins at the international show at Aalborg Dressage Event. Both horses delivered top performances, but Jovian is just in a class of his own. It was hard to put a finger on anything because every exercise was performed to the utmost precision with enormous power and suppleness. With a very convincing Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special, he managed to put himself at the top of the leaderboard and won supremely with 77,13% in the Grand Prix and 77,915% in the Grand Prix Special.



Video: Andreas Helgstrand and the two-time world champion, Jovian from his international Grand Prix debut at Aalborg Dressage Event this past weekend. 


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Pictured: Eva Möller and Danciero from winning a silver medal at the 2021 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. 

Recently we announced that the 6-year-old Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount will focus more on the sport. And now we can add that the internationally successful dressage rider and daily manager of Future Dressage, Anna Kasprzak, will take over the reins from Eva Möller, who has been very successful with this young stallion.

Danciero has developed quite exceptionally under our German rider, Eva Möller. Most recently in 2021, they took home two silver medals, one at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses followed by the Bundeschampionate. Moreover, they won the Hanoverian Championship no less than three times in a row. Danciero was appointed Westphalian Champion Stallion, and despite being only 6 years old, we have already seen an impressive number of offspring from him. Strong of type, expressive, and with three good paces.

- I visited Helgstrand after their open house to look for a new horse. Andreas thought Danciero would be a perfect match. And he was right! He is close to being the perfect horse, in my opinion, because besides his impressive paces he has a wonderful mind with an excellent rideability, and a beautiful appearance as well. He has the perfect combination of power and sense - two success criteria to go far in the sport, states Anna Kasprzak, who is grateful for Eva's competent training of Danciero.

Anna Kasprzak has been at the top of Danish and international dressage for many years and has had great success at all levels with horses like Donnperignon, Hønnerup’s Driver and Rock Star.

- Danciero is an amazing stallion with impressive qualities, and he suits Anna so well. She can give him every possible opportunity to go far in the sport, and we are really looking forward to following and not least helping them on their way, says Andreas Helgstrand, who has been Anna Kasprzak's trainer for many years.

Danciero is very popular in terms of breeding, and fortunately it is also Future Dressage's wish that he continues to be available to breeders.

- My focus will of course be his further education, but we want him to continue being available in breeding and pass on his fantastic qualities, adds Anna, who hopes to qualify him for the Young Horse World Championships in September as their first goal to achieve.

In terms of breeding, Danciero will be available on frozen semen after May 15th. Future Dressage also adds that a few months each year he will be available with fresh semen as well.

Semen orders can still be made by contacting Lene Birkemose at +45 22 57 44 11 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And please don’t hesitate to contact Lene if you have any questions.




Video: Enjoy Vogue in the second part of the test with the test rider.

Today, was the final day of the 2-day stallion performance test in Münster-Handorf, and our 3-year-old Vogue (by Vitalis/Fidertanz, breeder: ZG Werth) supremely took the lead scoring 9.33. Receiving the following individual marks: 9.8 for rideability, 9.5 for trot, canter, and willingness to work as well as 8.2 for walk. Geronimo G (placed 3rd with 9.01, by Glamourdale/Escolar, breeder: Gestüt Grasekamp), Elastic (Escolar/Dimaggio, breeder: Daniela Werheit-Wagemeyer) and Joshua (Jovian/Belissimo M, breeder: Volker Schmale-Steinkamp) also performed amazingly under saddle and received great marks.

For the Danish breeders: The 2-day test in Germany has been recognized by Danish Warmblood and the 3-year-old DWB approved stallions have now received one year of breeding approval.

We decided on the German 2-day stallion performance test instead of the Danish Warmblood 10-day test as some of the stallions are stationed in Germany and already very busy.

