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KWPN Select Sale Stallion Videos Now Online!

The KWPN announce their list of 31 young stallions to be auctioned this year at the "Select Sale" to be held on Saturday evening on February 6th at the Brabanthallen in ‘S'Hertogenbosch, Holland. An exciting line up of young stallions to choose from. Pictures and details now available.

In addition the KWPN will be holding the VHO Sale during the KWPN Stallion Show. The VHO Sale differs from the KWPN Select Sale. It has on offer young, talented jumping and dressage horses (like the KWPN Select Sale) however, these horses are no longer competing to become approved KWPN Studs.

The First Moorlands Totilas Foal Has Arrived 23/01/11

 

Today, sunday January 23rd, will go into the equestrian history books as the day that the first foal of Totilas was born.The Totilas x Clavecimbel mare was born around 7 AM this morning at the University veterinary clinic at Utrecht, Netherlands. Her name is Moorlands Guinevere, named after the wife of King Arthur.

Owner Tosca Visser and Edward Gal, who enjoyed many successes with father Totilas, visited the clinic to admire the new born foal. Arnd Bronkhorst was on the spot to do an exclusive photo shoot. The Visser family is expecting two more Totilas foals this spring.

The British Stallion Event 2011

Over Fifty stalllions will be on show at Hartpury International Arena on Saturday 29th January 2011

Moorlands Totilas Stud Fee Announced

The News that the black magic stallion Moorlands Totilas had been sold shocked the world when Cees Visser's press agent Semira Norman launched the official press release in which the sale of Totilas to the German Paul Schockemohle was confirmed with mixed emotions. 15/01/11

Another Great Result For Edward and Totilas

FEI Press Release -- The sensational partnership of Edward Gal and Totilas made Dutch dressage history today when becoming the first combination from The Netherlands to win the World Championship Grand Prix Special title at the World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky, USA. But this extraordinary pair are also on the brink of adding another record to the list they just keep on compiling. If they can add Friday's Freestyle to their haul, then they will become the first partnership ever to take both titles, and on present form they look well-set for a hat-trick of gold after yesterday's team victory.

Silver medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer set a new British record when beating the score she set at the Alltech FEI European Championships™ in Windsor (GBR) last summer, while Steffen Peters and Ravel took bronze for the USA. Peters was emotional afterwards. "I've been counting the days and hours since I missed that bronze medal in Hong Kong (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games)" he pointed out, "so this means a lot to me. I can't believe how lucky I am, what he (Ravel) did for me today was unbelievable". And Bechtolsheimer also became the first British rider ever to take World Championship silver in the Special. The previous best British result was bronze for Jennie-Loriston Clarke and Dutch Courage back in 1978 at Goodwood (GBR). 31/10/10

 

Zenith UHS an exciting young stallion by Lupicor out of a fabulous mare line. Zenith UHS is available for stud duties in 2011. Zenith was purchased in Holland by Upper Haddo Stud and was successfully licensed with the AES Stud Book in 2008. Having already earned over £1300 in BSJA winnings in just nine months with a fabulous 2nd place at the Addington five year old finals with fences measuring 1.35m, Zenith will be striving for a qualifying place at the prestigous foxhunter finals

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Champion Title for Anky Van Grunsven

Reverse order for the dressage rivals Anky and Steffen in the World Dressage Masters CDI 5* - Grand Prix Freestyle. This time the Champion Title went to Anky Van Grunsven riding the chestnut Salinero (Salieri x Salvano) out of the State Premium mare "Luna" (Lungau x Pik Bube II) Anky and Salinero were in top form Saturday night to win their second straight Exquis World Dressage Masters musical freestyle at Palm Beach, beating U.S. favorite Steffen Peters and Ravel and Isabell Werth and Satchmo of Germany.

Anky and Salinero, who won individual gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, scored 84.450 per cent, with Steffen and Ravel on 81.700 per cent and Isabell and Satchmo with 78.950 per cent. Ashley Holzer and Pop Art of Canada were fourth on 76.300 per cent.

The musical freestyle with prize money of €60,000 (US$82,000) was the culmination of the opening event of the second year of the world's richest lineup of dressage competitions. The Palm Beach event, as with other Exquis World Dressage Masters competitions, carries total prize money of €100,000 (US$136,000).

Anky said that practicing Friday in the International Arena under lights "really helped me because today he was really settled down" in her Dance of Devotion freestyle.

