A Franziskus colt and a Quitender filly were proclaimed 2012 German Foal Champions at the National Foal Show on 13 - 15 July 2012. For the 13th time the German Foal Championships took place in the Westfalian town of Lienen, Germany.
A collection of high quality foals was invited to compete in Lienen after a string of selection trials all over Germany during May and June.
The best colt was Antje Mense-Bussmann's bay Franziskus x Quaterback offspring. The judges' panel with Peter Engel as chair awarded this elegant colt the champion's sash and national title. Sire Franziskus (by Fidertanz x Alabaster) was the National Foal Champion himself several years ago and now presented his first collection of offspring. Three of his get were ranked in the top 10. The reserve colt champion was Raimund Vorwerk's Destano x Don Vino, while Jakob and Maria Regleuer's bay Furstenball x Stedinger ranked third.
For the first time in history a show jumping bred foal won the show jumping and overall foal title at the Nationals. Anja van Horn's Quintender x Compliment filly became the champion. Frank Grote's filly by Sir Donnerhall x Compliment was named reserve champion, while Breeders' Group Werth bred the third placed filly by Quaterback x Sandro Hit.
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