Victory to Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II
Last Saturday, Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II had their debut in MB2 at the national show in Frederikshavn. They made a great performance and won the class with a score of 69.21%. Yesterday, they started MB3 and obtained 69.58%, placing 2nd in the class.
Victory to Mads and Dark Knight
Today, Mads and the 6-year-old stallion Dark Knight started MB1 at the national show in Frederikshavn. The equipage won the class with an impressive score of 71.48%. Last weekend, Mads and Dark Knight won MB2 at the regional show in Lerbæk, scoring 70.52%.
Mads and Dark Knight
Helgstrand Dressage acquires fantastic new stallion
Helgstrand Dressage has acquired a new, fantastic young stallion at the Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden. It is the premium stallion with catalogue number 18 by Dancier - Rotspon - Wolkentanz II. The striking black young stallion caught Andreas' attention already in the longe during the warm-up for the presentation. After the presentation, we were determined to acquire this stallion at the auction, if at all possible. It is an extremely interesting stallion of very high quality, with extraordinary gaits and looks. We are really proud and excited to have such a stallion in our stables at Møgelmosegaard. We are looking forward to start training this fantastic stallion, and we hope that it has a great future both within breeding and sport.
Successful finals at JBK Horse Shows
Helgstrand Dressage obtained great results at this year's finals at the JBK Horse shows. Zonik did it once again. He won the qualification, the first round and the final with an average of more than 9, and today was no exception. Zonik and Andreas once again made a fantastic and flawless performance, scoring another 10 for trot, and finishing with a total of 9.30 points. As a result, Zonik won the dressage championship for 4-year-old horses in 2012.
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In the class for 5-year-old horses, Sir Caramello and Andreas produced a high-class performance again and obtained 8.60 points, enough to place 2nd. Møllegårdens Pas Partout and Andreas followed as 3rd with a score of 8.50 points. Anna and Bøgegårdens Boney M finished 4th with 8.48 points.
In the final for 6-year-old horses, the competition was quite tough, but Anna and Rosenstolz and Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II placed 4th and 5th, respectively, with 8.44 points.
Victory in consolation finals for 5- and 6-year-olds
Today, Sir Caramello and Andreas won the consolation final for 5-year-old horses with 8.64 points and they are, therefore, on to the final for 5-year-old horses tomorrow. In the class for 6-year-olds, it was a close-run competition, but Anna and N.O.H's Daijoubo finished with 8.28 points, winning the class right in front of Jens and Atterupgaards Final Kiss with 8.26 points. Both equipages are also on to the final tomorrow.
Tomorrow at 10.48 a.m., Andreas and Die Callas will have their debut in international Prix St. George. The championship finals for 4-, 5- and 6-year-old horses start at 12.30 p.m.
Zonik - the invincible winner
Zonik and Andreas were unbeatable today and won the preliminary class in the championship for 4-year-old horses. They won the class with an impressive score of 9.50 points, obtaining 10 for trot, 8.6 for walk, 9.5 for canter, 9.8 for overall impression and 9.8 for capacity. Mads and Zigzag A.B. placed 12th, and are also on to the finals on Friday. Sofia and Delicious are in the consolation final tomorrow morning.
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In the class for 5 year-olds, Anna and Bøgegårdens Boney M placed 2nd, scoring 8.62 points, followed by Andreas and Møllegårdens Pas Partout as 3rd with 8.44 points. Andrea gets another go tomorrow in the consolation final, with her two 5-year-old horses.
In the class for 6-year-old horses, Anna and Star Agent placed 3rd scoring 8.88 points, e.g. 9.5 for trot. Andreas and Don Primeur placed 4th with a score of 8.74 points. Anna and Rosenstolz came 5th with 8.62 points and Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II placed 6th with 8.46 points. Consequently, they are all on to the finals. Anna and N.O.H's Daijoubo and Mads and Dark Knight will get another chance tomorrow in the consolation final.
So far, 7 horses from Helgstrand Dressage are on to the finals on Friday, and we will keep our fingers crossed for good results in the consolation finals.
JBK Horse shows all week
The huge Helgstrand caravan is off again, this time it is heading towards Odense for the JBK Horse shows, which include the finals of the Danish Equestrian Federation's Championships for young horses, CDI*** small and big tour and World Cup dressage. Helgstrand Dressage is represented in all classes. In the championship finals, we are represented by three 4-year-old horses, six 5-year-old horses and seven 6-year-old horses. In CDI*** small tour, Andreas and Die Callas participate and in CDI*** big tour, Anna and U Caro will participate. Andreas and Laetare will start the World Cup class.
Tonight, the vet check takes place for all the young horses, starting in the first rounds tomorrow. On Friday, CDI*** Prix St. George takes place, with Andreas and Die Callas. Saturday, it is time for CDI*** Grand Prix and World Cup dressage, with Anna and Andreas.
Another great day in Ikast
In the Grand Prix class on Sunday, Andreas and Laetare placed second with 72.34%, Andreas also took third place, this time with Die Callas, scoring 69.57%. Anna and Ucaro obtained 66.17%.
National show in Ikast
During the weekend, the national show in Ikast Rideklub took place. The show started Friday and in Prix St. George, Anna placed 4th with the 9-year-old gelding Windsor, scoring 70.44% whereas Marianne and the 7-year-old mare Sitana placed 8th with a score of 67.54%. In the other Prix St. George, Marianne and Raul placed 4th with 67.45%.
Today, Anna and Windsor had their debut in Intermediare I, with a score of 66.66%, they also qualified for the final in Kür on Sunday. In Intermediare II, Andreas and Laetare finished 2nd, scoring 71.31%, Anna and Ucaro placed 3rd with 69.21%, and finally as 5th, Andreas and Die Callas with 68.50%. In MA1, Marianne and Sitana placed 2nd with a score of 67.40%, and Marianne also placed 3rd with Raul, scoring 66.66%.
Tomorrow Sunday, Intermediare I Kür and Grand Prix will take place.
3 young stallions ready for 35-day test
Today, the three 3-year-old stallions: Atterupgaards Sastre, Eclectisch and Sezuan started the Danish Warmblood 35-day stallion performance test. All three stallions showed great form and performed well under rider in front of the breeder's committee and station test managers. We hope that all three stallions will do well at the test.
Eclectisch and Emma at the test today
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