Blue Hors Zackorado Returns to Denmark, New Ride for Paralympic Champion

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 18:59
Beth Bainbridge and Blue Hors Zackorado at the 2022 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo :: Photo © Astrid Appels

After one season standing at stud at Elite Stallions in Devonshire, Blue Hors Zackorado has returned home to Denmark. In his stead, Blue Hors Viconte has joined the line-up of stallions at the British stallion station. 

Zackorado has become the new ride of Paralympic champion Tobias Thorning Jorgensen.

Blue Hors Zackorado

The 2016 born Zackorado is by Blue Hors Zack out of Roxanna (by Florencio x Donnerhall x Rubinstein). He is bred by Paul Rode in Germany.

He was first licensed at the 2018 German ZfDP stallion licensing in Kreuth and named champion stallion. Zackorado did his 14-day suitability test in Adelheidsdorf in April 2019, where he scored 8.34 for dressage and 6.73 for show jumping, totalling 7.70 points. In February 2021 he completed his mandatory sport test in Munster-Handorf and scored 8.14 points. 

Owned by the Danish Blue Hors stud, Zackorado was first trained and competed by Spaniard Cristian Tudela Ruiz. In the semi-finals of the 2020 Danish Young Horse Championships he finished second with 90.6 points, but the actual finals were cancelled due to Covid.  At the 2021 Danish Young Horse Championships, they placed fifth in the 5-year old division with 86.4 points. 

In 2022 Elite Stallions leased Zackorado for one season to cater to the British breeding market. Under Beth Bainbridge he represented Great Britain at the 2022 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, where he finished 15th in the 6-year old consolation finals

Zackorado to Denmark for Tobias Thorning Jorgensen to Ride

Zackorado has now returned to Blue Hors stud in Denmark where World Para dressage and Olympic champion Tobias Thoring Jorgensen has taken over the ride. 

The new pair made its winning debut in Grade III at the 2023 CPEDI Randbol on 17 - 19 March 2023, winning the first test with 76.333% and placing second in the B test with 75.778% behind Tobias' top horse Jolene Hill. 

Viconte to the U.K.

Elite Stallions continues its collaboration with Elite Stallions and has sent Blue Hors Viconte for the 2023 season. 

Blue Hors Viconte is by Vivaldi out of Poetin VI (by Sandro Hit x Brentano II) and is bred by Klaus Tuchen in Germany.  He has been approved by the Oldenburg breed society in 2020. He initially stood at stud in Germany. In 2022 he was based in Denmark and competed nationally by Ulrik Falbe-Hansen. He finished 10th in the consolation finals at the 2022 Danish Young Horse Championships.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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