Rose la France Named 2023 Trakehner Elite Mare Champion

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 09:55
Rose La France :: Photo © Stefan Lafrentz

Rose La France has been named Trakehner Elite Mare Champion of 2023 at the annual Trakehner stallion licensing in Neumunster on 1 December 2023.

The best three-year-old mares of the year were invited to the elite mare show. This year, 13 young fillies faced the judges' trio consisting of Dr. Felix Austermann, head of the Warendorf State Stud, Roland Metz, marketing manager in the Oldenburg Association, and Frank Bangert from the mare registration committee of the Trakehner Association.

Rose La France

The judges invited six mares to the final ring and finally named the outstanding chestnut mare Rose la France Mare of the Year. The titlist is by Fellini out of elite mare rihanna (by Connery). She is bred and owned by Michaela Böhn, Harsefeld. With a confident appearance, correct conformation and outstanding, powerful trot, she was celebrated with a standing ovation.

The reserve champion was the wonderful Replica (by Ivanhoe x Summertime) bred and owned by Monica Lindstedt from Stockholm. She won the bronze medal at the Federal Championships in the fall and won everyone's hearts with her light-footed tact and charm.

The judges selected the extremely harmonious Kalahari  (by Millennium x Glucksruf I) as the third ranked mare. She is bred by Ilonka Danowski from Dierstorf.

Two Auctions

The auction of mares and riding horses had the all-rounded Deinheart (by Dürrenmatt x Donaufischer) as the most expensive horse of the collection. This driving horse sold fro 62,000 euro to Sweden. The gelding Heißer Stein (by Freiherr von Stein x Donauruf) was the second most expensive horse, selling for 38,000 euro. The average price of the riding horses was 26,857 euro. One horse did not sell. 

There was a separate auction for the mares and the most expensive one was the 3-year old Pastorale (by Herakles x Le Rouge) who sold for 61,000 euro, followed by the third ranked mare Kalahari from the elite mare show for 60,000 euro. The third best price was 31,000 euro which was paid for Preussen Flora (by Preussen Party x Zauberfurst). The mares cost an average of 26,000 euro.

Complete results Elite Mare Show here

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