Skovens Rafael, Temptation, Sunny Boy Proclaimed Elite Stallions

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 14:45
Danish Warmblood Breeding News

The Danish warmblood Skovens Rafael, the Dutch warmblood Temptation and the Oldenburg Sunny Boy have been proclaimed Elite Stallions by the Danish Warmblood society.

The liver chestnut Skovens Rafael and the dark bay Temptation are both stationed at Katrinelund stallion centre in Denmark. Rafael is an 11-year old Romanov x Don Schufro offspring. He was a premium stallion as a 3-year old and won the Danish Young Horse Championships as a 4-year old. He competed at the World Young Horse Championships as a 5- and 6-year old. He is now being competed at international small tour level. His offspring includes the licensed stallion Adrenalin and two bronze medal mares. He has sired numerous get that has competed in the Danish Young Horse Championships and World Young Horse Championships.

The KWPN bred Temptation (by Tuschinski x Haarlem) is a 10-year old who had no significant dressage sports career himself, except for winning the Danish Young Horse Championships as a 4-year old. However, he has sired four gold medal mares, including the 2012 Danish Mare Champion Tirana, the 2013 Danish Mare Champion Stigma and the 2015 Danish Mare Champions Vestervangs Delicious and Hojgaardens Miss Unique. He sired three licensed stallions in Denmark: Sandbaek's Lacapo, Ellely's Tornado and Salut Halsnaes.

The Danish owned 18-year old Oldenburg stallion Sunny Boy (by Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) was also proclaimed elite. He stands at stud in Denmark at Stutteri Klosterheden. Sunny Boy had no siginificant international sport career, but competed in Germany up to S-level. He was 9th in the Bundeschampionate as a 6-year old. Sunny Boy has sired the gold medal mare Gørklintgårds Brody, and three licensed sons in Denmark: Sting, Gørklintgårds Santos and Alt for Damerne Firfod. He has produced several youngsters which competed at the Danish and World Young Horse Championships.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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