Five stallions were approved at the 2010 Swiss Warmblood Stallion Licensing held at the national equestrian centre in Avenches, Switzerland, on 4 - 6 November 2010.
All licensed 3-year old colts were show jumping bred and this year the Swiss Warmblood association failed in bringing forward and accepting any dressage stallions.
The Swiss warmblood society does not name a licensing champion but just proclaims a stallion licensed or not. The five accepted show jumpers were Cassirado (by Cassini x Acorado), Corassini von Gurbru (by Cassini II x Dubeaux Deloupe), Italo (by Ideal du Pichoux x Lysander), Coronino (by Corofino x Fra Diavolo) and Himmerdor (by Nimmerdor x Gurioso).
Coincidingly with the stallion licensing, the Swiss breeding society hosted a Swiss Breed Classic for young sport horses. Two finals were held: one free-jumping and one dressage suitability class. Gilles Ngovan rode the chestnut Furstentraum CH (by Feinsinn x Davignon x Matcho AA) to victory in the suitability class, scoring 8 for walk, 9.5 for trot, 9 for canter, 8.5 for rideability an 9 for general impression. Furstentraum is bred by Otto Kocherhans and owned by Chrstina Ernst.
The mare Adelina Grande (by Don Marco x Abanos x Granulit) became the reserve champion. Bred by Walter and Heidi Kunz-Hofstetter and owned by Christian Meyer, this mare scored 8 for walk, 9 for trot and canter, 8.75 for rideability and 9 for general impression. She was just 0.25 points behind the winner.
Peter Schenk's Online SPM (by Denario x Kennedy x Consul/T) finished third with 7s for walk and trot and 8s for canter, rideability and general impression. This horse was 4 points in total behind the champion.
Several Swiss dressage horse owners opted to show their dressage prospects in the free jumping final for 3-year olds. One serious and successful breeder remarked, "it is much easier and less time-consuming to prepare a horse for this final (free jumping)." The winner of the jumping final was Eliano Meroni's Oplita (by Ogano Sitte x Tinka's Boy x Palestro II). The mare received solid 9s in the two rounds and was a league of her own in the final. Pascal Buscher's Cayman Athletic (by C Indoctro x Carolus x Lysander) was the reserve champion. The highest placed partly dressage bred youngster ranked third: Beatrice Oberli's Vina (by Conteur x Coeur de Nuit x Calando II)
Photos © Elisabeth Weiland
Results Dressage Suitability Class - Swiss Breed Classic 2010
- 1. Fu?rstentraum (by Feinsinn - Davignon - Matcho AA) - 44.00
- 2. Adelina Grande KWG (by Don Marco - Abanos - Granulit) - 43.75
- 3. Online SPM (by Denario - Kennedy - Consul TK) - 40.25
- 4. GB Donna Roma (by Don Frederico - De Niro - Traunstein) - 40.00
- 5. GB San Marino (by Sinatra Song - De Niro - Traunstein) - 39.75
- 6. DeVita von Buchmatt (by Dancier - Wolkenstein II - Matcho AA) - 38.50
- 7. Sarisha B (by Sir Alfred - Don Primero - Glorioso) - 38.25
- 8. Diva du Marais (by Don Schufro - Florestan I - Galant) - 37.50
- 9. Lovely Lady E.W. (by Lady Lover - Ingo - Gipsy du Mesnil) - 37.00
- 10. Riana S (by Rohdiamant - Dream of Glory - Wenzel II) - 36.75
- 11. Dali RR (by De Niro - Rubinstein I - Indige?ne de Corday) - 36.50
- 12. Senso Z.S. (by Stedinger - De Niro - Gagneur) - 36.25
Vina CH (by Conteur)