Upon successful completion of the ability tests, the qualified horses for the Championship for Young Horses 2013 have now been found. The following three horses from Helgstrand Dressage have qualified: Zidane, Zigzag A.B. and Delicious.


At the ability test taking place at Vilhelmsborg last Saturday, Anna, Mads and Daniel represented Helgstrand Dressage. Mads placed 2nd with Zidane, with an impressive score of 900 points, obtaining e.g. 9.5 for canter and rideability. Anna and Delicious received 860 points, enough for a shared 3rd place. Mads also placed 5th with Zigzag A.B., scoring 840 points. Daniel and Rosenkildes Hotstuff finished with 800 points.

Based on these results, Mads and Zidane as well as Anna and Delicious are very likely to receive a ticket for the Championship for Young Horses in Herning 2013.


Last Saturday, Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II had their debut in MB2 at the national show in Frederikshavn. They made a great performance and won the class with a score of 69.21%. Yesterday, they started MB3 and obtained 69.58%, placing 2nd in the class.


Today, Mads and the 6-year-old stallion Dark Knight started MB1 at the national show in Frederikshavn. The equipage won the class with an impressive score of 71.48%. Last weekend, Mads and Dark Knight won MB2 at the regional show in Lerbæk, scoring 70.52%.

Mads and Dark Knight


Helgstrand Dressage has acquired a new, fantastic young stallion at the Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden. It is the premium stallion with catalogue number 18 by Dancier - Rotspon - Wolkentanz II. The striking black young stallion caught Andreas' attention already in the longe during the warm-up for the presentation. After the presentation, we were determined to acquire this stallion at the auction, if at all possible. It is an extremely interesting stallion of very high quality, with extraordinary gaits and looks. We are really proud and excited to have such a stallion in our stables at Møgelmosegaard. We are looking forward to start training this fantastic stallion, and we hope that it has a great future both within breeding and sport. 


Helgstrand Dressage obtained great results at this year's finals at the JBK Horse shows. Zonik did it once again. He won the qualification, the first round and the final with an average of more than 9, and today was no exception. Zonik and Andreas once again made a fantastic and flawless performance, scoring another 10 for trot, and finishing with a total of 9.30 points. As a result, Zonik won the dressage championship for 4-year-old horses in 2012.

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

In the class for 5-year-old horses, Sir Caramello and Andreas produced a high-class performance again and obtained 8.60 points, enough to place 2nd. Møllegårdens Pas Partout and Andreas followed as 3rd with a score of 8.50 points. Anna and Bøgegårdens Boney M finished 4th with 8.48 points. 

In the final for 6-year-old horses, the competition was quite tough, but Anna and Rosenstolz and Thomas and Sir Donnerhall II placed 4th and 5th, respectively, with 8.44 points. 

Zonik


Today, Sir Caramello and Andreas won the consolation final for 5-year-old horses with 8.64 points and they are, therefore, on to the final for 5-year-old horses tomorrow. In the class for 6-year-olds, it was a close-run competition, but Anna and N.O.H's Daijoubo finished with 8.28 points, winning the class right in front of Jens and Atterupgaards Final Kiss with 8.26 points. Both equipages are also on to the final tomorrow.

Tomorrow at 10.48 a.m., Andreas and Die Callas will have their debut in international Prix St. George. The championship finals for 4-, 5- and 6-year-old horses start at 12.30 p.m.

 


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.

Zonik


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%.


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Andreas Helgstrand
andreas@helgstranddressage.dk

Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard
thomas@helgstranddressage.dk

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