Stallions, who today completed the 2-day test in Münster-Handorf:

- Joshua by Jovian / Belissimo M / D'accord
- Vogue by Vitalis / Fidertanz / Sandro Hit
- Elastic by Escolar / Dimaggio / Wolkentanz II
- Geronimo G by Glamourdale / Escolar / Fürst Heinrich

Stallions, who completed the 2-day test in Vechta on 6-7 April 2022:


- Don Sarkozy by Don Allegro / Sarkozy / De Niro
- Liam by Livaldon / Warkant / Sherlock Holmes
- Fifty-Fifty by Fürst Toto / Royal Classic / Fürst Piccolo
- Feinsten by Franklin / Rock Forever / Florestan I
- Opoque by All At Once / Davino / Fürst Heinrich
- Sparkling by Springbank / Fürst Romancier / Desperados
- Incredible by Indian Rock / For Romance I / K2

Moreover, Åtoftens Jovani by Jovian/Benneton Dream and Åtoftens Springtime by Springbank II VH/Zalando passed their 10-day test in Danish Warmblood.

And on 9-11 May, the following three stallions will take part in the stallion performance test in Warendorf:

- Veto by Vitalis / Sir Donnerhall I / De Niro
- Value by Valverde / Floriscount / Lauries Crusador xx
- Quelle Couleur by Qaside MD / Captain Fire / Power


freejump

The right equipment is an essential factor in performing at the highest level - and Helgstrand is now welcoming another exclusive equipment brand, Freejump System, the founders of the innovative and well-known Freejump stirrups. It is a mutual collaboration, where Helgstrand will help develop a dressage line, and at the same time, the riders will have the pleasure of riding in the exclusive products from Freejump.

Freejump is already an established brand that is highly respected by showjumping and military equestrians around the world being widely recognized for its innovative and high-tech products. Now the time has come to expand the market into dressage, and Freejump sees great benefits in collaborating with Helgstrand.

- Our products are used by show jumpers all over the world, and with the new partnership, we can now anticipate the demand for products tailored to the dressage enthusiast. There is no doubt that Helgstrand is the perfect partner for us, because not only can they bring invaluable knowledge, but they can also help us reach even further and position ourselves among the leading equestrian brands, states Yann Dubourg, CEO of Freejump System.

- We are proud to welcome Freejump as a new partner. Our colleagues at Beerbaum and Riesenbeck International are already enthusiastic about their products. And having tested them ourselves, I’m sure we are able to develop an innovative dressage line by adding our ideas. Products that give the dressage rider the optimal support, safety, and comfort, whether riding at amateur or professional level, says Andreas Helgstrand.

In addition to the stirrups, Freejump System supplies safety vests to Helgstrand, which our riders will use when breaking in our many young horses. All riders at Helgstrand’s locations in Denmark, Germany and the USA will take advantage of the new stirrups during spring. You can see the innovative products from Freejump at Helgstrand's open house at Helgstrand Germany in Syke on April 30th, at Riesenbeck International and at the competitions organized by Helgstrand Event as well as online at Freejump's website; www.freejumpsystem.com.


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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences will be joining the Master Rider Education as an educational partner and provide students with high-quality theory relevant to jumping and dressage riders. Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL) is an international university based in the Netherlands. One of their bachelor programs, Equine, Sports, and Business, is dedicated to the education of young professionals for a professional career in the horse industry.

- In our unique Bachelor program ‘Equine, Sports, and Business’, we welcome students from a wide variety of countries already for over 25 years. They have excellent career perspectives and find jobs all over the world. That we now can use this experience for the Master Rider Education, is an acknowledgment for our university of applied science and our equine lecturing team, states Ruth van der Beek, Education Director VHL in Velp.

- We have had students from van Hall Larenstein here in the stables and office of Helgstrand Dressage and their motivation and knowledge have always been highly appreciated, states Andreas Helgstrand, Founder of Helgstrand Dressage and Global Equestrian Group CEO.

VHL will be developing and executing a substantial part of the theory in the Master Rider Education. Certified and experienced lecturers from the bachelor program Equine, Sports and Business will be giving live online lectures in both the business and horse & performance subjects.

The content of the theory will be made highly relevant to dressage and jumping riders. With a focus on sports performance through horse subjects like training theory, health, nutrition, and breeding. All the business subjects will have a focus on horses and riders as well. The theory will include exciting projects and assignments to directly apply what is learned, to practice.

