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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.


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Pictured: Betina Jæger and Franklin by Ampére/Ferro.

With Helgstrand rider Betina Jæger in the saddle, this stallion has developed quite exceptionally. The beautiful paces and sublime elasticity as well as the ultra-modern type characterize not only Franklin (Ampére/Ferro) himself, but his offspring as well. At Danish Warmblood licensing shows, foal and mare shows his offspring have shown enormous qualities for the future and several times they have been awarded the highest gradings. And looking at the mares, he sired already 66 mares graded in Danish Warmblood, of which 86% received the highest grading in Danish Warmblood and 17% of these magnificent offspring have received the recognized breeder medal.

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 next week, several Franklin offspring will compete, including Faretti DWB and Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer.

KWPN Champion Stallion Franklin supremely won his stallion performance test in 2013, while in 2015 he participated at the prestigious World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. Since then, he has achieved great results at small tour level with Helgstrand rider Betina Jæger and is getting ready for his Grand Prix debut.

Are you looking for your own Franklin offspring that you can further educate, then have a look at:

Faretti by Franklin/Don Frederico here
Frankdon by Franklin/Don Romantic here
Gauguin by Franklin/Sandro Hit here
Kadans by Franklin/Jazz here

If you are considering using Franklin for your mare next year, you are more than welcome to talk to breeding adviser Lene Birkemose (+45 22 57 44 11/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Christian Springborg (+45 20 66 51 80/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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Pictured: Anne-Mette and 7-year-old Eternity.

The Danish Young Horse Championship Finals are fast approaching, and we are looking forward to presenting a total of 28 horses. All age groups are well represented, although we have qualified a great number of 4-year-olds. The acquisition of Helgstrand Youngsters, and the vision to breed future top horses ourselves will be of great importance for the coming years, as they will be old enough to compete in the years to come.

Among the qualified horses this year is Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Faretti DWB sired by Franklin, the 2021 Danish Warmblood Champion Stallion Iron by Asgard’s Ibiza/Hohenstein, the 2021 World Champions Jovian by Apache/Tango and Hesselhøj Downtown by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Zack, Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and WCYH bronze medal winner Queenpark's Wendy by Sezuan/Soprano and many, many more. We look forward to seeing the result of this year's work and to find the winners at the finals on 14-17 October 2021.

Helgstrand has qualified 28 horses for this year's Danish Young Horse Championship Finals:

4-year-old horses

Freetown and Jeanna
My Vitality and Eric
Freddie Mercury and Eric
Slangerupgaard's Flottenheimer and Eric
Fan Amour and Merita
Faretti and Mette
Iron and Mette
Triumph Villa and Michael
Rockabye S and Anne Mette
St. Tropez and Anne-Mette
Sir Floresco and Moisés
Qamar and Moisés

5-year-old horses

Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna
Fynch Hatton and Andreas 
Hot Zalina and Michael
Vendóme and Anne-Mette
Topgun and Betina
Fire Dream and Frederikke

6-year-old horses

De Angelo and Merita
Atterupgaards Spiderman and Maria
Kadanz and Anne-Mette
Dantes Delight and Betina
Gremlin and Betina

7-year-old horses

Elverhøj's Raccolto and Marianne
Queenpark's Wendy and Andreas
Jovian and Andreas
Miley and Michael
Eternity and Anne-Mette.


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Would you like to take you career to the next level and develop your skills as a rider? 

Right now, we are looking for talented riders with some years of experience to help educating our youngsters and make them ready for mare licensing, young horse championships etc.

Helgstrand is one of the world’s leading sales and training stables with approximately 600 horses and 150 employees located in both Denmark, Germany and Wellington, USA. We have over the years invested in foals with a pedigree that unites some of the finest bloodlines in Europe and we therefore now have many young horses ready for starting their riding career.

We expect that you have some years of experience with the training and riding of young horses because this is the primary function of the job. They have been broken in by our highly skilled young horse team and now they are ready to continue their education.

As a person, we expect that you are motivated and positive, take responsibility and have a great and smiling attitude and that you really strive for the good results in your work. We have high ambitions in both wanting the best results regarding competitions and the best personal development. And once you are on board the Global Equestrian Group we offer lots of personal development opportunities like for example working at our US farm or getting more responsibility within your area.

