This past weekend the qualifier for the championship took place in Aalborg Sportsrideklub. Riders and horses from Helgstrand Dressage were outstanding in the classes for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds.

The 4-year-old class:

1. Casablanca and Emma with 8.68 points

2. Vamos Amigos and Marianne with 8.64 points

3. Højgårdens Santos and Kenneth with 8.62 points

4. Francis and Henriette Boe Mortensen

 

The 5-year-old class:

1. Grand Galaxy Win and Severo with 8.84 points

2. Rockson and Severo with 8.66 points

3. Grandine and Emma with 8.42 points

4. Fine Time and Simone with 8.40 points

5. Garuda and Eric with 8.20 points

 

The 6-year-old class:

1. Vincent Maranello and Thomas with 9.18 points

2. Franklin and Severo with 8.90 points

3. Fleetwood MP and Kenneth with 8.20 points

 

In addition to the championship classes, Marianne and Savona also participated in MB0 on Saturday and Sunday, and the pair won the class both days with 73.07% and 74.12%, respectively. Alexander and Jumanji started PRT on Saturday and won their class with 70.64%.

We are very proud of the great results obtained by all our horses this weekend, and especially the results of our three licensed stallions: Grand Galaxy Win, Vincent Maranello and Franklin; they all stand a fair chance to be selected for WCYH in Ermelo.

 

 


Sunday night, Ierland had a severe recrudescence after his surgery 2 months ago. Ierland was taken to Højgaard Hestehospital, but unfortunately he did not make it. We are extremely sad to lose this fantastic young stallion; we are convinced that he would have had a bright future. He had such a great personality, and he was a "darling" at our stable right from the beginning.

 


Severo and his horse Lorenzo are on their way back to Denmark after participating in the Spanish Championship. Their top performances all three days at the championship resulted in a well-deserved silver medal. We are extremely proud of Severo's achievement, and we are looking forward to having him back in Denmark.

The silver medal in the Spanish Championship has significantly improved the possibility for an OL-ticket for Severo and Lorenzo. We will keep our fingers crossed for them.

 


Severo and his horse Lorenzo are on their way back to Denmark after participating in the Spanish Championship. Their top performances all three days at the championship resulted in a well-deserved silver medal. We are extremely proud of Severo's achievement, and we are looking forward to having him back in Denmark.

The silver medal in the Spanish Championship has significantly improved the possibility for an OL-ticket for Severo and Lorenzo. We will keep our fingers crossed for them.

 


We are very pleased to announce that the KWPN stallion El Capone will be in our stables in Vodskov from now on, as Helgstrand Dressage has just acquired the stallion. 

The 7-year-old stallion by UB 40 and with 00 Seven as dam sire has until now been trained by the Dutch rider Marieke Van Der Putten. The couple has e.g. been in the PAVO Cup finals in 2013 and 2014; both years they finished second in the finals. As 4- 5- and 6-year-old, El Capone won the KWPN stallion finals in Den Bosch. During the winter 2015/2016, El Capone and Marieke Van der Putten won the Dutch Championship at ZZ-licht level. In addition, the couple has just had their debut in Prix St. Georg, winning with 72%. El Capone is in the initial squad of the 7-year-old horses to be selected for UVM in Ermelo.

El Capone will still be available in Holland through the previous owner's stallion station De Dalhoeve.

In 2015, El Capone was licensed in Danish Warmblood. We are looking very much forward to offering yet another top stallion to the Danish breeders.

 


Our two Danish licensed stallions, the 3-year-old Freischütz and the 6-year-old Franklin, have just been licensed in the German Hanoverian Society. An extraordinary licensing took place in Verden today, and both of our stallions managed to get through the eye of the needle. They now hold yet another seal of approval with the licensing in the big German society.

freischtz

Freischütz


We are very sad to inform our breeders that our licensed stallion Ierland will not be available with fresh semen the rest of the season. He was suddenly feeling very bad yesterday afternoon and was immediately taken to Højgaard Hestehospital, where they unfortunately found that he had acute inguinal hernias, and he had surgery last night.
He survived the operationen, however, his condition is still critical. We are of course extremely sad, and we hope that he will get through the next couple of critical days.

Ierland will still be available with frozen semen.


This past weekend, Severo participated in the CDI show in Hagen with Lorenzo as well as N.O.H's Daijobo.

In the Grand Prix on Friday, Severo and Daijoubo placed 14th with 69.74%, thus qualifying for the Grand Prix Special on Saturday. Saturday, Severo and Lorenzo received 70.28% in the Grand Prix and placed 9th. In the Grand Prix Special, Severo and Lorenzo made a really great performance and finished 11th, scoring 71.29%.

Sunday, Severo and Lorenzo started the Grand Prix Kür, their amazing ride was rewarded with impressive 75.55%, and the pair finished 4th.

 


On Saturday April 9 at 1:00 p.m., our annual open house and stallion show will take place. We are looking very much forward to welcoming everybody again this year. Our 8 newly licensed stallions will be shown under rider, and we will show how far our older stallions are in their training. During the show, a few of our sales horses and some foals will also be shown in the arena. Additional stands have been installed, so there will be additional seating this time. You will also get a chance to take a look at the jewellery from Helgstrand Denmark.

We recommend that you plan on leaving your house early as our neighbour Kinnerup Hesteartikler will be celebrating their 5-year birthday; the shop opens at 10:00 a.m. and will have lots of nice items on sale for horse and rider.

We hope for a positive atmosphere and numerous visitors, and we look forward to seeing breeders, riders and anyone else interested in a fun afternoon in Northern Jutland.

 


As of April 1, we will have yet another Master Rider on our team of riders, when Camilla Ahlers Pedersen joins our team. We are very happy to welcome Camilla on our team, and we look forward to good co-operation.

 


Contact us

We would be pleased to help you choose the perfect horse for you, based on your budget and your requirements.

Andreas Helgstrand
andreas@helgstranddressage.dk

Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard
thomas@helgstranddressage.dk

Uggerhalnevej 80, 9310 Vodskov