Silver and bronze medals
At the Danish Warmblood Eliteskue during the weekend, our two 3-year-old mares earned two medals. Liva Enshøj was awarded a silver medal and San Felice received a bronze medal.
Our stallion foal Elverhøjs Raccolto was presented on Saturday, however, he was a bit anxious due to the atmosphere; and unfortunately, he did not go on to the finals. He was, therefore, very happy to be back in his usual and safe surroundings at breeder Berith Nielsen's stables.
Congratulations to breeders and owner of mares and foals on these great results.
Elite show at Vilhelmsborg
This weekend, the yearly Danish Warmblood elite show takes place. Saturday, we will be represented in the class for best stallion foals. Friday afternoon, Mikkala and Jhesika left for Vilhelmsborg with Elverhøjs Raccolto, an embryo-foal by the mare Polka Hit Nexen and with Sezuan as sire. Mikkala and Jhesika made a great presentation of Raccolto at the foal show in Hjallerup, and they will do their best at the presentation tomorrow.
On Sunday, Jhesika and Emma will show San Felice and Live Enshøj; they will be competing against the other 3-year-old mares for the medals.
We will keep our fingers crossed for a great result for mares and foals
Mikkala and Jhesika with Elverhøjs Raccolto
Exclusive horsepower visiting Helgstrand Dressage
Yesterday, you could see more than four-legged horsepower at Helgstrand Dressage. The German Mercedes Club came by for a visit and a tour of the place. They arrived in nine exquisite and rare Mercedes.
The employees at Helgstrand Dressage really enjoyed seeing and hearing about these nice cars. No two days are alike when you are part of Team Helgstrand.
Franklin - winner of qualifier for 4-year-olds
Yesterday, Franklin and Emma started the championship for 4 years old horses in Billund. They obtained 8.62 points, e.g. 9.5 for canter and 8.8 for rideability. The impressive scores resulted in victory in the class with a total of 44 equipages. Franklin has just returned to Denmark after staying in Holland at the Stable Witte during the breeding season.
Severo and Hot Shot W started the class for 5-year-olds. They placed second, scoring 8.20 points. Yet another show with a couple of great horses on to the semifinal in September. There is still another qualifier before the semifinal, where we also expect to start a few good young horses.
Ditte also participated in the show in Billund this weekend with her own horse Unicorns Delicious. Saturday, they won the MB0, scoring 70.64% and Sunday they placed third in MB1 with a score of 68.37%.
Romanova - outstanding in Verden
Last Friday, Romanova and her rider Rikke Dupont, finished as group winner and second in total at the Hanoverian Championship for 4-year-old mars and geldings. 71 horses started the class Friday, and Romanova and Rikke obtained 8.60 points. The 10 best equipages were on to the finals on Sunday.
In the finals, Romanova and Rikke made a superb performance, and they finished as winners of the class with impressive scores, e.g. 9.5 for trot, canter and rideability. The equipage has been selected for the Bundeschampionate in Warandorf, taking place at the beginning of September.
Danciano finished in the top at the finals
Danciano started the finals for 4-year-old stallions. He once again did really well and placed second with 8.90 points. He was awarded e.g. 9.0 for trot and 9.5 for submission and exterior.
Sezuan - the world's best 5-year-old
Sezuan showed his extreme talent when he won the finals in Verden for 5-year-olds on Saturday, scoring 9.76 points and he is now World Champion in his age group.
Even though Helgstrand Dressage has sold Sezuan, we are still very proud of him, and we are so happy about the great results. Congratulations on the outstanding results to his owner Gestüt Peterhof by Arletta Jasper Kohl and Edwin Kohl, and of course his rider Dorothee Schneider.
Sezuan best in Verden
It was very exciting to follow Sezuan in the class for 5-year-old horses at the WCYH. Since Sezuan was shown for the first time as a 3-year-old, he has been on everybody's lips and has show top-notch class in all gaits. Consequently, there has been tremendous pressure on him and his rider before the start yesterday. The stadium was packed when Sezuan entered the arena. However, the couple managed to keep a cool head, and Sezuan showed fantastic composure and lots of energy all the way. The ride was awarded with a superb score of 9.68 points, resulting in a clear victory. We look forward to seeing him in the finals on Saturday.
Danciano wins gaits class in Verden
In connection with the international WCYH for 5- and 6-year-old horses in Verden this week, gaits classes for 3- and 4-year-old German horses are also taking place. Yesterday, Danciano started the class for 4-year-old stallions. Danciano showed high class with his fantastic rideability and excellent gaits. He was awarded with 9.5 for rideability and exterior, and 9.0 for trot and canter. It was a clear victory with 9.10 points. Danciano made a great performance under his German rider Anja Engelbart.
Galaxy Win T
A happy summer greeting from Galaxy Win T. The breeding season is soon coming to an end, and we have slowly started training the young stallions again. As appears, he has developed nicely since the licensing in Herning in March.
Two new riders on our team
We are pleased to announce that we have signed contracts with two new riders for our team. Ditte Mikkelsen, who is 29 years old, will start working at Helgstrand Dressage as of July 28. Ditte has many years' experience in training young as well as older horses, and since her junior years, she has been very active in competitions. We asked Ditte what she is looking forward to in her new job, "I cannot wait to become part of the daily work in a fantastic team, and of course ride top-notch horses. It is a huge chance to work in an environment, where you are able to learn and grow every day".
As of September 1, Stine Døssing will also become part of our team of riders. Stine is a talented dressage rider and in recent years, she has done well at competitions.
We are looking very much forward to welcoming the two girls on our team.