Great results at Broholm Horse Show 2017
We are back home after a fantastic weekend at Broholm Horse Show. The weekend has been filled with lots of great experiences as well as amazing results. A competition in which Denmark's most talented riders were attending and therefor the level of competition was very high.
On Thursday, Andreas and Springbank VH (Skovens Rafael / De Niro) won MA1 scoring 72,963%.
Friday Anne-Marie and Diva Unik (Blue Hors Don Schufro / Primus AA) won Prix St. George with a score of 73,465%. On the same day, Marianne got a 6th place in Prix St. George on Super Mario (For Compliment / Royal Dance) scoring 70.175%.
Saturday the first division of Bundgaard Byg Cup took place in Intermediare 1. Marianne and Super Mario finished 6th with 69,737% - and they continued on to Sunday's finals in the Bundgaard Byg Cup.
Four Helgstrand horses selected for WCH
On Saturday, the initial qualification for participation at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo in August took place. All horses made a great impression and showed their great capacity to the judges. Sunday, the final selection for attending at WCH took place and the following horses from Helgstrand were selected:
Kenneth and Stenagers Wyatt Earp (Wilkens / Sandro Hit)
Kenneth and Højgaardens Santos (San Amour / Friendship)
Anne-Marie and Straight Horse Don Tamino (Moorlands Totilas / Blue Hors Don Schufro)
Severo and Fiontini (Fassbinder / Blue Hors Romanov)
Sunday Marianne also participated in the second division of the Bundgaard Byg Cup, where Marianne and Super Mario finished up 5th in Bundgaard Byg Cup scoring 71,042% in Intermediare 1 Kür.
Andreas and Springbank VH (Skovens Rafael / De Niro) attended the MB3, which they won completely superior with 76,438%.
Searching for high quality dressage horses
Every day, we receive enquiries from top dressage riders from all over the world who are in search of their future dressage star. The search for dressage horses is so great at the moment that we can no longer keep up with the demand. Therefore, we would like to encourage you to contact us if you have an interesting, high equality young horse or a proven older horse that you are considering to sell.
What we are looking for;
- top quality young horse with the potential to perform dressage at a high level
- older trained horses, preferable at a minimum of intermediate level
- three very good gaits with capacity that goes beyond the standard
- sound temperament and great rideability
- must not have any significant x-ray findings
We are a passionate team of skilled riders and our focus is always on finding the right match between rider and horse, because our success as a sales stable depends on the results that our horses bring.
Great results at the equestrian show in Hjallerup
During this weekend, we have been at the equestrian show in Hjallerup, where Joao and Ludwig der Sonnenkönig 2 won the Saturday Grand Prix with 69.567%. That same day, Andreas and Springbank VH won the MB0 together with excellent 75,128%.
On Sunday, Joao and Ludwig went to start in the Grand Prix Special, which was the first time for Ludwig. It went on very well and they got a 2nd place. That same day, Andreas went to start in MB1 with Springbank VH, which they also won superbly with 75,068%.
Sunday also Emma and Jádore went to start in LA1 and together they achived 68,33%.
Great results at the qualifying rounds at DRF's championship for young horses
During this weekend, Helgstrand Dressage was attending the qualifying rounds at DRF's championship for young horses in Billund, where nearly all Helgstrand's riders got top places.
Saturday DRF's young horse championship for 4-year-old horses took place and Søren along with Rock'n Roll (Rock Forever / Sir Donnerhall) performed supremely with a total score of 8,52. Including 9 in capacity and 8,8 in both trot and canter. In a second place, Kenneth and ML's Zeline (Blue Hors Zack / Lorentin ll) came with a total score of 7,94 points, including 8,5 in canter and rideability. With Zhaplin Langholt (Zonik / Stedinger), Simone achieved a total score of 7,760 in the same class.
Championships for 5-year-old horses dominated by Helgstrand
The championship for 5-year-old horses Sunday was dominated by Helgstrand. There were 29 starts and Helgstrand Dressage performed very well:
1. D'Avie (Don Juan De Hus / Londonderry) and Severo - total 9,34 including 10 in canter and 9,5 in trot and capacity.
2. Vamos Amigos (Vitalis / Blue Hors Hotline) and Marianne - total 9,060 with 9,5 in trot and 9,2 in capacity.
3. Ferrarie (Foundation / Blue Hors Hotline) and Andreas - total 9,020 with 9,8 in trot and 9,5 in capacity.
4. Casablanca (Conen / Fidertanz) and Simone - total 8,680
6. Francis (Feedback / Fuchsberger) and Eric - total 8,260
Andreas and Springbank VH won the championship for 7-year-old horses
Later Sunday it was time for the 7-year-old horses to compete at DRF's championship for young horses, and it became a sure victory for Springbank VH (Skovens Rafael / De Niro) and Andreas with 85,386%. For Simone and Feodoro, it was a great second place in the championship for 6-year-old horses with a total score of 8,7.
