Silke Druckenmüller, WBFSH Dressage Breeder of the Year 2022

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:44
Silke Druckenmüller (née Fass) and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl

German Silke Druckenmüller has been named WBFSH Dressage Breeder of the Year 2022.  This is the second, consecutive time that the breeder of Olympic and European champion Dalera TSF has earned this title.

Dalera is a Trakehner mare by Easy Game x Handryk.

Ceremony at CSI-W Bordeaux

She will be celebrated with a small ceremony at the CSI-W Bordeaux (France) on Saturday 4 February 2023.

Sponsor Longines will award the winning breeder a watch and the breeder will receive a framed certificate and embroidered blanket from the WBFSH. The studbook representatives are also invited to the award ceremony.

"Small Amateur Breeder"

In a press release issued by WBFSH, the following was written about Druckenmüller. 

Silke Druckenmüller still cannot quite believe that as a small amateur breeder, she has achieved the highest award breeding has to offer for the second year in a row.

She has been fascinated by horses since she was a child, and came to breeding by chance, through a friend that is a breeder. The foals captivated her, and once she started breeding, she couldn’t get away from it anymore.

Druckenmuller celebrated at the 2023 CSI-W Bordeaux
Her breeding goal was always to produce a good riding horse, with the hope that it would also be a good sport horse – a horse with a good character and attitude, and a willingness to perform. And of course, a horse that is fun on a daily basis! To her, these traits are much more important than any other criteria, also at a high level of the sport. 

Dalera TSF

As a foal Dalera was essentially just as one knows her today, and how Jessica von Bredow-Werndl always describes her. She was always even-tempered and drawn to people. You could already see the quality of movement, always moving in the field in a loose and elastic manner. And she was simply uncomplicated.

Silke’s breeding plans for the future are simple – to just continue in the same way! She had to make some decisions, as she does not want her operation to get too big. And so, she has sold all the mares that are not out of this damline, and intends to focus on Dalera’s damline in the future.

On winning the WBFSH Breeder Award Silke said she is incredibly proud, also of Dalera’s achievement. 

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