3 new top stallions at Helgstrand Dressage
Last weekend, Helgstrand Dressage and Cathrine Rasmussen from Kleppenhus in Ebeltoft, Denmark acquired the 2012 Champion Stallion of the German Oldenburger Verband. The 3-year-old stallion, Fürstenstein, has Fürst Romancier as sire, Hohenstein as dam sire and the legendary Donnerhall as great grand sire. At the licensing, he achieved e.g. 9.0 for trot and 9.5 for rideability.
Video of Fürstenstein from the licensing here.
Helgstrand Dressage also bought the 3-year-old Champion Stallion of the Dutch AES. This stallion, Eclectisch, is by Zenon with Olivi as dam sire.
Video of Eclectrisch from the licensing here.
In addition, the premium stallion from Danish Warmblood's Stallion Show, Atterupgaards Sastre, is now owned by Helgstrand Dressage and Henrik Hansen. Sastre has just finished Danish Warmblood's 10-day test, and is now available for breeding.
Eclectisch will be presented at Danish Warmblood's licensing on April 12 2012.
Sezuan passed 10-day test
Today, Sezuan has passed the 10-day test at Vilhelmsborg. He obtained the following remarks from the breeding and training management.
Behavior in stable: No remarks.
Behavior under rider/motivation: Very good rideability, a co-operative stallion which is unimpressed by the surroundings.
Walk: Clear rhythm and with good impulsion.
Trot: Supple, clear rhythm with good impulsion and good self-carriage. Good knee and hock action and a good up-hill tendency.
Canter: Huge, well-balanced and supple with a good up-hill tendency.
Conclusion: 1-year breeding approval for the year 2012.
Sezuan ready for the 10-day test
Sezuan was energetic and ready today, when he arrived for the 10-day observation test at Vilhelmsborg. He was showing off, but balanced with a cool overview in the huge arena with his rider Emma Ahlberg.
We are crossing our fingers for at successful 10-day test, and look forward to having him home afterwards for a well-deserved vacation.
Zonik - Dressage Champion Stallion 2012
Today, Zonik received the final licensing in Danish Warmblood and the title Champion Stallion of 4-year-old dressage stallions. Moreover, he was awarded a breeder's silver medal and the Aage Ravn's Challenge Cup. Zonik did really well during all the tests at the stallion show in Herning. We have huge expectations for this stallion and look forward to following his future progress and results.
Amazing results in Herning
The national stallion show in Herning is off to a good start. Zonik and Sir Donnerhall II obtained the final licensing in Danish Warmblood on Thursday. Our fatastic young stallion Sezuan was also licensed yesterday. Today, Sunday, he will compete against the other 3-year-old stallions to become premium stallion or champion stallion.
In the championship for young horses, Andreas recorded yet another victory, winning with Møllegårdens Pas Partout with impressive 943 points. They obtained e.g. 10 for trot and rideabilty and 9.5 for capacity. In addition, Marianne and Shakiro Pilekær made a great performance, placing 4th and scoring 900 points. They also obtained an impressive 10 for walk, and 9.5 for canter and capacity.
Video of the 4-year-old stallion Zonik. We are looking forward to presenting him at the National Stallion Show in Herning.
New sponsorship agreement with Horse Square
Helgstrand Dressage has signed a new sponsorship agreement with the company Horse Square for the unique quality products from Carr & Day & Martin. We look forward to the co-operation and are very pleased to use the great products for our horses and equipment.
New exciting co-operation
Helgstrand Dressage has signed a co-operation agreement with Victoria E. Vallentin. Victoria has been riding the pony, the gold medal mare Clair SPR, for a while at Vilhelmsborg, Aarhus. The 6-year-old mare will stay at Vilhelmsborg for further training. The pony has already won several national shows, with scores of 77%. It will be interesting to follow the equipage at future shows.
Sezuan - 3-year-old - Blue Hors Romanov / Blue Hors Don Schufro
Video of the 3-year-old stallion Sezuan. He will be presented in Herning at the National Stallion Selection 2012. We are looking very much forward to presenting him in Herning, in the meantime, enjoy the video of this fantastic horse.
UNO Donne Unique has been sold
It was with mixed feelings that we said goodbye to the black star in our stable last Friday, UNO Donna Unique. She has meant a lot to us over the past years. Despite her young age, she has obtained a number of fantastic results. In 2009, she won the Championship for Young Horses in Herning and won silver at the Championship for Young Horses in Verden. In 2010, she won gold at the Championship for Young Horses in Verden, won Scandinavian Open in Falsterbo, and in addition, she won DRF's Dressage Championship for 6-year-old horses. Recently, she dazzled everyone at Youngster Cup at Vilhelmsborg, winning the Prix St. George with an impressive score of 79.21%.
Lately, she has developed tremendously and now performs even the hardest Grand Prix exercises with a real talent. In future, she will for sure have the potential to rank among the top 3 horses in the world. It might seem peculiar to some people that we choose to sell such a talented horse, however, running a company, which trains and sells horses, sometimes calls for such difficult, but rational decisions. We, of course, wish the new owners Edwin Kohl and Arlette Jasper-Kohl and of course Donna's new rider Patrik Kittel, good luck with her in future.