By Agata Grosicka
Photography: Izabela Ciepla
The Leszno performance stallion test under saddle organized by PZHK, which was initially scheduled for the Fall of 2020, had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions and eventually took place in early February. Altogether, 30 three-and-a-half-year-old stallions who were pre-selected at the regional level participated in the two-day test.
Interestingly the stallions were divided into four groups: dressage stallions; showjumpers; stallions ‘advanced in – eventers; and stallions who had already completed alternative tests. In the final result, 16 stallions were positively evaluated and PZHK licensed.
The clear winner of the dressage stallions and the stallion ranked third for the whole test was the Swedish Warmblood Radius – the son of the sensational Revolution – double dressage world champion (in the five- and six-year-old age-group categories), out of Womathika M (OO Seven). This stallion was bred by Lena Nyström and is owned by the Cichon brothers.
The biggest group of showjumpers included more than a few very good quality young horses, many of whom were highly evaluated by the judges for their sport potential, and also represented great European bloodlines.
The showjumpers scoring 8.00 and over, were Corazon NW – the overall test winner with an average of 8.40, ahead of the OS runner-up Diakato PS (Diaron [Oldbg] - Stellina [Hann] x Stakkato [Hann]), owned by MM Brothers, with a score of 8.00, as well as the Holsteiner Zoriano K (Zirocco Blue VDL - Vrisette x Colman) on 8.20, another OS C-Quattro PS (Chacoon Blue - Ave Miaria x Quattro B) with 8.10; and Gringo wlkp (Landor - Grenlandia x Landos) bred by the Racot Horse Stud, with the score of 8.0- points.
Other licensed stallions were Uniq sp (Castle Rock - Urane x Murano) 7.90; Crazy Star PP sp (Olympic Star - Ceitara x Castillo) 7.90; Casino White SM sp (Hickstead White - Cantinera x Cassini I) 7.80; Sobieski Star sp (Donald Z - Super Surprise x Sanvaro) 7.70; Bueno Chico sp (Bijou BE - Bretania x Seigon) 7.60; Aguero sp (Castle Rock - Araguaja x Domel) 7.60; and the Westfalian Rupaehu Vulkan L (Vulkan L - Ruzzola L x Che Quevara L) 7.50... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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