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Hanoverian’s Weltmeyer and Stakkato prizes awarded

Werner Schultze and Burkhard Wahler with their Stakkato prize winner Karajan (Photo: Hanoverian Verband)

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Hannoveraner Verband

The 30th show of privately owned stallions in Verden provided a magnificent setting for the best of their vintage. In the Niedersachsenhalle, six young dressage stallions were awarded with the Weltmeyer prize, while two jumping talents received the Stakkato prize. They all belonged to the absolute top in their stallion performance tests.

Bailador, ‘the dancer’, certainly lived up to his name. The son of Benicio x Florencio (bred by Susanne Geffke, Cuxhaven, stationed with Sönke Rothenberger and the Birkhof Stud) completed his 50-day test in Schlieckau in November 2019 with an overall score of 8.61. He not only convinced with outstanding basic gaits but also with his very good interior.
In Warendorf, Damaschino (Danone x Fidertanz, bred by Burkhard Wahler, stationed at Klosterhof Medingen) was celebrated as the shining Bundeschampion of three-year-old stallions. At the test in Schlieckau in November, the expressive liver-chestnut impressed the judges and achieved the highest scores, with the test riders awarding 9.75. He received an even 10 for his overall impression, which couldn’t be bettered, and won the 50-day test with a final score of 9.35. A great success for Burkhard Wahler, as last year his stallion Dostojewski (De Niro x Latimer) was awarded the Weltmeyer prize at the same place.
As a premium stallion, Danciero (Dancier x Floriscount, bred by ZG Broers and Weber, stationed with Helgstrand Dressage) = left the Verden stallion licensing two years ago. Nine months later the black became Hannoveraner Riding Horse Champion with rider Eva Möller, and finished fourth in the high-class Warendorf final. Back in Denmark, he shone with an ideal score of 10 in the foreign rider test at the 35-day test in Randers, setting an impressive mark with an overall score of 9.11.
Danciero travelled to Verden with two stable mates from Helgstrand Dressage in Denmark for the award ceremony. Vendôme (Veneno x Fidertanz, bred by Paul Paessens, and also stationed at Helgstrand Dressage), a premium stallion at the 2018 Hanoverian licensing, received an overall score of 8.80 at his test in Randers.
Unforgettable, however, was the appearance of Vivino (Vivaldi x Dancier, bred by Ulrike Buurmann) in the Niedersachsenhalle. With the top price of €2.01 million, he set an indisputable record at the stallion sales. He subsequently proved his outstanding qualities at the 35-day stallion test in Randers where he received the final score of 8.80.
Zoom (Zack x Don Schufro, bred by Dorthe M. Jeppesen in Switzerland) belongs to the stallions of the Warendorf State Stud. He already attracted attention at his licensing in December 2016 and was awarded the premium sash. Both sport tests showed that his valuable pedigree upholds its promise. In March 2018, he was the outstanding winner of part one in Münster-Handorf with a final score of 8.51. Last year Zoom qualified for the Bundeschampionate for five-year-old dressage horses with his rider Beatrice Buchwald... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber