Pavo announced as partner for Helgstrand Dressage and Helgstrand Event
We are pleased to announce that Pavo, a renowned horse feed and supplement brand, has partnered with both Helgstrand Dressage and Helgstrand Event. Our partnership with Pavo is a continuation of our longstanding relationship, based on the consistent positive impact their products have had on the well-being of our horses. We have observed exceptional results in terms of nutrition and health when using Pavo's products, which is why we are proud to continue this partnership and offer the best for our horses.
Pavo's extensive range of horse feed and supplements cater to all types of horses, from performance horses to leisure horses and ponies. Their products are developed with the latest scientific research and tested in cooperation with top riders, trainers, and veterinarians to ensure the best possible results.
Pavo is the new title sponsor for the Danish Dressage Championships which will be called ‘Pavo Danish Dressage Championships’. For the past three years, Helgstrand Event has held the Danish Dressage Championships on their grounds, and due to its success, the Danish Equestrian Federation has granted Helgstrand Event another three years of hosting the Championships.
Pavo will also be the main partner at a Danish amateur event, which will be called ‘National Event for Horses & Ponies Presented by Pavo’
"We are excited to have Pavo as our preferred feeding partner and main partner for Helgstrand Event," said Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard, General Manager at Helgstrand Dressage. "Their commitment to providing exceptional horse nutrition aligns perfectly with our values, and we look forward to working together to promote the health and well-being of our horses."
"At Pavo, we are thrilled to be partnering with Helgstrand Dressage and Helgstrand Event," said Morten Dueholm Larsen, CEO at Pavo Denmark. "We are committed to providing horses and ponies with the best possible nutrition. Through this partnership, we have a unique opportunity to nourish and strengthen horses from foals to high-level sport horses. We also believe that our collaboration with Helgstrand will enable us to reach more riders and horses in need of high-quality feed and supplements."
As our feeding partner and main sponsor, Pavo will showcase their range of products at Helgstrand's events, where customers can try samples and learn more about Pavo's high-quality horse feed. Pavo representatives will be present at the events to answer any questions and provide expert advice on feeding and nutrition.
Quinn G. winner of the 2023 Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship, Valerie B second and Alkaline 3rd
Pictured: Winner of the 2023 Danish Young Horse Championship, Quinn G. (Quaterhit/Fassbinder) and Betina Jæger.
They all qualified last year for the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship. The 47 best 5-year-old dressage horses have competed for the prestigious title. In the first and second rounds presented by their own rider and in the third round, Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour was responsible for the test riding.
Quinn G. has developed remarkably over the three days! She is one of a kind. A world-class dressage horse. Sired by former Helgstrand stallion Quaterhit out of Fassbinder and bred by Helene Geervliet. She received two-time the dream score of 10 from Cathrine. Quinn G. was presented by Betina Jæger.
Also, our Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and winner of DEF’s Dressage Championship last year, Valerie B (Revolution/Zack, bred by Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen) received high marks and finished 2nd, presented by Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen. Moreover, Alkaline sired by Secret out of Zalmiak Firfod (bred by Anette Blangsted) came 3rd in the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship, presented by Merita Hagrén.
In the field of young horses, we have seen several horses sired by current or former Helgstrand stallions – and it just makes us proud to see, how they have developed into being fantastic dressage horses. And we are sure many will continue their positive development and one day enters the big sport.
Congratulations to the riders, breeders and owners of those lovely young horses!
Find the results here
Pictured: Valerie B and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen came 2nd in the 2023 Danish Young Horse Championship. Here with the breeders, Karian and Peer Guldbrandsen.
Pictured: Alkaline and Merita Hagrén came 3rd in the 2023 Danish Young Horse Championship.
Helgstrand ads 5 Premium Stallions, 14 stallons with one year of breeding approval
Pictured: Straight Horse Leonardo - 2023 Danish Warmblood Premium Stallion.
It has been five exciting days at this year's Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning, Denmark. A selection of the best stallions has been invited to the show this year, some of which have made it through the eye of the needle and will make a positive impact on the Danish Warmblood Society in the coming years.
On Thursday, six of our 4-year-old stallions were accepted in Danish Warmblood - Feinsten, Elastic, About You II, Value, Åtoftens Springtime, Fifty-Fifty, while Opoque was given a one-year breeding approval.
