By Thomas Bach Jensen / DWB
Twenty three-year old stallions approved for testing at the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing in March this year have participated in the 35-day test, which was hosted by Danish Warmblood at the Tørring Ridecenter where Torben Frandsen is head trainer of stallions.
Of the 20 DWB approved stallions, 13 were for dressage and seven for jumping.
Strong trio in top
Three of the dressage stallions stood out with their extraordinary qualities and achieved a total score of around 900 points. The big chestnut My Vitality (Vivaldi x D-Day), a full-brother to the renowned sire Vitalis, exclusively scored marks from 8.5 to 9.5 for his consistent quality. With three outstanding gaits, a wonderful temperament, and a willingness to work, he earned a score from the judges of 9.5 for his capacity. The Dutch-bred stallion is co-xowned by Norwegian Olympian Cathrine Rasmassen and Helgstrand Dressage, and became the acclaimed winner of the dressage test with a score of 902.5.
The Danish-bred stallion Iron (Asgards’ Ibiza x Hohenstein) could not have been more different in type and appearance to the winner, but he possesses many of the same qualities and achieved nearly the same scores. Where My Vitality comes across as a more substantial horses, moving with great suppleness, Iron is a highly modern, refined, and energetic horse that is quick off the ground and moves with a great mechanism. This black beauty is very eager to perform and he appears to have inexhaustible energy. He was declared as runner-up landing a score of 894.5.
In third place and very close to the two top-placed stallions was the Danish-bred, Rockabye S (Revolution x Belstaff) representing Revolution’s first crop of foals. Registered with the Hanoverian Verband, Rockabye S has already been very successful in German riding tests. At the 35-day DWB test he consistently scored marks from 8.5 to 9.5 for his gaits, rideability, and capacity. The three above-mentioned stallions all received 9.0 for rideability and capacity from test rider Allan Grøn... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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