62 colts were ready for yesterday´s pre-selection at Vilhelmborg in Aarhus.
It was a cold and rainy day, but still with breeders and dressage entusiasts sitting in the arena with hot coffee watching and chatting about every single step of the maybe new stallions.
The day started with presentation free in the arena where you really saw a lot of promissing stallions, from there the Danish Warmblood licensing comittee were selection 30 colts for hard surface, subsequently shown by lunging and ending up with a total of 27 for the main licensing.
From watching the entire day, there are no doubt that the lunging makes the difference. Powerful supple movers from the presentation free, showed for a big part far from the same qualities for the lunging.
Huge positive imprint from Grand Galaxy Win
8 colts by Grand Galaxy Win selected for the main licensing. Galaxy seems to add a lovely type, long legs, supple movements, but to the down side some might lack a bit of strength for the topline. Will be very interesting to see the devolopment from now to the licensing.
You can find much more videos from presentation free at H2R Facebook page.
3 top favorites from H2R point of view:
Birkedals Aston by Bøgegårdens Alphabeat/Landtinus - super supple mover of the ground with lovely expression and superb balance. This colt is already co-owned by family Würtz Green, as a future prospect for their son, junior rider Kristian Würtz Green.
Forever by Fürst Romancier / Desperados - lovely modern type, and still with young horse look. Supple mover through the body.
Mr. Grey by Grey Flanell / Dalwhinnie, nice frame with power and suppleness of the ground and super modern look.
See the entire list of stallions selected for stallion licensing in Herning here.