D'Egalité (by Don Juan de Hus x Stedinger) was named champion of the 2015 Westfalian Stallion Licensing, which was held in Munster-Handorf on 23 - 25 November 2015.
The five members of the licensing committee were very positive about the high quality of the collection presented and were very liberal in handing out grading cards. No less than 44 stallions out of a collection of 80 received a positive verdict and a whopping 16 were named premium stallion. Ten of those were dressage bred.
The gorgeous black D'Egalité is by Don Juan de Hus x Stedinger x Rohdiamant and bred and owned by Helmut and Regina Gieseker. He was named the champion of the licensing and sold at auction for 620,000 euro after a long bidding duel with Lodbergen to Rebecca Gutmann of Gestut Bonhomme in Werder, Germany.
In the Westfalian society, horses registered with other breed societies can get selected for the premium ring. The reserve champion at this year's licensing was the Hanoverian branded Dimitrow (by Dimaggio x Brentano II x Weltmeyer) which sold for 430,000 euro to Austrian Sissy Max-Theurer. Dimitrow is bred by Friedrich and Edda Kröner and was owned by Mathieu Beckmann.
The third ranked stallion was the Oldenburg bred Federico Fellini (by For Romance x De Niro x Andiamo), bred by Gerd Pigge and presented by Lodbergen. He sold for 250,000 euro and moves to Gert Jan Van Norel's stud in The Netherlands.
The other dressage bred premium stallions are:
- Ampere x Diamond Hit x Furst Heinrich
- Ben Benicio (by Benicio x Hochadel x Fidermark) - sold for 180,000 euro to Landgestut Neustadt/Dosse
- Dante Weltino x Lauries Crusador xx x Raphael - sold for 47,000 euro to Luxembourg
- Furstenball x Sandro Hit x Winrich
- Rosendiamant (by Rohjuwel x Don Bedo x Rembrandt)
- Impression Texel (by Sorento x Jazz x Goodtimes) - sold for 44,000 euro back to owner Blue Hors in Denmark
- Winchester (by Wynton x Laudabilis x Fidermark) - sold for 100,000 euro to the U.S.A
Thirty-six licensed stallions were sold at auction and they achieved an average price of 99,972 euro. The non-licensed stallions achieved an average price of 17,722 euro.
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Borsalino, Champion of the 2014 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Rock For Me, Champion of the 2013 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Like A Diamond, Champion of the 2012 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Dubrovnik, Champion of the 2011 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
A La Carte, Champion of the 2010 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Silbermond, Champion of the 2009 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Flanagan, Champion of the 2008 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
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