Helgstrand Dressage Digital Gazelle
Helgstrand Dressage has just been elected the first regional, digital gazelle. The magazine Børsen and Google has in co-operation awarded this prize for the first time. The reason that Børsen and Google made their selection is as follows: "Helgstrand Dressage has been elected based on the fact that the stud farm in Vodskov uses digital tools like video and social media in an otherwise analog line of business to share experiences and create relation to customers, and they have succeeded in making their line of business come alive on the internet."
We are extremely proud of the election.
Pictures of our new stallion
Our recently acquired stallion by Rocky Lee / Rouletto has now arrived at his new home in Denmark. Britt Carlsen from the equestrian magazine Ridehesten stopped by our stables, and she obviously got to see him. She took a couple of very good photos of him, and we are pleased to share these photos.
In our opinion, he is an absolutely extraordinary stallion, in regards to gaits, but definitely also in regards to personality and temperament.
We are really looking forward to presenting a stallion like him in our stallion selection in 2016.
Yet another young stallion licensed at Hanoverian licensing
At the previous Hanoverian licensing, another exciting young horse was licensed; catalogue no. 1 by Ampere and with Stedinger as dam sire.
Good results at show in Brønderslev
At the regional show this weekend, our riders once again obtained good results.
Friday night, Anne Marie and the 5-year-old Faximilliana participated in LA1, the couple won a clear victory with 73.51%. The first classes Saturday morning were pony dressage classes, Alexander and his pony Jumanjii participated in LA4; they won the class, scoring 68.59%. In the last class on Saturday, MB1, Helgstrand Dressage was among the winners again; this time Betina and Pilekærs Schakiro won with a score of 72.25%, Betina also finished third with Fredendals Zig Zag with 71.00%.
Sunday, Søren started the MA1 with Rolex Højris; they finished third with 65.83%. The last class at the show was MB1; Betina once again finished first, this time with Fredendals Zig Zag, scoring 69.73%.
Extraordinary young stallion to Helgstrand Dressage
Today, we acquired an exceptional top-notch stallion at the stallion auction at the Hanoverian licensing. After a long and very exciting bidding duel against another stallion station, Andreas placed the last bid and bought the stallion in partnership with Hanni Kasprzak and Søren Grønborg. The young stallion obtained a total hammer price of Euro 1,200,000.
The young stallion with catalogue no. 102 is by Rocky Lee and with Rouletto as dam sire, and he has just been awarded Premium Stallion status at his licensing.
He is a complete horse with exceptional walk, trot and canter, and a fantastic exterior.
We are very excited to see what the future holds for this spectacular stallion.
Convincing hat-trick in Championship finals
During the past week, Helgstrand Dressage has shown fantastic young horses and supreme performances. The riders continued the victories and placings from the first days with 3 victories in the 3 finals.
In the class for 4-year-olds, Severo and Rockson finished 1st with 8.70 points, obtaining e.g. 9.80 for trot, 9.00 for rideability. Severo also came 2nd with the stallion Grand Galaxy Win with 8.56 points. Betina and Goldfinger V.D.T finished 3rd, scoring 8.54 points. Emma and Grandine came 5th with 8.28 points; in addition, Emma and Fine Time finished 6th, scoring 8.12 points.
The WCYH silver medal winner Fiontina won the class for 5-year-olds with 8.98 points, obtaining e.g. 9.50 for trot and canter, and 9.00 for capacity. Franklin and Severo placed 3rd with 8.66 points. Thomas and Vincent Maranello came 5th with a score of 8.32 points.
In the class for 6-year-olds, we have been represented by 1 equipage the whole week: Betina and Esperance. The couple has managed to win all the way through the championship; from the preliminary class in Tørring to the middle round in Middelfart, and now again in the finals. In the finals, Betina and Esperance made a superb programme with high quality, which the judges awarded with impressive 9.02 points; this was also the highest total score granted in the finals.
Congratulations to owners and breeders with their fantastic young horses, we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
It is so great when everything works out perfectly like it did this week, thanks to our talented riders; and especially our fantastic grooms, who work so hard behind the scenes, ensuring that the young horses always look good as a result of their top-notch care.
