The Baden Wurttemberger Fidelio Royal and the Hanoverian Emilio became the winners of the autumn 50-day Stallion Performance testings for dressage stallions, which concluded in Schlieckau and Neustadt/Dosse this month.
The Schlieckau 50-day testing began on 11 October and concluded on 29 November 2016. Bred and owned by Annika Schwaab, the Baden Wurttemberger stallion Fidelio Royal (by For Romance x Rubin Royal x Wenzel) topped the board with an 8.56 overall score. The stallion scored 8.5 for walk and trot, 8.0 for canter, 8.5 for rideability and 9.25 by the guest judge rider. Fidelio Royal is not yet licensed for breeding.
The second highest scoring stallion in Schlieckau was the Trakehner reserve licensing champion Ivanhoe (by Millennium x Hohenstein x Giorgio Armani) with 8.46 points. The black for 7.5 for walk, 9 for trot and 8 for canter. He scored 9.0 for rideability and 8.75 from the test rider. Ivanhoe is bred in The Netherlands by Antonie Hofmann.
The Neustadt/Dosse 50-day testing began 4 October and concluded on 22 November 2016. The Hanoverian Emilio (by Estobar x Don Crusador x Weltmeyer) became the top scorer with a total of 8.58 points. Bred by Hinrich Engelke and owned by the Celle state stud, Emilio got 8.5 for walk and trot, 9 for canter, 8.5 for rideability and 8.5 from the guest judge rider.
The second highest scoring stallion in Neustadt/Dosse was the 5-year old Oldenburg stallion Fiandro (by Fidertanz x Sandro Hit x Castro), bred by Arnold Wegbünder and owned by Gut Lonken. Fiandro scored 8.43 in total with 8.5 for walk, 8.0 for trot and 8.5 for canter and rideability. The test rider also scored him 8.5.
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