Fourteen horses have been added to the group of 12 horses, which originally passed the stallion selection day, for the 2012 Oldenburg Spring Stallion Licensing held in Vechta, Germany, on 29 - 30 March 2012.
Although only one official viewing and selection day was held on 12 January 2012, fourteen horses got an additional green card to participate in the spring licensing which includes a saddle performance test and an in hand presentation day.
The fourteen additional candidates include three horses from the reserve collection picked on the viewing day, as well as several colts which qualified in October for the 2011 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in November 2011, but couldn't make it due to illness or for financial reasons (some owners don't want to pau the higher costs in November when they don't want to sell their colt at auction).
Further candidates are horses picked at private viewings held in December. These are stallions which are newly acquired by their owner, who considers their stallion are worthy addition to the Oldenburg studbook.
"Normally we always license some stallions at that time (in December), but we didn't give that possibility this year as we wanted to have the stallions for the spring licensing," Oldenburg dressage breeding rep Katrin Burger told Eurodressage.
The fourteen additional stallions which can appear at the 2012 Oldenburg Spring Licensing are:
- Christ x Royal Diamond x Sandro Song (reserve)
- Don Diamond x Wallstreet x Germanist xx (reserve)
- Just Perfect x Donnerschwee x Akzent II (reserve)
- Sir Donnerhall x Escudo x Matcho AA
- Desperardos x Lancier x Espri
- Diamond Hit x Alabaster x Freiherr
- Diamond Hit x Lauries Crusador xx x Brentano II
- Fidertanz x De Niro x Romancier
- Florencio x Donnerhall x Akzent II
- Furst Grandios x Waterford x Weltmeyer
- Furst Romancier x Amidou x Rohdiamant
- San Amour x Tambour/T x Timber/T
- Sandro Hit x De Niro x Rubinstein
- Sir Donnerhall x Romancier x Winston