New master rider at Helgstrand Dressage
Daniel Backmann will be part of the team at Helgstrand Dressage from October 1, 2012. Daniel trained to become master rider in Germany under Rudolf Zeilinger, and after several good years in Germany, he has decided to move closer to his family in Denmark. At the same time, he is ready for new challenges as part of our team. We look forward to welcoming Daniel to team Helgstrand.
Video of Sezuan from Peterhof
Two weeks ago, Sezuan and Emma held a clinic together with Andreas at the dressage gala at the international dressage show at Peterhof. Click on the link below, and enjoy this gorgeous stallion.
Helgstranddressage.com in German and Spanish
Our webpage will soon be available in two additional languages, i.e. German and Spanish. We have customers from many different countries around the world and we would, of course, like to meet the demands of as many of our customers as possible. Follow the latest news from Helgstrand dressage on our webpage in all four languages in the near future.
Victory to Zonik and Pas Partout
A busy weekend with long days, and riding from dawn till dusk is now over, and fortunately with satisfying results for Helgstrand Dressage.
Saturday, Zonik totally outshined the other horses in his class. With Andreas in the saddle, Zonik showed his outstanding gaits and high rideability. As in the qualifier earlier this year, he once again obtained a well-deserved 10 for trot, 9.0 for walk, 9.3 for canter, 9.5 for rideability and 9.5 for capacity, resulting in a total score of 9.46 points. Andreas and Zonik won the class for 4-year-olds and are on to this year's final at the JBK Horseshows. Sofia and Delicious placed 14th with 8.50 points. Mads and Zigzag A.B. placed 16th with 8.36 points. Delicious and Zigzag A.B. are, therefore, also on to the final.
Yesterday, the 5-year-old horses competed. Andreas also won first place in this class, this time with Møllegårdens Pas Partout. They achieved e.g. 9.5 for canter and finished with a total of 9.16 points. Anna and Bøgegårdens Boney M placed 4th, scoring 8.52 points. Andreas and Sir Caramello placed 5th, with a score of 8.50 points. Andrea and Donna Von Wald placed 8th, scoring 8.42 points. Jessica Greelish and Cavalia placed 11th, scoring 8.34 points. Finally, Andrea and Wilkinson finished just outside the placing with a score of 8.32 points. Consequently, all seven 5-year-old horses are on to the final.
In the class for 6-year-old horses, Andreas and Don Primeur were unfortunately beaten by 0.02 points and had to settle for second place, obtaining 8.42 points. Anna and Star Agent placed 3rd, scoring 8.40 points. Mads and Dark Knight obtained a shared 4th place with 8.38 points. Right after Mads, Anette and Deep Love placed 6th with 8.26 points. Anna and Rosenstolz placed 7th with 8.22 points. The last placing, as 9th, was awarded to Jens and Atterupgårds Final Kiss with 8.16 points. All six 6-year-old horses are, therefore, also on to the final.
All in all a very good weekend with nice results. We are now looking forward to the finals in the middle of October.
Next round in championships
This weekend, the next round of this year's championships takes place. Saturday morning, all the 4-year-old horses will compete and Sunday, the 5- and 6-year-old horses will compete to win one of the attractive tickets for the final at the JBK-horseshow.
We are bringing 23 horses to Middelfart this year, and it is obviously quite a logistic puzzle to transport so many horses. The large caravan with a total of 15 horses sets off at 3 p.m. today. The caravan consists of 2 large trucks with 5 and 6 horses, respectively, 1 small truck with 2 horses and a trailer with equipment, and finally a car with trailer and 2 horses. Tomorrow, we will transport 8 of the 4-year-old horses back home, and also, transport the last 8 horses down to Middelfart.
We are looking forward to a good and successful show with good results.
Successful Elite show with 4 medal mares
Yesterday, breeders' medals were awarded to the best 3- and 4-year-old mares, invited to the Danish Warmblood Elite show. Emma and Sofia showed 2 mares each. Logslunds Pleasure, owned and bred by Flemming Pedersen, received a breeder's medal in silver. Qinky Langholt, owned and bred by Bente Graasbøll and Ole Magnus Jensen, received a breeder's medal in bronze. Barbie Girl, bred by Anette Holst and owned by Helgstrand Dressage, received a breeder's medal in silver. Finally, the 4-year-old mare Tørveslettens Quattro, owned and bred by Stutteri Tørvesletten ApS, received at breeder's medal in silver.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BREEDERS AND OWNERS ON THE IMPRESSIVE BREEDING RESULTS.
Bøgegårdens Boney M and Anna - winner of Youngster Cup
The licensed stallion Bøgegårdens Boney M and Anna were showing off at Youngster Cup at Vilhelmsborg last Saturday. They made a flawless performance, dancing through the test. They were awarded quite impressive points, e.g. 9.8 for both walk and rideability, and they obtained a total score of 9.18 points. A great performance, which is promising for the next round of the dressage championship the coming weekend.
In the class for 6-year-old horses, Sir Donnerhall II and Thomas participated. They also did really well, and received great scores, e.g. 9.5 for canter and 9.0 for rideability. They finished with a total score of 8.94 points, placing 2nd in the class.
Anna og Bøgegårdens Boney M
Sezuan and Emma at Peterhof
Yesterday morning, Sezuan started his longest journey so far, heading to the Peterhof stud in Germany, where co-owners of Sezuan, Arlette Jasper-Kohl and Edwin Kohl have their riding facilities. This weekend, a 4**** CDI show takes place at Peterhof. Tomorrow afternoon starts out with a gala show, and later on, the international Grand Prix Kür. Sezuan and Emma will participate with a short clinic, where Andreas will explain and help demonstrate the training of Sezuan.
Elite show and Youngster Cup
This weekend, the Danish Warmblood Elite show and Youngster Cup take place at Vilhelmsborg. Helgstrand Dressage is bringing 4 medal candidates for the Elite show. On Sunday, they will be shown under rider and later presented by hand, and hopefully they will all receive a medal. On Saturday, this year's Youngster Cup for 5- and 6-year-old horses takes place. Anna and the licensed stallion Bøgegårdens Boney M will compete in the class for 5-year-old and Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II, who is also licensed in Danish Warmblood, will compete in the class for 6-year-olds.
Team building at Helgstrand Dressage
Today, Team Helgstrand needed much more that excellent riding skills to get through the day. After the usual horse activities, the Event company PulsEvent had planned a challenging afternoon for the whole team. 6 teams competed in e.g. multi-tasking relay and different ball games - it turned out that several of the team members were not exactly gifted ball players!
However, all the teams were very enthusiastic and dedicated. In the end, team 4, alias: Alexander, Anna, Charlotte and Andreas obtained the most points and won the competition.
In order to celebrate Thomas' bronze medal for 6-year-olds at WCYH in Verden this year, he ended the afternoon with "a swim" in the lake at Møgelmosegaard; quite a good alternative to an ordinary water jump.
A fun and challenging day for everyone at Team Helgstrand.
Pictures from Team building at Helgstrand Dressage