By Thomas Bach Jensen / DWB
Danish Warmblood's saddle gradings have been conducted differently this year, as the Elite show has been cancelled due to assembly restrictions in connection with coronavirus. Nonetheless, a total of 39 newly graded mares have been awarded a breeder’s medal, of which three dressage mares were awarded gold.
At each saddle grading the best mares are selected for a final and from among these mares the breeder medals are awarded in bronze or silver. Then the best silver medal mares can be nominated for the possibility of being awarded a gold medal. There were three of them at the saddle grading that took place at Blue Hors in August, and at a subsequent meeting the Breeding Committee decided to award these three mares a breeder’s medal in gold.
Vestermarkens Shakira is by Sezuan x Tailormade Temptation, bred and owned by Kirsten Buus. This mare has an eminent canter for which she was granted a 10, and on top of her exceptional functionality and willingness to perform she also displays a beautiful and feminine type.
The black beauty Borussia L by Bon Coeur x Hohenstein is bred and owned by L Horses, and her dam Hotiana L is also the dam of the four-year-old mare Beleste L who was awarded a bronze medal. Borussia L is highly rideable and very functional in all three gaits.
The very noble and elegant Fransisca from Henrik Hansen claimed the championship title of two-year-old mares last year. She is by Franklin x Blue Hors Romanov, and her dam Rapitala is a very special lady who, among several top horses, is the dam of the only triple world champion young horse mare, Fiontini, who is now an international Grand Prix horse under the saddle of Severo Jurado Lopez. Fransisca is of outstanding type and she excels with very active hindlegs.
Spokesman for the Breeding Committee, Claus Hansen is very happy with the overall quality of this year’s saddle gradings which represents one of the smallest crops in many years. Nevertheless, the quality of the best mares equals that of former years’ top mares.
Final approval for US-based DWB stallions
Jumper stallion Charmeur PH DVH 1312 by Cabachon x Come Back II and dressage stallion Tempest WT DVH 1314 by Tailormade Temptation x Andiamo have earned their final approval in Danish Warmblood... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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