Gold and silver for Helgstrand stallions at the World Championship for 5-year-old horses
Pictured: Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna Högberg winning the World Championship for 5-year-old horses
Hesselhøj Downtown is the new World Champion
Hesselhøj Downtown is the new World Champion for 5-year-old horses! Ridden beautifully by Jeanna Högberg, our breeding stallion (by Donkey Boy/Zack) scored a whopping 97.000% in total, including 10 for trot and perspective and no score below 9.5.
Pictured: Danciero 7 and Eva Möller winning silver at the World Championship for 5-year-old horses
Danciero captured the silver medal
Following their win in the preliminary test on Thursday, Danciero 7 captured the silver medal with Eva Möller scoring 96.600% and a clear 10 for perspective. Danciero is by Dancier/Floriscount and co-owned with Deckstation Schockemöhle.
Pictured: Global Player and Eva Möller placing 4th in the World Championship for 5-year-old horses
4 Helgstrand horses in the top 8
Another two Helgstrand horses made it to the top 8 in today’s World Championship for 5-year-old horses: Global Player and Eva Möller in 4th place and Francis Drake and Leonie Richter in 8th place.
We are incredibly proud of the entire team Helgstrand and wish to thank everyone who contributed to these outstanding results!
See the result of the 5-year-old World Championship here.
Pictured: Francis Drake and Leonie Richter placing 8th in the World Championship for 5-year-old horses
Jovian is one step closer to the gold medal
Pictured: Jovian and Andreas winning the 7-year-old preliminary test
And no less than 4 Helgstrand horses are in the top 5 following the preliminary test at the 2021 World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany.
Finally, we got to see the 7-year-old horses in action and what powerful performances we witnessed today. The clear favorite was the 2019 gold winner Jovian by Apache/Tango, who once again delivered a phenomenal ride with Andreas Helgstrand. They are doing well in the more difficult exercises which today’s achievement also reflected.
Pictured: Elverhøjs Raccolto and Marianne - placing 2nd in the preliminary test
Marianne was right behind Andreas
Lately, Elverhøjs Raccolto (Sezuan/Sandro Hit) has developed wonderfully with Marianne Helgstrand, which the pair also showed today. In the pouring rain, they scored great points in a near flawless ride and placed 2nd.
Pictured: Queenparks Wendy and Andreas - the best mare of the preliminary test
Queenparks Wendy was the best mare
Andreas also competed the gold medal mare Queenparks Wendy (Sezuan/Soprano), whose gaits and perspective secured a fourth place and the honour of being the best mare of the day. She was closely followed by Eternity (Escolar/Sir Donnerhall) and his new rider Anne-Mette, who has taken over the reins from Cathrine Dufour. Eternity was a bit bothered by the rain and got a little tense during the otherwise impressive ride they delivered today.
Queenparks Wendy and Andreas:
Anne-Mette and Eternity:
1. Andreas and Jovian – 87,145%
2. Marianne and Elverhøjs Raccolto – 81,886%
3. Simone Pearce and Quando Unico – 81,709%
4. Andreas and Queenparks Wendy – 81,240%
5. Anne-Mette and Eternity – 80,849%
See the result of the test her.
Pictured: Eternity and Anne-Mette - placing 5th in the preliminary test
Danciero the superior winner of the 5-year-old preliminary test at WCYH
Yesterday, the 2021 World Championships for Young Horses were kicked off with world-class riding. At the show, the world's best 5-, 6- and 7-year-old horses compete for the prestigious titles. On Wednesday, Mette Sejbjerg Jensen and the breeding stallion Suarez by Sezuan / Desperados entered the arena and placed 3rd in the 6-year-old preliminary test. Today, we once again enjoyed one phenomenal performance after another.
Pictured: Danciero and Eva Möller.
Eva Möller competed Danciero (Dancier/Floriscount) and Global Player (Kastel's Grand Galaxy Win/Don Schufro) in the 5-year-old preliminary test, both of whom showing enormous potential and near flawless rides. Danciero took the victory with no less than 9.66 points in total, including a 10 for canter and no score below 9.
Pictured: Global Player and Eva Möller.
Eva also delivered a smooth ride with Global Player who placed 3rd with 9.50 points in total - only 0.02 from the 2nd place. They received the following scores:
Pictured: Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna Högberg.
In 4th place came Jeanna Högberg and Hesselhøj Downtown (by Donkey Boy/Zack. Once again, they presented themselves in the best possible way which the scores also reflected.
Find all the results here
Helgstrand enters collaboration with Academy Bartels in the Netherlands
Picture: Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Straight Horse Sezuanna (Zack/Don Schufro).
