The Skeppstrand family and their breeding farm Verbena AB have been named Swedish Warmblood Breeders of the Year 2021.
This breeding yard has bred the international Grand Prix horse Touchdown (by Quaterback x Sack x Judex xx), as well as the licensed stallion Zafferano (by Zaladin MI x Bernstein x Chagall), who competes at international small tour level with Philipp Ruwe.
"The Skeppstrand family behind Verbena AB conducts a small-scale breeding but with very high quality," said Swedish warmblood. "In 2021 their stallion Zafferano won at Intermediaire I level in dressage. Touchdown and Patrik Kittel made very good appearances on the international Grand Prix stage last year. In addition, they produced the A-awarded mare Duschesse SD and they have products successful in young horse tests."
The award not only gives recognition and glory to Verbena's breeding programme but also comes with a 30,000 SEK cash prize, which will be handed to them during the SWB Horse Week in Flyinge in the autumn.
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