Danish stallion owner, breeder and real estate mogul Lone Boegh Henriksen has acquired a half ownership in the Oldenburg licensed stallion Total Hope from her long-time business partner Paul Schockemöhle.
Total Hope is a 6-year old Oldenburg stallion bred by Christine Arns-Krogman. He is by Totilas out of Isabell Werth's world number one Grand Prix mare Weihegold (by Don Schufro x Sandro Hit).
The black was acquired by Paul Schockemohle as a youngster and spent his first years as a breeding stallion in Sweden. He was the most used dressage stallion in Sweden in 2015. He became the 2016 Swedish Warmblood Stallion Performance Test winner. Total Hope returned to Germany in the autumn of 2017, where he was collected for frozen semen at Schockemöhle's station in Mühlen.
The Danish stallion licensing committee inspected Total Hope in a private licensing session in Germany on 22 March 2018 and approved the stallion for Danish Warmblood breeding.
This is not the first time that Boegh Henriksen purchased Weihegold blood for her breeding programme.
"I already have a daughter from Weihegold, Furstin Weihe, who I bought as foal when Weihegold was 4 years old," said Lone. "I always had the feeling that this mare was super special and time showed me that she is. I have been breeding with Furstin Weihe and have several top offspring. I also have been breeding with a daughter of her. For me they have the perfect attitude for work: they are nice, clever and easy horses and nothing is difficult for them. And in the end everything’s about producing top sport horses."
Lone and Paul still have to decide whether Total Hope will stay in Germany, move to Denmark for a season, or even return to Sweden.
"Total Hope will continue his development in cooperation with Deckstation Schockemöhle. Paul is really satisfied with the good job Flyinge did and his rider Pernille did a super job with his education," Lone explained.
However, in the long term Schockemohle's in-house trainer Isabel Bache will be involved in the training of the stallion.
"I appreciate the great job Isabel did with both Vitalis and Fursten-Look and hopefully for the future she can take over the education," said Lone. "In our opinion Total Hope has all the opportunities to compete on the highest level and we will work for that. Total Hope is not the biggest and most beautiful stallion, but he has a heart of gold and gaits for the big sport. I’m happy that Paul gave me this opportunity and that the Danish commission stands behind the investment."