Rosevelt Impresses at 2006 Swedish Stallion Performance Test

Sun, 02/26/2006 - 00:00
Swedish Warmblood Breeding News

Rosevelt has won the annual Stallion Performance Test for Swedish warmbloods at Flyinge State Stud in Sweden, February 19-26, 2006. Veterinarians Melena Behring and assistent Gert Hermansson were responsible for assessing OCD in the X-rays and lamenesses with the horses.

The best 4-year old in the 2006 Stallion Performance Test were Rosevelt, a Rotspon x Lauries Crusador xx offspring, who scored an average of 9.3 for his gaits (walk 10, trot 9, canter 8). The black Rosevelt scored two 10s for rideability under guest judge riders Hella Kuntz and Heiner Sudowe. He is owned by Dane Jens Peter Aggesen.

The judging committee praised Rosevelt for being a "well developed, muscled stallion who is elegant and naturally uphill. His gaits are solid and his trot is well balanced with good hind leg usage. Very harmonious horse under the rider." Guest judge rider Hella Kuntz said that Rosevelt has "fantastic potential in walk, trot and canter with great ability for collection. He is light in the hand."

The second best scoring stallion under the guest judge riders was the 5-year old Santana, by Sandro Hit out of Raffinesse (Rubinstein x Donnerhall). Owned by Birgitta Kjellin and reared by Ingo Pape, Santana scored a 10 and 9 under his judging riders. Santana is in training with Minna Telde. Also scoring well was Sandakan, a Sandro Hit x Donnerhall son, who got a 9 and 8. Impressing much was also the German bred Loredes, a Lauries Crusador x x World Cup progeny.

Photo copyrighted: Roland Thunholm

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