OS-champion mare Lafayette (Lordanos x Landadel x Weltmeister) Photo: LL-Foto

GERMANY (by Jean Llewellyn/press release) Oldenburg’s mare queens have been crowned. A stand-alone event in former times, the Elite Broodmare Show has been an integral part of the Oldenburg State Show, enchanting spectators in Rastede’s Schlosspark for the eleventh year now.

This year at the Elite Broodmare Show, the champion mare title bestowed by the Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes (OL) went to a brilliant mare named Candy (Sir Donnerhall I x Fürst Heinrich x Rubinstein I). This ‘dancer’ comes from the ever successful Cinderella family maintained by the renowned breeder Paul Wendeln and his wife Hilde. The champion mare is a sister of Sir Heinrich OLD, a licensed stallion and Bundeschampion of six-year-old dressage horses under the saddle of Anja Wilmzig, and of the 2013 Bundeschampion of four-year-old riding horses, Cindy OLD, who was also the 2012 reserve champion mare in Rastede’s Brillantring. Candy also achieved an outstanding total score of 8.63 at her broomare performance test.

Silver in the lot of mares with emphasis on dressage went to Magic Moon S (Desperado x Sandro Hit x Donnerhall), bred and owned by Georg Sieverding from Emstek. Granddam Maradita produced two sons that were licensed, sold at Vechta auctions and went on to win ribbons in fourth-level dressage: Silver Black OLD who sold to Marta Peña from Spain and Sieger Hit (Sandro Hit) who sold to dressage international Andreas Helgstrand, from Denmark. The mare line of this highly refined mare is also the origin of the successful sire, Fürstenball by Fürst Heinrich...

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