Helgstrand has just entered a new collaboration with Academy Bartels based in the Dutch city of Hooge Mierde in order to offer quality horses closer to customers.
- There is no doubt that the Netherlands is one of the largest markets for selling and breeding of horses. We are constantly looking for new collaboration opportunities as the potential is far greater when we are closer to the customers. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity – in collaboration with Academy Bartels – to offer our Dutch customers an easier way of seeing our exclusive collection of horses, Andreas Helgstrand states.
Andreas and Imke Schellekens-Bartels have known each other for many years from competitions around the world and have worked together on different projects on multiple occasions.
- Andreas and I have known each other for many years. Back when I rode Lancet and Sunrise, we often met at international shows around the world. In the years since, we have always kept in touch and worked together several times. This collaboration will now intensify. The horses, who already arrived at our stables, have a lot of talent and I am looking forward to educating them for future top sport alongside our Academy team.
You can learn much more about Academy Bartels by visiting their website at www.academybartels.com or visit Helgstrand Dressage’s website to find further sales horses at www.helgstranddressage.com.
The winners found in Helgstrand & Zibrasport Equest Online Tour part 3
Picture: Helgstrand rider Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen, who was one of the two judges from Helgstrand Dressage.
We have found the winners in our latest ZyberRide event in Helgstrand & Zibrasport Equest Online Tour, where Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen and Moisés Jover Azuar have judged the tests.
Congratulations to the winners
The participants in Helgstrand & Zibrasport Equest Online Tour part 3 have been able to compete in two horse classes and two pony classes. It was Christina Karlsson on Treldegaards Sariccio, who with a nice result of 69,103 %, won the class and a Kingsland Relief Pad in Helgstrand Medium Tour1* (Horse), while it was Eva Kaersaa on Max Light, who made 69,444 % and won in Helgstrand Small Tour1* (Horse) and also got a Kingsland Relief Pad.
In Helgstrand Small Tour1 (pony) it was Mathilde Kragh Thaysen at Nørlunds Fergie who snatched the victory as well as a Kingsland haybag, socks and a pocket belt with 70,517 %. Mathilde Lill on the pony Noerlund's Lady Daniella won with 66,591 % in Helgstrand Micro Tour2* (pony), where the 1st prize is a Kingsland groom bag.
Congratulations to the placed riders
In addition to the cool prizes from Kingsland for the winners, there are also ZyberRide ribbons for Top 3, which you can see below - congratulations.
Helgstrand Medium Tour1* Hest
1st place: Christina Karlsson on Treldegaards Sariccio
2nd place: Tine Thrane on Zackery 3rd place: Tenna Bjoern Sillasen on Royalist K
3rd place: Christina Karlsson on Dillian Bellahöj
Helgstrand Small Tour1* Horse
1st place: Eva Kaersaa on Max Light
2nd place: Mia Hofstedt Holst Nielsen on Mace The Ace Nobel W
3rd place: Zoe Löschner on Fredendals Brillant
Helgstrand Small Tour1 (pony)
1st place: Mathilde Kragh Thaysen on Noerlunds Fergie
2nd place: Silje Moesby Ovesen on Hesselbjerges Aston Martin
3rd place: Freya Vad Winther on Marlow H
Helgstrand Micro Tour2* (pony)
1st place: Mathilde Lill on Noerlunds Lady Daniella
2nd place: Laerke Borregaard on Soegaard Lucky Punch
See all results at zyberride.com. Prizes and ribbons will be sent directly to the winners once we have received their addresses.
Improve your skills
ZyberRide is created by Helgstrand Dressage and Zibrasport Equest, and the purpose of the online dressage platform is to give you the opportunity to supplement your training and physical competition activity with new online options. By participating in online events, you get qualified and constructive feedback of you and your horse/pony’s performance, without having to go to a show venue.
ZyberRide offers dressage programs at different levels, where you will be judged and get good advice and feedback from some of the dressage sport’s great profiles. ZyberRide is not meant to replace physical event participation but should be seen as a supplement to your training, development, and event participation.
Last year’s grant winner has been to training camp with his role model
Picture: Lucas Virum and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson.
Last year, showjumper Lucas Virum was awarded the Helgstrand Grant. In his application video, he mentioned what the grant should be used for if he was to be the lucky winner: a training camp with our partner, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson.
From here, we will let Lucas describe the experience in his own words:
- I finally managed to go to a training camp in Germany with Rolf-Göran Bengtsson. Training with him was my big dream and luckily, I was able to go with the money I received from the Helgstrand Grant.
The experience was unforgettable in regard to riding, not to mention on a personal level. One has to look long and hard for a more passionate trainer. Rolf has such a positive energy and approach to horses and riders. He is most professional and really good at communicating his knowledge.
