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Gold for Donkey Boy21-03-2016 - 16:04

Four 4-year-old Danish bred show jumping stallions and three 4-year-old Danish bred dressage stallions competed for the prizes as best 4-year-old stallion in each of the two breeding directions, dressage and show jumping. One stallion – Hesselhøj Donkey Boy – outshone all of them and was awarded a breeder’s medal in gold

In keeping with tradition the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing ended Sunday with the final licensing of the 4-year-old stallions and the announcement and celebration of the 3-year-old premium stallions.

The 4-year-old stallions which have successfully passed a 35-day-test are first of all competing to became the champion stallion. Furthermore, the Danish bred stallions can be decorated with breeder’s medals of bronze, silver or gold.

The best Danish bred 4-year-old show jumping stallion is decorated with the Elvin Rasmussen challenge trophy whilst the best Danish bred 4-year-old dressage stallion is decorated with the Aage Ravn challenge trophy.

All 4-year-old stallions were presented under rider before the judges as well as the audience – demonstrating their gaits or their jumping abilities. All stallions worked confidently and willingly and made it a great pleasure to watch.

Decorated with the breeder’s medal in silver Bøgegården Gladiola by Bøgegården’s Graf’s Stakkato/Bøgegårdens Apollo was proclaimed show jumping champion stallion and was also granted the coveted Elvin Rasmussen challenge trophy. Bøgegården Gladiola is a talented jumper and comes out of a very strong dam line.

Until this day the Danish Warmblood licensing committee have only awarded the breeder’s medal in gold to five stallions, and among them are the ERA Dancing Hit and Milan – the sire and dam sire of Hesselhøj Donkey Boy which became the sixth gold medal stallion in the history of Danish Warmblood.

As a 3-year-old Hesselhøj Donkey Boy by ERA Dancing Hit/Milan was a premium stallion and stallion performance test winner as well as he was the most popular breeding stallion in Danish Warmblood last year. Not only does he have a famous sire and dam sire, but also his dam has made a name for herself as an international dressage horse.

Hesselhøj Donkey Boy was the obvious choice for the licensing committee for the champion title and the Aage Ravn challenge trophy.

– Hesselhøj Donkey Boy has the capacity to become a strong contestant for Danish Warmblood at the WBFSH World Championships for young dressage horses, said breeding consultant Karina Christiansen.

4-year-old show jumping stallions

• Diablo by Diamant de Revel/A’Khan Z, bred by Carsten Carstensen and owned by Jens Peter Aggesen – breeder’s medal in bronze
• Aagaardens Chico Ask by Favorit Ask/Chico’s Boy, bred by Hanne Aagaard, Stutteri Aagaarden and owned by Jan List Christensen – breeder’s medal in silver
• Frodo Ask by Favorit Ask/Coronado, bred by Stutteri Ask A/S and owned by May-Worre Sportshorses I/S – breeder’s medal in bronze
• Bøgegården Gladiola by Bøgegården’s Graf’s Stakkato/Bøgegårdens Apollo, bred and owned by Stina and Jørgen Schmidt, Bøgegården – breeder’s medal in silver
• Quintet by Quintender/Stakkato, bred in Germany and owned by Ib Kirk, Katrinelund

4-year-old dress age stallions

• Katrinelund Tin Tin by Tailormade Attention/Cavalier, bred and owned by Ib Kirk, Katrinelund – breeder’s medal in bronze
• Hesselhøj Donkey Boy by ERA Dancing Hit/Milan, bred by Dorthe and Hans Jørgen Hoeck and owned by Equi Stallions – breeder’s medal in gold
• Blue Hors Dreamline by Blue Hors Don Olymbrio/Blue Hors Hotline, bred by Åse and Henning Urup and owned by Blue Hors ApS – breeder’s medal in bronze
• Blue Hors Zalabaster by Blue Hors Zack/Alabaster, bred in Germany and owned by Blue Hors ApS

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