By Heike Blessing-Maurer / DSP
Photography: DSP/Björn Schroeder
It has been a long traditionn to focus on very special stallions and to award coveted titles as part of the gala celebration of the Stallion Days in München-Riem and, on this occasion, it was the 20-year-old Colorit who was adorned with the special sash from DSP.
The grey Holsteiner by Coriano Z x Capitol I x Sacramento Song xx, who is now called Colorit Z, belongs to the stallion lineage of Belgium’s Studfarm Zangersheide. He is marketed in south by Studfarm Birkhof, and was awarded 10 years ago in Stuttgart during the ‘Masters Stallion’ celebration. This exceptional stallion bred by Hans-Dieter Weimer in Bondorf, Baden-Württemberg, and owned by Klaus Isaak, has celebrated outstanding success in sport, winning at the five-star level in Paris, as well as victory in the Stuttgart German Masters with Christian Ahlmann. Under the saddle of David Will, Colorit triumphed in the World Cup in Den Bosch, as well as Grand Prix titles in Hagen, Mannheim, and Munich, to name just a few special results. Up until 2018 he was a constant on the international tournament circuit, with lifetime earnings amounting to almost €670,000.
Colorit is also a top-class sire, with almost 130 offspring registered as sport horses in Germany alone, and around 20 successful at advanced level, including DSP Concordia with David Will. He has provided both champion foals and champions for the DSP, and can now call himself a ‘DSP elite stallion’ – a well-deserved distinction.
The Diamond Award for Nombrado
Since 2011, a prize has been awarded during the DSP Stallion Days that is unique at Germany's licensing sites: the Diamond Prize, presented by the Nuremberg-based jewelers Banki & Sohn. This year, company boss Shadi Banki was not able to attend in person, but he did not miss the opportunity to send his congratulations via video message. He congratulated breeder Ferdinand Sanladerer and Conny Back, head of the main and state stud farm in Schwaiganger. Nombrado, who was born in the Sanladerer breeding barn in Neuburg/Inn in 2015, is a state stud stallion in the service of Bavaria. Incidentally, a change of ownership took place at the elite foal auction in Nördlingen.
Nombrado, a bay son of Numero Uno, was licensed in München-Riem in 2018, and is out of an Asti Spumante x Cosinus B mare, was seven years old when he started collecting ribbons and wins up to S*-level under the saddle of Christof Göbel. He was naturally born to win as his sire, Numero Uno, competed internationally with Marco Kutscher, while his damsire, Asti Spumante, was also successful with Thomas Mühlbauer in the saddle, just like his great-grandsire Cosinus B with stallion owner Tobias Bachl. It’s not only in Bavaria that Nombrado is considered a promising talent... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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