Morricone, VTV Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year 2021

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:32
Lena Waldmann and Morricone at the VTV prize ceremony in Vechta :: Photo © Feldhaus

Gestut Bonhomme's Morricone has been proclaimed VTV Oldenburg Stallion of the Year 2021 at the annual Oldenburg stallion licensing in Vechta last week. 

Morricone was put in the spotlight, not only for his own competition successes, the price highlights at auctions he had, the licensed stallions he produced and the champion foals or brilliant ring mares he sired.

The 2012 born Morricone is by Millennium/Trak. out of Hartima by Rubin-Royal - De Niro - Rubinstein I. He is bred by Heinrich Vahle and owned by Gestüt Bonhomme. He has already achieved almost everything at the age of nine and advanced to a famous star sire in the past years.

Already on the occasion of his licensing in the Oldenburg Horse Centre Vechta in 2014, the beautiful black stallion was named  Champion Stallion. In 2015 Morricone was celebrated as the dressage winner of his 30-day test in Adelheidsdorf with a final score of 9.33. Thanks to his outstanding hereditary power paired with his outstanding own performance, he provided several price highlights at various elite foal auctions all over the world and was named the main premium winner in Vechta in 2016. He has produced three licensed sons in his debut year, including a premium stallion in Vechta.

At the age of seven, Morricone did his first lap of honour in the advanced level class. Last year, his son Mister Universe (by Morricone I - San Amour I - Fürst Heinrich), sold at the 3rd Oldenburg Online Special Edition for 340,000 euro. The licensed Movie Star (by Morricone I - Bentley - Rubinstein I),  found a new owner at the 92nd Spring Elite Auction for 250,000 euro.

Furthermore, the Reserve Champion of the Elite Mare Show Evita (by Morricone I - Sandro Hit - Feiner Stern), bred by Günter Lüschen, Wardenburg, danced her way to the title of Oldenburg reserve regional Champion in the four-year-old class for mares and geldings in Rastede under Uwe Stradtmann.

Currently, Morricone, whose full brothers Morricone II and III were also licensed in Vechta, celebrated victories and placings in Intermediaire II tests in Verden, Hagen, Balve as well as Rastede under his steady rider Lena Waldmann and is well on his way to the top class. The origin of these great successes can certainly be found in the Hainbuche dam line, which produced Donnerhall's dam's sire Markus, Weltgeist I, San Remo as well as numerous Grand Prix-successful horses.

Photos © LL-foto 

Related Links
For Romance I, VTV Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year 2019
Spirit of the Age OLD, VTV Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year 2018
Furst Wilhelm, VTV Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year 2017
Sir Heinrich OLD, VTV Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year 2016
Young Stars Shine at the 2013 Oldenburg Althengst Parade
Johann Hinnemann's Krusterhof Presents Ten Exciting Stallions for the 2016 Breeding Season
Emma Hindle's Diamond Hit Retired to Stand at Stud 
2005 Oldenburg Althengst Parade in Christmas Atmosphere