Good start at show in Aalborg
This weekend, a national show takes place in Aalborg Rideklub. Our riders had a good start; two victories on the first day. Ditte and Unicorns Delicious were responsible for the first victory in MB1 with 71.93%. Maik and Møllegårdens Pas Partout made a superb performance in MA1, winning the class with 73.00%.
Both equipages and a few other riders from Helgstrand will start again Saturday and Sunday.
Top-notch stallion purchased at Oldenburger auction
At the stallion auction at the German Olderburger licensing, we acquired an extremely interesting young stallion. It is catalogue 81, a 3-year-old stallion by Vitalis - Diamond Hit and Landadel. In addtion to a very exciting pedigree, he has exceptional gaits.
Audience favourite licensed in Oldenburg
During the licensing the last couple of days in the German Oldenburger Verband it became quite obvious, which stallion the audience favoured. Our stallion, catalogue 64 by Foundation and with Fürst Heinrich as dam sire clearly won the the hearts of the audience; and he received tremendous applaus during the presentation. He was licensed, however, due to the fact that he is registered in the Hanoveranian Verband he did not finish in the top.
See the video here, from the licensing
We are looking forward to training this great stallion.
Galaxy Win T finished third in performance test
Galaxy Win T has just finished his 50-day performance test in Holland. He scored 84 points; resulting in a shared third place.
Donna Silver and Severo won Grand Prix Kür
During the weekend, a national show took place at Blue Hors; and Hjallerup Rideklub hosted a regional show. Riders from Helgstrand dressage participated in both shows.
Yesterday, Severo and Donna Silver started the Grand Prix, placing 5th with a score of 71.80%. This was their first show together, and today in the Grand Prix Kür, they appeared even more harmonious, when they delivered an amazing Kür, which was rewarded with 76.37%, resulting in victory in the class.
Maik and Douglas Hilltop were also among the equipages starting the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Kür. They obtained 69.53% in the Grand Prix and 71.16% in the Kür. Friday, Maik and Vladimir participated in Prix St. George, finishing 7th with a score of 68.02%. Saturday in MA1, they scored 70.69% and finished as winners of the class. Sunday morning, another Prix St. George took place, and this time they placed 5th, scoring 71.05%.
Ditte also participated at the national show during the weekend. In the MB1 last Thursday, she placed 7th with Unicorns Delicious, obtaining 67.90%. Friday, they finished 4th in MB2 with the score 71.59%. Saturday, they moved one step up, placing third in MB3 with 70.81%.
Primadonna and Marianne - winners of MB0
Last Friday, Marianne and Emma participated in the regional show in Hjallerup. They did really well, taking the first three places in the class. Marianne and Primadonna won the class with the score 72.05; and Marianne and Schakiro Pilekær placed second with 71.15%. Emma and Delicious finished right after as third, scoring 70.25%.
Finally, Emma and Delicious placed 5th in MB1 on Saturday with a score of 67.02%.
Andreas - Entrepreneur of the year and Future Winner in Northern Jutland
We are pleased to announce that Andreas won the title as Entrepreneur of the year and Future Winner in Northern Jutland. Andreas is now on to the finals, where all regional winners compete for the prestigious title as Entrepreneur 2014 in Denmark. Concurrently with the Entrepreneur of the year, the election of "Future Winner" takes place; this is a special title awarded to a young entrepreneur in Denmark who is under the age of 40.
The finals take place on November 19; and until then it is possible to vote for your favourite candidate.
We hope that you will click on the link below and vote for Andreas.
This link shows a short film about Andreas and Helgstrand Dressage made in connection with these nominations (in Danish)
Christoffer won a tour of Helgstrand Dressage
Recently, we had a competition on our Facebook page, offering a guided tour of Helgstrand Dressage. Christoffer was the lucky winner, and yesterday Christoffer visited us and received a tour of our facilities. It takes quite some time now to walk around the premises. Our new wellness area is almost ready now, and we have just started an extension of our canter/riding path. In future, the path will surround the new extensive pastures. It took a while to show Christoffer everything, and in addition to the tour, Christoffer received a riding lesson on his pony.
We hope Christoffer had a good experience and enjoyed the day.
Fiontina and Severo - winner of ability test
Today, Fiontina and Severo won the ability test in Hjallerup with a very high margin. They obtained an impressive score of 965 points. Emma and Tørveslettens Fifty-Fifty followed as second with 920 points. Emma also finished third with Straight Horse Zackonik, obtaining 880 points. Ditte placed 9th with ERA Dazzling Hit, scoring 800 points.
Yet another great and convincing performance from our young horses. We are looking forward to following their development the coming months, while preparing for the championship for young horse in Herning.
Goldfinger passed his performance test
Goldfinger has just passed his 35-day performance test in Danish Warmblood. He obtained a total result of 836.50 points, and he is now ready for the final licensing at Danish Warmblood's stallion licensing 2015.
Andreas nominated for Future Winner 2014
Andreas has been nominated for the prize Future Winner 2014; three selected entrepreneurs are now left in the competition for the prize. In the next few weeks, you can read about the competition in Jyllandsposten and on finans.dk.
You can help Andreas by voting for him in the competition on the link below.
Read more about the prize on the links below (in Danish):
We would be pleased to help you choose the perfect horse for you, based on your budget and your requirements.
Andreas Helgstrand firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard email@example.com Uggerhalnevej 80, 9310 Vodskov