Don Romantic has primarily been elected Elite Stallion based on his progeny, as he himself at a very young age was injured, an injury that put a stop to his education. But before his injury he did win the dressage division of the performance test in 2002 with 885 points. Furthermore, he won both the qualifier and the final in the Danish Young Horse Championships for 4-year olds. Then his progeny has taken over and continued the success! Several medal mares, approved stallions and championship participants, and we would be surprised if we are not yet to see a lot of these promising progeny in the competion arenas in the coming years. See video HERE!
Watch Me's father, Weltjunge, has just been elected Elite Stallion!
The election is based on his own as well as his progeny's ahcievements. Almost 400 progeny - several mares having been assigned medals at the Elite Mare Show and several dressage horses alrerady at M-level. Weltjunge himself is a successful dressage horse with wins and placings up to Prix St. George. At the stallion testing in 2000, he achieved not less than three 9s and a 10 for his exeptional trot!
So yet another Elite horse has been added to Watch Me's pedigree. Already her Grandmother: Dinah af Strandbjerggård, is an Elite Mare, her Grandfather : Andiamo and her Great Grandfather: Diamond are both Elite Stallions!
After one months' training with Johannes Westendarp, Klosterhedens Zelecktion by Zorro Son is now back home, where he belongs. Johannes had him in training for the pre-selection of the Oldenburger Verband Stallion Licensing. Unfortunately, he was not selected, but a lot of positive response was brought back home.
At the pre-selection, at man was so taken by Zelecktion, that three times he contacted Margit Ørum to offer her a, for us, huge amount to buy him, he even contacted the judges to hear why he was not selected? The reason was that on this day, he just did not have the rigtht stallion expression - and he didn't; being only 2 years and 3 months he was a bit overwhelmed! So Margit's reply to the man who wanted to buy Zelecktion was: He is not for sale! Also Johannes has enjoyed working with Zelecktion and thinks he is a VERY good horse!
Zelecktion will be Margit's coming dressage horse and we look so much forward to see them in the dressage arena!
We are so fortunate to be able to keep an eye on most of the horses that we have sold and two of them have just been out showing: Lady Toftøje by Florencio / Racing Ace XX and Emmerson Toftøje by Esteban XX / Manstein.
On 27 September Nadia and Lady participated in the Danish Warmblood riding test for 4-year olds, and despite of a lot of misfortunes that have decreased their training time, they ended up no. 12 with 730 points - CONGRATULATIONS!
- and as we told in September, Tina Teglers and Emmerson Toftøje placed third with 68,8% at the Holbæk Championships. Tina and Emmerson rode a dressage test: LA1 and were only beaten by an inch by no. 1 and 2, both riding dressage test: LC2 with 69,6% and 69,1% respectively - VERY GOOD! Tina has been so sweet to send us a coulple of photos from the big day - THANK YOU!