"Tonight everything just worked out how it should be," she said. "I was really, really pleased with him. I am very proud."

She said the 16-year-old gelding has already been at the highest level for six years.

"We've had worse competitions and better competitions, but if you have a horse, you know that's life. I'm so proud that he's still fit, wants to do his job, and wants to compete. He's still a happy horse. He likes to compete and do training. It's nice to feel that it's still there. He does get older and settles down a bit, that's nice. It's fantastic to still have a horse like this." 07/02/10

Final Results: Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI 5* - Grand Prix Freestyle
Judge E - Steiner Judge H- Mandl Judge C- Markowski Judge M- Rockwell Judge B- Leymann
Place Entry # Horse Rider % Rk % Rk % Rk % Rk % Rk Score %
1. 23 Salinero Anky van Grunsven 82.750 83.500 87.750 83.000 85.250 1689 84.450
2. 37 Ravel Steffen Peters 83.500 80.250 84.750 80.750 79.250 1634 81.700
3. 45 Satchmo 78 Isabell Werth 77.500 80.250 81.250 79.750 76.000 1579 78.950
4. 46 Pop Art Ashley Holzer 74.500 77.000 78.000 76.750 75.250 1526 76.300
5. 33 Leonberg Mikala Munter Gundersen 74.000 74.250 69.250 72.000 71.500 1444 72.200
6. 34 Ovation Christa Laarakkers 71.750 72.000 70.250 68.750 73.000 1423 71.150
7. 42 Calecto V Tina Konyot 72.000 67.500 70.750 72.500 70.750 1414 70.700
8. 31 Le Mont d'Or Anja Ploenzke 69.000 70.750 68.500 69.000 72.500 1399 69.950

Photo courtesy of Mare Cobb Ree Photographics.com

 

 

Steffen Peters & Ravel stand ahead of Anky Van Grunsven yet again

History repeats itself in the Grand Prix at the Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI 5* Palm Beach, Florida, with the replay of the same results as in 2009.

US rider Steffen Peters impressed the jury with an accurate performance on Ravel. The 12 year old KWPN registered stallion approved with the AES studbook by Contango (Contender x Kronprinz) out of the Ster Prestatie mare "Hautain" (Democraat x Winscocin x G Ramiro Z) bred by Mr. H de Man and purchased by Steffen in 2006 proved on form yet again following last years win and his victory in Aachen in his GP and Freestyle performances and the the World Cup Finale in Las Vegas.

Dutch rider Anky Van Grunsven took second place on Hong Kong Olympic Gold Medalist "Salinero" (Salieri x Salvano) out of the State Premium mare "Luna" (Lungau x Pik Bube II).

Isabel Werth presented well on Satchmo (Sau Paulo x Gepard) out of the state premium mare "Legata" (Legat x Seelowe) to take the third place in her and Satchmo's first competition in almost nine months and just three months since she gave birth to a son, Frederik, who traveled with her for her first visit to Wellington and posted a score of 72.553 per cent

Ashley Holzer and Pop Art of Canada who lives in New York and Wellington was the only other rider to score over 70 per cent, with 72.468 per cent commenting "I'm so happy with the way we went, and in THIS company!" Three of the judges placed Ashley ahead of Isabell, and one gave equal scores.

The four top finishing riders in the Grand Prix will be the final quartet in the €60,000 (US$84,000) Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle to Music under the lights on Saturday night.

The other four riders in the freestyle that starts at 7 p.m. US Eastern Time are the Dutch combination of Christa Laarakkers and Ovation who scored 68.170 per cent in the Grand Prix to tie for sixth place with Germany's Anja Plönzke and Le Mont d'Or who will also start in the freestyle, the USA's Tina Konyot of North Stonington, Connecticut and the stallion Calecto V who tied for ninth place with 65.702 per cent and Denmark's Mikala Munter Gundersen who is based in Wellington and rides Horses Unlimited's Leonberg that scored 65.532 per cent for 11th place.

German Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Ulla Salzgeber and her mare Wakana finished fifth in the Grand Prix with 69.362 per cent and will be the last of eight combinations to start in the €30,000 (US$42,000) Moorland Grand Prix Special beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. 05/2/10

Photos courtesy of Marie Cobb Ree Photographics.com

Moorland's Totilas available to mare owners.

