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Horse Show Dobrock August 18 - 21, 2011

Certo by Certain - Bolero became fourth in a medium level dressage test with a final score of 69%.

Scampolo bay mare by Sinatra Song - Tanzmeister/Trak., born 2007 (owner: Walter Strube, Suhlendorf) placed sixth in a riding horse ability class for four-year-old horses with a final score of 7.67.

Summertime by San Remo - Rotspon finished fourth in her first riding horse ability class for four-year-old horses. She scored 8,25. She presented DREAMLIKE performances in the winner's division of the nine best three- and four-year-old horses, earning the fantastic final score of 8.5 and being only just beaten by the overall champion.

World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses
in Verden, August 4 - 7, 2011

Herwart-von-der-Decken Show:

Our training horse, the three-year-old bay mare Larissa by Lauries Crusador xx-Weltmeyer (owner: Reinhard Braak, Krautsand) won the division of halfbred mares.

Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships for three-year-old horses:

Donna Felice by Don Frederico-White Star (owner: Doris Hofmann, Rhade) placed fifth in her division with a final score of 8.

Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships for four-year-old horses:

Summertime by San Remo - Rotspon qualified for the Final with a final score of 8.08, scoring 8 for her trot and 9 for her canter and the walk.

She finished the Final with a final score of 8 and a fantastic eighth place.

Elmloher Riders Days July 28 - 28, 2011

Fantastic placements for our training horses:

Dolittle by Don Frederico placed fourth in a qualifier for the Federal Championships, an elementary level dressage horse ability competition. He finished with a final score of 7.6.

Certo by Certus-Bolero (owner: Heike Reichel) finished second in a medium level dressage test.

Wihwoh by White Star - Lauries Crusador xx (owner: Juliane Vogt) and Malte were able to win an elementary level dressage test at the curb bit with a final score of 7.9.

Riding horse ability classes:

Shadow BC born 2008, black gelding by San Remo - Ravallo (owner: Cord Badenhoop-Clausen, Neddenaverbergen) placed in third in the first test with a final score of 7.75. He finished second in the "Best of the Best"-division (the best three horses from the first test), earning a final score of 8.08.

Summertime born 2007, bay mare by San Remo - Rotspon (owner: Willy Koppelmann, Freiburg/Elbe) placed fourth in the division of four-year-old horses with a final score of 8.17.

Fleur de Lis born 2007, chestnut mare by Fidertanz - Wolkentanz I (owner: Hermann-Josef Becker, Troisdorf) earned a third place in the division of four-year-old horses with a final score of 8.25. She also finished third in the "Best of the Best"-divisision.

Doolittle qualified for the Federal Championships in Warendorf!

Doolittle by Don Frederico - Lauries Crusador xx, owner: Anne Weldt, Fischerhude, earned the qualification for the Federal Championships in Warendorf in September: He ranked second at the National Hanoverian Championships in Hanover with a final score of 8.

National Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships for three-year-old horses in Hanover:

Donna Felice by Don Frederico - White Star, owner: Doris Hoffmann, Rhade, became the convincing Vice Champion with a final score of 8.17. She scored 8.5 for her trot, 8 for the canter and 8.5 for the walk.

Successful show outing with our training horses

Doolittle by Don Frederico-Lauries Crusador xx
(Owner:Anne Weldt,Fischerhude)
Various placements at elementary dressage level with scores up to 7.9

Let's Dance by Loxley II – Wonderful, chestnut mare, born in 2008
(Owner: Jorge Carnicero,USA)
Two starts at riding horse ability classes – two placements (Sandbostel and Zeven, 2nd and 3rd).
She also completed an outstanding mare performance test in Dorum at the beginning of June, scoring 8.25 for her rideability.

Florance by Florencio – Cordoba, bay mare, born in 2005
(Owner: Wolfgang Schmitz-Heinen, Wermelskirchen)
She immediately won her first test in an elementary level dressage competition with Malte (in Geestenseth).

Daner by Dancier – Weltmeyer, chestnut gelding, born in 2008
(Owner: Satu Jurinnen,Finnland)
Placed third at his first start in a riding horse ability class (Weyhe-Lahausen).

Shadow BC by San Remo – Ravallo, bay gelding, born in 2008
(Owner: Cord u. Sonja Badenhoop-Clausen, Neddenaverbergen)
Finished fourth at his first public presentation in Bargstedt.

Fleur De Lise by Fidertanz – Wolkentanz, chestnut mare, born in 2007
(Owner: Hermann-Josef Becker, Troisdorf)
She put an exclamation point on her first outing in North Germany! She came to us on June 12 and already placed fourth in a riding horse ability class in Bargstedt (June 16–19). One week later, she won the same competition (June 24–26), scoring 8.5 for her trot and 9 for her canter. She also finished third in a novice level dressage test with a final score of 7.9.

Donna Felice by Don Frederico – White Star, black mare, born in 2008
(Owner: Doris Hofmann, Rhade)
Placed third in a riding horse ability class in Weyhe-Lahausen, scoring the same mark than Danier under our rider Franziska Gube.

Shangrila by San Remo – Wolkenstein II, bay mare, born in 2007
(Owner: ZG Dr.Cord u. Gundula Heimsoth, Quelkorn)
Earned a fantastic 2nd place in the winner’s prize of a riding horse ability class in Sandbostel with a final score of 8.5!!! 9 for her canter and her walk.

Hamlet by Hohenstein – Walt Disney, bay gelding, born in 1997
(Owner: Irmgard Tolle, Bremerhaven)
Earned various high placements in dressage tests of M/B and M/A-level under Malte Kalus in this show season, just recently two times in Beverstedt (June 17–19).

