Superb results at national show in Herning
At the national show in Herning this weekend, some of the riders from Helgstrand Dressage participated in the two highest classes. Swedish Caroline Bonde, who has been training full time with her horses at Helgstrand Dressage since August 2012, made great performances both days, and she was also the rider on top of the podium after both classes. Saturday, in Intermediare II, Caroline and Deela Mae obtained 69.64%. Thomas and Cardeur finished third with a score of 67.63%, and Philine and Artemis finished fourth with 67.01%. Sunday, in the Grand Prix class, Caroline and Deela Mae obtained an impressive score of 71.63% and won the class, and once again, Thomas and Cardeur finished third with 68.51%, Andrea and Don Lorean placed fourth with 65.24%.
Helgstrand Dressage invincible at national show in Hjallerup
Helgstrand Dresage started the show on Friday with three victories out of three. The impressive style continued Saturday and Sunday.
Daniel and Donna Silver outright winner of Grand Prix
The first class on Saturday was MB2, Anna and Star Agent did really well in this class and finished second with a score of 71.05%. In Grand Prix, Daniel and Donna Silver won with superiority, scoring 72.27%. Caroline Bonde and Deela Mae placed third with 69.07%. Andrea and Don Lorean placed fifth with 65.60%. The last class Saturday was MA2. Once again, the riders from Helgstrand Dressage were among the placed riders. Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II finished on a shared second place, scoring 70.87%, Daniel and Delaunay placed fourth with 70.52%, Marianne and Sitana placed fifth with 69.21% and Anna and N.O.H's Daijoubo placed sixth with 68.86%.
Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II won Prix St. George with 76.84%
Sunday was another great day with fantastic results. Anna and Star Agent made a great performance again and finished second with 72.08% in MB3. In Grand Prix Special, Daniel and Donna Silver were totally superior, winning the class with impressive 74.65%. Caroline Bonde and Deela Mae placed third with 69.30%. The last class at the show was Prix St. George, Helgstrand Dressage had three 7-year-old horses in the class, and they all obtained placings. Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II made a spectacular performance and received a fantastic score: 76.84%, and won the class. Marianne and Sitana obtained a shared third place, scoring 71.57%, Daniel and Delaunay was right behind with 71.22%. Anna and N.O.H's Daijoubo placed sixth with 70.00%.
All in all a terrific weekend with numerous impressive rides.
Three victories on the first day of the national show in Hjallerup
The riders from Helgstrand Dressage obtained fantastic results on the first day of the national show in Hjallerup. The first class today was MB1. Andrea and the 7-year-old Byoux Sent won the class with the absolute highest score today: 73.33%. Anna and the 7-year-old Star Agent placed second with a score of 69.82%.
In MA1, Helgstrand Dressage was once again on top of the podium, this time Marianne and Sitana won the class with an impressive score of 71.75%. Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II placed third with 70.27%, Anna and N.O.H´s Daijoubo placed sixth with 68.51%, and finally Daniel and Delaunay placed seventh with a score of 67.59%.
In the last class, Intermediare II, Helgstrand Dressage emphasised their superiority today. Thomas and Nintendo won the class, scoring 68.59%. Karoline Bonde and Deela Mae placed second with 67.71%, and finally Andrea and Don Lorean placed third with a score of 66.05%.
A really great start at this national show with superb results. We hope for more good results the next couple of days.
The happy winners: Marianne on top of the podium, then Thomas, Anna and Daniel.
At the pre-selection at Vilhelmsborg today, three stallions from Helgstrand Dressage were selected for Danish Warmblood's National Stallion Show in Herning in March. The three stallions are: the 3-year-old stallion Tørveslettens Fifty-Fifty by Fürstenball and with Stedinger as dam sire, the 3-year-old stallion Vincent Maranello by Blue Hors Zack and with Blue Hors Future Cup as dam sire, and the 4-year-old stallion Peterborg's Qasanova by Quaterback and with Calypso II as dam sire. We are looking forward to presenting the stallions at the stallion show in March, and in addition to these three stallions we will also present some really great German approved young stallions.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
It is almost Christmas now and the end of the year 2012 is approaching. We are able to look back at a very satisfying year, both in terms of the results obtained and as regards business.
We send the best and warmest Christmas wishes to all our customers, co-operation partners, colleagues, sponsors, business relations and friends. Thank you for the year 2012, we wish you all a great and prosperous New Year.
The picture below is from Friday, the last work day for many of the employees at Helgstrand Dressage. After a great Christmas atmosphere all day, both in the stable and the riding hall, we finished the day in the lounge with Danish doughnuts and glögg.
Zonik sold to Glock Horse Performance Center
It was with mixed feelings that we said goodbye to one of the most talented young horses last Wednesday; the Danish bred and approved stallion Zonik. We are very proud and also pleased that we have sold Zonik to two of the absolute top riders in the world Hans Peter Minderhoud and Edward Gal. At the same time, it is sad to let go off such a talented stallion. We have obviously had very high expectations to Zonik, and so far he has fully met all our expectations. Andreas had particular great hopes and expectations for Zonik in connection with the World Championships for 5-year-old and 6-year-old horses. We are now looking very much forward to following Zonik under his new rider and wish them all the best for the future. In addition to Zonik, Glock Horse Performance Center also purchased another horse from Helgstrand Dressage, the 10-year-old Dutch bred gelding Versace, who has now changed name to Valentino. Valentino is fully trained, but it does not have a lot of experience from competitions yet.
Both horses have now arrived at their new stable at Glock Horse Performance Center in Harskamp in Holland, and they will now need some time to get used to the new surroundings.
First aid course at Helgstrand Dressage
The security company Guardian Global Business Security ApS recently held a 2-day first aid course for all employees at Helgstrand Dressage. A former special forces soldier, with high expertise within first aid, instructed the employees in both theory and practice. He placed great emphasis on the importance of active participation from all employees. Safety is a very important aspect at Helgstrand Dressage, especially with the high number of employees. It is essential that everyone knows first aid in case of accidents.
Yet another great day at Vilhelmsborg
Saturday, Marianne and Sitana participated in the finals of Youngster Cup for 7- and 8-year-old horses; it was Prix St. George. Marianne and Sitana obtained 66.84%, and obtained second place in the Youngster Cup. In the first round of the Bundgaard Byg Final, Anna and Windsor placed 6th, scoring 66.84%. Sunday, it is time for the final in Kür. In the Grand Prix class, Thomas and the Grand Prix-debutant Nintendo placed 3rd with a score of 65.53%.
Superb results at national show at Vilhelmsborg
This weekend, a huge national show takes place at Vilhelmsborg. Friday was the first competition day and all the riders from Helgstrand Dressage obtained great results. In Prix St. George, Anna and Windsor placed 2nd with a score of 68.77%. The equipage will start the Bundgaard Byg final in Intermediare I tomorrow. In MA1 Youngster Cup for 7- and 8-year-old horses, Marianne and the 7-year-old Sitana made a great performance and finished 2nd, scoring 68.33%. In the last class on Friday, Intermediare II, Thomas and Nintendo placed 2nd with a score of 67.45%, and Andrea and Don Lorean placed 5th, scoring 64.56%.
Tomorrow, the competition continues with more classes; and we are looking forward to more positive results.
Record result to fantastic Sezuan
Danish Warmblood's 35-day performance test finished today. Our fantastic Sezuan fully met our high expectations and made a historic test. He obtained 987.50 points out of 1000. this is the best performance test result ever recorded in Danish Warmblood's history. Sezuan received ten times 10 and three times 9.5. He received e.g. 10 for canter, walk, rideability and temper. Sezuan was outstanding and obtained more than 100 points more than the horse placing 2nd. We are incredibly proud to have such a stallion in our stables and look forward to more exciting results in future.
Eclectisch also did well at the performance test; he obtained 833 points and finished as the 5th best stallion.