We brought nineteen 3-year-old candidates representing different performance lines and exciting pedigrees. The Danish Warmblood Society has changed the procedure this year so that the 3-year-olds were shown under saddle on the first day, which usually happens on the last day of the licensing, which is today. The 1-day test is mandatory in order to obtain 1-year of breeding approval, but can be postponed to the second licensing in April. All our stallions performed very well and were allowed to continue. In the following days, the stallions were shown on hard surface, on the lunge followed by the free presentation this morning.
With the result of the licensing this afternoon, we are proud to add 14 new stallions to the collection. They have all received one year of breeding approval from the Danish Warmblood Society.
Feel Good by Felissimo, bred by Marion Nordhoff
For Royalty by For Romance I, bred by Berthold Schoemaker
Parero by Glock's Toto Jr., bred by T. Bergmans
Galaxico by Grand Galaxy Win, bred by Willem Klausing
Baunehøjens Jackson by Jovian, bred by Stald Baunehøj
Javani by Jovian, bred by Lena og Rasmus Dalsgaard
Just Diamond by Jovian, bred by S.R. Holtwiesche GBR
Straight Horse Leonardo by Lord Europe, bred by Straight Horse
Specter by San Amour, bred by Anke Schulze Henne
Stay Cool by Secret, bred by Johann og Dorothea Schröder
Valverdos by Valverde, bred by ZG Schmidt
Viva Vegas by Viva Gold, bred by ZG Bürgers
Venturini by Vivino, bred by Arndt Schwierking
Proud James by Jameson RS2, bred by Y.M.M. van Maasacker
5 Premium Stallions for Helgstrand
Among the approved 3-year-old stallions, 5 were named 2023 Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood as the best of the year:
Straight Horse Leonardo
Pictured: For Royalty - 2023 Danish Warmblood Premium Stallion.
Pictured: Baunehøjens Jackson - 2023 Danish Warmblood Premium Stallion.
Pictured: Stay Cool - 2023 Danish Warmblood Premium Stallion.
Pictured: Proud James - 2023 Danish Warmblood Premium Stallion.
Wendy and Andreas finished 2nd in the GPS scoring 75.056%
Pictured: Andreas Helgstrand and Queenpark's Wendy by Sezuan/Soprano finished 2nd in the Grand Prix Special at the 2023 CDI Herning.
The dancing queen, our Wendy made another beautiful performance at the 2023 CDI Herning ✨ After an almost flawless test yet again, the duo was awarded 75.064% to finish second in the strong field of competitors in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special. In the Grand Prix on Thursday, they earned 73.196% to finish 3rd.
“Wendy felt very comfortable in the arena today. And that's what we need - good experiences and when she is ready to give even more, we will be very hard to beat,” said Andreas with a smile after his test.
Queenpark’s Wendy is sired by the triple World Champion Sezuan out of Soprano. Bred by Kurt Gosmer and co-owned by Bolette Wandt and Helgstrand Dressage.
A Sky Full of Stars
Pictured: Leonie Richter with Global Player and Betina Jæger with So Perfect from the 2023 Danish Warmblood Gala Show.
With the headline A Sky Full of Stars, we finished a perfect day with the Danish Warmblood Gala Show.
Zodiacs, starry night, stars in every way. Tonight, we celebrated significant people of the past as well as stars of today.
Once again we had the pleasure of participating in the show. First, we showcased four breeding stallions; Our Danish Warmblood Champion Stallion Be Sure presented by Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard, the amazing Sezuan son So Perfect presented by Betina Jæger, Eric Guardia with For Real and Leonie Richter brought our new World Champion Global Player.
In the second show of tonight, Revolution was honoured together with his talented daughter, Rosée de Fontaine presented by Maria Anita Andersen.
Pictured: Maria Anita Andersen with the Revolution offspring Rosée de Fontaine and Andreas Helgstrand with Revolution from the 2023 Danish Warmblood Gala Show.
Jovian 3rd in his first 5* Grand Prix
Pictured: Andreas Helgstrand and Jovian by Apache/Tango in their 5-star Grand Prix debut.
The applause was overwhelming as Andreas finished the last centerline! After an almost flawless test, our two-time World Champion Jovian by Apache out of Tango earned himself 76% in his first-ever 5-star competition. Shown by his long-time partner Andreas Helgstrand.
