Michellino has been proclaimed Danish Warmblood Stallion of the Year 2006 at the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing in Herning, Denmark. The Stallion of the Year award is always kept very secret
and when it was announced that the 15-year old Elite Stallion Michellino became the winner, the crowds went wild at the Herning Messecenter.
Born in The Netherlands, Michellino is by Michelangelo out of Claudette (Ulft x Lector) and is owned by Per Vintersboelle from Aars, Denmark. Michellino was licensed in Denmark in 1994 and currently has more than 1000 registered offspring. He sired two licensing champions -- Milan and Matinique -- and many more licensed sons.
Michellino is a stallion with a notorious reputation. Because of his very hot temperament, Michellino is not the easiest horse to handle, nor his offspring, but he has proven to produce top quality sport horses and has sired numerous internationally successful FEI dressage horses.
Michellino's most famous dressage offspring are Milan, who recently sold to Austria, Laura Bechtolsheimer's Grand Prix horse Mistral Hojris, young rider Annemette Mortensen's Mitchell Imhoff and World Young Horse Championship participant Mineur.
Michellino rightfully deserves to be honoured as one of Denmark's most important and influential Danish warmblood sires.
Text and Photos by Astrid Appels/Eurodressage
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