By Agata Grosicka
Photography: Katarzyna Wiszowaty
If someone had told me a year ago that I would see jumping horses at Helgstrand Dressage, I might have been forgiven for laughing! But it’s happened. Last year was very successful for Helgstrand and his enterprise: Double victory at WCYH in Ermelo for five-year-old Revolution (Rocky Lee x Rouletto x Wendenburg), and six-year-old D'Avie (Don Juan de Hus x Londonderry x Walt Disney I), plus official sponsorship of WEG Tryon 2018.
And, last but not the least, the beginnings of a co-operation with Germany’s breeding giant, Paul Schockemohle. This joining of forces resulted in an offering of the world’s most exquisite stallions – both dressage and showjumping.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Helgstrand Dressage organized a special stallion show during which the audience could witness an elite group of young dressage stallions, representing the most desirable bloodlines, together with the newcomers from the showjumping stables of Paul Schockemohle. Altogether, there were 32 dressage horses and four shomjumping horses presented.
Apart from the above-mentioned reigning world champions – Revolution (shown by Andreas Helgstrand) and D'Avie (ridden by Spain’s Severo Jurado Lopez) the show included the following horses:
• Franklin (Ampere x Ferro x Flemmingh)
• Springbank II VH (Skovens Rafael x De Niro x Rohdiamant), who last year won the four-year-old category of the DEF championship with Severo Jurado Lopez
• Suarez (Sezuan x Desperados x Rotspon)
• Fynch Hatton (Fornel Ems x Sir Donnerhall I x Welmeyer) – the Oldenburg champion stallion in 2019
• Kremlin (Governor x Totillas x Rousseau x Ferro) – KWPN champion stallion and DWB champion stallion in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Such bloodlines are undoubtedly overwhelming for any dressage enthusiast and breeder who may be considering a choice for a stallion with good gaits for his mare, and now with a touch of the showjumping breeds in the extended offer of the joint venture, we all are witnessing the beginning of the era of dominance in the breeding market...To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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