Pictured: Andreas Helgstrand and Jovian by Apache/Tango in their 5-star Grand Prix debut.
Betina and Quinn G. winner of the 2nd round with 2 x 10
Pictured: Betina Jæger Jensen and the mare Quinn G. by Quaterhit/Fassbinder.
The second round of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship was led by two amazing mares. The Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Valerie B took the victory in the first round and Quinn G. today felt even more comfortable in the beautiful arena to show her full potential receiving two-time the dream score of 10 for rideability and perspective and winning the class. Besides earning 10 for rideability and perspective, the couple was awarded 9 for walk, and 9.5 for trot and canter. Quinn G. is sired by former Helgstrand stallion Quaterhit out of Fassbinder, bred by Helene Geervliet.
Valerie B is sired by our World Champion and Grand Prix successful Revolution out of Zack, bred by Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen. Today presented by Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen. Together, they received 10 for perspective, 8.5 for walk, and 9.5 for trot, canter and rideability.
Find all results of the class here
Pictured: Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and Valerie B.
6 four-year-olds approved in DWB, Opoque given 1-year licensing
Pictured: About You II and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
We have seen the 3-year-olds being presented on hard surface earlier today and tonight, we presented our 4-year-olds under saddle. An exclusive number of stallions have received their final approval in Danish Warmblood and we are proud, that their DNA will impact future breeding.
The following stallions have been approved in Danish Warmblood:
Feinsten by Franklin/Rock Forever, bred by Hendrik Schulte-Märter
Elastic by Escolar/Dimaggio, bred by Daniela Werheit-Wagemeyer
About You II by AC-DC/Estobar NRW, bred by Stephan Borgmann
Value by Valverde/Floriscount, bred by Clemens-August Graf von Merveldt
Åtoftens Springtime by Springbank II VH/Zalando, bred by Stutteri Åtoften
Fifty-Fifty by Fürst Toto/Royal Classic, bred by Arndt Schwierking
Opoque (All at Once/Davino V.O.D., bred by Stal 104 BV) was given 1-year of breeding approval in Danish Warmblood.
All results here
Pictured: Fifty-Fifty and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Åtoftens Springtime and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Feinsten and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Opoque and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
18 stallions from Helgstrand accepted for licensing
Pictured: For Royalty by For Romance/Franziskus and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
The Danish Warmblood Society has changed the licensing terms for the 3-year-old stallions, which means that the stallions were presented today under saddle on the first day instead of the last day. This 1-day test now replaces the 10-day observation test followed by the licensing on Sunday. The 1-day test is mandatory but can be postponed until the second licensing in April.
Helgstrand brought 18 3-year-old stallions to the Danish licensing and all of them performed and behaved so well under saddle and we can't wait to see the stallions unfold during the licensing in the next few days. If the stallions get approved on Sunday, they will receive 1 year of breeding approval in Dansh Warmblood.
Click the link to see which stallions got accepted today here
Program available here
Pictured: Viva Vegas by Viva Gold x Rock Forever and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Pictured: Straight Horse Leonardo by Lord Europe/De Niro and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Sebastopol de Fontain by Springbank II VH/Sezuan and Pia Thomsen.
Pictured: Specter by San Amour/Fürst Heinrich and Álvaro Conesa de Oliveira.
Valerie B kept her first place
Pictured: Valerie B and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen winner of the first part of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship.
What a field of talented young horses. Out of the 47 best 5-year-old Danish breed horses, our DWB Gold Medal Mare Valerie B sired by our World Champion and Grand Prix successful Revolution out Zack took the victory in the first part of the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship. Earning 9.5 for walk and trot, and 9.0 for canter. Presented by Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and bred by Karin and Peer Guldbrandsen.
Pictured: Quinn B. and Betina Jæger came second in the first part of the Danish Young Horse Championship.
Helgstrand brought 7 horses to compete, and all 7 placed in the top 10. The second best of today was Quinn G. by former Helgstrand stallion Quaterhit out of Fassbinder. Presented by Betina Jæger, she was awarded 8.5 for walk, and 9.5 for trot and canter. Quinn G. is bred by Helene Geervliet.
Find all results here
Pictured: Alkaline and Merita Hagrén.
Pictured: Straight Horse Floriana and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Pictured: Diaz Skovvang DWB and Moisés Jover Azuar.
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