Good results in Esbjerg and Sydthy
At the national show in Esbjerg during the weekend, our master rider student Charlotte started the Prix St. George with Dankeschön and finished 6th with a score of 68.02%. Sunday, the equipage started the Intermediare I and placed third, scoring 68.42%. Severo was also at the show in Esbjerg on Saturday and has his debut in Grand Prix with N.O.H's Daijoubo; they obtained 64.50%.
In addition, our master rider student Jens participated in Sydthy Rideklub's Prix St. George with Willesimia. It was worth the trip, as they won the class with a score of 66.44%.
5 top horses sold from Helgstrand Dressage
Helgstrand Dressage has just closed an exceptional deal; as we have sold five top horses to Sara Marburg from Germany. The German Grand Prix rider Anja Plönzke and the rest of the dressage team Marburg will be in charge of training the five horses and participating in shows. The deal concerns the following five horses:
- Marburg's Polka Hit, 12-year-old mare, silver winner at WCYH as a 6-year-old. Very successful in Small Tour, at both national and international shows. Winner of Grand Prix.
- Marburg's Stevie Wonder, 8-year-old gelding, on his way to Grand Prix.
- Marburg's Didando, 6-year-old stallion, finalist at DRF's dressage championship for 5-year-old horses, WCYH reserve for Holland in 2013.
- Marburg's Floricello, 6-year-old stallion, silver winner at WCYH as a 5-year-old, winner of Scandinavian Open for 5-year-old horses in Falsterbo.
- Marburg's Zardetto, 5-year-old gelding, finalist at DRF's dressage championship for 4-year-old horses, winner of ability test with 910 points.
We are extremely proud of this deal concerning sale of these top-notch horses to dressage team Marburg. At the same time, we are happy that the horses will be able to continue their positive development at a stable with professional riders. We look forward to following team Marburg in the years to come. Helgstrand Dressage congratulates team Marburg and we wish them the best of luck in future with these wonderful horses.
Great results at national show in Hjallerup
The riders from Helgstrand Dressage have been at the national show at Hjallerup Rideklub almost all weekend. Friday afternoon, five of the riders started the MA2. Daniel and Capo Knight placed second with a nice score of 70.658%. Andreas and Tailormade Lancelot finished right behind as third, scoring 70.351%, Marianne and Sitana placed fourth with 70.157. Charlotte and Dankeschön, and Jens and Vilgot also started this class and finished just outside the placings.
The last class on Friday was Intermediare II. In this class, Helgstrand Dressage almost swept the board; Andreas and Darlings Dream won a clear victory with a score of 74.211%. Daniel and Versace came in second with 72.434%. Thomas and Angrib Firfod placed fourth with 69.474%.
Saturday morning, Marianne and Daylie started the MB2, they made a great performance and obtained 70.570%, finishing second in the class.
We received a lot of snow Friday morning, and due to the weather conditions, we decided Saturday afternoon, that it was too risky to transport the horses to Hjallerup; and consequently, we had to withdraw several horses in Grand Prix, Prix St. George and Intermediare I on Sunday morning.
In Sunday's Grand Prix Special, we were once again superior; Andreas and Darlings Dream took the lead again and won the class with the impressive score of 73.497%. Thomas and Angrib Firfod finished second with 71.438%. Finally, Severo and Meister finished third, scoring 67.778%.
Jens and Vilgot started MA1 in the afternoon, and their excellent performance was rewarded with 71.204%, which was enough to finish second in the class. Marianne and Sitana obtained 69.167% and finished third. Jens also placed fourth in the class with Atterupgaards Final Kiss, scoring 68.426%.
It was an excellent and well-organized show at Hjallerup Rideklub. It was obviously quite frustrating that we had to withdraw a lot of the horses due to the weather; however, the safety of the horses is of course our top priority.
Fennovanck PP at 35-day test
Fennovanck, who is now 4 years old, started Danish Warmblood's 35-day test yesterday. Fennovanck PP is by Uphill with Münchhausen as dam sire. We are crossing our fingers for a good test, and we hope that he will be licensed at Danish Warmblood's stallion show in March.
3 young stallions selected for stallion show in Herning
At Danish Warmblood's stallion pre-selection during the weekend, two of our 3-year-old stallions and one 4-year-old stallion were selected for the stallion show in Herning in March. The two 3-year-old stallions are: Sweet Boy by San Amour with Depardieu as dam sire, and Quantum Theory by Quaterback with Prince Thatch XX as dam sire. The 4-year-old stallion is Zermillo by Zuidenwind with Grundsee XX as dam sire.
We are looking forward to presenting the stallions again at the stallion show in Herning.
Winners of performance tests in Denmark, Holland and Germany
In 2013, three of our 3-year-old stallions have been selected for performance tests in three different countries. The Danish bred Vincent Maranello won the performance test in Danish Warmblood with impressive 866 points. Franklin, who was bred in Holland won his performance test in Holland in KWPN with 86.5 points. Danciano, who was bred in Germany just won his performance test in Schlieckau. An outstanding performance from our three young stallions.
Our new young star, the stallion Don Deluxe, who recently became champion stallion in the German Oldenburger Verband, has sent us a Christmas greeting, which you can see on the link below.
Once again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are looking forward to another exciting year in 2014.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Christmas is here, and 2013 is coming to an end. We look back at the year with great satisfaction, both in terms of sport and business.
We send the warmest Christmas greetings to all our customers, co-operation partners, colleagues, sponsors, business relations and friends. Thank you for the past year, we wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.
Oldenburger champion stallion to Helgstrand Dressage
Andreas has acquired the newly licensed champion stallion in the German Oldenburg Verband. At the stallion auction this afternoon, Andreas won the last bid, after a long bidding duel, for this striking champion stallion. The bidding for this desirable stallion went extremely fast, and Andreas did not get to bid until the price had reached € 700,000. The bidding continued and when the price reached € 900,000, Andreas took a deep breath and increased the bidding price by € 10,000, which was enough for the stallion to change owner, and this great stallion is now owned by Danes. The final price was € 910,000 - and Helgstrand Dressage is now the owner!
The 2 1/2 year-old stallion stood out from the first day at the licensing and is clearly in a league of his own with amazing gaits and superior conformation. Especially at the presentation in longe on Thursday, he showed suppleness, up-hill trot and canter. In addition, he has a great rhythmic walk. His pedigree is De Niro - Rosario - Feiner Stern, which does not make him less interesting as a future sire. De Niro is no. 1 on WBFSH's stallion ranking in dressage and has sired a vast number of licensed sons and several international top grand Prix horses.
He will be presented at the German Hanoverian stallion licensing in December.
Franklin - winner of performance test
Our 3-year-old stallion Franklin has just finished his 50-day performance test in Holland. He passed the test and finished as winner of the test with a very satisfactory result: 86.5 points. Franklin received e.g. 9.5 for canter, self carriage and balance, 9.0 for suppleness, rideability, attitude, and potential as a dressage horse. We are very proud of this excellent result, and we are, of course, very pleased to have the winner of Danish Warmblood's 35-day test as well as the winner of KWPN's 50-day test in our stables.
Severo and Zardetto winners of suitability test in Aalborg
Yesterday, this year's suitability test took place. Severo and Zardetto participated and finished as winners of the test with a score of 910 points. They obtained e.g. 9.5 in canter, rideability and capacity. This impressive result qualifies Severo and Zardetto for the Championship for Young Horses in Herning, with the 2nd best result in the country.