Goldfinger V.D.T. starting performance test
Goldfinger V.D.T. has now started Danish Warmblood's 35-day performance test. Goldfinger did well on the first day and made a good performance under rider. We hope for a good result, when the test ends.
Galaxy Win T has also started his performance test, however, his test is taking place a little further south, as he is completing the 50-day performance test in Holland in KWPN.
Amazing weekend with young horses
Even though we had high expectations to our young horses before this round of the championship this weekend, it is quite overwhelming that every one of them ended up with such great results.
We had 15 horses in the class for 4-year-olds, and 11 of the horses are now on to the finals in Odense in October. In fact, riders from Helgstrand Dressage took the first six placings. The placings were as follows:
1. Romanova and Rikke Dupont with 9.18 points, with e.g. 9.8 for trot and rideability.
2. Patrik and Ditte with 9.08 points, with e.g. 9.5 for trot and rideability.
3. Fiontina and Severo with 9.02 points, with e.g. 9.5 for trot and canter.
4. Fleetwood and Andreas with 9.02 points, with e.g. 9.2 for walk and rideability.
5. Vincent Maranello and Thomas with 8.98 points, with e.g. 9.5 for trot and canter.
6. Tørveslettens Fifty-Fifty and Emma with 8.96 point, with e.g. 9.0 for rideability and capacity.
8. Franklin and Emma with 8.70 points.
10. Forlan and Daniel with 8.56 points.
11. Zermillo and Ditte with 8.56 points.
14. Wichers and Daniel with 8.30 points.
16. Faximilliana and Emma with 8.26 points (Straight Horse Zackonik and Emma are 1. reserve in the finals).
In the class for 5-year-old horses, the success continued, however, only with 4 horses this time. Andreas and Evander won a clear victory thanks to a superb performance, which was awarded with 9.16 points; they obtained e.g. 9.6 for trot and 9.5 for capacity. Severo and Hot Shot W finished second with 8.88 points; they received impressive 9.5 for trot and 9.0 for capacity, Marianne and Super Mario placed fifth with 8.70 points, and Severo and Zgander placed sixth with 8.66 points. All four horses fully deserve to be qualified for the finals in Odense.
In the class for 6-year-olds, two of our horses participated. Daniel and Prima Donna finished third, scoring 8.60 points and e.g. 9.20 for trot and 9.0 for capacity. Emma and Delicious placed 13th with a score of 7.98 points. Emma and Daniel are both on to the finals.
After a weekend with 21 horses, starting in the three different age groups, 17 of our horses have qualified for the finals. We are, of course, extremely happy and proud. We are so proud of all the outstanding horses, but especially proud of our entire team of riders and grooms; they are doing a fantastic job every single day, and this shows on a weekend like this.
Exciting championship weekend coming up
The weekend is getting closer and we are getting ready for the second round of the dressage championship for 4-, 5- and 6-year-old horses, which takes place this weekend. This year, we have a total of 21 horses, who have qualified for this round; fourteen 4-year-olds, four 5-year-olds and three 6-year-olds. We are really looking forward to presenting all the horses, and we have some very good horses in all three age groups.
In the group for 4-year-olds, Severo will be showing Fiontina, who qualified from the preliminary round with 9.12 points. Already as a 3-year-old, Fiontina was among the medal winners, as she received a breeder's gold medal last year at Danish Warmblood's Elite show.
Thomas will be showing the performance test winner Vincent Maranello, who qualified with 9.10 points. Franklin is another of our exciting young horses; Franklin was performance test winner in KWPN. Franklin will be presented under Emma. Emma will also show Straigt Horse Zackonik, who qualified with 8.96 points. Zackonik is a full sister to DV-stallion Glocks Zonik. Tørveslettens Fifty-Fifty is another good horse with a "golden" pedigree. The mare of Fifty-Fifty is the gold medal mare Tørveslettens Stamina, who is also at our stable. Ditte will be showing Patrik, who has a quite exciting pedigree. Patrik is a full brother to our 3-year-old stallion Don Deluxe, who became champion stallion at the German Oldenburger licensing last year.
In the group for 5-year-old horses, Severo will be showing this year's winner of the DV championship for young horses: Hot Shot W. Andreas will show Evander, who participated in the finals at Pavo Cup in Holland last year. Marianne will show Super Mario; this equipage was very successful in the finals for 4-year-olds last year, when they finished fifth.
In the group for 6-year-olds, Daniel will start the gold medal mare Prima Donna. 3 years ago, Prima Donna was named mare of the year in Danish Warmblood. In the meantime, she has had a nice foal by Sezuan. Prima Donna is continuing her training and qualified with 8.74 points from the preliminary round.
These horses are just a few of the horses participating this weekend. We are looking very much forward to showing them in the arenas, as the majority of them are quite inexperienced when it comes to competitions.
Vincent Maranello at the qualifier in Aalborg