During my time there, I already experienced an improvement in my horse and myself. Now, I just have to continue working on the things we learned.
In addition to the experiences in the arena, it felt great to be a part of their entire setup. I was lucky to greet Peder and Malin’s Olympic horses from Sweden, when they stopped by for a rest and a little celebration with their grooms.
I wanted to make the most of my stay and decided to sign up for stable duties early in the morning. That way, I became a part of the team early on and had some really nice times with the staff.
Everyone at Stall Bengtsson is incredibly hospitable and friendly. We already agreed that I have to come back for more training. First, I just have to continue practicing what I learned there – at home in Denmark.
Once again, I want to thank Helgstrand Dressage for awarding me the Helgstrand Grant and for this incredible opportunity. THANK YOU!
Devonport and Quaterhit reunited
Video: Devonport and Stephanie Brieussel.
Last year, Dominique Degueldre of France acquired two horses at Helgstrand Dressage and she has now added another horse to the collection, the 8-year-old Devonport by Dancier and Ravallo. He is stabled side by side with 7-year-old Quaterhit (Quatergold/Sandro Hit) and 7-year-old Don Vito De Hus (Don Juan de Hus/De Niro).
Dominique has a great partnership with her trainer, Stephanie Brieussel, who educates Quaterhit and Don Vito De Hus. Therefore, Devonport is intended for Dominique herself.
- I was looking for a Grand Prix horse for myself and I fell for Devonport right away as he has potential to get far in the sport but also has a temperament that suits me perfectly. He is incredibly uncomplicated to ride and already feels comfortable in the difficult Grand Prix exercises, which is perfect for me as I was looking for a horse to support my own development, Dominique Degueldre says.
Devonport has already settled in nicely in his new French home and Dominique will spend the next few months getting to know him better.
- You can feel that Devonport is an experienced gentleman. He did the trip in exalted calm and has already found himself at ease. Now, I will spend the next few months getting to know him and then we might have our show debut at the end of the year, Dominique adds.
During Dominique’s visit here at Helgstrand, we had to ask how things are going with Quaterhit. Last year, Dominique told us they had plans to debut him in small tour this year.
- I love that horse. He is so spectacular and he loves to show off when we bring him to competitions. My trainer recently competed him, scoring more than 70% in the Prix St. George, and at home he makes a good 15 tempies in a row. He's getting more and more cool and I'm just looking forward to the future with him, says Dominique, who also rides him a couple of times a week.
- My goal is to buy some of the world's best horses and educate them for Grand Prix in close collaboration with my trainer. Last time, I found exactly what I was looking for at Helgstrand, so I decided to inquire there once again.
Video: Quaterhit and Stephanie Brieussel.
Two Franklin offspring appointed DWB Champion Mares
Picture: Faretti DWB and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen at the Danish Warmblood regional show in Brønderslev.
Franklin (Ampére/Ferro) has produced an impressive number of high-quality offspring and two of them made quite an entrance at the Danish Warmblood regional show in Brønderslev, Denmark today.
They both passed their performance test and Champion of the 3-year-old mares was Fairy DWB by Franklin/Romantic with among others; 9 for trot and rideability and 8.5 for canter.
Faretti DWB by Franklin out of a Don Frederico mare became Champion mare of the 4-year-olds with among others; 10 for trot and 9 for canter, rideability and capacity. Faretti DWB was price highlight at the Nordic International Sales Auction.
Both horses were nicely presented by Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.
Each year in September the best mares and foals qualified at the regional shows gather at the annual Elite Mare and Foal Show, where they appoint the Foal and Mare of the year in Danish Warmblood.
Picture: Fairy and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen at the Danish Warmblood regional show in Brønderslev.
Kingsland Equestrian to partner with Global Equestrian Group on a global partnership initiative
Picture: The upcoming fall-winter collection of Kingsland Equestrian.
Kingsland Equestrian, the renowned equestrian clothing and horse gear brand, has signed an agreement with the Global Equestrian Group to become one of the select partners in a global partnership initiative.
With Kingsland’s ironclad reputation as one of the world’s leading equestrian brands producing high-quality products and technical apparel, the decision to invite them to be an official outfitter of the Global Equestrian Group was an obvious one.
Having gained a reputation as a favorite among elite equestrians in the twenty years since its inception, Kingsland is no stranger to outfitting riders from grassroots to Olympians.
Andreas Helgstrand, co-owner and CEO of Global Equestrian Group and Helgstrand Dressage, is one of many set to see the benefits of this new global partnership.
“Kingsland Equestrian has been my personal sponsor for many years and they have always been associated with exclusive design and absolute top quality. I am certain the new partnership offers Kingsland many opportunities for further development in the future, not to mention the extraordinary clothing opportunities for our riders and grooms across the world.”
