Oldenburg Verband Thinks European, Names Grand Galaxy Son Champion of 2018 Licensing

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 07:33
Grand Canyon (by Grand Galaxy T x Don Schufro) :: Photo © Petra Kerschbaum

(OL press release) - As the new Champion Stallion of the Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes (OL) a son of Grand Galaxy Win T - Don Schufro - Rawage Quintus - Donauwind/Trak., bred by HH Horses from Denmark and exhibited by HH Horses & Helgstrand Dressage from Denmark shone.

The sire Grand Galaxy Win T was finalist at the 2016 World Breeding Dressage Championships with Severo Jurado Lopez from Spain.

Oldenburgs Breeding Director Dr. Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff about the Champion Stallion: “This son of Grand Galaxy Win T is a very successful mix of the best dressage bloodlines in Europe. The black stallion has developed excellently since the pre-selection. His movement, especially that he showed during lunging, is not much better. In the trot he has shown impressive dynamics and enormous power from the hind leg. His movement trough the body is nearly perfect, so we could only honored this with a 10,0. A correctly made stallion, nice in the type characteristic, from which we will hopefully see many offspring."

Second place in the lot of Oldenburg premium stallions with emphasis on dressage went to a stallion by Diamond Hit - Fürst Heinrich - Don Schufro - Sandro Hit, bred by Christine Arns-Krogmann from Lohne, and exhibited by Madeleine Winter-Schulze from Wedemark. The Oldenburg Vice Champion comes from the famous Weissena dam line. His grandmother is none other than Weihegold OLD, gold medal winner at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Weihgand (by Diamond Hit x Furst Heinrich)
The third place was awarded to a son by Millennium/Trak. - Rubin-Royal - De Niro - Rubinstein I, bred by Heinrich Vahle, Friesoythe, and exhibited by Albert Sprehe from Essen. The noble stallion is the brother of the Oldenburg Champion Stallion 2014 Morricone I and Morricone II.

The two top ranked stallions in the premium ring were not for sale, Morricone III sold for 180,000 euro to the Celle state stud.

The second most expensive horse at the auction was the licensed For Romance x Fidertanz which sold for 170,000 euro to Latvia. The third most expensive horse was the premium colt by Floriscount x De Niro x Matcho AA which sold for 135,000 euro. Swedish clients bought the Morricone x Sandro Hit (30,000 euro), Bordeaux x Dacaprio (20,000 euro) and Johnson x Rohdiamant (35,000 euro).

The average price for a licensed stallion was 67,000 euro, the average price for a non-licensed stallion was 22,833 euro. The most expensive non-licensed stallin was the Sezuan x Don Romantic, which sold for 30,000 euro.

A complete Eurodressage report with a detailed run-down of the three licensing days will follow on Monday

Photo © Petra Kerschbaum

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Previous Champions
Benefit, Champion of the 2017 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Furst Fabrice, Champion of the 2016 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing 
Bonds, Champion of the 2015 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Morricone, Champion of the 2014 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Don Deluxe, Champion of the 2013 Oldenburg Stallion
Follow Me, Champion of the 2012 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
For Romance 2011 Oldenburg Licensing Champion, Tight Junction Steals the Show
De Martino Captures Champion's Title at 2010 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Fairbanks, Champion of the 2009 Oldenburg Licensing
Furstenball, Champion of the 2008 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Sieger Hit, Champion of the 2007 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Sandro Hit Euphoria At 2006 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Marketing Above Quality at the 2005 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Furst Heinrich Fledglings Fly High at 2004 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing
Don Kennedy, Champion of the 2003 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing