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Devin Franco GJ and Pink Floyd VDL – SWB test winners

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Pink Floyd VDL (Conthargos - Cella x Cento)

By Hillevi Brasch / SWB
Photography: Roland Thunholm

From March 18-24 the Swedish Warmblood stallion performance test took place for the fourth consecutive uyear at Ridskolan Strömsholm, outside Västerås, Sweden.

A total of 48 stallions were entered, ready to be evaluated by the Inspection Committee comprising chairperson and conformation judge Christina Olsson; jumping judge Susanne Axén; dressage judge Bo Jenå; international sport judges in jumping and dressage – Pieter Kersten and Hella Kuntz; as well as veterinarians Malena ‘Mulle’ Behring and Enar Tollig.
A handful of stallions qualified for approval with merits from performance tests in other countries, sports, or breeding, and they only needed to be presented for a conformation inspection and a veterinary inspection. In total, 15 stallions reached the high standards for approval at the Premium level in SWB. Additionally, 19 stallions were accepted for breeding within SWB.
The performance test winner in dressage for 2024 is the four-year-old stallion who achieved the highest score in dressage: Devin Franco GJ (SWB) 1472 by Vivino out of Sweet Dreams GJ (23)(SWB) x Bon Coeur. The breeder and owner is Gustaf Johansson, with rider Minna Telde. He was awarded an 8.5 score from test rider Theo Hanzon, who said; “It was a very nice feeling; he was really easy to ride. Steps both bigger and smaller. He feels like a big horse when you sit on him. Very nice trot and canter; the walk could be more over the back. Super sweet horse.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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