The owners of the phenomenal "Moorland's Totilas" Kees and Tosca Visser have announced that frozen semen will be made available during the stud season of 2010 to a limited amount of mares only specially selected after careful consideration of the applicants on a first come first serve basis. The stud fee of between 5000 and 5500 has been indicated. 1/2/10

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Je T'aime Flamenco

Once again Je T'aime Flamneco is in the Spot Light. Two consecutive wins in Amsterdam for Billy Twomy and the Gold BSJA Elite, Belgian Warmblood stallion "Je T'aime Flamenco (Flamenco De Semilly x Landetto)

This athletic blood type stallion completed the Grand Prix course with a faultless round in a time of 36.82 seconds claiming the 22,500 euros prize money for his victory on the 24th January 2010 followed by yet another victory the following day claiming a further 25,000 euros.

Je T'aime Flamenco tipped as a 2012 candidate has consistently demonstrated his world class qualities. His rise to fame started early in his career when as a six year old, under Billy Twomey he was 3rd in the 6yo championship at Horse of The Year Show and 2nd in an International 6yo Championship in Mauberge. He swiftly followed up this result with a win in the 7yo National Championships at the BSJA Festival of Show Jumping and a 3rd place in the 7yo Championship at the Horse of The Year Show.

In his first year at International level, Je Taime Flamenco caught everyone's eye by winning the International Grand Prix at Horse of the Year Show, Belfast International and Amsterdam, whilst being highly placed at Oldenburg and La Corunia. 2009 saw yet another spectacular win the prestigious Longines Grand Prix at St Gallen in Switzerland.

Je T'aime Flamenco is no accident his sire Flamenco De Semilly is a son of the great Le Tot De Semilly by Grand Veneur. Flamenco De Semily's dam "Quenote Du Chemin" also produced the Selle Francais stallions "Dollar De Semily" and "Vraitot" .

Je T'aimes dam Quansie Van De Halhoeve, competed and won at 1.50 level in Belgium. Her sire is the great German stallion Landetto - Landgraf x Ronald (G Ramiro Z. and infuses the blood of Lugano Van La Roche and the Holstein blood of Codex.

The thoroughbred lines of Lady Killer, Cottage Son, Ramzes, Northern Dancer and the Mioche provide this young stallion with his XX/OX percentage of 54.89%. Je T'aime Flamenco ranked 57th place in the WBFSH final rankings 2009. 30/1/10

RIP "Blue Hors Matinee"

The sensational grey Trakehner dressage mare "Blue Hors Matinee" by Silvermoon (Kostolany x Mahagony) out of the Danish Warmblood mare "Matadie" by the May Sherif son "Matador II" has sadly been put to sleep due to a broken leg.

"Blue Hors Matinee" was retired to stud in 2009 following an injury in 2007 at the Las Vegas World Cup Finals when she tripped coming off the trailer and injured herself and never fully regained 100% soundness and missed out on the 2008 Olympic Games.

Blue Hors stud had intentions of breeding her to Blue Hors Zack (Rousseau x Jazz) purchased for the sum of 430,000 euros at the KWPN stallion selections who later went on to stand Champion at the Danish Warmblood stallion selections. Her sensational performance at the World Equestrian Games in 2006 has to be the most highly viewed dressage perfromance on youtube to date. Her sire "Silvermoon" is by the great Kostolany who features in the bloodlines of many of todays leading dressage horses and found more notably in the bloodlines of Gribaldi, Hofrat and Moorland's Totilas. 25/01/10

BWP (Belgian Warmblood) Stallion selection second round results


38 stallion candidates participated in the various selection tests on Saturday 16th "Hermes de Mariposa" (out of the elite mare "Adeline" by Power Light x Quitto De Bausy was crowned champion of the 3-year old BWP. Vice Champion went to "Wandor Van De Mispelaraere" out of "Sister Pleasure Mispelaere" by For Pleasure x Lugano Van Laroche.

The BWP Premium Stallion Auction prices remained modest with the first stallion presented obtaining the highest auction bid of 34,000 euros purchased by Messrs. Luc Tilleman, Koen De Waele and Lieven De Vos. The average selling price of the 12 stallions auctioned was 18,500 euros. 21/09/10

Trakehner Stallion "Hirtentanz" Approved Holstein

For the first time in 40 years a Trakehner stallion "Hirtenstanz" Axis x Kostolany was approved by the Holstein Verband at the January licensing in the Fritz-Thiedemann Hall in Elmshorn. A total of 28 stallions were presented of which nine stallions were approved Amongst the list was VDL's approved KWPN stallion Zirocco Blue (Mr Blue x Voltaire) the seven others were:
Lord Ludwigsburg by Lord x Rushing Water xx/TB
Calandro bt Carthago x Landgraf I
Vainquer by Lordanos x Levantos I
Catalido by Catoki x Calido
Landcristall by Lancer Ii x Loutano
Quimorado by Quidam de Revel / Corrado I
Water Dance xx/TB by Saddlers Hall x Local Suitor.

