24 November
From time to time we hear from a lot of the horses that we have sold over time, and we always enjoy that! Just recently, we were so fortunate to hear from a “long lost friend”: Lazer Toftøje – we have not heard from him since he was sold in 1998, four years old.

Lazer is by the Hanoverian sire Victory by Wenzel I/Valentino XX, and he is the first foal by Linett. He is still owned by the girl: Pia, who bought him in 1998 but another girl: Gry, is riding him as well  (for the past three years) and she enjoys very much riding him.

She sent us some pictures and it is really good to see how well he looks!

A bright spot in a gloomy November – thank you Gry!

Gry and Lazer Toftøje by Victory / Racing Ace XX / Luxemburg
Gry and Lazer Toftøje by Victory / Racing Ace XX / Luxemburg
Gry and Lazer Toftøje by Victory / Racing Ace XX / Luxemburg
11 November
A bit late, but we would still like to share our experiences from three exciting days in Verden, Germany at the Hannoveraner Stallion Licensing, 22-24 October.
 

As usual we are always very interested in progeny by stallions we have used ourselves and we are always on the lookout for stallions to use in the future – here the licensing is a very good place to look out combinations.

Once again, Don Frederico did very well with two stallions, both licensed and one of them even in the Premium Ring. Very well moving, with lots of expression – it shall be interesting to follow them in the future. Both stallions (Kat. 24 & 25) are bred on very good dam lines and the grand sire of the Premium stallion is a thoroughbred: Markus Deak XX, which was very obvious from the exterior – a very handsom model! The latter (Kat. 24) was purchased on the auction by an Austrian customer, but will be stationed at the State Stud Celle. Click here for Picture of Kat. 24 and Picture of Kat. 25.

Licensed stallion by Royal Blend/Weltmeyer/Maat - Premium stallion
Licensed stallion by Dancier/Hohenstein/Glorieux - Premium stallion
Last year, we were quite disappointed with the progeny by Royal Blends, but this year three stallions were shown, all three having Weltmeyer as a grand sire. Nice, handsome types with very good basic gaits – a combination that seems to work! Also one of the Royal Blends was sold to Austria at the auction and also this one will be stationed at the State Stud Celle. One stallion by Rascalino was shown; a very handsome type, but his gaits were a disappointment – guess that he lacked Weltmeyer on the dam line, which worked very well last year!

The first crop by Dancier was shown and the quality was somewhat varying in quality. It shall be interesting to see next year if they find the right combination for Dancier – this, the Germans are very good at! Two out of six stallions were licensed, one in the Premium Ring, and he was subsequently sold for 70,000 Euro to Australia. The other one was sold to Austria and will be stationed at the State Stud Celle.

Furthermore, a lovely and very well moving stallion by Florencio/Brentano II/Certus was licensed and subsequently sold to Norway for 42,000 Euro – see picture HERE.
Two stallions were bought for Denmark: a very well moving son by Belissimo M, and a jumping horse by Balout de Rouet who cannot only jump but also moves very well. There were rumours that a thoroughbred stallion (not in connection with the licensing): Streckers Hot Shot, has been bought by a Danish buyer – we do hope this is true!
A great event every year is the nomination of the Hannoverian Sire of the Year. This year the title was given to: Escudo. Read about the Hannoverian Sire of the Year – Escudo HERE.
 
Here you can find further links to see results from the licensing:
Hannoverian Stallion of the Year 2009 - Escudo by Espri
The licensing commision counting in the international dressage rider Heike Kemmer
Hjemmeside fra e-hjemmeside.dk