At Open House 28 April at Katrinelund all 3 stallions were presented under saddle.
Enjoy the videos here below captured by Per Torp.
The stallions are available via Katrinelund.dk (EU station).
HESSELHØJ DONKEY BOY
We are proud to present Hesselhøj Donkey Boy in our stallion collection again in 2019. However, this will be his last year on chilled semen. This top modern stallion possesses everything; beauty, style and extremely supple movements in all three gaits. At the Danish Warmblood 10-day-test and performance test, he won convincingly with 900 points for his gaits and a total score of 889.5 points. His unique victories continued in 2017 as he won his first start at L-level with an overwhelming 82,58%. At the 5-year Championship, he won the qualifier with the score of 97,2 points and continued the success in the finals with 99,6 points, where he was awarded 9,8 for trot, 10 for walk, 10 for canter, 10 for rideability and 10 for capacity. At the World Championships for young Horses in Ermelo, he was rewarded with 9,64 points in the qualifier and became second, and won Bronze in the finals with the score 9,1.
Again in 2018, he won the 6-year old Championship, as well as the qualifier with high scores and was in the finals at the Young Horses World Championships in Ermelo.
The sire, ERA Dancing Hit was rewarded the Champion Stallion-title. The dam line of Hesselhøj Donkey Boy consists of some of the best in Danish breeding with five elite broodmares in a row, where the dam, Søbakkehus Kamilja, is an advanced level dressage horse. The grand sire, Milan, was also appointed champion stallion. This fantastic dam line originates from the Hannoverian mare, Amuratha, born in 1926 and later exported to Sweden, where she was the founding mare of the Swedish dam line 36. Through this dam line, Hesselhøj Donkey Boy also includes the famous, Swedish Gaspari blood, as well as the well-known Drumhead xx blood. The foals sired by Donkey Boy, have fully satisfied all our expectations. Out of Donkey Boy’s first crop, six foals were selected for the Elite Show and thus almost half of the entire collection, and again in 2017, he sired the “Colt of the Year “Svalegårds Hot Boy”, owned by Hestengen Dressage. In 2019, he is the sire of not less than five sons for the Stallion Grading In Herning.
Hesselhøj Donkey Boy is WFFS negative.
Duke was licensed in Hannover 2018 and appointed Premium Stallion. During the licensing, he was referred to as the most classic and complete stallion of the entire collection. We immediately spotted the stallion and fortunate that Norwegian Kristin Andresen bought the stallion afterwards at the auction.
Duke is a complete dressage stallion. His conformation is ideal with a long supple topline, correct neck and shoulder and a beautiful head.
Duke is leggy, modern and even though he has lots of body, he is still very elegant. Duke has strong and very correct limbs with very good and well-shaped hooves. He possesses three good and elastic gaits with lots of suppleness, together with lots of power. His pedigree is unique. He is out of the Hanoverian damline 3193405, which has produced several top horses in dressage as well as in jumping.
Dimaggio, the sire of Duke, died in 2015. Dimaggio won The Young Horse World Championships for 5-year old dressage horses in Arnhem in 2000. Later, he had several victories and placements in Intermediare. Dimaggio is however best known as the sire of an endless row of top dressage horses at Grand Prix level. Great rideability characterizes this stallion line.
We are looking forward to using this young stallion for breeding and expect him to add type, gaits and especially great rideability.
Duke is WFFS negative.
De l’Or is an extremely elegant stallion with three high quality gaits. He has the perfect character; nice and calm when handled, and with good energy and work ethic under the rider.
He was the absolute favorite of the audience at the licensing in Verden in 2011, where he was appointed Premium Stallion. At his test in Schlieckau 2013, he scored 8,4 points in dressage.
De l’Or is out of very strong performance bloodlines with Dancier – Rotspon – Argentan proving to be strong combinations in the sport.
We are thrilled that the breeders have welcomed him so warmly, and we are satisfied with the fantastic quality of the offspring in Denmark and Germany among which are several licensed sons.
De l´Or is WFFS Negative.