The following foals will be born next year:

Wonderlady (dam to Lavinia)
bred to Quasar de Charry by Quaterback-Wolkentanz (Pape stallion station)

Donna Doria by Don Bosco-Grundsee
bred to Conen by Chequille-Landclassic (Celle National State Stud)

Leena by Lancier-Matrose
bred to Foundation by Fidertanz-Don Vito (Paul Schockemöhle stallion station)

Giamira by Quidam de Revel - Ramiro
bred to Stolzenberg (Celle National State Stud)

Chestnut colt born April 17, 2011

Chestnut colt by Scolari out of Wyona by Weltmeyer - Matcho, born April 17, 2011

124th Elite Auction in Verden, April 8 + 9, 2011

Catalogue-no. 55, the three-year-old chestnut gelding Dancing BC by Dancier - Maurice, was sold at Euro 43,000 to Norway.

Breeder and exhibitor was the Badenhop-Clausen-family from Kirchlinteln-Neddenaverbergen.
We started the gelding under saddle and presented him at the auction qualification.

DE 431310052502
De Niro Donnerhall v. Donnerwetter
Alicante v. Akzent II
Lacarna TS Lancier v. Lauries Crusador xx
Espina v. Espri
Mona Lisa BC
H DE 331315124692
Maurice Matcho AA v. PANCHO II AA
Gracia v. Garibaldi II
Callas Cavalier v. Cardinal xx
Anja v. Absatz

March 27, 2011...

...bay filly by Romanciero - Lancier - Matrose, born 3.00 am in the morning!

Results of the Free Jumping Competition

These are the results of the Free Jumping Competition on March 19, 2011:

Results of the three-year-olds

Results of the four-year-olds

Our self-bred For Keeps - Contendro-son "Famos Boy" earned a
fantastic third place in the division of four-year-old horses.

Our rider Franziska Gube did an excellent job and
prepared him excellently for this event.

Impressions Free Jumping

Free Jumping Competition


You are all welcome for the Free Jumping Competition on March 19, 2011, at our training facilities (Ummelweg 11, D-27412 Hepstedt). Judges will be Hartmut Kettelhodt (stable manager Auction and Sales Centre, Verden, and show jumping coach for the auction horses) and show jumping rider Phillip Baumgart, Verden-Döhlbergen.

Besides the presentations of the high-quality futurity prospects, refreshments will be served. Our team and the three horse breeders clubs of the county of Rotenburg (Bremervörde, Zeven, Rotenburg) will be happy to welcome you!

Best regards

Stefan Blanken

List of three-year-olds

List of four-year-olds

Herning Licensing Days 2011

Annette and I attended the Stallion Licensing of the Danish Warmblood Association in Herning from Thursday until today/Saturday (March 10 - 12). The Championships for young dressage and show jumping horses of the Danish Warmblood Association and an equestrian trade show are also part of this event. There were approximately 7,000 spectators at the Gala Show on Friday evening. I have rarely experienced such a fantastic atmosphere before! They were all completely involved and enjoyed the show!!!
We met many friends and customers.

Will go there again next year!!!

Stallion Presentation of the Celle National State Stud in the newly constructed Horse Centre Luhmühlen on March 3, 2011

Stallions of the National State Stud were shown, together with some of their offspring. I presented the 5-year-old Don Frederico-son "Doolittle", owned by Anne Weldt from Fischerhude.

He did an excellent job!!!

First foal born in 2011!

Bay colt by San Bernadino (Sandro Hit - Matcho) out of Donna Gloria by Don Bosco, born on March 1, 2011, at 2.45 am.

February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011: We are happy that our home-bred state premium candidate Sternschnuppe by Sir Savoy - Wonderful returned home. She is in-foal to FIORANO by Rousseau (Pape stallion station). Estimated date of birth: end of May, 2011.

Besides her dam Wonderlady, she is scheduled to be the second pillar of our foundation stock of TARANTELLA (Tahiti) by Marcio xx. Click on for more information on this foundation stock.

This year, Wonderlady is expecting her 10th foal in a row. Certainly a convincing proof for the fertility of this line.

Dressage Tournament Luhmühlen,
February 11 - 13, 2011

The new season started off well for Doolittle by Don Frederico - Lauries Crusador xx (owner: Anne Weldt, Fischerhude - breeder: Heinrich Ehlers, Freiburg/Elbe).

He placed second in a novice level dressage test with a final score of 7.2. And he completely convinced at his first start at elementary level. He also placed second in this division with a final score of 7.4.

We are looking forward to his future performances in this season!

AHS-Meeting in Portland/Oregon: Judges' Conference on the Quelhurst Farm
on February 3, 2011.

Dressage and Show Jumping Clinic on the Devonwood Farm in Portland/Oregon on February 5, 2011

RODEO in the Rosegarden of Portland on February 4, 2011

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Bundeschampionate Winning Trainer Stefan Blanken Symposium at the 2011 American Hanoverian Society Annual Meeting

The American Hanoverian Society (AHS) is pleased to announce that a Young Jumper and Dressage Horse Training Symposium conducted by Stefan Blanken, will be held at the world-class Devonwood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, Ore., on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 11:30am to 5:30pm. The training symposium is in conjunction with the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting. Stefan Blanken is a leading trainer of young dressage and jumping horses in Germany and winner of major German shows and championships.

Stefan Blanken on Doolittle 2nd place at the Hadeln Riding Horse Championships at Dobrock in August 2010

The informative event will demonstrate presenting Hanoverians in-hand, as well as the selection and training of jumper and dressage horses to FEI levels. In addition, local wineries will be offering “Taste of Oregon” wine tasting during the event, showcasing the region’s excellent Pinor Noir wines and other wines. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Stefan Blanken will be replacing the previously announced symposium headliner Sue Blinks.