Despite the rainy weather, numerous breeders came to our stud on the 9th and 10th of July to show their foals of the Oldenburg breeding associations OS (show jumping) and OL (dressage) as well as foals of the Hanoverian Verband.
The judges saw numerous promising foals. The quality of the jumping and dressage foals was outstanding and exemplary for modern horse breeding. This was also reflected in the results: 62 of 92 presented Oldenburg foals received a “premium”, 13 were awarded as "elite foals" and 4 foals were selected for the Oldenburg foal auction in Vechta.
The first foals of the Hanoverian premium stallion Soundcheck convinced the breeders and judges in the offspring evaluation. The breeding director, Bernhard Thoben, said about the offspring: "We have seen very good types, with enough length in the body, great big eyes and a sporty motion sequence". The colt number 352 by Soundcheck out of La Roos by Lordanos x Landor S was selected as the best foal. The young stallion comes from the successful breeding of Werner Weddehage, Nikolausdorf. Number 356, a colt by Soundcheck out of Laboe by Landor S x Sion, bred by Harm Oncken from Sande became runner-up. The third place was shared by three foals: The foal with the number 553, a filly by Soundcheck x Twilight x Liberty M, and the colt No. 357 out of Fidelia by Argentinus x Fidelio are both by Martin Simonsmeier from Kalletal. Maximiliane Böcker from Theresienhof was also pleased about the third place of her foal by Soundcheck out of Lady Quality by Quality x Lacantus.
Also, the first foals of the Hanoverian premium stallion Vivaldos were presented. Already in the time before the offspring evaluation, Vivaldos made himself a name with his first offspring. He has already sired numerous auction foals at the various breeding associations. A total of 22 foals impressed both the jury and the breeder. A total of 15 foals received a “premium”. Four foals were awarded as elite foals and two were invited to the elite auction in Vechta.
Inge Workel, assistant to the breeding director, was enthusiastic about the "very good types, with a very beautiful face and good neck (...) and equipped with an incredible tact and impulsion in movement".
The colt by Vivaldos out of Blanja by Florencio x Sandro Song was chosen as the winner foal. The impressive stallion is bred by Ilse Behrends from Großheide. The reserve champion became a filly by Vivaldos out of Donna Leon by Ampère x De Niro with head number 49 bred by Gerd Sosath and owned by Bodo Willms, Oldenburg. Both foals were awarded as elite foals and were selected to the auction. Third place went to number 79, the elite filly by Vivaldos out of Salome by Stedinger x Coriander. The breeders of this foal are Hans and Elsbeth Glindemann, Brokstedt. Together in fourth place was number 48, a filly by Vivaldos out of Feldschwalbe by Quaterback x Stedinger (breeder: Dr. Hans-Hermann and Martina Lagershausen, Berne), 59 by Vivaldos out of Widona by De Niro x Plaisir d'Amour (breeder: Georg Bischoff, Wardenburg), and number 78, the elite colt by Vivaldos out of Havanna by Hotline x Rohdiamant bred by Holthausen GbR, Steinfeld.
The following foals were awarded the Elite Foal Award:
No. 304 filly by Cador out of La Luna M by Le Cou Cou x Argentinus, Breeder: Irmtraud & Heinz Meyerhoff
No. 307 filly by Casino Berlin out of Into Date W by Baloubet du Rouet, Breeder: Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder
No. 320 filly by Comme Prévu out of Lady Berlin by Casino Berlin x Lordanos, Breeder: Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder
No. 323 colt by Comme Prévu out of Chandra by Landor S x Cor de la Bryère, Breeder: Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder
No. 330 filly by Don out of Kiss Me SP by Concreto x Landor S, Breeder: Sven Pfleumer, Barßel
No. 342 colt by Ogano out of Kathinka by Levisonn x Landor S, Breeder: Werner Weddehage, Nikolausdorf
No. 363 filly by Diamant de Plaisir out of Eline by Veron x Wolfgang, Breeder: Karl-Heinz Löffler, Greiz
No. 366 filly by Casino Grande x Seal x Levantos, Breeder: Thomas Rolf, Georgsmarienenhütte
No. 21 filly by For Dance out of Magou by Flatley x Welt Hit II, Breeder: Christian Jasper, Westerstede
No. 48 filly by Vivaldos out of Donna Leon by Ampère x De Niro, Breeder: Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder
No. 64 colt by Vivaldos out of Blanja by Florencio x Sandro Song, Breeder: Ilse Behrends, Großheide
No. 78 colt by Vivaldos out of Havanna by Hotline x Rohdiamant, Breeder: Holthausen GbR, Steinfeld
No. 79 filly by Vivaldos out of Salome by Stedinger x Coriander, Breeder: Hans u. Elsbet Glindemann, Brokstedt