In Memoriam - Blue Hors Don Schufro
Friday, January 3, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the king of our stallion stable, Blue Hors Don Schufro, who passed away today due to old age of nearly 27 years
Through more than two decades Blue Hors Don Schufro has been the flagship of Blue Hors. By international professionals he has been described as a living legend in sport and breeding, and he is a true legend that has contributed to the dressage horse breeding far beyond Danish borders. At Blue Hors his bronze statue adorns as an everlasting memory of Don Schufro’s greatness.
Don Schufro has had an an indescribable importance to this place; not only by virtue of his achievements in both sport and breeding, but most of all with his great personality and presence. We have done everything to give him a great retirement but old age caught up with him, Martin Klavsen says with sadness in his voice.
Olympic Medal Winner
Don Schufro by Donnerhall / Pik Bube I / Unkenruf was bred by Martin Meier, Germany. He is recognized in most European breeding associations and started his breeding career with Paul Schockemöhle, where he covered one season as a 3-year-old before being acquired by Blue Hors. He has been an internationally sought-after breeding stallion throughout his career and has had a very positive influence in breeding in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, where he has the status of elite stallion and ranks very high with dressage indexes.