Neumuenster, GER- He was the first athlete to receive the golden ribbon in Neumuenster’s Holstenhallen. The three-year-old stallion Stoertebeker won the Trakehner Free-jumping Cup with superiority. The judging combination of Jens Hoffrogge and Philipp Hartmann judged the scope of the three-year-old grey, bred and owned by Familie Bloemer from Splietsdorf, with a 9.0 for scope and 8.8 for technique.
This talent is not by chance: the young athlete’s sire is the Olympic champion Abdullah and his dam is from the successful sire Sixtus. That the retired breeding stallion Sixtus, by Habicht and born in 1989, is more current than ever is shown in the further placings: Horales, by Sixtus-Hamlet Go, (breeder: Bernhard Schoenberger, Seck, owner: Roswitha Kottmann, Bad Marienburg) was second in the Free-jumping Cup. The third place went to Ehrentanz, by Abendtanz, (breeder and owner: Elisabeth Mallert, Poland) who has Sixtus in his pedigree through Hirtentanz and Axis.
Gisela Gunia, the licensing commissioner, commented after the young stallions completed their free-jumping: “We have seen very good ability. The stallions were all well prepared and those with show jumping in their pedigree showed a lot of scope, carefulness and sovereignty. However, the stallions with dressage pedigrees did a good job as well and were very relaxed with all the clapping from the spectators.”
The presentation of the riding horse, broodmare and foal auction collection followed and there was a very special offer in the youngest lot this year that has never been seen at an Association auction in Germany. “We’re offering the unique opportunity to secure extraordinary genetic quality “, said Neel-Heinrich Schoof, the marketing representative and assistant breeding manager. An embryo from the combination of the Moritzburg top sire, Freiherr von Stein, and the highly successful Zikade, by Singolo, will be auctioned off. This combination stands for pure performance: the four-year-old Freiherr von Stein, by Millennium, is the bronze medal winner from the Bundeschampionat 2017. Zikade was the winner of the German Riding Horse competition at the Bundeschampionat 2014 with Dorothee Schneider and placed in the final of the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 2015. There are many examples of extraordinary athletes who have been born by embryo transfer. The full siblings Fiontini and Fiontina, who won gold and silver at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 2015 were produced this way. Equally so, the full siblings Fasine (Federal Champion) and For Romance (Champion Oldenburg Stallion).
The current carrying mare is nine-years-old, has already had two foals and is enjoying the Fall weather on a field in Schleswig-Holstein. The planned foaling date is May 2018. “The probability that this foal, out of Zikade and by Freiherr von Stein, will have extraordinary quality is very high considering the performance pedigrees and the interest in this offer is great”, said Neel-Heinrich Schoof.
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