Traunstein K became the champion of the 2020 Austrian Warmblood (AWO) Stallion Licensing which took place in Stadl Paura, Austria, on 7 - 8 February 2020.
A total of 48 stallions participated in the licensing and they were divided into groups which included young dressage and jumper colts, older stallions and pony stallions. The stallions were measured and presented on hard surface, shown in freedom, and presented in hand.
The AWO Stallion Licensing committee included Georg Brötzner, Leopold Erasimus, Walter Werni, Claudia Wuggenig and Peter Zechner.
The champion of the dressage colt collection, which included stallions born in 2016 and 2017, was Traunstein K.
Traunstein K is by the Hanoverian Toto jr out of KWPN mare Candice (by United x Belisar). He is bred and owned by Wolfgang Kromoser from Oberndorf, Austria and he celebrated not only the champion's title that day, but also his birthday. The colt was also presented at the pre-selection for the 2020 KWPN licensing, held in Ermelo in December, but not accepted for the licensing in February.
The Austrian Warmblood licensing committee described the champion as a "harmoniously, and very athletically built stallion with excellent gaits that convinced with their power and dynamics."
The reserve champion was the Oldenburg bred Fürst Otto (by Furstenall x Don Schufro), bred by Otto Mucker and owned by Martina Winter.
Eleven dressage bred colts in total were licensed. Two more received a premium label: Dr. Eisenhardt and Feel the Beat
The others were
- Dr. Eisenhardt (by Dimitroff MT x Fackeltanz) - Breeder: Sissy Max-Theurer - Owner: Heinz Winter
- Feel the Beat (by For Dance x Zack) - Breeder & Owner: Andreas Winter
- Dom Perignon M (by Desperado x San Amour) - Breeder & Owner: Franz Maier
- Tarcisio (by Totilas x Canturo) - Breeder: Reimer Nagel - Owner: ZG Strilka & Pobitzer
- Massimo (by Millennium x Laurentio) - Breeder: Reinald Faß - Owner: Sandra Katharina Wolleitner
- Broadmoars For Gold (by For Romance x Fürst Piccolo) - Breeder & Owner: Broadmoar KG
- Heaven Dancer (by Kentucky V x Kaiser Wilhelm) - Breeder: Mette Hansen, DK - Owner: Suellen and John Saals, Australia
- Broadmoars Ettore (by Escolar x Farewell III) - Breeder: Ferdinand Sanladerer - Owner: Broadmoar KG
- Bartlgut’s Duarte (by Damon Cello x Paradiesvogel) - Breeder: Lutz Freimann - Owner: Wenzel & Edda M. Schmidt
The champion of the pony stallion lot was the buckskin Notting Hill (by FS Numero Uno). The German riding pony bred colt is bred by ZG Nagel and owned by Johanna Siebenhandl. Three further pony stallions were approved. The reserve champion was Bergerhof's Domino (by D-Day), bred by Heike Gier and owned by Frank Doppler.
There was also an assessment for 2.5-year old colts and the winner was the 2017 born Maximums (by Millennium), bred and owned by Gerhard Resch.
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