You will become a part of a motivated team with skilled colleagues and the opportunity for getting lots of experience, inspiration and gets to ride some of the most talented young horses. We offer modern facilities and lots of exciting experiences.

Audition on November 13-14

We invite you to visit Helgstrand’s headquarters in Denmark on November 13th or 14th. You get the chance to ride some of our horses, and afterwards we will have a dialogue, whether there could be a match. It’s very important to us, that you can see yourself staying at Helgstrand for a minimum of 2 years.

If this has caught your interest, you are welcome to send an application to Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including a video of you riding without any editing. Feel free to call Thomas, if you have any questions at +45 21 29 13 82.

Find more information concerning Helgstrand Dressage, please visit our website; www.helgstranddressage.com.

We are looking very much forward to hearing from you.


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We have already seen a high number of amazing offspring by this outstanding stallion and without doubt, he always passes on to his offspring: movement, type and a sweet character. And looking at the mares, he sired already 43 mares graded in Danish Warmblood, despite only being 8 years old. 95% received the highest grading in Danish Warmblood and 21% have received the recognized breeder medal.

This year, three mares were awarded a gold medal at the Danish Warmblood Elite Show; 3-year-old Valerie B by Revolution/Zack (breeder: Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen), who was also crowned Best Mare of the Year, 4-year-old Roxette by Revolution/Quite Easy (breeder: Stutteri Sorgenfri) and in addition, 4-year-old Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico (breeder: Henrik Hansen).

Secure your own Revolution offspring

Revolution is characterized by his gorgeous paces, modern type and incredible temper. He develops perfectly under Andreas, and soon they are ready to enter the competition arena and make their debut in the Grand Prix. If you are looking for a Revolution offspring as your next riding horse, we suggest having a look at: Danish Warmblood Silver Medal Mare, 4-year-old Blaze von Rosing by Revolution/Zack (breeder: Maria von Rosing). She was awarded best dressage mare in her region and received a 9 for overall impression.

Watch video of Blaze von Rosing: https://bit.ly/3imGSv3

4-year-old Ribston by Revolution/Jazz
Video: https://bit.ly/39TjIrv

4-year-old Ruxbury by Revolution/Jazz
Video: https://bit.ly/3olXffm

Would you like to see if one of them could be your perfect match? Please don’t hesitate to contact Andreas directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are beyond thankful for having such horses in the stable and we wish to congratulate the breeders on breeding such amazing horses.

Breeding with Revolution

If you are considering using Revolution for your mare next year and need some advice, Lene Birkemose (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Christian Springborg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are ready to help.


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Pictured: Winner of the Danish Dressage Championships Cathrine Dufour and Atterupgaard’s Cassidy, silver to Nanna Skodborg Merrald and Atterupgaard’s Orthilia and bronze to Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Marshall-Bell.

Helgstrand has been the perfect setting for the Danish Dressage Championships for the past three years, which the Danish Equestrian Federation has just confirmed by granting Helgstrand another three years of hosting the championships. A decision that aligns perfectly with the Global Equestrian Group's increased focus on hosting shows in Denmark as well as in Germany and the US.

It has not been long since Helgstrand's new Head of Event & Partnership, Martin Thorbøll Pedersen, stepped in the door, and one of his first tasks was to ensure another three years of hosting the Danish Dressage Championships at Helgstrand, which is now a reality.

- The great collaboration with the Danish Equestrian Federation has been a good starting point for the big visions we have for events at Helgstrand. We have been in dialogue about several shows, and I am pleased to be able to unveil that in addition to the Danish Dressage Championships and the EEF Nations Cup in jumping, we will favour the non-elite with the other shows currently in our pipeline, says Martin Thorbøll Pedersen, Head of Event & Partnership at Helgstrand Dressage.

The venue at Helgstrand provides the perfect setting for national and international competitions alike, and since its establishment, the venue has been expanded yearly in accordance with new ambitions and visions.

