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Pictured: Winner of the 5-year-old final, Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna Högberg.

Helgstrand qualified 5 horses for the 5-year-old final today and 3 placed 1-3! Jeanna Högberg and the 5yo World Champion Hesselhøj Downtown by the DWB Elite Stallion Hesselhøj Donkey Boy and out of a Zack dam stole the entire show and scored impressively 98.4 for the win with the top mark 10 for trot and perspective, 9.6 for walk, 9.8 for canter and 9.8 for rideability. As the judges concluded, looking at this horse, you couldn’t ask for more. He is bred by Hans Jørgen Hoeck, who is also the breeder of Donkey Boy. The four-time winner of the Danish Championship for young horses and two-time WCYH medal winner Donkey Boy is representing numerous offspring in today’s finals.

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Pictured: Fynch Hatton and Anders Helgstrand.

Andreas Helgstrand rode Fynch Hatton by Formel Eins/Sir Donnerhall I to a second place on a score of 92.4 earning 9.5 for trot, 8.5 for walk, 9.5 for canter, 9.3 for rideability and 9.4 for perspective. The judges were especially impressed by the wonderful trot and canter work with lots of power and amazing balance. He is bred by Bernd and Ursula Ilting-Reuke. Co-owned by Stutteri EVO and Helgstrand.

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Pictured: Svalegård's Hot Zalina and Michael Grønne Christensen.

Moving into third place we have Danish Warmblood Silver medal mare Svalegård's Hot Zalina (Zalabaster/Hotline) and Michael Grønne Christensen scoring 87.7 with 9.2 for trot, 8.3 for walk, 8.8 for canter, rideability and perspective. The judges highlighted her strength and balance in the trot and canter work and describing her as the picture perfect type. Bred by Stutteri Svalegård and owned by Kildegården.

Moreover, Vendóme by Veneno/Fidertanz and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen were awarded 85.2 for the 6th place with 8.5 for trot, 9 for walk, 8.5 for canter, 8.2 for rideability and 8.4 for perspective. He is bred by Paul Paessens and co-owned by Stutteri EVO and Helgstrand.

Find the results of the 5-year-old final here


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Pictured: From left - Andreas Helgstrand/Fynch Hatton, Jeanna Högberg/Hesselhøj Downtown, Michael Grønne Christensen/Svalegård's Hot Zalina.


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Pictured: Andreas Helgstrand and Queenpark's Wendy together with winner of the 7yo final, Marianne Helgstrand and Elverhøj's Raccolto.

Today, Marianne rode the beautiful 7-year-old jet-black stallion Elverhøj’s Raccolto to first place on a score of 87.193! They supremely won the preliminary test and repeated the success today awarded 9.6 for the trot, 8.3 for walk, the top mark 10 for canter, 9.5 for rideability and 9.6 for perspective! What a huge accomplishment!

Raccolto is definitely stepping into his father’s footsteps, the triple World Champion Sezuan. Damsire is the legendry Sandro Hit. Raccolto earned lots of success at the 4- and 5- year-old Danish Championship finals and this year winning after taking part in the prestigious World Championships for young dressage horses as well with great success. Raccolto is bred by Berith Nielsen.

The judges placed the amazing Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and WCYH bronze medal winner Queenpark’s Wendy (Sezuan/Soprano) and Andreas Helgstrand third scoring 81.734 with 9 for trot, 8.3 for walk, 9.2 for canter, 8.7 for rideability and 9.2 for perspective. So beautifully presented in a nice frame showing enormous capacity for future top sport.

Find the result of the 7-year-old final here


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Pictured: Elverhøj's Raccolto and Marianne Helgstrand.

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Pictured: Queenpark's Wendy and Andreas Helgstrand.


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Pictured: My Vitality and Eric Martinez on the right. Freddie Murcury and Jasmin Filander on the left.

Today marks the final day of the Danish Championships for Young Dressage Horses held at Blue Hors, Randbøl, Denmark. The best horses from the preliminary tests compete to become the winner of its age category. The judges were very pleased with the selection of top young horses in the 4-year-old division and Helgstrand represented 9 out of 22 horses in the final. In top 10 of the leader bord we have impressive 7 horses from Helgstrand and the gorgeous chestnut and supreme winner of the Danish Warmblood Stallion Performance Testing My Vitality sired by Vivaldi and out of a D-Day dam took the victory scoring tremendously 94.0 earning 9.4 for the trot, 9.0 for walk, 9.4 for canter, 9.7 for rideability and 9.5 for perspective.

