On Saturday morning the stallions were presented on final time before the stallion licensing committee announced their verdict whether the stallions were licensed or not.
His Highness continues to score high notes throughout Europe. Today in the riding horse test, he scored 8.5 for walk, 9.3 for trot, 8.8 for canter, 9.0 for rideability and 9.0 for potential. Inga von Helldorff is His Highness' new rider as Stefan Wolff decided no longer to make the daily drive from Rosendahl to Dorum (3 hours one way). Von Helldorff still needs to get to know her horse as she is pushing too much in the saddle and holding her hands too high most of the time, but she is able to show off the black stallion's lovely paces.
Winning the Danish warmblood Young Horse Championship for show jumpers was the bay mare Cayenne S, by Churchill out of Lupin (by Leonardo II x Locarno). Test rider Johnny Hansen said that a decade ago he was test rider aboard Cayenne's dam Lupin and he felt that daughter Cayenne had as much and even more potential. "I would give her 10,5 but I can only go to 10," Hansen joked. The mare, who was very eager to attack the fences, won the 2006 Unghestechampionat.
Joachim Thomsen and his 10-year old Danish warmblood Mikado Envang won the Intermediaire II kur to music today. He was ecstatic with his ride.
The news in Herning is the absence of Blue Hors Hotline, the 2005 Hanoverian Licensing Champion who sold for 800,000 euro to Blue Hors/Paul Schockemohle. Hotline was supposed to be licensed here this weekend but didn't make the trip up north. The dark bay stallion by Hofrat x De Niro injured himself severely to the hoof and needs stable rest for a long time. There is no detailed information available whether Hotline is able to breed, or when he will be back in action. More news on him to follow soon.
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