The three winners
Emma and Liva Enshøj on to the finals
Yet another horse from Helgstrand Dressage is on to the finals for 4-year-olds tomorrow, as Emma and Liva Enshøj placed third in the second qualifier, scoring 8.14 points.
We are looking forward to a very exciting final tomorrow with eight 4-year-old horses, four 5-year-old horses, and one 5-year-old horse from Helgstrand Dressage.
Fantastic start in the championship finals
What a day! Three victories out of three on the first day of DRF's championship finals.
In the class for 4-year-old horses, the first six placings went to Helgstrand Dressage. Severo and Rockson won the class with a total score of 9.10 points, e.g. impressive 10 for trot and 9.50 for rideability. Emma and Fine Time came 2nd with 8.90 points, receiving e.g. 9.00 for canter and rideability. Betina and Goldfinger V.D.T finished 3rd with 8.84 points, including 9.50 for canter and 9.00 for capacity. Severo and Grand Galaxy Win were 4th with 8.68 points. Severo also came 5th with Fräulein Hansemann, obtaining 8.66 points. Maik and Daytona Platinum were sixth with 8.62 points. Emma and Grandine finished 12th, scoring 8.22 points, and are also on to the finals.
In the class for 5-year-olds, Andreas and Fiontina won with impressive 9.16 points, receiving e.g. 9.00 for trot, canter and rideability, and 9.50 for walk. Severo and Franklin finished right behind as 2nd with 9.08 points; they received e.g. a well-deserved 10 for trot. Thomas and Vincent Maranello placed 4th with 8.58 points. Finally, Andreas and Bellmeier placed 6th with 8.52 points.
Betina and Esperance won a clear victory in the class for 6-year-olds, scoring 8.78 points with e.g. 9.40 for canter and 9.00 for capacity.
We are now looking forward to the finals on Friday.
Andreas and Fiontina
Agreement between Andreas Helgstrand and Danish Equestrian Federation
The media publicity generated due to the photos of Andreas and Stamina from the warm-up at the show in Falsterbo at the beginning of July led the Danish Equestrian Federation to examine the case.
Read Andreas’ statement to the Federation here:Link to statement
Based on thorough evaluation, the Danish Equestrian Federation has now concluded that there is no basis for criticism of Andreas.
In this connection, Andreas and the Danish Equestrian Federation have entered an agreement, with an aim to prevent the generation of such media publicity in future.
The agreement appears from the press release of today: Link to DRF's press release.
It is our hope that this agreement will contribute to a positive future for the equestrian sport.
Tripple victory at middle round West
Yet another great and successful weekend for team Helgstrand. This weekend has been devoted to the young horses. We participated in the middle round West at DRF's championship. The class for 5-year-olds started Saturday; in this class Severo and Andreas showed high class with their 5-year-old horses. Severo and Franklin won the class with high-quality performance and impressive 9.46 points. They were awarded two 10's for canter and capacity, and 9.50 for trot, 9.00 for walk, and 8.80 for rideability. Andreas and Bellmeier placed third with 9.16 points; they received the following marks: 8.80 for trot, 9.50 for walk and canter, 9.00 for rideability, and 9.50 for capacity. In addition, Simone and Atterupgaards Mifune finished 7th with 8.36 points, and Maik and Forlan placed 10th with 8.26 points.
In the class for 6-year-olds, Helgstrand Dressage once again finished on top of the podium. This time Betina and Esperance received the best result. They won a clear victory, scoring 8.64 points and the following separate marks: 9.00 for trot, 7.80 for walk, 9.00 for canter, 8.60 for rideability and 8.80 for capacity.
Sunday, the 4-year-old horses competed most of the day. Again, Helgstrand Dressage turned out to be invincible; Severo and Grand Galaxy Win won the class, obtaining 8.96 points with the following separate marks: 9.00 for trot, 8.50 for walk, 9.50 for canter, 8.80 for rideability, and 9.00 for capacity. Emma finished 2nd, 3rd and 7th in this class! She placed second with Finetime; they received 8.76 point. She placed third with Grandine, obtaining 8.64 points. Emma's third horse Liva Enshøj placed 7th with 8.46 points. Betina and Goldfinger V.D.T finished right after as 8th with 8.44 points. Finally, Maik and Daytona placed 12th with 8.30 points.
A terrific weekend with fantastic results, thanks to an outstanding team.