The 2014 Oldenburg Licensing champion Morricone shone as the celebrated Oldenburg main premium winner at the 2016 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, on Saturday 19 November 2016.
When deciding which stallion is to receive a main premium, not only the stallion’s achievements in sport but also the result of his performance test and, even more important, the quality of his first foal crop, are deciding factors.
The main premium for dressage went to the 4-year old Morricone (by Millennium x Rubin-Royal x De Niro), bred by Heinrich Vahle from Friesoythe and owned by Gestüt Bonhomme in Werder. Morricone won the dressage index at the 30-day test in Adelheidsdorf. This noble black stallion with talent for dressage finished his test with a final score of 9.33. The judges gave Morricone 9.0 for his trot and canter and the highest possible score of 10.0 for his walk.
The second placed stallion for the main premium went to the 4-year old Danish warmblood Dreamline (by Don Olymbrio L x Hotline - Don Romantic), bred by Henning Urup from Denmark and owned by Blue Hors stud. Dreamline has already sent offspring to the Elite Foal Auctions in Vechta.
The third main premium was the 4-year old Trakehner bred Honoré du Soir (by Easy Game x Latimer x Banditentraum), bred by Marten Hillmann from Bassum and owned by Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder. The dam Lara Croft had also previously been bred to San Amour, which produced not only the 2012 Oldenburg Bundeschampion of three-year old mares and geldings, Soiree d'Amour OLD, but also the Oldenburg bronze medal winner at the 2013 Bundeschampionat in the class for five-year old dressage horses, Soiree de Saumur OLD, ridden by Ann-Kristin Dornbracht.
The 2016 show jumping main premium was awarded to Hickstead White (by Hickstead x Coupe de Coeur x Quidam’s Rubin), bred and owned by Gestüt Sprehe in Löningen.
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