Betina and Quinn G. winner of the 2nd round with 2 x 10
Pictured: Betina Jæger Jensen and the mare Quinn G. by Quaterhit/Fassbinder.
The second round of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship was led by two amazing mares. The Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Valerie B took the victory in the first round and Quinn G. today felt even more comfortable in the beautiful arena to show her full potential receiving two-time the dream score of 10 for rideability and perspective and winning the class. Besides earning 10 for rideability and perspective, the couple was awarded 9 for walk, and 9.5 for trot and canter. Quinn G. is sired by former Helgstrand stallion Quaterhit out of Fassbinder, bred by Helene Geervliet.
Valerie B is sired by our World Champion and Grand Prix successful Revolution out of Zack, bred by Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen. Today presented by Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen. Together, they received 10 for perspective, 8.5 for walk, and 9.5 for trot, canter and rideability.
Find all results of the class here
Pictured: Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and Valerie B.
6 four-year-olds approved in DWB, Opoque given 1-year licensing
Pictured: About You II and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
We have seen the 3-year-olds being presented on hard surface earlier today and tonight, we presented our 4-year-olds under saddle. An exclusive number of stallions have received their final approval in Danish Warmblood and we are proud, that their DNA will impact future breeding.
The following stallions have been approved in Danish Warmblood:
Feinsten by Franklin/Rock Forever, bred by Hendrik Schulte-Märter
Elastic by Escolar/Dimaggio, bred by Daniela Werheit-Wagemeyer
About You II by AC-DC/Estobar NRW, bred by Stephan Borgmann
Value by Valverde/Floriscount, bred by Clemens-August Graf von Merveldt
Åtoftens Springtime by Springbank II VH/Zalando, bred by Stutteri Åtoften
Fifty-Fifty by Fürst Toto/Royal Classic, bred by Arndt Schwierking
Opoque (All at Once/Davino V.O.D., bred by Stal 104 BV) was given 1-year of breeding approval in Danish Warmblood.
All results here
Pictured: Fifty-Fifty and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Åtoftens Springtime and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Feinsten and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Opoque and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
18 stallions from Helgstrand accepted for licensing
Pictured: For Royalty by For Romance/Franziskus and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
The Danish Warmblood Society has changed the licensing terms for the 3-year-old stallions, which means that the stallions were presented today under saddle on the first day instead of the last day. This 1-day test now replaces the 10-day observation test followed by the licensing on Sunday. The 1-day test is mandatory but can be postponed until the second licensing in April.
Helgstrand brought 18 3-year-old stallions to the Danish licensing and all of them performed and behaved so well under saddle and we can't wait to see the stallions unfold during the licensing in the next few days. If the stallions get approved on Sunday, they will receive 1 year of breeding approval in Dansh Warmblood.
Click the link to see which stallions got accepted today here
Program available here
Pictured: Viva Vegas by Viva Gold x Rock Forever and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Straight Horse Leonardo by Lord Europe/De Niro and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Sebastopol de Fontain by Springbank II VH/Sezuan and Pia Thomsen.
Pictured: Specter by San Amour/Fürst Heinrich and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Valerie B kept her first place
Pictured: Valerie B and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen winner of the first part of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship.
What a field of talented young horses. Out of the 47 best 5-year-old Danish breed horses, our DWB Gold Medal Mare Valerie B sired by our World Champion and Grand Prix successful Revolution out Zack took the victory in the first part of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship. Earning 9.5 for walk and trot, and 9.0 for canter. Presented by Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and bred by Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen.
Pictured: Quinn B. and Betina Jæger came second in the first part of the Danish Young Horse Championship.
Helgstrand brought 7 horses to compete, and all 7 placed in the top 10. The second best of today was Quinn G. by former Helgstrand stallion Quaterhit out of Fassbinder. Presented by Betina Jæger, she was awarded 8.5 for walk, and 9.5 for trot and canter. Quinn G. is bred by Helene Geervliet.
Find all results here
Pictured: Alkaline and Merita Hagrén.
Pictured: Straight Horse Floriana and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Diaz Skovvang DWB and Moisés Jover Azuar.
Revolution leads the new Danish Warmblood performance index
Pictured: Revolution and Andreas Helgstrand from our stallion show in Verden this February.
The Danish breed society Danish Warmblood has recently introduced a new performance index with the aim of breeding horses with the highest level of performance. The index gives you an understanding of the stallion’s ability to pass on its performance to its offspring and can be used by breeders as a tool when selecting the right stallion for one’s mare.
The index now includes the genetic correlations, which gives a more accurate picture of the horse's hereditary ability in performance. Positive genetic correlations normally translate into good performance under the right circumstances.
The index shows how well the offspring will manage in the sport compared to other stallions. A high index is equivalent to a good ability to pass on performance.
