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. 

Click here to watch video of Zonik from today's class

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.

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.


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%.

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.

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

Are you over the age of 18 and interested in a job as a groom? Then this job may be the right opportunity for you.

We are looking for a groom, who would like to become part of our team as soon as possible, and also another groom, who can start on February 1, 2013. You must have experience with horses, grooming and working in a stable. Experience from shows and truck license would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.

Please contact us via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: +45 21 41 61 06 - Marianne Helgstrand.

Daniel Backmann will be part of the team at Helgstrand Dressage from October 1, 2012. Daniel trained to become master rider in Germany under Rudolf Zeilinger, and after several good years in Germany, he has decided to move closer to his family in Denmark. At the same time, he is ready for new challenges as part of our team. We look forward to welcoming Daniel to team Helgstrand.

Two weeks ago, Sezuan and Emma held a clinic together with Andreas at the dressage gala at the international dressage show at Peterhof. Click on the link below, and enjoy this gorgeous stallion.

Video of Sezuan

Our webpage will soon be available in two additional languages, i.e. German and Spanish. We have customers from many different countries around the world and we would, of course, like to meet the demands of as many of our customers as possible. Follow the latest news from Helgstrand dressage on our webpage in all four languages in the near future.

A busy weekend with long days, and riding from dawn till dusk is now over, and fortunately with satisfying results for Helgstrand Dressage.

Saturday, Zonik totally outshined the other horses in his class. With Andreas in the saddle, Zonik showed his outstanding gaits and high rideability. As in the qualifier earlier this year, he once again obtained a well-deserved 10 for trot, 9.0 for walk, 9.3 for canter, 9.5 for rideability and 9.5 for capacity, resulting in a total score of 9.46 points. Andreas and Zonik won the class for 4-year-olds and are on to this year's final at the JBK Horseshows. Sofia and Delicious placed 14th with 8.50 points. Mads and Zigzag A.B. placed 16th with 8.36 points. Delicious and Zigzag A.B. are, therefore, also on to the final.

Video of Zonik

Yesterday, the 5-year-old horses competed. Andreas also won first place in this class, this time with Møllegårdens Pas Partout. They achieved e.g. 9.5 for canter and finished with a total of 9.16 points. Anna and Bøgegårdens Boney M placed 4th, scoring 8.52 points. Andreas and Sir Caramello placed 5th, with a score of 8.50 points. Andrea and Donna Von Wald placed 8th, scoring 8.42 points. Jessica Greelish and Cavalia placed 11th, scoring 8.34 points. Finally, Andrea and Wilkinson finished just outside the placing with a score of 8.32 points. Consequently, all seven 5-year-old horses are on to the final.

In the class for 6-year-old horses, Andreas and Don Primeur were unfortunately beaten by 0.02 points and had to settle for second place, obtaining 8.42 points. Anna and Star Agent placed 3rd, scoring 8.40 points. Mads and Dark Knight obtained a shared 4th place with 8.38 points. Right after Mads, Anette and Deep Love placed 6th with 8.26 points. Anna and Rosenstolz placed 7th with 8.22 points. The last placing, as 9th, was awarded to Jens and Atterupgårds Final Kiss with 8.16 points. All six 6-year-old horses are, therefore, also on to the final.

All in all a very good weekend with nice results. We are now looking forward to the finals in the middle of October.


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