The Dutch warmblood stallion Galaxy Win T (by Apache x Jazz) became the champion of the 2014 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning on Saturday 8 March 2014.
Six 3-year old colts were selected for the premium ring - two jumpers and four dressage stallions. The black Galaxy Win T, bred by A. Toonen Arts in The Netherlands and owned by Andreas Helgstrand in partnership with Nico Witte, received the champion sash.
"This is a masculine, long-legged stallion with a lovely, open frame. His movements are powerful, roomy and supple with great self-carriage," said breeding advisor Karina Christiansen.
The other three premium dressage colts were the Hanoverian bred Farrell (by Furstenball x Dacaprio), the Danish bred Antobello (by Ampere x Furst Heinrich) and the Danish bred JJ Zinfandel Gronvang (by Zack x Gribaldi).
A total of 22 stallions were approved, 21 3-year-olds and one 4-year-old. The complete list of the 15 dressage approved stallions includes:
- Galaxy Win T (by Apache/ x Jazz) - Breeder: A.M.T. Toonen Arts - Owner: Helgstrand Dressage & Stall Witte
- Farrell (by Fürstenball x Dacaprio) - Breeder: Hans-Heinrich Plate - Owner: Blue Hors
- Antobello (by Ampere x Heinrich) - Breeder: Anne og Allan Sørensen - Owner: Stutteri Højagergaard
- JJ Zinfandel Grønvang (by Zack x Gribaldi) - Breeder: Vicky & Annette Lauridsen - Owner: JJ Horses
- Bøgegårdens Alphabeat (by Ampere x Don Schufro) - Breeder: Hermann Meyer - Owner: Stina & Jørgen Schmidt
- Nymphenburgs First Ampere (by Ampere x Weltruhm) - Breeder: Jan Siemsglüss - Owner: Stutteri Volstrup & Gestüt Nymphenburg, Tyskland
- Giovanni BM (by Apache x Belisar) - Breeder: J.P. Mom og W. Bossewinkel - Owner: Blue Hors
- Dragon Hill (by Damon Hill x Sandro Hit) - Breeder: Sandra Grede - Owner: Lone Bøegh Henriksen – Paul Schockemöhle
- Don Deluxe (by De Niro x Rosario) - Breeder: Josef Greten - Owner: Helgstrand Dressage
- Dice (by Desperados x Lanthan) - Breeder: Günther Vorwerk, - Owner: Kristin Andresen og Ib Kirk
- Freestyle (by Fürstenball x Don Romantic) - Breeder: Wilhelm Schwierking - Owner: Ib Kirk
- St. Schufro (by St. Moritz Junior x Don Schufro) - Breeder: Joachim Wahlers - Owner: Blue Hors
- Ellely’s Tornado (by Temptation x Flemmingh) - Breeder: Birgith Thomasen - Owner: Steffen Kristensen
- Blåhøj’s Zagato (by Zack x Solos Landtinus) - Breeder: Maj-Britt & Jens Gøbel - Owner: Blue Hors
- Goldfinger V.D.T. (by Jazz x Ferro) - Breeder: A. van de Tillaart - Owner: Helgstrand Dressage & Ad Valk
Of the 15 licensed dressage stallions, three are owned by Andreas Helgstrand and four by Blue Hors stud
"Danish Warmblood is a small breeding society, and we will never be able to compete on the number of horses. When it comes to quality though, we are more than competitive - mainly due to our selection system, said breeding advisor Karina Christiansen.
Atterupgaards Seebach, Champion of the 4-year old stallions
In Denmark, the 4-year old licensed colts have to present themselves again one year after their initial licensing. Their performance test results are discussed and the stallions re-inspected under saddle by the licensing committee in order for them to obtain definite approval for the Danish warmblood society.
Fifteen 4-year-old stallions were licensed for life and will be ready for the upcoming covering season. As a result of his type and his gaits Atterupgaards Seebach (by Sandro Hit x Caprimond) secured the title of 4-year old licensing champion. The judges described the masculine stallion as ”extraordinarily expressive and elegant dressage model with a well-functioning topline and a very roomy, balanced and uphill canter with great self-carriage.”
The approved 4-year old dressage colts are:
- Atterupgaards Seebach (by Sandro Hit x Caprimond) - licensed
- Danciano (by Dancier x Rotspon) - 1-year breeding approval
- First Choice (by Jazz x Negro) - Licensed
- Franklin (by Ampere x Ferro) - Licensed
- Quantensprung (by Quando-Quando x Donnerhall) - 1-year breeding approval
- Bøgegårdens Santiago (by Soliman de Hus x Wesley) - Licensed
- Vincent Maranello (by Zack x Future Cup) - Licensed
- Zee Me Blue (by Zack x Don Schufro) - Licensed
- Zodiac (by Zack x De Noir) - Licensed
Four Older Dressage Stallions Approved
Nine 5-year-old and older stallions were approved, four of them dressage bred. Most of the stallions are owned by foreign stallions keepers, and several of them have already proven their value in breeding.
The Older dresssage stallions approved:
- De l’Or (by Dancier x Rotspon)
- Fidertanz (by Fidermark x Ravallo)
- Herbstkönig (by Interconti x Timber)
- Apache (by UB 40 x Krack C)
Photos © Ridehesten
Zee Me Blue, Champion of the 2013 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
Zorba Hojris, Champion of the 2012 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
ERA Dancing Hit, Champion of the 2011 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
Soreldo, Champion of the 2010 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
L'Espoir, Champion of the 2009 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
Blue Hors Doolittle, Champion of the 2008 Danish Stallion Licensing
Develino, Champion of the 2007 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
Schufro Hit and Krake, 2006 Danish Warmblood Licensing Champions
Valløs de Baron, Champion of the 2005 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing
Blue Hors Leredo, Champion of 2004 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing