Annabella Pidgley Welcomes Helgstrand's Hanoverian Stallion Fifty-Fifty

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 11:05
Great Britain
Mette Sejbjerg Jensen and Fifty-Fifty at a qualifier for the 2023 Danish Young Horse Championships :: Photo © Ridehesten

British young Grand Prix rider Annabella Pidgley has added a new horse to her string: Helgstrand's 5-year old Hanoverian stallion Fifty-Fifty.

Fifty Fifty is by Furst Toto out of Royal Princess (by Royal Classic x Furst Piccolo x  Wolkenstein II)). He is bred by Arndt Schwierking.

The liver chestnut is from the damline that produced  Sephora S (by Sir Donnerhall II - Patrick van der Meer), premium stallion Bowmore (by Bordeaux - Lisa Müller), and Grand Prix horse Andretti (Laura Bechtolsheimer).

2021 Oldenburg Reserve Licensing Champion

Presented at the licensing by breeder Arndt Schwierking, Fifty Fifty was named the reserve champion of the 2021 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta. 

At the auction the hammer fell at 250,000 euro and the stallion moved to Helgstrand Dressage. He got approved for Westfalen and Hanoverian soon after.

In April 2022 he did the shortened suitability test in Vechta and scored 8,84 points. He then did the 35-day stallion performance test in the autumn of 2022 in Denmark and scored 848 points. 

He has been competed at three shows in his career so far. Mette Sejbjerg Jensen rode him in September and October 2023 in three young horse competitions in Denmark, including finishing 7th in the 2023 Danish Young Horse Championships for 4-year olds.

Fifty-Fifty was decorated with the Weltmeyer Prize by the Hanoverian society.  He sired 15 offspring registered with Danish warmblood so far.

Annabella Pidgley

Fifty-Fifty has now been sold to Annabella Pidgley, who owns a string of horses acquired at Helgstrand Dressage (Sultan des Paluds, Espe, Kadans, Hilus MBH, Vamos Amigos, and the late Iron).

"I think this special young horse will fit right in with all the chestnut boys at home," Pidgley stated. "I can’t wait to show you all more of him soon and bring you along our journey as we develop together."

Photo © Ridehesten

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