Nov 30, 2022
Fourteen stallions were presented in the Danish 35-day stallion test in Vilhelmsborg. DWB bred Svalegårds Hot Driver sired by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy of family Krabbe came out as the winner. He received by far the highest marks with a lot of 9.5, a.o. for rideability and walk and a 9 on average (903.5).
Another DWB approved stallion came in second place with a score of 870,5: Åtoftens Springtime sired by Springbank II VH.
Westphalian stallions Feinsten (sold to Helgstrand Dressage for EUR 410.000) and Elastic, Oldenburg reserve champion Fifty-Fifty sired by Fürst Toto, ZFdP approved About Me (sold to Helgstrand Dressage for EUR 1,350,000 and full brother to 1.65 million stallion About You RS2) and Oldenburg premium stallion Value, sired by Valverde NRW, all got scores higher than 800:
Premium stallion Feinsten: 850
Oldenburg reserve champion Fifty Fifty: 848
Warendorf Silver medalist Elastic: 834
About Me: 812
Oldenburg premium stallion Value: 801
Oldenburg premium stallion Flashy, auctioned to Helgstrand Dressage for EUR 260,000 failed the test (687,5).
Of the fourteen dressage stallions that were presented at the 35 days test, eight had already been (provisionally) approved at the DWB Stallion Approval in Herning. The Germany approved contingent of stallions must be presented at the 2023 DWB stallion selection in Herning in order to be approved for Danish Warmblood.