Berlusconi Stands Out at 35-Day Stallion Performance Test in Denmark

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 10:22
Danish Warmblood Breeding News

The Danish bred and Oldenburg branded and licensed stallion Berlusconi stood out in the 35-day Stallion Performance Test, which completed at Stable BM in Lemvig, Denmark, on 10 February 2011. The chestnut Belissimo M x Florestan x Donnerhall offspring scored the highest total of 861,5 points.

Owned by Stutteri Priess and Katrinelund, Berlusconi scored 8,5 and 9.0 for walk, 8.0 and 8.5 for trot and 8.5 and 8.0 for canter (the two marks represent the scores during "training" and from the "judges"). The test riders agreed with the training riders on the horse's rideability and marked it with 8.5 while the judges scored it a 9.0.

"We are super proud of these nice results and we are looking forward to the colt's presentation in Herning," Berlusconi's owner commented.

The second highest scoring horse out of seven that completed the performance testing was Tailormade Rush (by Rush Hour x Akinos). He got mainly sevens for walk and trot and 8.5 for canter. He scored a grand total of 800 points.

Six 4-year old stallions and one 5-year old finished the testing in Lemvig. Four of them were dressage bred colts. The highest scoring jumper was Stakkato Dream (by Stakkato Gold x Drosselklang II).

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