The expectations were high as the guests began entering at yesterday's VIP Christmas Event at Helgstrand Dressage, where a prensentation of the promising young stallions for next season where going to take place.

The arena was decorated with fir, lights and Christmas trees, and the guests were greeted by a lovely scent of gløgg and æbleskiver (Danish doughnuts). At seven o'clock started the show and Andreas and Marianne welcomed the 200 guests.

The young 2-year-old stallions were shown on a long line and afterwards by hand being led, so the audience really could get a view of the enormous capacity of the stallions. The 3-year-old stallions were shown under saddle and despite the fact that many of the young stallions had only been in the stable a short time and the arena was a bit overwhelming with many people and Christmas decorations, they took it very well.

Andreas told with great enthusiasm about the exciting pedigrees and the results that the young stallions had already achieved.

Here we have gathered some short presentations of the young stallions.

At this year's Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden six dressage horses were selected as premium stallions, and the highlight of the day - the only 2-year Quantensprung offspring - is now soon to be found in the stable at Helgstrand Dressage.

The newly bought stallion is 2 years old and after Quantensprung with Stedinger as damsire. The stallion has a great expression and combined with a modern look and amazing gaits, we are confident that he will do well here at Helgstrand Dressage. Helgstrand Dressage has bought the stallion together with Søren Grønborg.

The judges at this year's Hanoverian Stallion licensing had a clear preference for offsprings by the Hanoverian stallion Quantensprung, where four out of five were licseensed - and three of them received the title premium stallion.

Are you interested in seeing a clip of the impressive stallion, you find it here.

Today four of our stallions went to the 35-day test in Tørring, where the registration took place.

At the registration the horses were presented on solid ground, after which they were shown under rider. The next days the horses are going to be tested, and we look forward to receive the results.

The four stallions, that are going to be tested at the 35-day test are Baron after Callaho's Benicio and damsire Sir Donnerhall, Falstaff after Ampere and damsire Stedinger, Freischütz after Foundation with damsire Del Martino as well as Revolution after Rocky Lee, and damsire Rouletto. Baron is for testing in dressage, while the other three stallions are for testing in both dressage and jumping.

Revolution and Søren Wind

Falstaff and Søren Wind

Revolution and Søren Wind




His Moment is the name of the champion stallion at this year's licensing in the German Trakehner Association – and with this title he goes to Denmark, where he is to be found at Helgstrand Dressage.

- His Moment has, in spite of his young age already a promising future. He impressed the judges and put great distance to his 35 competitors by the licensing in the German Trakehner Association. We look forward to having him in the stable and are excited to follow his development, says Andreas Helgstrand.

For the licensing the judges agreeded on the quality of the stallion; "gaits of the highest quality, a perfect type and outstanding pedigree."

His Moment is just two years old and is after Millennium with Le Rouge as damsire.

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The double world champion of 5-year-old and 6-year-old horses - the beautiful mare Fiontini - has been sold to the Swedish rider, Beata Söderberg.

The exceptional mare, that already as 5-year-old showed her worth by becoming world champion, and later repeated the success at the World Championships for 6-year-olds in Ermelo, is now sold to Beata, who is riding at Helgstrand Dressage.

- We know Beata really well because she trains with us every day. Her and Fiontini is a great match and we are very glad that Fiontini is staying in the stable, so that we can contribute to the positive development, says Andreas Helgstrand.

Fiontini is by Fassbinder with Romanov as damsire.

- We began cooperating with Fiontinis breeders, Hanne Lund and Henrik Hansen, two years ago, and we are really proud of the results, the young mare already has achieved, says Andreas.

- Together with our top rider, Severo Jurado Lopez, Fiontini won gold at the World Championships for 6-year-olds this year with an average of 9.02 points in the preliminary class and a fantastic program in the final, who scored an average of 9,58.

We would like to congratulate Beata and the breeders on the sale and look forward to the further cooperation.

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In the weekend – September 24-25, 2016 - Helgstrand attended the DRF's Championship for young horses in Billund. Saturday the DRF Championship for 4-years-olds took place with 54 riders. Helgstrand participated with 9 horses and dominated with 6 places. Søren Wind had the first place on Zancor by Blue Hors Zack with a point average on impressive 8,960.

In Sunday's Championship for 5-years-olds with 37 riders Helgstrand was represented with 12 horses, of which the 7 went through to the finals. Victoria's Secret with Anna Kasprzak had a fantastic tour and took the first place with a point average on impressive 9,860.

Victoria's Secret is sold to the very talented Danish equestrian, Anna Kasprzak, who lives in Haderslev, Denmark. Anna was training at Helgstrand and fell in love with the 5-year-old mare, who is after Vitalis and with damsire Fidermark.

Later Sunday, the DRF Championship for 6-years-olds took place with 22 starting riders, and three horses from Helgstrand went through to the finals.

Helgstrand takes a total of 16 horses in the DRF's finale at the Odense JBK Horse Show in week 42.

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Helgstrand Dressage has now sold the world champion for 5-year-old horses, Victoria’s Secret, to dressage rider Anna Kasprzak.

”Victoria’s Secret is one of the horses with the highest potential that we have had in our stables, says Andreas Helgstrand – and continues: Anna and Victoria’s Secret is the perfect match, and we look forward to following them at national and international shows in future.” Despite her young age, Victoria’s Secret is already on the track for a bright future.

The mare won the World Championship for young horses in Ermelo this year with Isabell Werth's student Beatrice Buchwald, obtaining an average score of impressive 9.5. Beatrice has been responsible for the basic education of the horse, and she has done a fantastic job. Anna tried Victoria’s Secret during a training session at Helgstrand this week and explains: "I loved the horse right away! She has an amazing personality, and I am confident that she has the ability to go all the way.”

