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Swiss Licensing

Switzerland (by Helga Eppler) The Swiss Horse Breeding Association licensed six out of the ten presented stallions during the approval at the Avenches National Stud, November 16/17. Only one is Swiss Warmblood-bred, the others are BWP, Bad-Wü, Oldenburg, Bavarian and Holsteiner.

This increases the already large diversity of bloodlines available to Swiss breeders when it comes to choosing stallions, and owners bought these stallions from abroad, not only for breeding but also for competition.

The three-3-year-old Bur- berry von Worrenberg CH (Belissimo M - Brentina von Worrenberg x Brentano II) is has very good gound paces, best top line and a well- shaped neck. This stallion brings best dressage blood as Belissimo M (Belgain x Ro- madour II) was Federal champion, a finallist at the dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses, and competed successfully in international Grand Prix classes. His dam Brentina von Worrenberg goes back to Weltmeyer. Burberry was bred by Ferdi Hodel, and is owned by Petra and Hans Nef-Minikus.

Also three years old is the BWP-bred Ekimove Site with great jumping origins. His sire, Baloubet du Rouet (Galoubet A) is a three-time World Cup title winner and won individual gold with Brazilian’s Rodrigo Pessoa at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ekimove Site’s dam Rialta Site (Parco) is a grand- daughter of Darco, winner of World Cup classes, seventh in the 1992 Barcelona OG, and sixth in the Stockholm 1990 world championship. Eki- move Site is certainly very interesting for both breeding and competition. Bred by Horse of Belgium (Daniel and Christelle Bou- drenghien), Ekimove is already successful in international sport with his owner Eliano Meroni’s daughter, Giulia.

Quidamo SW, a Bad-Wü approved stallion, has best jumping origins too, by Holsteiner line founder, Quidam de Revel (Jalisco B). Quidamo’s dam, Let’s Fly SN, is by Le Primeur – best Hanoverian blood. This three-year-old jumped with foresight, great ability and foreleg technique. He was bred by Silvio Abbühl, and is owned by Guido Wüst and Michael Eugste..

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Calido I son jumping champ

Germany (by by Helga Eppler) The Calido I son, Chalcedon, became the jumping champion and a Fürst Nymphenburg son claimed the dressage crown at the Southern German saddle licensing during the Marbach Weekend on November 9/10. The price highlight at the following auction achieved by four-year-old gelding Monello (Monte Bellini)..

Out of 14 three- and four- year-old colts, three were li- censed, with Chalcedon, by Calido I, out of a Raphael x Welt As dam becoming the jumping champion. He was outstanding in free jumping and additionally showed ver y good ground paces under saddle. Bred by Heinz Schnalzger, Giengen, he was exhibited by Susanne Heckenberger, Ehingen who had purchased Chalcedon at the Riedlingen foal auction. This grey stallion will be active in breeding in the future.

The dressage champion Fürstenstern (Fürst Nymphenburg x Stern- tänzer) was bred and exhib- ited by Sarah Kraus, Grossbettlingen. The black stallion was sold to an American buyer from Florida for the second highest price of €45,000 ($61,077) at the following auction, but he will remain in Germany with a dressage trainer for a sport career.

Kaisertraum (Kronprinz x Pik Junior) was the third licensed stallion. He was the South German three-year- old champion in Nördlingen this year and has already completed his 70- day performance test. Kaisertraum will be breed- ing from 2014 at his owner’s Marbach Stud Farm. Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zer weck, general manager of the farm, bought the three-year- old, who was bred by Bruno Hummler, Attenweiler at the Riedlingen foal auction. Thus, two foals that were sold at this auction became licensed three years later.

The price highlight of the auction was the four-year- old gelding Monello (Monte Bellini x Escudo I) who sold for €50,000 ($67,850) to a Nations’ Cup rider from Switzerland. Exhibitor Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zer weck was, naturally, delighted about this successful sale...

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Master stallion title for Coriano I son, Colorit

Germany (by by Helga Eppler) The Southern German Breeding Association was brilliantly showcased at the renowned German Masters horse show in Stuttgart, November 13-17 – the only event on the international calendar that includes World Cup qualifiers in jumping, dressage, four-in hand driving and vaulting. The organizer also gave the Southern German Breeding Association’ the opportunity to award their Master Stallion title, as well as present five colts, candidates for the forthcoming licensing in Munich in January.

The award evening of the South German Breeding Association took place in front of a full house in Stuttgart – not only horse fans but also interested breeders. They awarded the Master Stallion title to the grey Baden-Würt- temberg-bred Colorit, by Coriano I, out of Campina, by Capitol, who was surrounded by seven of his off- spring that are already successful in sport.

The handsome Colorit has enjoyed a meteoric rise in sport with Germany’s David Will in the saddle, winning international jumping Grand Prix classes in 2012 and 2013 in Munich, Dortmund, ’s-Hertogenbosch and Mannheim, and qualified for the coveted CHIO Aachen where he unfortunately suffered a fall that took him out of sport temporarily.

Bred by Hans Dieter Weimer from Bondorf, Klaus Isaak of the Spitzenhof Stud bought Colorit as a foal at the Riedlingen auction. He then qualified for the South German licensing in Munich but the colt was injured just before. How- ever, he was subsequently li- censed by Bad-Wü, and passed his 30-day performance test with the high mark of 9,50 for jumping, and an average of 9,20.

The State Stud Sachsen-An- halt in Prussendorf leased the grey stallion and he has already produced best off- spring. When he was re- turned to his owner, Colorit was ver y successful in winning the regional championship for five year olds, scored victories at M level, and qualified twice for the Federal championship, including with a mark of 9,0, before being brought into high level sport.

At the Master Stallion award ceremony, Colorit was joined by seven of his off- spring: The mare Carlotta (out of a Cento x Latus II dam), winner of M-level classes, 2013 South German champion in Nördlingen, and qualified for the Federal championships. Grey gelding Carlsson (Auftritt x Tassilo) was also qualified for the Federal Championships and had several placings at M level. Likewise the gelding Cody (Lennon x Cascavelle); and the chestnut gelding Cupido (Kolibri x Jerome I). Cortini (Lan- dadel x Granus) competed very well at L level this year. All of them are five years old, but two four year olds have also seen success: Coleen F (Landor S x Con- tender) at L level, and Coconut (Landadel x Granus) at A level. Colorit’s owner, Klaus Isaak of the Spitzenhof stud also bred these youngsters, with the exception of Cupido who was bred by the National Stud Sachsen Anhalt...

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Swiss breeding’s 30th anniversary celebration

Switzerland (by Helga Eppler) The Swiss-bred championship celebrated its 30th anniversary recently. It all started as CH promotion classes for young jumping horses, than dressage was added, followed by foals. The Swiss Horse Breeding Association called it ‘CH Promotion’ from the outset, as ‘promotion’ is the same word in both French and German. These classes were designed as a boost for breeding Swiss horses.

Show Girl CH, Delioh von Buchmatt CH and Fürsten- traum CH, respectively, won the four-, five- and six-year- old Swiss Championships for dressage horses, while Con- tendo Magic CH, Cortina du Col CH and Cayman Athletic CH are the champions of the same age groups in showjumping. The CH-sport foal championships has win- ners for fillies and colts in both jumping and dressage divisions.

Dressage

In 2013, Show Girl CH (Show Star - Drogheda x Davignon) became four-year- old dressage champion under the saddle of Melanie Hofman with a total of 7.988 points. His highlights were an excellent trot and rideability which counted most for general impression and for which the judges awarded 8.5. Show Girl CH impressed already last year by winning the Premium Mare Show. She was bred by Robert Weber, Schwarzenburg and is owned by Christina Ernst, Binz. Vice- champion was Magic des Meuyrattes CH, with best dressage blood by his Trakehner Elite sire Münch- hausen (Hohenstein), who was a finalist several times at the Federal championships and world runner-up for young dressage horses. The gelding is out of Riccia de Meuyrattes x Riccio, ridden by Tamara Horisberger (7.988 points). He was bred by Philippe and Esther Horisberger, and owned by the Horisberger family.

Bronze went to Donna vom Eigen CH, ridden and owned by Corinne Stingelin, with a total of 7.275 points. The breeder Josef Wiggli, Seewen combined best dressage performance via the mare’s sire Don Frederico (Donnerhall) and her dam Wellness (Weltmeyer x World Cup I)...

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Anglo Arab recognizes great 3yo champions

France (by Pauline Chevalier) A small group of very good Anglo Arab horses started in the Finale for three-year-old stallions in Pompadour on September 19/20 during the eventing season finals. There were 10 participants in the AA pure-bred section, and four in Section 3 (i.e. horses having a non-Anglo Arab bloodline – Selle Français or non Frenhc)

In the first section, the favourite Aranwe Vitarel (Popayan - Idrille x Jalienny), bred by Claire Deviers and owned by Jean Louis Caumont, performed as expected. Already very good during the free jumping test, he was also excellent under saddle, with a lot of strength, nice locomotion and a sought-after conformation. Aranwe had already won the National Championship as a two-year-old and won his qualification test (in Nerac) earlier this year.

With a score of 8.37/10, he was leading easily over Alca- trat (Ultra de Rouhet x Mus- cat) owned by Martine Caumont, who lost some points during the ridden jumping test, but had a very nice conformation and dis- tinction over Atout de Goudal (Véloce de Favi - Hi- lar y de Goudal x Riago). Owned by Daniel Favie, the chestnut Atout de Goudal was awarded the best score during the free-jumping test, but with less locomotion than the other two.

 

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