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Five DWB horses win national horse championships

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Hesselhoej Down Town and Jeanna Högberg

By Thomas Bach Jensen / DWB
Photography: ridehesten.com

A vast majority of riders competing at the Danish National Federation’s Pavo Young Horse Championships rode Danish-bred dressage or jumping horses. Five out of seven championship titles were claimed by Danish Warmbloods; among them the reigning world champion for five-year old dressage horses Hesselhoej Down Town.

Danish bred dressage or jumping horses dominated at the Danish National Federation’s Pavo Young Horse Championships at Blue Hors in October. Five out of seven championship titles were claimed by Danish Warmbloods, and the remaining two championship titles went to breeding stallions approved by Danish Warmblood. We take a look at the best.

Four-year-old jumping horses

No fewer than eight out of the nine top-placed horses were Danish Warmbloods. The bay mare Fi Fi Ask (Ci Ci Senjor Ask x Favorit Ask) was bred by Stutteri Ask A/S and is ridden by Karen Møller Rohde. Fi Fi Ask was graded with a bronze medal and descends from a successful damline. Her dam Fendi Ask finished sixth at the finals for six-year-olds in Lanaken, and jumps 1m45, while her granddam Feline Ask, as well as great-granddam Florence Ask were internationally successful at 1m60.

Win for son of double Danish champion

In the final for five-year-olds, nine out of the best 11 were Danish Warmbloods including the top three. The winner Bøgegårdens Gladiator is a son of the double Danish champion, Bøgegårdens Gladiola and is out of the same damline as many top horses, including the internationally renowned dressage stallion Sezuan. Gladiator was ridden by 17-year-old Jacob Theodor Schmidt who is the son of the breeders at Bøgegården... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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