The promising mare has received a lot of attention after the World Championship; and earlier this month, Andreas succeeded in buying the mare together with a partner. At DRF’s Championship for young horses, the mare qualified with an average score exceeding 9, under Helgstrand Dressage rider, Bettina Jæger. Upon suggestion from Andreas, Anna has chosen to ride the mare at the second round in Billund this weekend, before bringing the mare back to her new home in Haderslev.

Victoria’s Secret is by Vitalis wiith Fidermark as dam sire.

All the best and good luck to Anna and Victoria’s Secret; we look very much forward to following them closely in the years to come.

In the qualifier for 5-year-old horses, riders from Helgstrand Dressage dominated the top of the class, which counted 40 horses and was judged by Vibeke Kjellerup Christensen.

The winner of the class was the World Champion from the World Championship for Young Horses in Ermelo 2016, with her brand new rider, Betina Jæger from Helgstrand Dressage, who has only had the horse at the stable a few days. Victoria's Secret by Vitalis / Fidermark obtained a total score of 9.14 and a capacity score of 9.4.

- It is really fantastic to ride a horse of this calibre; her tremendous rideability makes it possible to ride the show today, despite of the fact that we are not familiar with each other. I have great respect for Beatrice Buchwaldt's work with Victoria's Secret, says Betina Jæger.

The 5-year-old gold medal winner at the World Championship for Young Horses in Ermelo, the wonderful Victoria’s Secret, has been purchased for Denmark and is now on her way to Northern Jutland

The World Champion for 5-year-old dressage horses, the red Westfalian mare Victoria’s Secret by Vitalis / Fidermark has been purchased in collaboration between Helgstrand Dressage and Chateau de Fontaine by Danish Bolette Wandt; they are working together on an exciting breeding and sports project focusing on the best, young dressage mares in the world.

- Our goal is to get the best young horses in the world to Helgstrand Dressage, and Bolette and I have worked hard to acquire this unique horse ever since we saw it at the World Championship in Holland, says Andreas Helgstrand; he adds that the horse has been purchased with the intention to sell it at some point in future.

The goal is for the almost 180 cm mare to participate in the last qualifier for DRF’s dressage championship this weekend in Herning. As Andreas is at the Danish Championship for ponies with his son, Alexander, the same weekend, it will be the experienced Helgstrand rider Betina Jæger who gets the pleasure to ride the mare - and she will only have one day to practise!

- We really want to show this fantastic horse to the audience at the JBK show in Odense, and the last chance to qualify for the second round is this weekend, says Andreas.

Under Isabell Werth's student Beatrice Buchwald, Victoria’s Secret won the qualifier at the finals as well as the finals at the WCYH in Ermelo. In the finals, the mare received the following marks: 9.5 for trot, 9.3 for walk, 8.9 for canter, 9.8 for suppleness and 10.0 for capacity!

Last weekend it was time for Danish Warmblood's Elite show and a national show at Vilhelmsborg; three days with fantastic results:

Friday, Simone and Bøgegårdens Boney M participated in the Prix St. George, for the first time together; they finished third with a score of 70.21%. Saturday morning, in Bundgaard Byg Intermediare I, Maik and Møllegårdens Pas Partout were the last combination in the class, and they showed everyone that they knew how to do this, obtaining 73.15% and finishing first in the class. In Intermediare II, Kenneth and Tailormade Lancelot placed second, scoring 69.82%.

The championship for 4-year-olds also took place, with 40 riders; we had four horses in this class and all four finished in top 10. The winning combination was Fürst William and Severo, they obtained impressive 9.50 points, with the following marks: trot and capacity: 9,50, walk: 8.70, canter: 9.80 and rideability 10!!! Søren and Zancor finished third with 8.64 points, receiving e.g. 9.00 for trot and 9.20 for canter. Maik and Dali De Hus Z came fourth, obtaining 8.48 points. Anne Marie and Hutopia Van Bergsham placed 10th with 8.04 points.

Bundgaard Byg Intermediare I Kür took place Sunday, and once again, Maik and Møllegårdens Pas Partout made a fantastic performance, and won the class with a score of 78.33%

Franklin foal - best dressage filly of the year

In addition to the national show, Danish Warmblood's Elite also show took place. Saturday, the spotlight was on all the fantastic foals; and several foals by Franklin made a very positive impression. This year's best filly was Francisca Lightfoot sired by Franklin and with Michellino as dam sire; Francisca Lightfoot is from the breeders Annette Lyngs and Torben Damsbo. In the final ring with the best colts, we also saw a wonderful foal by Franklin: Plushorses Perception from the breeder Laila Holm Gudmund Meyer.

Franklin foal - the most expensive foal at Danish Warmblood's Elite foal auction

This year's most expensive foal at the Elite foal auction was another foal by Franklin. The extremely well-proportioned filly Lissaus Ginger from the breeder Majbritt Lissau was sold to Norway at a price of DKK 350,000.

Straight Horse Sezuanna - Dressage Mare of the year

Sunday afternoon was very exciting, and quite busy for Emma, who showed four 3-year-old mares. Anne Marie showed one 3-year-old.

Straight Horse Sezuanna received the well-deserved title "Dressage Mare of 2016" and also a breeder's gold medal. Straight Horse Sezuanna is by Zack and with Don Schufro as dam sire, and his older brother is Sezuan - the three times world champion for young horses. Straight Horse Sezuanna's full sister, Straight Horse Ascenzione, also showed high class, and she received a breeder's silver medal. 

Sezuanna by Sezuan and with Don Romantic as dam sire received a breeder's silver medal, as did Noomi Melody also by Sezuan and with Schwadroneur as dam sire. Miss Hafsjold by Sir Donnerhall II received a breeder's bronze medal.

Congratulations to all the skillful breeders on these amazing results.


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