The GCT Grand Prix winner Karin Eckermann (GER) was awarded €99,000 ($134,596) compared to St. Gallen’s GP winner receiving €50,000 ($67,978). The winning Na- tions’ Cup team earned €64,000 ($87,011), just €16,000 ($21,753) per rider for two tough rounds.

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WEG: Demonstrating fine breeding decisions

France (by Helga Eppler) The World Equestrian Games in Normandy was of incredible sport with brilliant horses thanks to past breeding decisions. The Holsteiner Rash R son Zenith became a double showjumping world champion, team and individual, with Jeroen Dubbeldam in the saddle. Valegro (Negro) also KWPN- bred won gold in both the GP Special as well as the GP Freestyle, and team silver with Charlotte Dujardin. And an eventing stallion, Chilli Morning, won individual bronze – a breeding milestone in this discipline.

In dressage, with two great stallions, Westfalian and Hanoverian bred, as well as a fantastic Westfalian mare and a brilliant Hanoverian gelding, Germany won team dressage gold. Double gold for Germany in eventing, too, although it was the Selle Français-bred geld- ing Opgun Louvo (Shogoun II) who carried Sandra Auffarth (GER) to the individual gold medal. Interestingly, Germany’s eventing team horses represented four different studbooks: SF, Hanoverian, Sax-Thü, and Sport Horse Breeders of Great Britain.

Although WEG 2014 in Normandy, France, showcased disciplines, plus two demonstration sports, BN’s focus remains squarely on only the three Olympic disciplines.


Before standing on the podium, riders had to com- plete five days of competition with only one rest day: the opening speed class; two rounds for the team competition (mandatory also for individual riders), two rounds over different courses in the semi final, plus the rotation final of four rounds over the same course – a rigorous schedule for their horses.

The first speed class counted towards riders’ scores going into the team competition, after which the French were leading, ahead of Sweden and the USA.

However, following the first round of the team competition, the Netherlands, who had been lying fifth after tallying their individual speed class points, had leapt into the lead, ahead of the USA and Germany. It was during a very exciting second round, in which only the top ten teams plus any individual qualifiers participated, that the Dutch kept their cool and maintained their lead to become team world champi- ons. The French, who had dropped down to fourth place after the first round, rose to the occasion to finish as runners-up, while the USA also held their nerve, in a very tight points race, to claim bronze. They finished just 0.10 ahead of Germany whose anchorman, Ludger Beerbaum failed to post the- critical clear round the team needed for a podium place...

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Stallion parade

New Zealand (by Annie Studholme) New Zealand breeders were presented with a strong line-up of stallions at the annual North Island All Breeds Stallion Parade held at Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge. In total 21 stallions took part, the majority New Zealand Sport Horse, but including those of warmblood, Clydesdale, and Irish Draught descent.

Of the NZ Sport Horses of Warmblood descent, many boast top international bloodlines, while others per- petuate New Zealand breeders’ love affair with the ‘cold’ blood when used in conjunction with the quality Thoroughbred broodmare population.

With a double dose of Ladykiller xx in his pedigree, the licensed Holstein stallion Landioso (Landgraf - Up To Date x Ladykiller xx), who is in turn by the great, Land- graf (Ladykiller xx - Warth- burg x Aldato), was represented by his impres- sive son Omega Lucero (Landioso - Stellar Miss Uni- verse x Sacremento). Imported into New Zealand as a 16-year-old, Landioso twice won the coveted Burkner Medal as national Grand Prix champion. Omega Lucero is out of the Warm- blood-cross mare Stellar Miss Universe (JK Sacramento - Princess Nellie xx x Siegfried xx), a daughter of fellow im- portee JK Sacramento (Siegfried xx – Brokeford Juliet x Romedio) out of the Thoroughbred mare Princess Nellie xx (Aureate II xx - Princess Valpos xx).

The bloodline of the famed Hanoverian Voltaire was also present through the purpose-bred jumping stallion Craighaven Leviosa. By Voltaire II (Voltaire - Day- dyne x Nimmerdor), Craighaven Leviosa is out of the Kingsway Diamond (RID King of Diamonds - Bawnlahan Beauty) mare Isabell (Kingsway Diamond - Converse xx x In The Purple xx)...



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Wiesbaden youngsters

Germany (by Helga Eppler) The traditional CSI Wiesbaden horseshow in the beautiful parkland of Wiesbaden Castle included jumping, dressage, eventing and vaulting. Not only a jumping youngsters’ cup – a class that seems to be disappearing from some shows – but also a class for eight- to nine-year-old eventers has become something of a tradition. The show organizer also attacts young riders, organizing national pony classes for those under the age of 25.

Two Olympic champion were competing in this CIC*** class, reigning cham- pion Michael Jung from Ger- many with his upcoming horse Ricona FST while An- drew Hoy from Australia pre- pared his champion Rutherglen for the forth- coming important CIC**** of Luhmühlen, Germany.


Michael Jung won for the fourth time riding the seven- year-old mare Ricona FST (Ituango xx x Carismo), fourth in dressage, runner-up in jumping and the only clear round inside the time cross-country. “I didn’t expect to win with a horse that’s only seven years old competing for the first time in a three-star CIC, I didn’t take a watch with me, so didn’t force the time,” Jung said. Federal trainer Hans Melzer explained why he allowed Jung to compete with a relatively young horse in a CSI3*: “The mare has such an excellent training level that we could let her go”. What does it mean excellent training level? “Ricona does the eventing easily, she is very rideable, collaborates and has an excellent interior”. Jung said that Ricona FST will now have a break as his season objective is the event- ing WBCYH at Le Lion d’Angers, France in October. Ricona’s full sister Rocana FST previously became the young-eventers world cham- pion. According to Jung’s father, Joachim, there is a third full sister in-between who has been in breeding, but will now into sport, too.

The Thoroughbred sire of these sisters, Ituango, moved from Brandenburg to the State Stud Marbach in 2012. He was bred for racing, and his sire, Acatenango, was three times German race-horse of the year. Ituango’s dam’s sire Lagunas is a Derby winner who produced four licensed stallions that are used for breeding with Warmbloods. Ituango himself raced for two years with two Derby qualifications. The Germans have been looking for a successor to Heralik xx (Caramel - Heraldika x Calé), and perhaps they’ve- found him in Ituango. Jung’s previous CIC3* wins in Wiesbaden came in 2009 with Sam FBW (Stan the Man xx), and in 2010 and 2011 with River of Joy (Rubicell)...


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Westf Summer Extra auction

Germany ((by Rhegan White) A large gathering of members and buyers assembled at the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. Equestrian Center on June 1, 2014. The summer selection of 29 horses offered something for everyone with a good collection of young dressage horses and showjumpers.

The athletic movement of the beautiful brown mare Ronjador (Rock Forever I x Fidermark) wowed the crowd as lot #25 garnered the highest bid at this Sum- mer Extra auction with €44,000 ($59,820). She was purchased by a Bavarian buyer who has plans for her in the competition ring. The second highest sale price was for the electric gelding El Dorado (Honour Pride x Davignon) at €41,000 ($55,742). The four-year-old year old will re- main in Westphalia but we are sure to see him on the international scene one day.

A strong contingent of British buyers were in atten- dance in Munster-Handorf, as well as with telephone bids. They purchased six horses for dressage yards, while two will hit the UK’s eventing circuit. The US hunter market was also ac- tive at this auction, bidding on several and buying a showjumping stallion, the four-year-old Quinidad (Quidamos x Ruter) who will reside in Florida and make his competitive debut this comig winter...


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