They were definitely in a league of their own – you could hardly wish for anything more! Perfectly presented by Spanish Eric Guardia Martinez. Moving into second place, we have the impressive and extremely well-moving Freddie Murcury (Fürstenball/Samarant) also presented by Eric scoring 93.2 with 9.5 for trot, 9.8 for walk, 8.6 for canter, 9.5 for rideability and 9.2 for perspective. Freddie showed a beautiful test with lots of shoulder freedom in the trot, walk with good energy and overtrack as well as uphill canter.

1. DWB Stallion Performane Testing Winner My Vitality (Vivaldi/D-Day) and Eric Martinez – 94.0
Bred by Stal 104 BV and co-owned by Kleppenhus Invest and Helgstrand.

2. Freddie Murcury (Fürstenball/Samarant) and Eric Martinez – 93.2
Bred by ZG Fockenberg. Owned by Helgstrand.

3. Blue Hors Monte Carlo TC and Nanna Skodborg Merrald – 89.6

4. Sir Floresco (Sir Heinrich/Floresco) and Moisés Jover Azuar - 89.2
Bred by Jan Wilms and co-owned by Christianshaab and Helgstrand.

5. Freetown (Fürst Wilhelm/Sir Donnerhall I) and Jeanna Högberg – 88.8
Bred by Thorsten Hogrefe and co-owned by Rasmussen Dressage and Helgstrand.

6. Rockabye S (Revolution/Belstaff) and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen – 87.0
Bred by Sally-Ann Hjorth Schultz and co-owned by Søren Grønborg and Helgstrand.

7. Triumph Villa (Vitalis/Zack) and Michael Grønne Christensen – 87.0
Bred by Triumph Dressage. Owned by Helgstrand.

8. Roxette and Søren Wind – 86.0
Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Roxette is sired by Revolution

9. DWB Champion Stallion Iron (Asgard’s Ibiza/Hohenstein) and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen – 85.6
Bred by Nedergaard Dressage and co-owned by Stutteri EVO and Helgstrand.

10. Blue Hors Valenzo and Cristian Tudela Ruiz – 85.4

Find the result of the 4-year-old final here


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Pictured: My Vitality and Eric.

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Pictured: Sir Floresco and Moisés Jover Azuar.

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Pictured: Freetown and Jeanne Högberg.

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Pictured: Rockabye S and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen.

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Pictured: Iron and Mette Sejbjerg Jensen.

 

 


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Pictured: Dante's Delight and Betina Jæger Jensen.

Today, the remaining tickets for the finals were handed out, and several of them went to Helgstrand in the 6-year-old preliminary test this afternoon. With 5 places in the top 10, Helgstrand is now ready to present a strong group of finalists aming for the prestigeous titles on Sunday.

Rikke Dupont had long been in the lead with the impressive Grand Galaxy Win mare Nova, but former Helgstrand horse Suarez (Sezuan/Desperados) ridden by Allan Grøn manged to secure the second place while RGS Finest Alegra (Finest/Ampere) with Josefine Dahl Hoffmann took the victory. Nova and Rikke finished in 4th place with 86.8, Betina Jæger Jensen and Dante's Delight (Dante Weltino/Hohenstein) placed third with 87.4 and Maria Anita Andersen finished 7th with Atterupgaard's Spiderman (Att. Seebach/Stedinger) scoring 84.8.

Find the results of the 6-year-old preliminary test here

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Pictured: Nova and Rikke Dupont.

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Pictured: Atterupgaard's Spiderman and Maria Anita Andersen.

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Pictured: De Angelo and Merita Hagren.

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Pictured: Kadanz and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen.



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Pictured: Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna Högberg.

Nothing was left to chance as the World Champion of the 5-year-olds entered the arena at the 2021 Danish Championship Finals today. The picture-perfect stallion Hesselhøj Downtown by Danish Warmblood Elite Stallion Hesselhøj Donkey Boy out of a Zack dam excelled with his sublime paces and fantastic rideability. Downtown and our Swedish rider, Jeanna Högberg was awarded 98,6 for the win with three times the top mark 10!

Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna:

Trot: 10
Walk: 9.5
Canter: 10
Rideability: 10
Perspective: 9.8

The extreamly well-moving and talented young mare, Svalegård's Hot Zalina by Zalabaster/Hotline earned 89.0 together with Helgstrand rider Michael Grønne Christensen. She presented a nice rhythm and the very enjoyable test was awarded:

Trot: 9
Walk: 8.7
Canter: 8.8 
Rideability: 9
Perspective: 9

Fourth and fifth place also went to the Helgstrand team as Fynch Hatton by Formel Eins/Sir Donnerhall I received 88.6 points and Vendóme (Veneno/Fidertanz) with Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen was awarded 87.6 points.

