Carlotta became the grand champion of the 2009 Elite Mare Show in Rastede, Germany on 23 July 2009. The 3-year old dark bay mare is bred and owned by Heinz Wulf and is by Donnerball out of Cinderella
(by Santander H x Inschallah AA). She shone in the Brilliant Ring, the champion's ring which included 20 mares this year.
"This year we had a competition with a big, high quality top group in the Brilliant Ring," said Dr. Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff, breeding director of the Oldenburg Verband.
Photo copyrighted: Kiki Beelitz
Carlotta descends from strongly Arabian influenced Cilla II mare family, which is considered one of the crown jewels of Oldenburg dressage horse breeding. Cilla's daughter Cileste produced the licensed stallions Welt Hit I to VI, a Bundeschampion and six FEI level competing relatives.
At the same event, Carlotta also won the 3-year old Riding Horse Test under Ralf Hannover with a score of 8.17 on July 24, 2009.
Two Oldenburg approved stallions stood out with four daughters each in the Brilliant Ring: Blue Hors Romanov (by Rohdiamant x Grundstein II) and Sir Donnerhall (by Sandro Hit x Donnerhall). Three Romanov offspring were ranked in the top ten, including the reserve champion Femina who is out of the 2003 Oldenburg Elite Mare Champion Fabina (by Donnerhall x Pik Bube I). Femina is bred by Blue Hors stud.
The Oldenburg show jumping mare champion was Raja Luzandra, a Ludwig von Bayern x Lordanos x Argentinus x Grannus offspring bred by show jumping rider Horst Schlüsselburg.
Results Brilliant Ring
- 1. Carlotta (Donnerball x Santander H) - Heinz Wulf
- 2. Femina (Romanov x Donnerhall) - Blue Hors
- 3. Sweet Pepper (Sir Donnerhall x Dream of Love) - Martine Ehlinger
- 4. Florell (Romanov x Donnerhall) - Inge Bastian
- 5. Weijana (Furst Heinrich x Donaumonarch) - Ulrich Kahle
- 6. Roma Krack (Romanov x Krack C) - van Rompaey x Vercalsteren
- 7. Kiralla (Depardieu x Freiherr) - Helmut Osterkamp
- 8. Aida Luna (Rousseau x Royal Angelo) - Gerhard Ehmann
- 9. Ria Cola (Cola x Rouletto) - Joerg and Cordula Sostmann
- 10. Feldprinzessin (Sir Donnerhall x Davignon) - Elke Richard
- Alaska (Abke x Grannus) - Ludger Thomas
- Guilianova (Clinton x Contender) - Georg Dierker
- Deauville (Daddy Cool x Sandro Hit) - Sissy Max-Theurer
- Waldelfe (De Niro x Romancier) - Breeding station Kotschofsky
- Taiga (Don Schufro x Rubinstein) - Heinrich Themann
- Orthilia (Gribaldi x Donnerschlag) - Kristine Munch Nielsen
- Her Highness (Romanov x Sandro Hit) - Lilian Sanktjohanser
- Sandro Dee (Sandro Hit x Alabaster) - Judy Mc Gaughan
- Feine Raphaela (Sir Donnerhall x Rubinstein) - Hans Albers
- Sue (Sir Donnerhall x Welt Hit II) - Klaus Gusternberg
Forty-nine Mares Selected for the 2009 Oldenburg Elite Show in Rastede
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