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In the Warmblood-dominated sport horse scene, Danish Warmbloods are an increasingly popular choice for riders at all levels.

have tuned in to YouTube.com to view Andreas Helgstrand and Blue Hors Matine’s breathtaking freestyle at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. Their results also speak for themselves as the Danish dressage team has continually improved: for the first time in history, Denmark brought home an Olympic medal in dressage when their team claimed the Bronze in Hong Kong in 2008. Famous Danish horses include the stallion Lando, who won the individual silver in show jumping with his Dutch rider Albert Voom at the Sydney Olympics; Marzog, (ridden by Anne Grethe Tornblad, Denmark); Matador, (ridden by Kyra Kyrklund, Finland); Andiamo (ridden by Sven Rothenberger, The Netherlands). In addition to Matine, Andreas Helgstrand also rode the number one and two horses at the last World Breeders Young Horse Championship for five-year-old horses in Verden, Germany, Honnerups Driver (Romanov Blue Hors out of a Don Schufro mare) and Uno Donna Unique (Don Schufro out of a Falkland mare). There are many reasons that this relatively new breed is becoming more fashionable in sport horse circles. With

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anish horses have not only become more common in America, they are also more and more successful on the global stage. The internet is partly to thank for spreading the word: thousands of viewers

concerted efforts to breed better and better horses, and more of those horses being brought to the United States, Danish horses are likely to become more widespread and even more competitive, giving the more established German and Dutch Warmblood breeds a run for their money.

ABOUT THE DANISH WARMBLOOD

The Danish Warmblood has developed immeasurably during recent years out of the necessity for competitive sport horses in Denmark. Native Danish horse breeds like the Frederiksborg and the Spotted Knabstrup were not competitive in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage or three- day eventing, necessitating that Denmark start a breeding program to develop their own breed of sport horse. The Danish Warmblood is the end result of an exhaustive breeding program which started in 1962 as a result of mixing Trakehner, Hanoverian, Holsteiner and Swedish Warmblood bloodlines. That breeding program

lars petersen and Succes performing a piaffe.

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has produced some of the greatest competitors in the Olympic disciplines, especially in dressage. This relatively new breed is frequently

represented in European and World Championships, as well as Olympic Games. In 1999, an international jury awarded the Danish Warmblood dressage horse, Marzog, ridden by Anne Grethe Törnblad, the title of “The Best Dressage Horse of the Century”. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90
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