Anna Kasprzak buys future stars at Helgstrand
Once again, the Danish Olympic rider Anna Kasprzak has been visiting Helgstrand Dressage to find new talents for the future. With the purchase of 8-year-old Quarton and the only 4-year-old stallion, For Emotion, Anna has now secured a very promising future within this sport.
Last time we saw Anna was in October, where she bought the Vitalis mare, Victoria's Secret. This time we congratulate her on the purchase of the 8-year-old Quarton, who is after Quaterback with Don Schufro as damsire. Quarton already showed his potential as he won the Swedish World Championship for Young Horses in 2015 and 2016. Since then Quarton has moved to Helgstrand and was trained by our rider, Betina Jæger - and together they have achieved great results - lately a victory in Intermediare 1 with a total score of 74% at Herning Horseshow this year.
When Anna met Quarton for the first time, it was love at first sight.
- I tried Quarton at Andreas Helgstrand Monday and was sure that he was the one for me, Anna writes on her website. He is trained in all Grand Prix exercises, which he shows super talent for, so I am very excited about the future with him. Bettina Jæger has done a great job, says Anna Kasprzak.
Young stallion with a promising future
For Anna, For Emotion is the definition of a future dressage horse, and now he is guaranteed a promising future with the Olympic rider.
- We have always believed that For Emotion had what it takes to achieve great results within this sport. However, we were slightly disappointed when he was not licensed in Danish Warmblood at Herning Horseshow. But with the sale of For Emotion to Anna, once again it appears that top dressage riders want these qualities, says Andreas Helgstrand.
- My mom and I have been watching For Emotion for a long time, and think that he is the perfect stallion for the sport - he is incredibly smooth, balanced and with top gaits, and I can already feel that he is a dream to ride.
For Emotion is a very interesting young stallion, bred in Germany and licensed in OLD. At the 14-day test in Schlieckau, the stallion achieved an average score on no less than 9.20 with 9.5 in trot and canter and 10 in reliability.
For Emotion is after Foundation with Sandro Hit as damsire. Foundation, which has had several international victories in small tour and is on his way to Grand Prix with Mathias Rath.
For Emotion stays at Helgstrand this season and will therefore continue to be available for breeding, and Anna says that if there is a demand for him next year, he will continue to be available.
It will be very exciting to follow Anna and the two horses and see what the future brings.
Lorenzo sold to Danish rider in the United States
The Danish-born dressage rider Charlotte Jorst, who is living in the United States, has been visiting Helgstrand Dressage and has fallen in love with the Olympic star Lorenzo.
Charlotte Jorst is living in Nevada and has been very successful with the company Skagen and is also the founder of Kastel, which sells equestrian clothing.
Charlotte is a well-known name at Helgstrand, as she has bought both Nitendo and Akeem, on which she competes at Grand Prix level.
The 11-year-old Lorenzo came to Helgstrand in 2015, where Severo Jurado Lopez managed to qualify for the Olympics for Spain and achieved no less than 83% at OL in Rio in 2016. This are just some of the numerous victories they have achieved together.
Lorenzo is after Lord Loxley with Rubin-Royal as damsire.
From Helgstrand Dressage, we congratulate Charlotte and look forward to following them at national and international shows.
Five horses from Helgstrand go on to final WCYH selection
Friday was an exciting day as we went to Vilhelmsborg, Aarhus, Denmark for the selection of 5-, 6- and 7-year old dressage horses for the World breeding dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo this summer. The final selection is going to take place at Broholm in July.
From Helgstrand Dressage the following five horses are invited to the final selection:
Stenager Wyatt Earp after Wilkens/Sandro Hit - Kenneth Damgaard
Zancor after Blue Hors Zack/Caletto III - Betina Jæger
Højgårdens Santos after San Amour/Friendship - Kenneth Damgaard
Straight Horse Don Tamino after Totilas/Don Schufro - Anne Marie Husbond
Fiontini after Fassbinder/Blue Hors Romanov - Severo Jurado Lopez
Exceptional collection of foals
Experience top quality dressage foals at the Nordic International Sales auction during Equitour Aalborg. So far around 20 premium dressage foals have been selected for the auction sponsored by Stud EVO.