At Helgstrand we do our utmost to select the best stallions for our stallion collection and every year we make necessary changes with the aim of always offering the best selection. In top of the new index of Danish Warmblood, we find several current or former Helgstrand stallions lead by Revolution! In the lead with an index of 160 as a result of 110 offspring being analyzed and with an 0.9 certainty. This ranks Revolution among the best 2.5% stallions in Danish Warmblood.
Read more about our World Champion and Grand Prix successful Revolution here
Top-10 dressage stallions – DWB dressage index
2. Springbank II VH
7. Hesselhøj Donkey Boy
Additional 7 stallions approved for the Hanoverian Breed Society
Pictured: About You II and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen. Picture by LL Foto.
With the breeding season officially kicked off this past weekend with our two stallion shows in Germany, we are happy to inform that additional 7 stallions have been approved for the Hanoverian Breed Society this Sunday.
And the stallions are:
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗜𝗜 by AC-DC/Estobar NRW - https://bit.ly/3YuGde6
𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 by Jovian/Diamond Hit - https://bit.ly/3k5n1Vl
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿 by San Amour I/Fürst Heinrich - https://bit.ly/3HVe5tC
𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗼𝘀 by Valverde/Desperados - https://bit.ly/3xnVl0T
𝗩-𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 by Viva Gold OLD/Fidertanz - https://bit.ly/3k23FjY
𝗩𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘀 by Viva Gold OLD/Rock Forever NRW - more info to come
𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘅𝗶𝗰𝗼 by Grand Galaxy Win/Samarant - https://bit.ly/3Iasmmu
Make sure to take full advantage of our free breed consulting service by contacting:
Christian Springborg - Danish and English
Lene Birkemose - Danish and English
Hanke Ostermann - German
Michael Schmidt - German and English
Global Equestrian Group launches disruptive UV lamps to fight viruses and protect our horses
In the past years, we have been challenged with dangerous viruses and bacteria more than ever before. For example, the outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in our industry in 2021 –viruses, which can be dangerous for horses and sometimes even life-threatening. Through years of research, the Danish-based company UV Medico has developed a UV light based on the Far UV-C technology, which has made a breakthrough in the health industry reducing viruses and bacteria up to 99,9%. Now, this proven technology has been introduced to the equine industry under the name UV Equestrian with the ability to fight dangerous viruses and bacteria, while remaining harmless to horses and humans.
- Viruses and bacteria, and the illnesses they cause to our horses, affect the global equine industry more than ever before and continue to be a threat to the wellbeing of our horses – all the way from smaller barns to professional sales stables, vet practices, show grounds, etc. But with this new technology, we face a breakthrough, and we can control the spread of viruses that causes illness and worst-case scenario the risk of losing horses, tells the CEO of Global Equestrian Group Andreas Helgstrand.
The UV-C technology was originally developed in the 1930’s and later improved into Far-UVC (200-230nm). The Far-UVC was used at 222nm against the coronavirus at the global COVID-19 pandemic with great success. Studies quickly showed that this technology is just as effective against other kind of viruses and bacteria as well.
Now, this new UV-light solution provides the necessary safety. Combining Far UV-C light at a very low wavelength (222 nm) with unique patented filter technology, the lamps of UV Equestrian ensure effective yet harmless disinfection for both humans and animals in occupied spaces and prevent the spreading of viruses and bacteria.
- UV light has been the talk of the town for many years. But the combination of Far UV-C light at the low wavelength of 222 nm makes it a safe and harmless way to deactivate viruses and pathogens within a few minutes. The technology is a result of years of research and more importantly, it has been used in ambulances, hospitals, OR rooms and other facilities for a long time already with great success, tells the Sales Manager of UV Equestrian, Martin Zimmer, who has many years of experience in the equine industry.
The globalization of the equine industry contributes to a more rapid spread of viruses and bacteria. Spreading not only from horse to horse but also through equipment and people. Spreading diseases is always a risk and can be costly and even more high-risk during events and activities with many horses and people gathered. This changes with the new Far UVC-light from UV Equestrian.
Stallion show in Vechta - find tonight's program
Pictured: V-Power by Viva Gold x Fidertanz, 2022 Westphalien Champion Stallion and his rider, Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
We know you have been waiting in anticipation to see tonight's program - and now it's finally here. At the show in Oldenburger Pferdezentrum in Vechta tonight we will present to you our newcomers, which will have their show debut tonight as well as an exclusive selection of the slightly older stallions who have developed quite exceptionally. Including medal winners from the Bundeschampionat and the World Championships for young horses before finishing the show with our Jovian with Andreas in the saddle. It will be a spectacular evening with all the best from the two stations, Paul Schockemöhle and Helgstrand Dressage.
The show starts at 7:00 PM and can be watched live at ClipMyHorse here.