Fynch Hatton and Andreas:

Trot: 9.3
Walk: 8
Canter: 9 
Rideability: 9
Perspective: 9

Vendóme and Anne-Mette:

Trot: 8.5
Walk: 9.2
Canter: 8.5
Rideability: 8.8
Perspective: 8.8


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Pictured: Svalegård's Hot Zalina and Michael Grønne Christensen.


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Pictured: Fynch Hatton and Andreas Helgstrand. 


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Pictured: Vendóme and Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen.


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Pictured: Husmann's Topgun and Betina Jæger Jensen.


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Pictured: Fire Dream and Frederikke Skelmose.


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Pictured: Sir Floresco and Moisés winner of the 4-year-old preliminary test.

The last horses have entered the arena in the 4-year-old preliminary test today and Sir Floresco (Sir Heinrich/Floresco) succeded in keeping the first place all the way winning with 93.8 points with among others, 9.5 for canter, rideability and perspective. A tremendeous horse with supple movements and capacity for future top sport.

Trot: 9.2
Walk: 9.2
Canter: 9.5
Rideability: 9.5
Perspective: 9.5

It was a strong field of 4-year-old horses, but anyway Helgstrand managed to secure a top 3 placement having Freddie Murcury (Fürstenball/Samarant) and Eric on a second place scoring 90.4 and the breeding stallion My Vitality (Vivaldi/D-Day) and Eric on a thrid place achieving 89.6 and the following marks:

Freddie Murcury and Eric:

Trot:: 8.5
Walk: 9.5
Canter: 9.0
Rideability: 9.2
Perspective: 9.0

My Vitality and Eric:

Trot:: 8.8
Walk: 8.5
Canter: 9.0
Rideability: 9.5
Perspective: 9.0

Moreover, we had the chance to watch some amazing offspring by Revolution and Franklin performing so well. Among others, the Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Roxette by Revolution/Quite Easy (breeder: Stutteri Sorgenfri) with former Helgstrand rider Søren Wind, who achieved a 7th place with 87.0 and Rally von Rosing (breeder: Maria von Rosing), well presented by Simone Blomme Rasmussen. The couple was awarded 85.2 and a 11th place. 

Find the result of the 4-year-old preliminary test here.

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Pictured: My Vitality and Eric. 

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Pictured: Freetown and Jeanna. 

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Pictured: Fan Amour and Merita.

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Pictured: Slangerupgaard's Flottenheimer and Eric. 

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Pictured: Iron and Mette.


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Pictured: Marianne and Elverhøj's Raccolto.

In top 3 of the 7-year-old preliminary test today at the 2021 Danish Championship Finals for young dressage horses, we have two amazing offspring by the triple World Champion Sezuan, Elverhøj's Raccolto (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Berith Nielsen) and Queenpark's Wendy (damsire: Soprano, breeder: Kurt Gosmer). Marianne and Raccolto showed a very enjoyable test scoring 87.660 points for the win, leaving Andreas and Danish Warmblood Gold Medal mare Queenpark's Wendy on a third place scoring 85.278 points.

Marianne and Elverhøj's Raccolto:

Trot: 9.8
Walk: 8.7
Canter: 9.8
Rideability: 9.0
Capacity: 9.5

Andreas and Queenpark's Wendy:

Trot: 9.3
Walk: 8.0
Canter: 9.6
Rideability: 9.0
Capacity: 9.3

Find the result of the 7yo preliminary test here


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Pictured: Queenpark's Wendy and Andreas.


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Pictured: Andreas and Revolution and Betina and Franklin.

Once a year, you can apply for the status of elite stallions, and the Danish Warmblood breeding commission will have a look at the performances of the stallions and the offspring as well. Because of the amazing results already, only 8-year-old Revolution by Rocky Lee/Rouletto and 11-year-old Franklin by Ampére/Ferro have been awarded Elite Stallions in Danish Warmblood as the first stallions in the history of Helgstrand.

- We are incredibly proud that the stallions have been appointed Elite Stallions. They have both done extremely well at shows, and the many great results that the offspring have achieved at foal and mare shows, stallion licensing etc. speak for itself. This is the first time that our stallions achieved this, and therefore it is something very special, says Andreas Helgstrand. 

Elite Stallion at the age of 8

Revolution became World Champion of the 5-year-old horses in Ermelo and took home a silver medal the following year. At the finals of the Danish Young Horse Championship, he won gold as 4-, 5- and 6-year-old and is now successful at small tour level under Andreas Helgstrand.