Ludger Beerbaum Stables, the showjumping branch of the Global Equestrian Group, will also see far-reaching benefits as part of this new partnership:
“We are entering a new era at our stables and with it, an exciting new partnership with Kingsland Equestrian. A top brand in the equestrian world, which I am really excited about.”
At Kingsland Equestrian, CEO Marianne Kjærnli Fossum is also thrilled about the new partnership:
“This new partnership will allow us to leverage synergies and best utilize the shared ambition between fellow companies of the Global Equestrian Group. Together, we are stronger and we are excited to see what the future holds!”
This sentiment rings true for founder Lin Kingsrød:
“Global Equestrian Group and Kingsland are incredibly aligned in our way of working and with a shared vision and commitment to equestrian sport, the decision to become a global partner was a big one – but also an easy one.”
As part of this ongoing partnership, Kingsland will outfit all riders and grooms at the esteemed Ludger Beerbaum Stables in Germany and Helgstrand Dressage facilities in Denmark, Germany and the US.
This groundbreaking partnership will provide multiple co-branding opportunities for Kingsland Equestrian.
The Global Equestrian Group is carving out a digital and physical partnership strategy to enhance Kingsland Equestrian’s global brand recognition and will thereby facilitate the brand’s ambitious plans for global expansion.
“We are thrilled to have Kingsland Equestrian as our partner and excited about the future possibilities this brings for both parties. The partnership will bring so much value to Kingsland Equestrian, but also to the entire partnership platform,” says Martin Thorbøll Pedersen, Head of Partnership.
About the partnership
The partnership platform established by the Global Equestrian Group was created to offer increased value and visibility to brands that operate within the equestrian industry. With bespoke partnerships offering a strategic combination of commercial and branding opportunities and an unrivaled global reach in the equine segment, the Global Equestrian provides partners with a triple-threat combination of strategy, platform and audience.
About Global Equestrian Group
Global Equestrian Group is established as a strategic alliance between Helgstrand Dressage, Ludger Beerbaum Stables, Waterland Private Equity and Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The company holds multiple brands within the equestrian industry aiming to become the world’s leading equestrian company.
About Kingsland Equestrian
Kingsland Equestrian is an established equestrian clothing and horse gear company renowned throughout the horse world for its commitment to high-quality products and highly sustainable and socially responsible practices. The mission is to outfit, champion and inspire all equestrians.
Valverde foal price highlight of the 2nd online Auction
Picture: Gørklintgård's Victory by Valverde/Don Schufro - sold for 36,000 euro
Tonight, we finished the second Helgstrand-Schockemöhle International Online Auction with a selection of quality foals sired by Helgstrand and Schockemöhle's stallions. With a price of 36,000 euro, the Danish-bred Valverde/Don Schufro colt achieved the highest price of the auction and was sold to Ukraine. Gørklintgård's Victory is like his father in both exterior and gaits – a foal of rare quality. The dame, Gørklintgård's Fortuna, is also the dam of Gørklintgård's Quater Boy, who is extremely successful with Nanna Skodborg Merrald.
Picture: Danseuse Etoile by Danciero/Don Romantik - sold for 23,000 euro
The second most expensive foal was sold to Sweden for 23,000 euro. Danseuse Etoile is by Danciero/Don Romantik - Danciero, who took home silver at the 2021 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf this past weekend. The dam of this magnificent foal is Die Sternschnuppe, who is the half-sister of the licensed stallions Schneefuß and Kilian (both sired by Sir Donnerhall I).
Billede: Kastaniegården's Charlie Brown by Springbank II VH/Ampére - sold for 23,000 euro
Third highest sales price was achieved by a Danish-bred Springbank II VH foal, which was sold for 23,000 euro to a well-known customer of Helgstrand, Vicky Lavoie. Vicky has acquired several promising foals at the auction. Kastaniegården's Charlie Brown (Springbank II VH/Ampére), who will go to Canada is sired by the triple Swedish Championship Winner and Danish Warmblood Champion Stallion, Springbank II VH with Ampére as damsire.
- Unfortunately, some technical issues caused some problems during the auction, which is deeply regrettable. But aside from this we are really happy with the auction, where 3/4 of the foals were sold. Once again, the customers represented several countries, which just shows that offspring sired by our stallions are much-coveted all over the world, says auction manager at Helgstrand Dressage, Esben Møller.
We wish both the breeders and the new owners congratulations on the result yesterday.
View all the results here
The 3rd Helgstrand-Schockemöhle collection of top foals will be online on August 25, and we promise you that there are many exceptional foals that you can look forward to. The auction will be online at https://bid.ps-online.auction/auctions.