A black Fidertanz x Rubiloh x Ehrentusch colt, bred by Breeders Group Butkus and presented by Jens Henning, was proclaimed Champion of the 2008 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster-Handorf, Germany, November 26, 2008.
The black stallion had a very good walk, a not so spectacular but ok trot and he made a decent jump in freedom.
At this year's NRW Rhinelander and Westfalian stallion licensing it were the show jumping stallions and especially the Cornet Obolensky offspring, which stood out. However, a dressage stallion became "Siegerhengst." The black Rhinelander branded Fidertanz son sold at auction to Silvia Zimmer of Gut Scheurenhof for 200,000 euro. The Westfalian Landgestut is, however, leasing the stallion from this new owner so the champion will be up for stud in Warendorf, Germany.
The much stronger moving Belissimo M x World Magic x Florestan I became the reserve champion of the licensing. The chestnut stallion is bred by Heinz Trindeitmar and presented at the licensing by Judith Klein. He sold for 150,000 euro to Austria.
The third placed stallion in the premium ring was Son of Cologne, a dark bay Sir Donnerhall x Lanciano x Feuerfunke xx, bred and presented by Breeders Group Kellerwessel from Cologne, Germany. He will be standing at stud at the Landgestut Warendorf.
The national State stud in Warendorf acquired many stallions at this year's licensing. Not only did they get the champion in lease, but they also bought the third placed dressage stallion and the best show jumping stallion (by For Plesure x Contender x Mytens xx) which was bred by Alexander Onishchenko and presented by Heinrich Ramsbrock. The Landgestut is also leasing the premium stallions Exzellento (by Ehrentusch x Shardari xx xFifth Marine xx) and the premium colt by Real Diamond x Davignon I x Bolero.
The premium stallion by Lord Loxley x Rocket Star x Pilot sold for 120,000 euro to a Westfalian based owner. The licensed show jumper by Quidam de Revel x Collin L x Grannus sold for 150,000 euro and the premium stallion by Stakkato x Calido x Polydor sold for 110,000 euro.
Fifteen stallions qualified for the premium ring and fifty-three stallions were licensed in total. The average price for a licensed stallion at auction was 62,732 €. The most expensive non-licensed stallion was the Lord Loxley x Champus, bred and presented by the Belgian Gestut Sonnenhof. He sold for 27,500 €.
Photo courtesy: Mense - Recki
Coronas, Champion of the 2007 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Estobar NRW, 2006 Westfalian Licensing Champion
Cornado 2005 Westfalian Licensing Champion
Fidertanz, 2004 Westfalian Licensing Champion
Dancing Dynamite, 2003 Westfalian Licensing Champion
Rosencharmeur, the 2002 Westfalian Stallion Licensing Champion
Don Bedo, 1998 Westfalian Stallion Licensing Champion