Part 1 - dressage
Don Romance - Heiko Klausing
Stay Cool - Maria Vasconcelos E Sa
Debutant - Isabel Freese
Elastic + Feinsten - Alvaro Oliveira + Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen
Expectation - Lukas Fischer
Lord Europe - Leonie Richter
Fifty-Fifty - Mette Sejbjerg Jensen
Part 2 - jumping
Conthalou - Patrick Stühlmeyer
Corsini - Tobias Schwarz
Diablue - Eiken Sato
Chad Blue - Patrick Stühlmeyer
Part 3 - dressage
Vicone - Julia Watzek
Fürst Zonik - Isabel Freese
Just Diamond + Specter - Pia Thomsen + Alvaro Oliveira
Be Sure - Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard
Total Diamond - Heiko Klausing
Galaxico - Mette Sejbjerg Jensen
Part 4 - jumping
Chaccothage Blue - Patrick Stühlmeyer
Meganus - Eiken Sato
Baloutaire - Philip Rüping
Diaron - Patrick Stühlmeyer
Part 5 - dressage
Bon my Love - Brandi Roenink
So Perfect - Betina Jæger
Sezuan´s Donnerhall - Lukas Fischer
About You II - Mette Sejbjerg Jensen
Franklin - Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson
Viva Vegas - fremvist ved hånd
Sebastino PS - Heiko Klausing
Escanto PS - Brandi Roenink
Toal Hope - Isabel Freese
Part 6 - jumping
Chaloubino - Patrick Stühlmeyer
Casalou - Eiken Sato
Continental Blue - Philip Rüping
Part 7 - dressage
Tie Break - Heiko Klausing
Opoque - Mette Sejbjerg Jensen
For Royality - Alvaro Oliveira
Global Player - Eva Möller
Vitalos - Leonie Richter
V-Power - Mette Sejbjerg Jensen
Jovian - Andreas Helgstrand
Helgstrand enters partnership with international Grand Prix rider Leida Collins-Strijk in Spain
Pictured: Leida Collins Strijk and Fellini. Picture: Eurodressage.
Leida Collins-Strijk is originally from the Netherlands, where she runs a successful sales stable with her husband, internationally acknowledged Olympic Eventing rider Tim Collins. However, the couple has always dreamed of establishing a sales stable in Spain, which has experienced remarkable development in recent years and the demand for top dressage horses has increased significantly.
- Many people associate Spain with the PRE Horses which are known and respected worldwide. But as we travel around the country and talk to riders, we have noticed an increased need for good horses. The area has huge potential and by working closely with Andreas we can bring in a variety of good dressage horses which are important to help even more riders achieve success in sport, explains Leida Collins-Strijk, owner of Leida Dressage.
In addition to a growing interest in dressage in general, Spain attracts many people each year who end up settling permanently in the country. And to meet the different needs, horses are imported from countries like Denmark and Germany every year. The number of stables has increased significantly, the popularity of competitions is growing, and every year there are more and more CDI competitions in Spain on the agenda. This, combined with the nice weather, makes it a perfect place to be all year round.
- The basic idea is that we want to meet customers where they are - to make it as easy for them as possible. Leida is a well-known and respected person in addition to having a huge network, and I think she's the perfect person to take on the job. Spain has seen an impressive influx over the years. We are also receiving increasing requests for horses, which has led us to collaborate with Leida and Tim on a sales stable near Malaga, which we see as having huge potential, states Andreas Helgstrand.
- It's our way of life - we live and breathe horses. And we want to help develop the sport even more in this area. The first horses from Helgstrand have arrived and we are ready to welcome clients, says Leida.
Leida Collins-Strijk has been a member of the Dutch national team for several years, has won numerous Grand Prix’s around the world and has ridden famous stallions such as Lancet, Welcome, Welt Hit II, Kennedy and Floret As. Alongside her own career, she has trained riders worldwide who have won medals at the Pan American and the Asian Games and trained junior, young riders and U25 riders from the Dutch national team.
Leida Dressage is situated in Southern Spain near Sotogrande, just an hour's drive from Malaga. The stable is called DOS LUNAS, better known as: "el paraiso de la Doma", the dressage paradise in Spain. More info can be found at http://leidadressage.com
Pictured: Leida Dressage is situated in Spain near Malaga at DOS LUNAS, better known as: "el paraiso de la Doma", the dressage paradise in Spain.
US Open House Event a massive success with 2,000+ guests
On Tuesday January 17th, Ludger Beerbaum Stables and Helgstrand Dressage ApS welcomed more than 2,000 guests for the yearly Open House at our facilities in Wellington.
With a mix of dressage and show jumping horses, clinics, presentations, and unique vendors of the Global Equestrian Group, we truly hope that everyone enjoyed a spectacular afternoon and evening.
A special thanks to the partners of the group for flying in to join our open house.
- I'm very happy to be back in Wellington to such a crowd of people coming in. We try to open our doors. I think most of the farms they are very private around here, but we try to open up, so everyone can see how we work our horses. We want people to stop by and maybe find their next horse, tells CEO of Global Equestrian Group and founder of Helgstrand Dressage, Andreas Helgstrand.