- The knowledge that currently is available, offers many opportunities for the equine industry. Our team, which developed over the years, now comprises a broad field of expertise in both business and equine topics. Being horse people ourselves, we look forward to contributing to this great initiative and helping to seize the opportunities that are out there, says Hans van Tartwijk, coordinator of the Equine, Sports and Business program.

Ludger Beerbaum is excited about the partnership as well.

- It is important that we make scientific knowledge understandable for riders and bring it to practice. The fact that the lecturers from van Hall Larenstein University have a background in horses is a great advantage.

About Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences
VHL is the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Through international Bachelor, Masters, certificate programmes, and short courses the university trains high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. VHL is also the only Dutch university of applied sciences to be a member of the Holland Horse Foundation and the International Network Equine Science.

Equine Sports and Business
The full-time Equine, Sports, and Business study programme is part of the bachelor programme Animal Husbandry and offers students a unique focus combination of equine science and horse business. The program allows students to work closely to the work field. In recent years, their students have worked with over 400 different companies in 35 countries thanks to their internships and graduation projects. Graduates find their careers in event management, marketing, horse feed companies, insurances, equestrian retail, media ventures, and industry associations.

More info here


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Pictured: Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and Incredible.

As one of the world's leading stallion stations with customers all over the world, it is important that we always can guarantee high quality. That is why we are currently working together with Tierersätzliche Hochschule in Hanover, Germany to examine the semen of our 3-year-old stallions Incredible and Vogue more closely, as their semen does not meet the required quality. Until we know the answer to the tests, we have therefore decided to take them out of our breeding program.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to you who were planning to use them in the next few days. We expect to have an answer shortly and as soon as the results of the tests are available, we will inform you. We hope for your understanding.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Stallion Station Manager Lene Birkemose at +45 22 57 44 11/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our breeding consultant, Christian Springborg at +45 20 66 51 80/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Last year he became World Champion of the 7-year-olds in Verden, Germany, today he took the first steps to the big sport. Jovian by Apache/Tango and Andreas Helgstrand has been training to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend's national show in Aarhus, and what a debut. 

- When I rode the first centre line I got goosebumps as I felt he was 110% with me. It's a very special feeling to make your Grand Prix debut on a horse you've developed yourself. I don't think anyone else has achieved that result in their Grand Prix debut, so of course, it's very special. And there's a lot more to him - he lacks strength and experience, but he's only 8 years old. Today he showed that he is a worthy candidate for the top sport, said Andreas after the test.

Jovian and Andreas scored 83.7% for the win with several 10s. He was followed by another horse making his debut today, the only 8-year-old Queenpark's Wendyby the triple World Champion Sezuan and out of a Soprano. With Andreasm she scored 77%

View the results of the class here



Succesful new duo

It has been a successful weekend for Alexander and his new partner, Belantis as well delivering two exceptional performances. Both in Friday's Prix St. George and Saturday's Intermediare I they did incredibly well with two harmonious rides. There was not much to put a finger on, even though the two have only known each other for a very short time. They were awarded 75,83% in PSG and 75% in Intermediare winning both classes. 


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Pictured: My Vitality and Eric Martinez from winning the Danish Championships last year.

Breeder, stallion owner, and Grand Prix rider Cathrine Rasmussen is a well-known name in the equestrian sport with her ownership of some of the best dressage horses. Cathrine has for a long time been a co-owner of our breeding stallion My Vitality, full brother to Vitalis, but has now bought full ownership of this talented young stallion who has made quite impressive headlines recently.

The chestnut has developed impressively and made a particularly good impression at shows under Helgstrand's Spanish rider, Eric Martinez. The pair qualified with top marks for the Danish Equestrian Federation's Young Horse Championships and took the win with all marks above 9. But he has also made a name for himself in terms of breeding, most recently winning the 35-day test with an overall score of 902.5, after being appointed a premium stallion in Danish Warmblood. His first crop of foals does not disappoint, and he passes on his harmonious paces, excellent type, and fantastic temper to his offspring.