Looking at Revolution’s offspring, he sired already 43 mares graded in Danish Warmblood, of which 95% have received the highest grading in Danish Warmblood and 21% were awarded a breeder medal.

Revolution sired the Danish Warmblood gold medal mares, Roxette (damsire: Quite Easy, breeder: Stutteri Sorgenfri) and Valerie B (damsire: Zack, breeder: Karin and Peer Guldbranden), which also was awarded Mare of the Year 2021. In addition, 3 silver medal mares; Rikki Tikki-Vitz (damsire: Van Gogh, breeder: Lone Sørensen), Blaze Von Rosing (damsire: Zack, breeder: Maria von Rosing) and Åtoften’s Revolina (damsire: Zack, breeder: Annette Bugge and Claus Hansen) as well as 4 bronze medal mares; Gørklintgård’s Graciosa (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Jørgen Ravn), Kastaniegården’s Philina (damsire: Prince Thatch, breeder: Bruno Hindkjær), Terpling’s Ravena DWB (damsire: Weltjunge, breeder: Heima Poulsen) and Jestis La-Noblesse (damsire: Akinos, breeder: Stutteri Jesti).

Among the talented stallions so far, he sired Hesselhøj Rock A Billy (damsire: Hertug, breeder: Jane and Erik Bech Jensen), Rockabye S (damsire: Belstaff, breeder: Sally-Ann Hjorth Schultz), Straight Horse Ramses (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse), Renomé (damsire: Sieger Hit, breeder: Minna Petersen and Thorkild Karger), Radius (damsire: 00 Seven, breeder: Lena Nystrøm) and Midt-West Evolution (damsire: Jazz, breeder: Stutteri Midt-West) as well as Gørklintgård’s Royal (damsire: Sunny-Boy, breeder: Jørgen Ravn).

In total 5 horses have qualified for the Danish Young Horse Championships; Hesselhøj Rock A Billy, Revel Enshøj (damsire: Uno Don Diege, breeder: Klaus Fogh), Rally Von Rosing (damsire: Tailormade Temptation, breeder: Maria von Rosing), Rockabye S and Roxette.

Franklin with impressive breeding results

Franklin participated at the World Young Horse Championships at the age of 5 and placed 3rd at the Danish Young Horse Championships the same year. Now he is very successful under Betina Jæger at small tour level.

Among the successful offspring so far, we have Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and Best Dressage Filly, Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico (breeder: Henrik Hansen), which was sold for no less than 150,000 euros at the Nordic International Sales auction during the international show Equitour in 2017. Her full-sister Faretti II DWB was sold to the highest price the following year (breeder: Henrik Hansen). At the Danish Warmblood Elite Mare Show this year, Fairy DWB (damsire: Don Romantic, breeder: Lisbeth B. Andersen) and Straight Horse Floriana (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) received a silver medal, while Straight Horse Fellini (damsire: Jazz, breeder: Straight Horse) was awarded a bronze medal. Moreover, Francisca Lightfoot (damsire: Michellino, breeder: Stutteri Lightfoot) was awarded a gold medal and crowned Best Dressage Filly in Danish Warmblood.

Franklin also sired Fair Deal (damsire: Fürstenball, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz), which is part of the 2021 Helgstrand-Schockemöhle stallion collection, Franklin's Love PS (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz) and the KWPN Vice Champion Stallion Kadans (damsire: Jazz, breeder: G.J. Rijper), licensed in Danish Warmblood Franzé (damsire: Sezuan, breeder: Henrik Hansen), the winner of Aage Ravn's Trophy Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer (damsire: Scolari, breeder: Slangerupgaard), Straight Horse Finest Hour (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) and Fendi (damsire: Diamond, breeder: Danish Derby Horse Shows), who is extremely successful under Sönke Rothenberger.

At the Danish Equestrian Federation’s Championship Finals this year, several Franklin offspring will compete, including Faretti DWB and Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer.


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Pictured: Betina Jæger and Franklin by Ampére/Ferro.

With Helgstrand rider Betina Jæger in the saddle, this stallion has developed quite exceptionally. The beautiful paces and sublime elasticity as well as the ultra-modern type characterize not only Franklin (Ampére/Ferro) himself, but his offspring as well. At Danish Warmblood licensing shows, foal and mare shows his offspring have shown enormous qualities for the future and several times they have been awarded the highest gradings. And looking at the mares, he sired already 66 mares graded in Danish Warmblood, of which 86% received the highest grading in Danish Warmblood and 17% of these magnificent offspring have received the recognized breeder medal.

