Spain’s Eric Guardia Martinez riding 5yo Tophøjs Diadora

By Thomas Bach Jensen / DWB
Photography: Ridehesten.com

A total of 12 Danish Warmblood horses are lined up to maintain the strong traditions of the small Danish Warmblood Studbook at the FEI-WBFSH World Breeding Championship for Young Horses.

Each year, Denmark has four spots in each of the three age groups five-, six- and seven-year-olds, and over the years Danish-bred horses have won eight gold medals, four silver, and four bronze. One of the bronze medals was won by a Danish-bred Trakehner, with the remaining 15 medals all won by Danish Warmbloods.
The first Danish Warm-blood to win a medal was Polka Hit Nexen (San-dro Hit x Temple Wind xx), win-ning siver in the six-year-old age group ridden by Dorthe Sjøbeck Hoeck. Polka Hit Nexen was later successful in inter-national Grand Prix, and this year her son Raccolto (Sezuan x Sandro Hit) is on the Danish team for the third consecutive year.
A full sister that is also successful in international dressage, Polka Sensation Nexen, is the dam of the five-year-old Polka Fascination M (Fürstenball x Sandro Hit) who has also been Danish-team selected. The granddam, Polka Nexen, is even the great-granddam of one of the reserve horses. A family of mares with very strong genes... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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