On St. Nicholas Eve we celebrated with many breeders from near and far an atmospheric evening around horse breeding. The new stallions, the well-known sires and their families were presented in the Christmassy decorated indoor arena. Jan Ahlers animated all guests to sing Christmas songs and the catering offered potato pancakes and homemade waffles.
The almost 27-year-old Lordanos and Casiro were the first shown stallions of the evening. Then the new stallions for the season 2020 were presented. The Oldenburg premium stallion Moreno by Morricone I x San Amour got a lot of applause when he was presented in hand. Also, his stable mate, For Austria by For Romance, who trotted through the hall with great charisma, impressed the audience. Likewise, the third young stallion just came back from the Oldenburg licensing. Calandor by Casalido out of the successful mare Lady Heida II was shown in hand. The spectators could watch his free jumping on the big screen. The fourth newcomer in the stallion collection was already presented over the jump. Herakles by Catoki x Landor S is already seven years old, was vice champion of the KWPN federation and successful in advanced level show jumping classes.
Rider Lena Stegemann and her trainer Walter Kind gave insights into the daily dressage work. Kind explained what is very important in the training of the horses, depending on their age. The three-year-old Hanoverian premium stallion Vivaldos was very well developed, fresh and demonstrated his strong nerves. With For Dance, the team demonstrated the first assembly approaches. Casalido and Ogano were jumped by Hendrik Sosath.
The homebred Casino Rubin was shown in a family picture. Besides his sire Casino Grande, his grandfather Casino Berlin, with whom Hendrik had won the bronze medal at the German Championship, was also shown. The guests watched the ride from Balve on the video screen. The round of Lady Lordana OLD and Hendrik in the Grand Prix of the CHIO Aachen was also shown there.
The second family picture was shown around the stallion mother Lady Heida II. Her three children by Catoki, Cadora, successful in Grand Prix, Lady Cadora OLD, OS Champion Mare 2014, Vice State Champion Mare of six-year old show jumpers 2017 and meanwhile internationally placed and son Cador, stallion of the year 2015 and successful in Grand Prix, were shown together.
After the premiere last year there were again special sport ponies to see. Danica Duen arrived with three of her best stallions. While the Palomino Diamonds Showtime was presented in hand, the boss herself rode Neverland WE. The 13-year-old daughter Sophie presented the triple Bundeschampion Cosmo Royale impressively.
Between the presentations of the horses Jan Ahlers created a cosy atmosphere with live music. Numerous breeders talked and celebrated until late night. The event was broadcast live by ClipMyHorse. Premium members can watch it in the archive.