Among the successful offspring so far, we have Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and Best Dressage Filly, Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico (breeder: Henrik Hansen), which was sold for no less than 150,000 euros at the Nordic International Sales auction during the international show Equitour in 2017. Her full-sister Faretti II DWB was sold to the highest price the following year (breeder: Henrik Hansen). At the Danish Warmblood Elite Mare Show this year, Fairy DWB (damsire: Don Romantic, breeder: Lisbeth B. Andersen) and Straight Horse Floriana (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) received a silver medal, while Straight Horse Fellini (damsire: Jazz, breeder: Straight Horse) was awarded a bronze medal. Moreover, Francisca Lightfoot (damsire: Michellino, breeder: Stutteri Lightfoot) was awarded a gold medal and crowned Best Dressage Filly in Danish Warmblood.

Franklin also sired Fair Deal (damsire: Fürstenball, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz), which is part of the 2021 Helgstrand-Schockemöhle stallion collection, Franklin's Love PS (damsire: Sandro Hit, breeder: Gestüt Lewitz) and the KWPN Vice Champion Stallion Kadans (damsire: Jazz, breeder: G.J. Rijper), licensed in Danish Warmblood Franzé (damsire: Sezuan, breeder: Henrik Hansen), the winner of Aage Ravn's Trophy Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer (damsire: Scolari, breeder: Slangerupgaard), Straight Horse Finest Hour (damsire: Zack, breeder: Straight Horse) and Fendi (damsire: Diamond, breeder: Danish Derby Horse Shows), who is extremely successful under Sönke Rothenberger.

At the Danish Equestrian Federation’s Championship Finals next week, several Franklin offspring will compete, including Faretti DWB and Slangerupgaard’s Flottenheimer.

KWPN Champion Stallion Franklin supremely won his stallion performance test in 2013, while in 2015 he participated at the prestigious World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. Since then, he has achieved great results at small tour level with Helgstrand rider Betina Jæger and is getting ready for his Grand Prix debut.

Are you looking for your own Franklin offspring that you can further educate, then have a look at:

Faretti by Franklin/Don Frederico here
Frankdon by Franklin/Don Romantic here
Gauguin by Franklin/Sandro Hit here
Kadans by Franklin/Jazz here

If you are considering using Franklin for your mare next year, you are more than welcome to talk to breeding adviser Lene Birkemose (+45 22 57 44 11/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Christian Springborg (+45 20 66 51 80/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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Pictured: Anne-Mette and 7-year-old Eternity.

The Danish Young Horse Championship Finals are fast approaching, and we are looking forward to presenting a total of 28 horses. All age groups are well represented, although we have qualified a great number of 4-year-olds. The acquisition of Helgstrand Youngsters, and the vision to breed future top horses ourselves will be of great importance for the coming years, as they will be old enough to compete in the years to come.

Among the qualified horses this year is Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare Faretti DWB sired by Franklin, the 2021 Danish Warmblood Champion Stallion Iron by Asgard’s Ibiza/Hohenstein, the 2021 World Champions Jovian by Apache/Tango and Hesselhøj Downtown by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Zack, Danish Warmblood Gold Medal Mare and WCYH bronze medal winner Queenpark's Wendy by Sezuan/Soprano and many, many more. We look forward to seeing the result of this year's work and to find the winners at the finals on 14-17 October 2021.

Helgstrand has qualified 28 horses for this year's Danish Young Horse Championship Finals:

4-year-old horses

Freetown and Jeanna
My Vitality and Eric
Freddie Mercury and Eric
Slangerupgaard's Flottenheimer and Eric
Fan Amour and Merita
Faretti and Mette
Iron and Mette
Triumph Villa and Michael
Rockabye S and Anne Mette
St. Tropez and Anne-Mette
Sir Floresco and Moisés
Qamar and Moisés

5-year-old horses

Hesselhøj Downtown and Jeanna
Fynch Hatton and Andreas 
Hot Zalina and Michael
Vendóme and Anne-Mette
Topgun and Betina
Fire Dream and Frederikke

6-year-old horses

De Angelo and Merita
Atterupgaards Spiderman and Maria
Kadanz and Anne-Mette
Dantes Delight and Betina
Gremlin and Betina

7-year-old horses

Elverhøj's Raccolto and Marianne
Queenpark's Wendy and Andreas
Jovian and Andreas
Miley and Michael
Eternity and Anne-Mette.


Contact us

We would be pleased to help you choose the perfect horse for you, based on your budget and your requirements.

Andreas Helgstrand
andreas@helgstranddressage.dk

Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard
thomas@helgstranddressage.dk

Uggerhalnevej 80, 9310 Vodskov