Tirana Named Danish Mare of the Year 2012

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:35
Danish Warmblood Breeding News

At the 50th anniversary Danish warmblood elite mare show the Danish Warmblood society added five new mares to the collection of gold medal mares. Tirana (by Temptation x Crelido) was named Mare of the Year 2012.

Two jumping mares and three dressage mares were decorated with the coveted gold medal. A total of 65 breeder’s medals were awarded: 34 bronze, 26 silver and five gold medals.

The best jumping mare of the year, Cordia bred by Tage Petersen from Bylderup-Bov, represents one of the very strong Danish dam lines. Her dam Coronet was a gold medal mare herself. The judges described Cordia as a functional and harmonious mare with a very supple topline. She jumps powerfully and with enormous capacity.

The best dressage mare of the year, Tirana from Poul Hove & Gitte Søgaard in Snedsted, was also mare of the year as a two-year-old. This mare is also out of a strong dam line is and out of the gold medal mare Crelita. The judges praised Tirana as a mare of excellent type. She radiates international capacity and moves with great activity and a constant uphill tendency. Tirana earned 10’s for type, topline and overall score.

In addition to the two champion mares another three mares were selected for the final gold ring. The five gold medal mares are:


Owner and breeder: Tage Petersen, 6372 Bylderup-Bov
Sire: Diamant de Semilly
Dam sire: Coronado

Hot Cherie P
Owner and breeder: Mogens Nielsen, 6731 Tjæreborg
Sire: Chico’s Boy
Dam sire: Come Back II


Owner and breeder: Poul Hove & Gitte Søgaard, Snedsted
Sire: Tailormade Temptation
Dam sire: Crelido

Owner and breeder: Ann Simonsen & Erik Mørk, 7323 Give
Sire: Blue Hors Zack
Dam sire: Robin

Lehmanns Lilo  (4-year-old)
Ejer: Stine Døssing, 7800 Skive
Opdrætter: Linda & Dennis Lehmann, Randbøl.
Sire: De Noir
Dam sire: Midt-West Ibi-Light

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