For Championesse has born on 19 May 2018 a dark brown filly. For Championesse is from Furstenball, who fascinates the eye. With maximum ease, submissiveness and elasticity, he presents himself as an outstanding modern dressage horse. Morihall's father is Morricone. He is the Oldenburg Champion Stallion 2014 and received a standing ovation in Vechta. The stallion took part in the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in November - December 2015 and clearly won the dressage index, where he received the grade 10.0 in step and rideability. The score of the stallion performance test is only the weighted overall grade. After evaluating his own appearance, his own performance under the saddle and the offspring evaluation of the first foal year Morricone was awarded the Oldenburg I-a-Hauptprämie 2016.
Good news for the KWPN breeders: In dressage and showjumping the horses of the KWPN breeding federation are on top of the list of theWorld Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) in the beginning of 2018. The German breeding associations also have high placings in the list. Six best horses of each breeding association are rated for the WBFSH rankings.
For the KWPN Zinius v. Nabab de Reve under the Dutch rider Harrie Smolders was very successful in Mechelen and Bordeaux. He gained the best scores for the KWPN breeding association. Oldenburg International placed second on the list. Here Chaccano scored the most points. He has been successful since April under the Brazilian rider Rodrigo Lambre. Previously the stallion by Chacco Blue was also very successful under Henrik von Eckermann. Westfalen placed third on the list. Marcus Ehning’s Worldcup finalist, Cornado NRW v. Cornet Obolensky is the topscorer. The Holsteiner association ranked sixth, and the Hanoverians ranked 8th.
The Dutch Dressage breeders are also on top in dressage. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl collected the highest scores with two of her horses Zaire and Unee BB. Also the stallion riding for Denmark Zack (Daniel Bachmann-Andersen), and the World Cup finalists Cennin (Madeleine Witte-Vrees/NED) and Verdades (Laura Graves/USA) are products of the KWPN who helped secure the first position on the WBFSH list.
For dressage, the Hanoverians placed second. Salvino v. Sandro Hit, who had a great season in Florida, USA, is the topscorer. The Danish made it to third place and the Deutsche Sportpferd (DSP) made it to fourth place. Here, Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis jr. v. San Remo (Bavaria), who are currently ranking fifth in the world cup, scored the highest points. Westphalia ranked fifth on the breeding list featuring Emilio of Isabel Werth and Oldenburg ranked sixth.
We are happy to announce that we have just welcomed a new member to join our DeLaqour family. BENEDICT, a colt from Bordeaux and Donna. He was born in a healthy condition on 28th April 2018.
His sire Bordeaux is characterised by a lot of charm, a modern riding horse type, first-class movement and natural ridability. He won his licensing and his performance test in the Netherlands. Bordeaux was fourth in the final of the World Championships of six-year-old dressage horses in Verden and won the final of his generation in the Dutch stallion class in s’Hertogenbosch as well as Grand-Prix competitions.
The dam, Donna is a first-class awarded two-year-old daughter by Don Frederic who was licensed in Verden in 2012. Donna comes from Norodina dam line. A very strong line that has produced more than 20 licensed stallions and also more than 40 state’s premium mares. Her half brother is no less than the Celle state stud stallion Spörcken by Sir Donnerhall, darling of the audience at his stallion licensing in 2010 and another half brother, Gloster, jumped up to 140 cm class.
We are confident that with this great pedigree Benedict will soon be a rising star!
We are delighted to welcome our new family member and so proud of our mare, Alpacca by As di Villagana. On 21st May 2018, the mare gave birth to a splendid colt by Big Star. Big Star is one of the best showjumping horses in the world, with numerous high profile wins including two Olympic Gold titles at the Rio Olympics in 2016 under rider Nick Skelton and four years after winning Team Gold at the London Olympics.
Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful competitor and earned the sport(jump) predicate and competed in ZZ-level show jumping. Alpacca is mare by As di Villagana, a young, medium framed stallion of perfect riding horse type, with excellent muscle, an outstanding topline and correct conformation. In addition, she is the full sister of the licensed stallion Asti's Amsterdam who is approved for Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program. We are sure that our foal will become a star in the future!
There is a new guideline for horse X-rays and it will be officially used in 2018. It will serve as an interpretation aid in observing X-rays of horses in the matter of purchase examination.
Every horse owner wants a healthy horse, thus before the horse changes owners there needs to be a thorough evaluation and an x-ray examination as standard procedure. It is expected that skeleton related risks can be found completely through a one-time x-ray procedure. However, this is not always the reality. Especially the division of x-ray classes has heightened this expectation, which led to people regarding it as more valuable than a clinical examination. “Yet, it is actually the clinical examination that is the most important basis of evaluating the recent condition of the body of the horse,” explains Prof. Dr. Karsten Feige, President of GPM and Director of Klinik für Pferde der Tierärztlichen Hochschule in Hanover.