In addition the Holsteiner Verband Auction is to be held at Elmshorn Germany on the January 30th 2010. The Parade of Holstien Sires will be held on February 6th & 7th, 2010 in Neumünster 16/09/10

"Le Tot De Semilly"

Le Tot De Semilly is considered amongst one of the greatest progenitors of the Selle Francais Stud Book of today based on his strength, style, suppleness, carefulness and the winning spirit of real showjumpers coupled with an exceptional mind but more importantly passes these qualities onto his progeny. 09/10/10

R.I.P Papillion Rouge

The great Selle Francais showjumping sire with an incredible ISO of 180 was sadly put to sleep. 29/01/09

 

samberR.I.P. Samber

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of the Worlds greatest ever coloured sports horse stallion the KWPN approved "Samber" (Pericles x Ordonanns x Romeo) bred by the Smilda family. His owners the family Vrieling made the sad decision to have him put to sleep at the grand age of 33 at his home in Northern Holland to ease any further suffering. R.I.P.Samber April 1976 - December 2009 In his memory we have added Samber to the reference sires pages. 25/12/09

Ramiro Z

The International show jumping stallion and sire of many International sport horses in both dressage and jumping Ramiro Z has now been added to the reference sires pages. 24/12/09

Olympia 2009

Eric van der Vleuten seized Olympia's Rolex FEI World qualifier presented by H & M, with an audacious display of speed jumping on VDL Groep Tomboy, a 10-year-old gelding by Emilion (Wellington x Farnese) Out of the KWPN Ster mare by Ahorn 20/12/09
Guy Williams wins the H&M Santa Stakes 1.60m showjumping competiton at London Olympia on the eight year old grey gelding Dunkan by Adiamo Z Animo (Almez Z x Taj Mahal) only two others jumped a double clear around the big 1.60 track, 19/12/09
Five riders shared the prize money in the Puissance Cake. Olympia's famous wall proved too much for all contestants this year with not one rider clearing the final height at 2.05m 18/12/09

Pius Schwizer wins the 1.50m accumulator with a time of 46.74 seconds on the bay Swiss warmblood gelding "Unique X" sired by the Swiss Approved sire "Ulysesse De Thurin" x Grand Veneur x Quastor (Ibrahim)

A fabulous win for the Egyptian young rider Abdel Said that has captured the hearts of the audience in the Earls Court Olmpia Chistmas Cracker International 1.50m show jumping competition 18/12/09

Nicola Gillespie's 15 year old "GIG Portofino" ridden by Micheal Whitaker wins the 1.50m Christmas Pudding Stakes at Olympia claiming the £3000 prize. 17/12/09


RIP Latimer 1996 - Dec 15 2009

Sadly and unexpectantly the thirteen year old Trakenher Dressage horse passed away in his new home, the cause of death is unknown. Latimer (St Cloud x Caprimond) licensed in Neumunster in 1998 formerly owned by by Burkhard Walher of Klosterhof Medingen and competed by daughter Theresa rode him with success in the young riders' classes. He was gelded in 2008 following an inguinal hernia and had been sold recently on the 3 December 2009 to the Bavarian junior rider Jasmin Büttner, who had competed him during the 2009 show season. In 2000 Latimer won the Trakehner Championships and the prestigeous Bundeschampionat under Hans Jurgen Armbrust scoring the highest total score ever at the time receiving 10s for conformation and rideability. Under Theresa Wahler, Latimer won bronze at the 2007 German Young Riders Championships and finished fourth in the kur to music at the 2008 German Championships. His bloodlines are carried on through his sons Hibiskus ( Latimer x Hohenstein x Kostolany) the reserve champion licnsed Trakehner Stallion in 2002 and "Illux" (Latimer x Giorgio Armani x Beatos) now sold to Canada. Latimer now has numerous sons approved with the Hanoverian and other studbooks Verband including Karolinger I and II, Finckenstein, and Immenhof. Latimer was proclaimed "elite stallion" by the German Trakehner Verband in 2005.

