The stallions L Primo DG and Galaxy Coeur became the high scoring stallions in the 2022 North American Stallion Sport Tests. Galaxy Coeur was the high score champion after both tests.
The West Coast testing was on 8 - 10 October at Pollyrich Farm in California, followed by the East coast testing at Hilltop Farm in Maryland on 12 - 14 October 2021.
The judges panel this year included Germans Gerd Sickinger, Matthias Granzow, Josef Freese, and Bernhard Thoben, while the test rider was Jessica Wisdom for the dressage horses. Maren Schlender was in attendance as a representative for the German Equestrian Federation.
The American Hanoverian Society. (AHS), the Hanoverian Verband (HV) and the German Oldenburg Verband (GOV) supervise this NA Stallion Sport test, open to 4, 5, 6, and **7-year old stallions from the AHS, GOV, and other registries. The testing, run by the North American Stallion Sport Test LLC, provides North American stallion owners with an opportunity for their stallions to earn lifetime breeding approval according to the regulations of their specific registries.
East Coast: Galaxy Coeur
Ten stallions participated in the east coast testing, several of them bred on U.S.. soil but only one U.S. registered.
The 4-year old American bred and Oldenburg registered Galaxy Coeur (by Grand Galax Win x Royal Hit x Le Coeur) was the high scorer with a total of 8.80. Bred and owned by Marne Martin-Tucker and ridden by Austin Webster, the dark bay stallion scored 8 for walk, and 9 for trot, canter, rideability and overal impression.
The runner-up was the only other stallion able to score over 8.0 points: the 4-year old Oldenburg bred Sir Real (by Sir Donnerhall x Furst Heinrich x Brentano II). He totalled 8.50 points and got straight 8.5s for walk, trot, canter, rideability and general impression.
The third best score was 7.85 points achieved by the American bred Louisville HTF (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro), bred and owned by Hilltop Farm. He got 6 for walk, 8.5 for trot and canter, 8.5 for rideability and 7 for general impression.
West Coast: L Primo DG
In sunny California, seven dressage bred stallions participated in the testing, of which four were bred and born in the U.S.A.
The high scorer of the testing was the American bred KWPN stallion L Primo DG (by Bordeaux x Contango), bred and owned by DG Bar Ranch. Presented by Ashlyn Dodge, the 6-year old chestnut stallion scored a total of 8.65 points. He earned 6.5 for walk, 9 for trot and canter, 9.5 for rideability and 9 for overall impression. L Primo DG was back for his second year of the sport test.
The second best score was achieved by Free Solo EDI, a 4-year old Westfalian stallion by Franziskus x Sandro Hit x Fidermark, bred in Germany by Stephan Kupitz. Owned by Jessica Greenstein of Exclusive Dressage Imports, Free Solo EDI made his debut in the NA sport test and scored a total of 8.20 points. He got 7.5 for walk, 8 for trot, 8.5 for canter, rideability and general impression.
The 5-year old Hanoverian Rickhof's Bodo (by Bon Coeur x Freudenprinz x Rubinstein) achieved the third best score of 8.15 points. Bred in Germany by Franz Josef Scharafin, and sold by Iris Jansen-Jentgens to Jessica Greenstein of EDI, this stallion got 8 for walk and trot, 8.5 for canter, 8 for rideabiity and 8.5 for general impression.
For the first time on the west coast, there pony stallion entry: SF Smoke on the Water (by Smoke Tree Snapdragon x Meisterwind), bred by Ann Daum-Kustar at Solomon Farm and owned by Donna Decker of Clear Creek Farm.
Results - 2022 North American Stallion Sport Test
Horse pedigree trot canter walk rideability overall impression --- total
- L Primo DG (by Bordeaux x Contango ) - 9.00 9.00 6.50 9.50 9.00 --- 8.65
- Free Solo EDI (by Franziskus x Sandro Hit) - 8.00 8.50 7.50 8.50 8.50 --- 8.20
- Rickhof's Bodo (by Bon Coeur x Freudenprinz) - 8.00 8.50 8.00 8.00 8.50 --- 8.15
- New Adventure DG (by Don Schufro x Zack) - 8.00 8.00 7.50 8.50 8.00 --- 8.05
- Velantis N (by Vitalis x Wolkentanz) - 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 --- 7.90
- Influencer (by Ibiza x De Niro) - 7.50 7.50 9.00 7.00 7.50 --- 7.65
- Standing Ovation D'H (by Sir Gregory x ) - 7.00 7.00 7.00 6.00 6.50 --- 6.65
- Galaxy Coeur (by Grand Galaxy Win x Royal Hit) - 9.00 9.00 8.00 9.00 9.00 --- 8.80
- Sir Real (by Sir Donnerhall x Furst Heinrich) - 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 --- 8.50
- Louisville HTF (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro) - 8.50 8.50 6.00 8.50 7.00 --- 7.85
- Milo B (by Glamourdale x Krack C) - 8.00 7.00 7.50 7.50 --- 7.60
- Sylvester Stallone, aka Segretto (Secret x Stedinger) - 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 --- 7.50
- Finnick TGS (by Ferro x Oscar) - 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 --- 7.50
- SF Bohemian Rhapsody (by Bernay x Le Mode) - 7.00 8.00 8.00 7.00 7.00 --- 7.40
- Epic Eastwood (by Escolar x De Niro) - 7.00 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 --- 7.40
- Niro M (by Painted Black x Ed King Hill) - 7.50 7.50 7.00 7.00 7.00 --- 7.20
- Don Actor (by Don Index x Sinatra Song) - 7.00 7.00 7.50 7.00 7.00 --- 7.10
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