The 9-year old Westfalian licensed premium stallion Daley Thompson has been gelded.
Bred and owned by Christian Becks, Daley Thompson is by Damon Hill out of Lauriebella (by Lauries Crusador xx x Bolero x Wendekreis).
The 2009 born stallion was licensed as a premium stallion at the 2011 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster and did his 30-day performance test in Munster in year later in 2012. He scored a total of 7.96 with 8.69 for dressage and 6.93 for show jumping.
They bay was first competed by Lisa Hessling, before Sebastian Heinze took over the ride in 2012. He rode him at the 2012 Bundeschampionate and finished 6th in the 3-year old riding horse class for stallions. In 2013 the horse did not show at all but in 2014 he returned to the arena under Claudia Rüscher. She took the stallion to the 2014 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, where they were 6th in the finals for 5-year olds.
In 2015 Heiner Schiergen climbed onboard and brought him to Prix St Georges level. He rode the horse at the 2016 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, for 7-year olds and finished fifth. As of December 2017 Ann-Christin Wienkamp has been showing the horse, who has now been gelded and will focus on sport.
Daley Thompson, whose name refers to the British Olympic gold medalist in decathlon, was never a popular breeding stallion and so far has one mare registered as brood mare with the German equestrian federation. Twenty-four of his get is registered for sport with Becks' home bred 5-year old HBS Daily Double being the most successful offspring so far in the young horse classes.
Photo © Astrid Appels
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