By Carolin Tassius-Diederich
Photography: Janne Bugtrup
With 35 mares born in 2019 entered for the Elmshorn Verband mare show, the queens have been crowned: Melypsa (Barcley x Armand xx), bred by Sönke Eggers (Struvenhütten), mare family 223B, trotted to win the 2022 champion mare bred for jumping. The dressage ring meanwhile spotlighted My Romanciera (Fürst Romancier x Aljano), co-bred by Sonja and Nina Ellerbrock, Kayhude.
Eleven mares made it to the final ring, with Casall and Barcley represented by two daughters apiece, plus one mare by Del Arko, Cascadello I, Lewine, Almoretto, Fürst Romancier, Karajan, and Comme il Faut.
Already mare-performance-tested, Melypsa, from the famous Holsteiner mare family 223B left the Herbert-Blöcker outdoor arena as the shining champion. Responsible for the typey dark bay’s breeding is Sönke Eggers of Struvenhütten, who proudly received the Cor de la Bryère bronze. Breeding director Stephan Haarhoff was full of praise: “Today we have seen a horse with a very bright eye, a great front part, and a well-arched neck.”
Melypsa’s half-bred dam, Elypsa, is by the Thoroughbred sire Armand, and was herself named supreme champion mare in 2015. Moreover, Melypsa comes from a very special dam line, with D-Troja, one of the most successful Holsteiner mares, as her second dam. The produce of this Holsteiner mare awarded 23 stars includes successful sport horses like for example Wolterra (Casall) with Ingrid Klimke, and Ultima (Quidam’s Rubin, ridden by Carsten-Otto Nagel, same as the licensed stallion Alant.
Mia takes reserve champion’s title
The commission comprising Rasmus Lüneburg (Hetlingen) and Hermann Blohm (Hodorf) alongside the breeding director, awarded the reserve champion title to Mia (Clarksville x Stanfour x Canterburry x Quinar). She was born in Struckum at Ernst Otto Christiansen’s, who was also Mia’s exhibitor. Stephan Haarhoff described the representative of mare family 890, who once placed third in the Bad Segeberg state foal championship as a “truly exceptional horse with brilliant basic gaits”... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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