- We have many ideas on the drawing board, and our goal is to create the best conditions for good experiences and at the same time to include the non-elite much more. We are working on being able to offer both jumping and dressage competitions at B and C level, which has set in motion a natural rebranding process, as we are now going to host more shows than just Equitour. Therefore, we are looking forward to presenting the new setup soon, Martin Thorbøll Pedersen adds.

The Global Equestrian Group has recently added two more venues to the portfolio, which alongside Helgstrand Academy will be the setting of unique shows across the world.

- We see a great synergy in expanding our business with show activities. And with the acquisitions of Riesenbeck International in Germany and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, US, in addition to Helgstrand Academy, we have developed a setup that favours riders in most of the world. Following two challenging years with COVID, we are really looking forward to seeing you at the showgrounds and feel the atmosphere from the packed stands again, Andreas Helgstrand says.

The dates of the Danish Dressage Championships, which include the Danish Championships for seniors, U25 and Para Dressage, are yet to be determined, but the show will most likely be at the end of May or in the beginning of June 2022.


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We are planning many exciting events for 2022 and below you will find information about each of them as we are ready.


Open House

On Saturday April 2nd at 3:00 pm we will invite you for the traditional open house with stallion presentation together with Deckstation Paul Schockemöhle. As usual admission is free and it's not necessary to sign up. More info to come.


Sign up for our newsletter and follow Helgstrand on our social media channels and you will not miss out on our exciting events. 

 


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Pictured: Mette Sejbjerg Jensen and Suarez by Sezuan/Desperados.

6-year-old Suarez by Sezuan/Desperados, who most recently made a positive impression at the prestigious World Championships for Young Horses with Mette Sejbjerg Jensen, is now facing a future on the Danish island of Funen, where Signe Kirk Kristiansen will be responsible for his further education.

There is no doubt that Suarez takes after his father, the triple World Champion Sezuan. The carbon black appearance, convincing exterior, gaits of absolute world class with great spaciousness and resilience as well as a rideability that bodes well for a future in top sport. And that was exactly what convinced Signe.

- Actually, I wanted to wait until later this autumn to buy a horse, but one day Andreas called because he knew I had gradually started to look. I had an idea of getting a slightly more experienced horse, but I simply fell for Suarez right away. He is beautiful, has a wonderful character, three amazing gaits and is incredibly uncomplicated. And especially the latter was important to me, since I need a horse that thrives and is easy to handle at competitions, says Signe Kirk Kristiansen, who has previously competed in Wellington, Florida, and plans to do it again in future seasons.

Signe and Thomas Kirk Kristiansen just became parents again, and therefore she plans to take over the reins herself in the spring:

- I have just become a mother again, and in the new year we move to Skovsbo Gods close to Rynkeby on Funen, where we will have room to keep the horses at home. That's why I made an agreement with my trainer, Allan Grøn, for him to ride Suarez until we move. But let's see if I can wait that long. Both Thomas and Allan think he is great to ride and I'm just excited about getting in the saddle myself and getting to know him, says Signe, who was heavily pregnant when she visited Helgstrand.

Suarez topped the Swedish breeding rankings for three years straight, and in terms of performance he clearly also shows that he belongs to the world elite. Most recently, together with Helgstrand rider Mette Sejbjerg Jensen, he achieved a distinguished 3rd place at the World Championships for Young Horses and finished 9th in the strong field. The duo was also qualified for the final at the Danish Riding Federation's Young Horse Championship for 6-year-olds next month – a qualification they won with great superiority.

- Mette has done a formidable job with him. Mette having ridden him also makes it easier for me to take over as we are similar in size. Mette is a skilled rider and has laid the groundwork beautifully, which we look forward to building on, Signe concludes.

Because Signe Kirk Kristiansen has decided to focus exclusively on dressage, Suarez has been gelded, which is why he will no longer be available with fresh semen. Frozen semen will be available through Helgstrand 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.


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Pictured: Zaunkönig and Jana Schrödter - Vice Bundeschampion of the 3-year-old stallions 2021.  

Previously, we introduced you to Leonie Richter, one of the new riders at Helgstrand Germany, and today we would like to present another new profile: the 20-year-old Jana Schrödter, who has won two medals at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. Atop Zaunkönig (Zack/De Niro) she became the Vice Bundeschampion among the 3-year-old stallions and with the breeding stallion Total McLaren (Totilas/De Niro) she won bronze among the 4-year-old stallions.

Jana is from the small town of Leipheim, located on the border between Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. And what was meant to be a 4-week internship at Helgstrand Germany became a permanent position as a rider in May, which made Jana decide to move.

- Originally, I had just arranged an internship with Eva and Ulf, but I was just so happy with the place and the rest of the team that I decided to stay. It's a bit like a small family here, and it means a lot to me that you feel so welcome, Jana says.

Despite Jana's young age, she can already boast of great results, including triple gold at the European Championships in Italy in 2019 and a subsequent German dressage championship.

Although Jana has proven her skills as a rider, it means a lot to her that she now has the opportunity to train such talented young horses.

- I want to develop as a rider and Helgstrand here in Syke is absolutely ideal for that. The horses are of high quality and I get the opportunity to train young horses, which ultimately makes you a better rider, Jana adds with great appreciation for the help from Eva, Ulf and the rest of the team.

- If I really dream about the future, I would like to have my own place where my focus is on training competition horses. But this is far into the future and right now I’m excited to get more experience, Jana says before concluding that she is proud to be part of the Helgstrand family.


Following their participation in the World Championships for Young Horses, three top riders from Helgstrand Dressage are now dedicated to take a closer look at your dressage skills. It is Mette Sejbjerg Jensen, Maria Anita Andersen and Merita Hagrén who will judge you in our new ZyberRide event in the Helgstrand & Zibrasport Equest Online Tour. And then, of course, there are cool prizes from Kingsland at stake.


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Ride and win from home

In Helgstrand & Zibrasport Equest Online Tour part 4 you can compete in the two horse classes Helgstrand Medium Tour1* Horse (corresponding to M level) and Helgstrand Small Tour1* Horse (corresponding to L level) or the pony class Helgstrand Small Tour1* pony (corresponding to L level). You will be judged and get useful remarks from our three top riders, and there are ribbons for the top 3 riders in each class as well as great products from Kingsland for the winners.

Registration and participation

You can register until October 1st, but registration will close before if the maximum number of participants per class is reached. You can submit video of your ride as soon as you have registered and remember that the recording of the ride must be submitted by October 10th. We will publish the results no later than October 25th, where you will also receive your criticism and assessment. NB: Remember to check the program and regulations well before you ride.

Great Kingsland prizes at stake

There are cool prizes for the winners of the four classes. The winner of Helgstrand Medium Tour1 * Horse will receive 4 stable bandages and 4 stable wraps from Kingsland, while the winner of Helgstrand Small Tour1 * Horse can look forward to a dressage saddle pad and a fly hat from Kingsland. In Helgstrand Small Tour1 * for ponies, the winner can look forward to a groom bag, a step stool and a hay bag from Kingsland. The top three riders in each class will also receive a cool ZyberRide ribbon.

How to participate?

You participate by creating a profile on Zyberride.com and thereafter add yourself and your horses/ponies to the profile. Now you are ready to register for the class you want to participate in. Notice the maximum participants for each class. The participation fee is DKK 75, but if you are a Premium Member at Zibrasport Equest, you can you participate for just DKK 60.

Remember to read the schedule and the recording instructions, so you are sure of the participation conditions. It is a pity if you should make mistakes that could have been avoided. It is also important that you check out the actual program that you are going to ride. All information is available at Zyberride.com.

Improve your skills

ZyberRide is created by Helgstrand Dressage and Zibrasport Equest, and the purpose of the online dressage platform is to give you the opportunity to supplement your training and physical competition activity with new online options. By participating in online events, you get qualified and constructive feedback of you and your horse/pony’s performance, without having to go to a show venue.

ZyberRide offers dressage programs at different levels, where you will be judged and get good advice and feedback from some of the dressage sport’s great profiles. ZyberRide is not meant to replace physical event participation but should be seen as a supplement to your training,development, and event participation.

We hope that ZyberRide can contribute to your development and training, and we look forward to seeing your rides.

Go to Zyberride.com


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