The judges had picked four show jumping fillies for the final and eventually named Benezia L by Balous Bellini x Cassini II fra Karsten Bundgaard as best show jumping filly 2016. A very expressive and feminine filly foal with a very well-balanced canter.
Three show jumping colt foals competed for the champion title. Birkegårdens Malibu by MB Birkegårdens Charmeur x Calato became best show jumping colt 2016 and is bred by Heidi Rasmussen who has also bred both of the parents. The champion colt foal was described as masculine and with a very well-balanced canter.
The title as best dressage filly 2016 went to Francisca Lightfoot by Franklin x Michellino from Annette Lyngs and Torben Damsbo. This was the second time that this Michellino mare has produced the best dressage filly foal – the first time was ten years agao. Francisca Lightfoot showed herself as a true rubberball with lots of swing and rhythm in her uphill movements.
A very handsome and masculine colt foal with an excellent canter became the best dressage colt 2016. His name is Bøgegårdens Santiago Bernabéu and he is by Børgegårdens Santiago x Bøgegårdens Laurina. The grand dam of this colt foal is also the grand dam of the triple world champion Sezuan.
Dansk dressursport og -avl har haft en massiv international succes i denne sæson, og den succes præger også Ridehestens septembernummer, som er lidt senere ude hos læserne, da vi valgte at nå at få både resultatet af EM og Dansk Varmblods Equsana Eliteskue med i magasinet