- It was love at first sight the first time I saw My Vitality. And the excitement has only grown over the few years I've co-owned him. Last year I got an offspring by him and I’m so happy with it that I am expecting 3 more this year! I really appreciate my collaboration with Helgstrand and enjoy being part of the journey and following our horses and their success. When you are also a rider, the ultimate dream is to have the opportunity to work with a horse of such quality yourself. So, I’m very grateful that Helgstrand gave me the opportunity to acquire full ownership of My Vitality. I'm really looking forward to bringing him home and getting started on his further training. And I want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Eric for the fantastic training of him, says Cathrine Rasmussen.

- We have had a very good cooperation with Cathrine for many years now. She has a flair for selecting good horses and is very passionate about everything she does. A combination that has now ended in full ownership of My Vitality. We are delighted that he will continue his training, as he is clearly a candidate for the top sport, says Andreas Helgstrand.

My Vitality is moving to Kristiansand, Norway this weekend, but he will still be available for breeding (frozen semen) if you would like to secure a promising foal from this magnificent young stallion. Please contact Lene Birkemose on +45 22 57 44 11 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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After revealing new identities and ambitions for Global Equestrian Group brands like Beerbaum Stables and Riesenbeck International earlier this year, it is now time to reveal new plans for Helgstrand Event and Equitour.


Helgstrand Event and Equitour will be extending the use of the showground, increasing focus on hosting national and international competitions in jumping and dressage, but also focusing on events outside the equestrian sport. The new plans for the showground will be visual during the 2022 season, whilst the new website can already be visited for more information.

Helgstrand Event will be the brand of all events at Helgstrand, and Equitour will remain as the equestrian mark for the national and international equestrian shows at the venue.

Andreas Helgstrand, CEO of Helgstrand Dressage is excited about having more shows at the showground. “We want to support equestrian sport in Denmark by focussing on more competitions welcoming both amateur- and professional riders. “With more youth classes in jumping and dressage, Helgstrand Event and Equitour will also support the youth with opportunities to compete.

Equitour

In the summer of 2017, the first edition of ‘Equitour’, also known as the CSI/CDI Uggerhalne took place at the showground right across the road from Helgstrand Dressage. The show has been a great success ever since, attracting world-class riders from both the jumping and dressage sport and making the showground well-known internationally.

Equitour has been the perfect fitting for the Danish Dressage Championships for the past three years and has secured hosting for another three years. Also, the Longines EEF Series have a fixed come back every year where the world’s best show jumping riders travel to the Northern part of Denmark to compete.

Events 2022

In 2022 the event organization plans more exciting events. In May the Longines EEF Series™ Aalborg 2022 Presented by Radisson will take place including CSIO3* Nations Cup, CSIO2*, and European Youth League brining the top tier of the jumping sport to the showground.

In June the National Danish Dressage Championships for seniors, U25 and para grades will take place. Together with international Young Rider, Junior, and pony classes and the Bundgaard Byg/Trolle Cup 2nd Qualifier including the selection for the World Championships for young dressage horses. It promises to be an exciting show for dressage fanatics. Additionally, several national dressage and jumping shows have been added to the calendar.

The shows are a great opportunity to see some world-class riding. Tickets are already available, get yours here

Increased business opportunities

Helgstrand Event and Equitour offers multiple opportunities for hospitality, VIP experiences and exhibitions for selected events across the year. “We are so excited to launch our new platform for an extended use of the facilities around Helgstrand Dressage. The intentions of utilizing the space and inviting professional and amateur riders to Helgstrand has been received very well, and we can already now welcome a broad range of partners and sponsors to the events across the year” states Head of Event and Partnership Martin Thorbøll Pedersen.

More information

About Helgstrand Event and Equitour

Helgstrand Event is the brand of an exceptional showground in the North of Denmark hosting unique and engaging equestrian events during the outdoor season. Both national and international, jumping and dressage shows are organized under the name of Equitour.

But not only the world’s best dressage and jumping riders travel to Northern Denmark to compete at the fantastic facilities. Ambitious amateurs and upcoming young riders are also welcomed to enjoy competing at the same quality environment.

In case of any questions, please direct them to:
Martin Thorbøll Pedersen
Head of Events and Partnerships
M: +45 22 89 31 45
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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