News Page 2006
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us if you have any success stories of any Knabstruppers
competing anywhere in the world. We would also love to hear
any news about
relatives or offspring of our horses.
KNN Knabstrupper Grading UK 5th - 7th
came to the UK for their third annual visit to England and their
first to Scotland.
were 29 Knabstruppers entered, a figure
which has doubled since the first grading in 2005, an indication
of the increasing popularity of this wonderful breed. Blacklaw
Stud had fantastic grading results this year with too
all individually. In England a Xhogun daughter, Maggie May, bred
by Susan Bradley
8 for type.
In Scotland a Pinocchio daughter, Captivate, bred by Balcormo
stud was awarded a First Premium to add to the one she achieved
at the SSH Grading (see below).
Blacklaw Vice Versa was Best in Show scoring an outstanding
9 overall. Xhogun our 4 year old stallion, ridden by Alec Barr,
passed his performance test very well and
was premium graded. Photos of the Scottish Grading.
The grading day in Scotland was fabulous with wonderful
great hospitality from Balcormo Stud. Thank you to Mr
and Mrs Low-Mitchell and everybody else who helped make the day
a success. Thank you also to the KNN for coming to Scotland.
Full results can be
Sporthorse Grading 29th September
fantastic first season results with both his foals receiving
from the Dutch and Swedish judges at the SSH gradings. Captivate,
bred by Balcormo Stud, got a very high mark for her conformation
and Phoenix was described
by the judges as "a very good mover with a lot of elasticity".
Captivate made it a double when she was also awarded a
First Premium by the Danish judges at the
Blacklaw Phoenix 1st Premium SSH
Captivate 1st Premium SSH and KNN
Knabstrupper Conference, Denmark
We travelled to Denmark
on August 24th to attend the 2nd International Knabstrupper Conference
run by the KNN. A very enjoyable
and informative time was had by all and it is certainly an event
we would recommend to anyone with an interest in Knabstruppers.
It was lovely to meet fellow Knabstrupper breeders from all over
KNN Grading in Vilhelmsborg
Photo: Kim Sparre |
beautiful Knabstrupper filly Camille, bred by Tommy Hangaard,
was Best Foal and Best in Show at the KNN grading on the
and 5th August. She is by
the Danish Warmblood stallion De Noir DVH 812 (De Niro)
out of Karina KNN 1851 (Don Ibrahim KNN 92). Karina is
the dam of the graded Knabstrupper stallion Ravaldi also
bred by Tommy Hangaard. Camille was awarded 9888 8, congratulations
results from Vilhelmsborg here
Xpresso - Show success
We were delighted to hear Xpresso (Xanthos) has
been doing well in the show ring again. This weekend he came
7 in a strong Hunter Yearling class at Perth County Show. Previous
to this at Kirriemuir Show on the 14th July he was 2nd out of
5 in the Hunter Yearling class and also 2nd out of 8 in the Spotted
class. Great results - very well done to Ruth and Xpresso!
Para Dressage Championships
Knabstrupper stallion Zanko KNN 134 (Xanthos) with his
rider, Ann Catherin Lubbe, won double gold again at the
Dressage Championships at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.
Britain won the team gold medal and also two gold and three
bronze individual medals. Well done to all especially in
such adverse weather conditions!
to Vivi KNN 2079 and her beautiful foal Vira (Flyinfact
XX DVH 764) who were awarded 23 points out of a possible
Show in Denmark. Vivi is out of Vixen KNN 1608 and by Hefaistos
KNN 121. Vixen, Vivi and Vira, three outstanding Knabstruppers,
were all bred by Niels Meinert Larsen.
to the left is of Vivi and Vira. Hefaistos is pictured below taking
part in the pageant depicting the Knabstrupper
More photos from the Roskilde show can be found here
Photos: Charlotte Stendel Nielsen
We were delighted to hear that Imposingh swept
the board at
Alyth Show and won the Supreme Championship.
made a great debut at Angus Show coming 2nd out of eight in the Spotted
Youngstock Class. Pictured below. Congratulations Ruth!
The class was won by a lovely filly
by the sadly deceased stallion Double Vision. This filly was champion
Mrs K Paton. These classes are organised by Scottish
the next show will be Kirriemuir on the 14th July.
not to be outdone by Xhogun, had his first foal arrive 17th
May - also a filly. Pollyanna by Just
Biff (Jappeloup) foaled a beautiful chestnut filly. She has
head, a confident friendly temperament and fantastic paces. Congratulations
to Balcormo Stud. She has been named Captivate which is very apt...
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Congratulations to Sue and Dennis on the arrival of
their stunning purebred Knabstrupper filly. She is out of Zerina and is the first foal by our Knabstrupper stallion Xhogun. We are
KNN Knabstrupper Grading - Two dates Scotland and England
The first ever KNN Knabstrupper Grading and Show to be held in
Scotland will take place on Sunday 7th October at Balcormo Stud,
will also be a Grading at Kingswood Equestrian Centre, Birmingham
on Friday 5th October. Hope
to see you there!
More information on the KNN which is the Danish Breed Society for
these wonderful horses can be found at www.knabstrupperforeningen.dk/index.htm
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