By Britt Carlsen
Polka Perfection M and Mundbergs Courage were proclaimed Champions at the 2023 Danish Warmblood Elite Mare Show which took place in the extremely beautiful surroundings of the National Horsesport and Breeding Centre at Vilhelmsborg on September 1-3, 2023.
The KRAFFT Elite Mare and Foal Show traditionally takes place at Vilhelmsborg at the end of August each year, and gathered a similarly impressive collection of the very best saddle-graded mares fighting for a medal, hand-picked two-year-olds, and, top-of-the-crop gorgeous foals. Every horse oozes elegance in conformation and with expressive movements, or jumping abilities in a class of their own, combining performance bloodlines for the most discerning rider.
In 2004 Danish Warmblood decided to specialize its breeding and radical changes were made in the selection system, dividing the breeding into two; aiming for dressage or jumping. Therefore, a titleholder is celebrated in both disciplines at the KRAFFT Elite Mare and Foal Show.
Stunning dressage mares
The best three- and four-year-old mares from the saddle grading meet at the Elite Mare Show to strive for a breeders medal. The judges in the dressage discipline – Vicky Nortvig, Jens Søgaard, Johnny Sørensen, and Karsten Petersen – assessed the mares under saddle and in-hand... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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