Doreen's dressage dynasty
The Top 10 for dressage mares consists of five gold medal mares of which three have been Mare of the Year and four silver medal mares. The main studbook mare Atterupgaards Dallara, owned by Mount St John in the UK tops the ranking for the second consecutive year.
Atterupgaards Dallara by Sandro Hit (full sister of champion stallion Atterupgaards Seebach) not only represents one of the most successful breeding farms in Denmark, Atterupgaard but also one of the most successful dam lines. The grand dam of Atterupgaards Dallara, Doreen by Donnerhall x Pik Bube I ranks 29th and Dallara's dam, Atterupgaard Dicte by Caprimond (full sister of 4 x world champion Atterupgaards Cassidy/Cathrine Dufour) ranks 18th and her half sister Atterupgaards Dido by Royal Hit ranks 8th.
Atterupgaards Dallara's dam Atterupgaards Dicte is also the dam of the licensed stallion (Atterupgaards) Fassbinder by Fürst Heinrich who is the sire of gold medal mare Fiontina and silver medal mare Fiontini which are embryo transfer full sisters and rank 2nd and 7th. This means that foundation mare Doreen has one daughter and one grand daughter in Top 10 as well as her grand son has two daughters in Top 10.
Showjumpers from Schultz
An equally strong dam line rules the ranking for showjumping mares. 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked mares are all bred by the Schultz family and are all out of the same old dam line which has also produced the 12th ranked mare! This dam line goes back to the Holsteiner foundation mare Fanny (born in 1960) by Garibaldi and has produced many international jumpers bred by the Schultz family.
The top ranked silver medal mare Coco Chanell S by Cassini I is the dam of the runner-up Cantate S by Canto. Coco Chanell S's dam has produced the licensed Libertino S and Colorado S and is very closely related to the licensed stallion Heart-Ache BS whose full sister Hazel BS. by Heartbeat ranks 12th. 3rd ranked is the silver medal mare Haiti S whose dam Cassandra S is a full sister of the licensed stallion Cape Town S.
Another very strong damline in Danish breeding of showjumpers is out of top breeder Carsten Carstensen's formidable foundation mare Immerdor by Nimmerdor. Through three different daughters she is the grand dam of Dublé (9th) by Diamant de Semilly, the silver medal mare Hella (15th) by Heartbeat and the silver medal mare Diana (20th) by Diamant de Semilly.
An unusual breeders' performance
Usually there is a strong connection between strong dam lines and skilled breeders. The couple Hanne Lund and Henrik Hansen have achieved the very unusual honour of having produced the 2nd and 7th highest ranked dressage mares (out of approximately 20,000 mares) and out of another dam line the 8th highest placed showjumping mare. A significant breeders' performance.
TOP 10 DRESSAGE MARES
155 Atterupgaards Dallara by Sandro Hit x Caprimond (bred by Atterupgaard)
153 Fiontina by Fassbinder x BH Romanov (bred by Hanne Lund & Henrik Hansen)
152 UNO Donna Unique by BH Don Schufro x Falkland (bred by Stutteri UNO)
152 Sirikit by BH Hotline x BH Don Schufro (bred by Per Christensen)
151 Tirana by T. Temptation/Crelido (bred by Hove & Søgaard)
151 Boogie Woogie by BH Zack x Ragazzo (bred by Niels Linnet & Joan Mathiesen)
150 Fiontini by Fassbinder x BH Romanov (bred by Hanne Lund & Henrik Hansen)
149 Atterupgaards Dido by Royal Hit x Donnerhall (bred by Atterupgaard)
148 Langkjærgaard’s Donna Fetti by BH Don Schufro x World Cup I (bred by Søndergaard)
148 Filuca S by Fürstenball x Milan (bred by Familien Servé)
TOP 10 SHOWJUMPING MARES
145 Coco Chanell S by Cassini I x Caletto I (bred by Flemming Schultz)
141 Cantate S by Canto x Cassini I (bred by Jørgen Schultz)
141 Haiti S by Heartbeat x Caletto I (bred by Flemming Schultz)
141 Daylight Prydsholm by Heartbeat x Quebec (bred by Per Andersen)
140 Quisell by Quite Easy x Calido I (bred by Sune Sunesen)
139 Vienna Olympic by Cassini I x Contender (bred by Tyskland)
139 Chassé by Cosmeo x Cassini II (bred by Givskov & Nedergaard)
139 Detroit by Diamant de Revel x Corrado I (bred by Hanne Lund & Henrik Hansen)
138 Dublé by Diamant de Semilly x Equest Carnute (bred by Carsten Carstensen)
138 Lucy Ask by Casir Ask x Fredericus Rex (bred by Stutteri Ask)
Complete Danish Warmblood rankings HERE
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