The Swedish warmblood bred Springbank II became the high scorer at the 2017 Danish Warmblood Autumn Stallion Performance Test which concluded in Torring, Denmark, on 27 November 2017.
Seventeen dressage bred stallions were being tested in the dressage category but 9 of those in fact were tested in both dressage and show jumping in order to meet the German testing standards. The autumn performance test in Denmark takes 35 days and the stallions were ridden by Torben Frandsen, Michelle Hvid and Jan Moller Christensen in particular for dressage.
The high scorer of the pack was the Swedish warmblood bred Springbank II (by Skovens Rafael x De Niro), owned by Helgstrand Dressage. The chestnut stallion scored a total of 954,5 points. He did not score below 9 and even got 10 for rideability.
The second highest scoring stallion was Helgstrand's German bred Quaterhit (by Quatergold x Sandro Hit), who scored a total of 884 points. Helgstrand's Dutch bred and Westfalian licensed Valverde (by Vitalis x Ampere) scored the third highest total of 876 points. Blue Hors stud's Fifty Cent (by Franziskus x Donnerhall) scored 836 points.
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