EDWARD GAL AND MOORLANDS TOTILAS DOES IT YET AGAIN"

Hardly a suprising result as the worlds dressage heart throb "Moorlands Totilas" (Gribaldi x Glendale (Nimmerdor) ridden by Dutchman Edward Gal wins the FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE Grand Prix Freestyle to Musicwith yet another fabulous performance scoring an outstanding 92.3 10 points ahead of fellow Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen on the 12 year old chestnut gelding "Parzival" (Jazz x Ulft)"

The three British riders nonetheless performed remarkably well on home ground with an impressive third place for British rider Carl Hester on Liebling II (Lorentin x Konigspark xx) who rode an impressive and relaxed test to finish just 1.1 point ahead of British colleague Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Andretti H (Arking XX x Cavalier) who's performance appeared a little tense gaining 77.350 points. Fifth and sixth places went to Richard Davison on "Hiscox Artemis" with their score of 75.150 points and a very close behind him was US rider Catherine Haddad riding "Cadilac" with 73.600 points. Both 1st and 2nd places continually add to the KWPN's top ranking WBFSH positions with both Jazz and Gribaldi as KWPN approved sires. 15/12/09

The British Equestrian Federation was the winner of Sports Coach UK;s Governing Body of the Year awards this week, ahead of rugby and swimming. Chief executive of the BEF, Andrew Finding said,

"We are delighted to have won this award - it's fantastic to be recognised as a leading sport in this area. The lottery funding we receive has been instrumental in allowing the Federation as a whole to professionalise the sport.

Last night the judges also recognised our collaborative work. The great thrill has been to see our broad community working together, be they from vaulting, driving, showjumping, the British Horse Society, the RDA or the Pony Club, from England, Scotland or Wales. It is the effectiveness of this collaboration of equals that has made the difference". It's a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone, but particularly Colin Wilson, who started the work in a consultancy role for us, and then Head of Sports Development, Suzanne Genery who has provided the leadership in coaching within our Federation. I want also to pay tribute to the leaders of our 16 member body organisations that make up our Federation – these are the people who have made it happen on the ground – thank you all.”

 
Reference Sire Page Update

The International Competition Stallions Reference sire pages have been updated with two new additions "Team Nijhof's" "Clinton" and his son "Cornet Obolensky"

 

"Happy Birthday Kostolany"

kostolanyAnd what a year it is, now in his 25th year the remarkable Black Trakehner was awarded "Trakehner Stallion Of The Year 2009" honoured for his achievements in the breeding world in October during the Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumünster but today he celebrates his birthday with his family at home..

Born in 1984 at Gestut Hamelschenburg in Emmerthal, Kostolany (Enrico Caruso - Kapstadt x Falke) was licensed in Neumunster in 1987, champion of his performance test in Medingen in 1989 he has been based his home farm his breeder Otto Langels’ family ever since. He is one of the most influential Trakehner stallions of the past and has had significant impact on other warmblood breeding providing the KWPN with their approved stallion Gribaldi who not only enjoyed an international Grand Prix dressage career with Dutchman Edward Gal, but is one of the leading dressage sires in the world today. His sons Painted Black x Ferro ridden and competed by Anky van Grunsven from the Netherlands is ranked in the top ten on the world ranking list, and Moorland’s Totilas (Glendale) with Edward Gal is among the very top of Dutch dressage horses. Totilas is currently the world record holder, scoring 90.75% in the Kur, after his stunning victory at the European Dressage Championships at Windsor this year. Elite stallion Gribaldi is also sire of two Trakehner reserve champions, full brothers EH Hofrat sire of the Verden champion stallion Hotline (De Niro), who sold at auction for the record-breaking price of 800,000 euro

Scottish Sports Horse Annual North Of The Border Foal Show 2009

High standards were once again set at this years . Judging the classes was British Breeder Lynn Crowden of Woodlander Stud in Wales.

RIP Master Imp The great eventing sire Master Imp has passed away. A much-loved character and brilliant sire who featured in the WBFSH & BE eventing sire rankings. Most recently, his Westwood Poser helped the Irish studbook top the WBFSH eventing rankings for a record 15th year in 2009. He produced a number of international showjumpers such as ODT MASTER ROSE, RINGWOOD MAGISTER, MASTER CRUSOE, JIMMINY CRICKET VI, Army Equitation, School's Lismakin, XL and Master Ballinteskin as well as a prolific sire of County Show Champions such as Zin Zan, the 2003 Supreme Horse of the Year at HOYS.
 

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