Zonik wins Championship for 4-year-olds in Aalborg
Today, the Championship for 4-year-old horses took place in Aalborg Sportsrideklub, and Helgstrand Dressage was once again dominating the show. Zonik was in a class of his own. Zonik and Andreas won the class with superiority, scoring 9.66 points; they received e.g. a well-deserved 10 for trot! Simone and the stallion Shiraz Majlund placed 2nd with a score of 8.82 points. Right after Simone, came Mads and the gelding Zig-Zag, placing 3rd with a score of 8.74 points. Andrea and the stallion Dimmagio placed 5th with the same score as Emma and the mare Donna Eden, they both scored 8.54 points. Mads and the stallion Zidane placed 7th, scoring 8.50 points. Emma and the stallion San World scored 8.40 points and placed 9th. Last but not least, Sofia and the mare Delicius placed 12th, scoring 8.14 points.
Helgstrand Dressage was also on the top of the podium in two more classes today. The first class at the show was a MB0, and Mads and Dark Knight made an impressive performance and were rewarded with 73.85%, placing 1st in the class. Marianne and the mare Daylie were also in this class and placed 8th, scoring 64.87%. In MA1, Marianne and the mare Sitana obtained 70.83% and won the class.
From the left: Andreas and Zonik, Emma, Sofia, Mads and Zig-Zag, Andrea, Simone and Donna Eden.
Sir Donnerhall II and Thomas selected for WCYH in Verden
The last two days, Sir Donnerhall II and Thomas have been in the German town Warendorf, for the German selection trial for the World Championship for young horses in Verden. Tuesday, the riders showed daily training for the selectors and Wednesday, the riders performed the finals test for 6-year-olds. Sir Donnerhall II has done really well both days. After performing the test this afternoon, the team was selected, and Sir Donnerhall II and Thomas are on the team set to represent Germany in Verden in August. It is a great and also pretty unusual accomplishment for a Danish rider to qualify for WCYH in Verden for Germany.
This weekend, Helgstrand Dressage is represented with five horses at the final WCYH selection show in Middelfart. The two 5-year-old horses are Møllegårdens Pas Partout and Schakiro Pilekær, and the three 6-year-old horses are N.O.H's Daijoubo, Højersminde Rolex and Vemmetofte Roscoe. We are obviously crossing our fingers that Helgstrand Dressage also will represent Denmark at this year's WCYH in Verden.
Sir Donnerhall II
Helgstrand dominated championship qualification in Middelfart
Today, at the championship show in Middelfart, Helgstrand Dressage totally dominated the classes for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds. Emma and Rosenkildes Hotstuff were first in the class for 4-year-olds and won the class, scoring 8.56 points. They obtained e.g. 9.0 in both trot and canter.
In the class for 5-year-olds, Andreas and Marianne participated. Andreas and Møllegårdens Pas Partout started out as the first equipage in the class, and they gave a smashing performance, which the judges rewarded with nice points: trot: 9.5, walk: 9.2, canter: 8.8, rideability: 9.5 and capacity: 9.4, adding up to a total score of 9.28. A great performance by Marianne and Shakiro Pilekær resulted in an impressive score of 8.9 points. None of the competitors were able to beat these scores, and therefore, Andreas placed 1st and Marianne 2nd in this class.
In the class for 6-year-olds, Andrea and Thomas participated. This time, Thomas and N.O.H's Daijoubo prevailed and won the class, scoring 8.56 points. Andrea and Højersmindes Rolex achieved 8.14 points, and consequently, all 5 horses have qualified for the semifinals in September.
Video of Floricello
Video of the 4-year-old stallion Floricello, by Florencio and with Dormello as dam sire.
Laetare stays in Denmark
Despite internet rumours to the contrary, the 8-year-old gelding Laetare is not leaving Denmark. It is correct that there have been negotiations regarding the possible sale of Laetare, however, in the end, the negotiators did not reach an agreement, and consequently, Laetare stays at Møgelmosegaard.
We are very pleased to continue to have such a talented horse at our stable.
Victory to Flanagan and Thomas in qualification for 6-year-olds
On Saturday, Thomas and the 6-year-old stallion Flanagan started in the qualification class for the championship for 6-year-olds in Holstebro. Winning the class with a score of 8.34 points means that he is now qualified for the semifinal in September. Flanagan is by Fidertanz and with Rubiloh as damsire.
Eclectisch and Zonik at Vandstedgaard
Last Monday, Emma and Anna brought the stallions Eclectisch and Zonik to an open house event at Vandstedgaard. They participated in the inauguration of the new beautiful riding hall. Click on the link below to see a short video of the 3-year-old Eclectisch.
Sir Donnerhall II winns DSA qualification for 6-year-old horses
Today, the 6-year-old stallion Sir Donnerhall II and Thomas started the DSA qualifications for 6-year-old horses on Djursland. The total score of 9.10 points resulted in a clear victory. They obtained the following scores: trot: 9.5, walk: 8.8, canter: 9.5, rideability: 8.5 and capacity 9.2.
Young top stallion "Floricello" to Helgstrand Dressage
Helgstrand Dressage has bought 50% of the young stallion Floricello. Floricello is 4 years old and by Florencio and has Dormello as dam sire. At the German Oldenburger approval in 2010, he was approved and obtained the title Reservesieger. Swedish Inger Marie Hemmingsen owns the other part of Floricello. Right now, Floricello is busy due to the breeding season in Sweden, but we are looking very much forward to having this stallion in our stable. In August, we expect Floricello to start in the championship for 4-year-olds. We will update our webpage with video of Floricello and Andreas as soon as possible.
Great international debut for Laetare (updated)
Sunday, Laetare and Andreas made yet another great performance. It was the first time Laetare started in Grand Prix Kür, and they obtained an impressive 73.950%, placing 11th in the class. The international show in Hagen has been a really good and positive debut show for Laetare - the first step towards a promising future for this talented horse.
Andreas and Laetare will stay in Germany another week, together with Andreas' successful student Anna Kasprzak. Yesterday, they drove from Hagen to Rudolf Zeilinger, the trainer of the national Danish dressage team, to train at his place for a few days. At the end of this week, another international show will take place, this time it is the CDI3 show in Mannheim. Andreas and Anna will both participate in the CD13.
This morning, Andreas started the 8-year-old Laetare in Grand Prix in Hagen. It is only Laetare's second start in Grand Prix and also his international debut. He made a great performance and received 70.17%, and placed 14th. Tomorrow, it is time for Grand Prix Kür.