The 2017 Oldenburg licensing champion Benefit became the high scoring stallion at the 14-day Stallion Performance Testing which was held in Schlieckau on 4 - 17 April 2018.
A large group of 33 stallions participated in this testing for 3 and 4-year old, yet four dropped out.
The Swedish owned Benefit was the high scoring stallion with a total of 8.40 points. He got 9.5 for character, 8.5 for trot and canter, 9 for walk, 8.5 for rideability, 7.5 for free jumping and 8.75 from the guest judge rider. His total for dressage was 8.66 and for show jumping 7.83 points.
Benefit (by Belantis x Sir Tender x Welton x Figaro) is bred by Angelika Krause and the grey stallion sold for 600,000 euro to Ax:son Johnson at the auction following the Oldenburg licensing.
The second highest total score was 8.15 points, achieved by two stallions: the jumper Stakkato's Golden (by Stakkato Gold) and the dressage stallion Fine Romance (by For Romance x Dormello).
Fine Romance got 9.5 for character, 9 for trot and canter, 7 for walk, 8.5 for rideability, 7.5 for free jumping and 8 from the test rider. He totalled 8.30 for dressage and 7.83 for jumping.
Isterberg V (by Instertanz V x Belissimo M) was third best with a total of 8.03 points. He got between 9.5 and 9 for character and willingness, 8.5 for walk, 8 for trot and 9 for canter, 8.5 for rideability, 6.5 for free jumping and 9 from the test rider.
Numerous well known young stallions participated in the Schlieckau testing, amongst them Helen Langehanenberg's Tesla (by Vitalis) who got 8 for walk, 7.5 for trot and 8.5 for canter (total 7.68). Dante's Junior (by Dante Weltino x Sir Donnerhall I) earned a 8.0 total, Lodbergen's La Vie (by Livaldon) got 7.33 in total, and Morricone II (by Millennium) earned 7.65 with 6.5 for walk and 7.5 for trot and canter.
Complete scores (pdf)
Photo © Kiki Beelitz
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