Don Bedo, Champion of the 1998 Westfalian Stallion Licensing
Stallions like Paradox, Pilot, and Fruhlingstraum made the Westphalian Association very famous. Yet at the 1998 Westphalian stallion approval it was an Oldenburger sire, Donnerhall, who produced the champion stallion in combination with the Westphalian Rosenkavalier x Apart.
Maria Bergjohan from Dulmen bred the wonderful darkbay, 16.2 hands high Don Bedo, who is presently leased by the Westphalian Verband for further breeding. Reserve Champion was a darkbay, 16.1 hands high Donnerwind x Mephistopheles x Burnus AA.
In the Westphalian Pony stallion approval a palomino Top Nonstop x Durello x Downland Chevalier achieved the title of 1998 Keuring Champion. Florian Karns is the lucky owner of this beauty. Reserve Champion was a Dressman x Voltreffer x Estroon ox. This dapple grey pony is owned by Andrea Melcheier from Weskott.
Dressman has been several times German Dressage Pony Champion under Astrid Buer (who is now a young rider) and Desiree Schurf (fourth at EC 1998). The Westphalian auctions often feature quality dressage ponies which are sired by the chestnut Dressman.