Good news! Li-Z has been scanned and she is in foal with Stevie Wonder by Stedinger/White Star/Einblick. She is due mid-May 2010 ans we are looking very much forward to this!
At the Unofficial Danish Championship for Riding Master Students, which was held this weekend, Weljunge and his steady rider, Michael Grønne Christensen, did fantastic! In the qualification they placed second out of 27 participants with 66,4% and in the finals they came fourth with 65,2%! The Unofficial Danish Championship for Riding Master Students is conduted at M-level.
During the weekend 22-24 May, Qualifications for the Bundeschampionship in Wahrendorf were held in Bremen-Oberneuland at the Hubertus Riding Club. Here the gorgeous Benetton Dream partcipated with his rider Holga Finken and won his group with 8.30 - he has now qualified for the Bundeschampionship! Read the news on Eurodressage.com. In January 2009, Benetton and Holga Finken attended the Private Stallion Show in Verden - see video HERE.
Time flies! Last week we drove Watch Me down for insemination. This year we have chosen the wonderful Hannoverian stallion from the state stud Celle: Rascalino by Rotspon / Velten Third / World Cup III. We have been studying his offspring for the last two-three years and find them very interesting, especially in a combination with Weltmeyer blood.
Yesterday we drove Appetizer to the vet for insemination. Being extremely satisfied with our wonderful colt Abzolut, we have chosen to breed to Zorro Son once more - however, next year we would like to "order" a filly!
By the way, in the weekend 2-3 May, there was a dressage competition, the May tournament, in Nienhagen, Germany. Here the State Stud Celle stallions Don Frederico and Rascalino were among the competitors in S-level dressage. Despite his only 8 years of age Rascalino did very well indeed, achieving 9s in the extension and a placing as no. 2. Also Don Frederico showed in the arena after a long competion break. He also did very well and was rewarded with a third place. Read the news about the competition HERE.
He finally got a name - Abzolut Toftøje! We just do not think it can be more "absolute", having bred both his mother AND his father - and we really do believe in him
This weekend, we have also taken some time to take a couple of new photos of our wonderful Wake Up e. Benetton, who develops magnificently and is moving like a dream. This weekend, when the summer arrived at Stutteri Toftøje: all horse were turned into the grazing fields - is there anything better than a horse "with a green background"!
This weekend we had a couple of lovely surprises. We had a phone call from a friend who had been to a dressage competition with a friend of his who has bought one of our horses: Emmerson Toftøje by Esteban XX / Manstein / Luxemburg. She bought him in the fall 2007, 3 years old and has been taking her time getting to know him, since he is a very fresh horse. But now it was time for their first competion: the first one for Emmerson ever and the first one for Tina in years AND they became Club Champions achieving 70%! VERY GOOD and CONGRATULATIONS to Tina and Emmerson.
- and we also had a video greeting from Stutteri Klosterheden. They had had Klosterhedens Florett Toftøje by. Florencio / Racing Ace XX / Luxemburg, now two years old, in the manege. We think he looks good - see for yourself HERE!
We are enjoying our two lovely colts in the fantastic spring weather!
Our wonderful colt by Zorro Son who always has a ball going to the field:
- and Wake Up who loves cuddling - when he has the time......