“We are extremely proud of the foals that we are able to show at the auction, and at the same time impressed by the number of foals fulfilling the requirements for a future top sport horse in dressage,” says Andreas Helgstrand and continue, “It has been amazing how Danish and German breeders willingly have shown us their foals and giving us their trust in our capability to create an auction, where they can sell their foals at prices living up to their quality.”
Future stars of dressage
The auction is arranged by some of the most experienced horse auctioneers in Denmark and will show 20 foals covering a wide range of breeding federations. All foals have been through preliminary sightings at either Vilhelmsborg, Atterupgaard or Helgstrand Dressage during the month of May, hereafter the selection of the final 20 has been made in a cooperation between Danish Warmblood auction committee, Westfalen Verband in Germany and Andreas Helgstrand. The auction will be a unique opportunity to see some of the future stars of the world of dressage.
Read more about the auction here.
D'avie is back at Helgstrand Dressage
The 5-year old stallion D'avie, after Don Juan de Hus / Londonderry / Walt Disney I is back at Helgstrand Dressage after staying at Arlette Jasper-Kohl and Professor Edwin Kohl at Gestüt Peterhof in Germany.
- We are extremely happy to have this large-framed young stallion back at Helgstrand Dressage and we are looking forward to offering him for breeding. At Gestüt Peterhof they have done an amazing job with the stallion, and we have had a good cooperation, says Andreas Helgstrand.
D'avie was a Premium Stallion at the Hanoverian Licensing in 2014 and was sold at the following auction to the highest price. - The stallion was taken out of the breed as 4-year old, as the semen quality was not good enough. But fortunately, it has changed so we can now offer this amazing stallion, that with a modern type, great rhythmic gaits and fantastic nerve has a lot to offer, says Andreas.
- We have a rider that fits perfectly with this young stallion and the plan is that D'avie is going to attend the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo this summer. He is approved for HANN, OLD and DWB.
View a video of D'avie here
Open House and Stallion Show at Helgstrand
Already at 10:00 am the first expectant spectators began to show up, to secure a place on the front row for this year's Open House and stallion show at Helgstrand. And luckily there was lined up with barbecue, so they could enjoy a sausage before the presentation started at 1:00 pm. For the children there was a bouncy castle and plenty of room to play while the adults looked for new blood lines for their mares.
While the last spectators found a place to the beautiful music from Mai Skytte, who appeared in a good cause, Andreas was getting ready to welcome the many guests. Initially Andreas told about the outstanding results that horses from Helgstrand had achieved over the past year. Quickly he changed to English, since many had made the long trip to Helgstrand both from Poland, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden and Norway. Afterwards he handed the microphone to Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard and Ulf Möller, who commented the stallions during the show, since Andreas himself had to showcase more of this year's stallion collection. Flemming Schulz delivered the Danish speakers and created a great atmosphere throughout the show.
ClimpMyHorse was filming the entire day, so that the many people who were unable to take the trip to Helgstrand could enjoy the view from their living rooms. Helgstrand's stallion expert, Christian Springborg had his debut as a commentator on ClipMyHorse.
The range of quality stallions contained both the brand new, including the latest arrival, Milione by Millennium / Lord Loxley, but also "the older" stallions such as Grand Galaxy Win, Franklin, Falstaff and Freischütz. In between the stallions two clinics with Dr. Ulf Möller were on the program and he shared his long experience in training young horses.
Read about our Clinic with Ulf Möller and veterinarian, Jonas Rasmussen, which will take place on Helgstrand Academy on May 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Andreas finished the show by showcasing the popular stallion Revolution. The large framed stallion took standing applause like he has done it a million times before, just showing his magnificent temperament. And yet at the same time a stallion with nerve, but also a unique mind.
After the presentation owners had the opportunity to talk with Helgstrand's breeding experts; Lene Birkemose, Christian Springborg and Jesper Bisgaard Nielsen. It was overwhelming and many ordered semen that day and got 20% discount on second rate. A great success.
After the last person has left the arene, tables and benches were put up for the After Party with more than 350 guests.