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News Page 2005

Please contact 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.

Indian boy Knabstrupper
Christian Rontgen has kindly sent us these great photographs of his two Knabstruppers. They are Balios Skrodstrup by Xanthos out of Chanel af Elmelygard (Apollon) and Indian Boy by Apollon out of Lady Prik (Rasmus af Damgard). Typical of the versatile Knabstrupper breed they have competed successfully in dressage (A and L level), jumping, eventing and draghunting.
Knabstrupper draghunting
Knabstrupper junping
Knabstruppers draghunting
Knabstrupper draghunting

UK Knabstrupper Grading 2005

Vile Aetsted Knabstrupper mare

The first ever UK Knabstrupper grading was held on the 9th October in Leicestershire by the KNN - the Danish breed society. Please visit the KNN website to view the full results. To view more photographs of the grading click here.

Best in Show was the stallion Hamlet Frydenlund and the Best Mare was Vile Aetsted, pictured, graded with a nine overall. She is the daughter of our broodmare Vixen this year in foal to De Niro.


Photograph courtesy of Heidi Wealleans


Ravaldi Knabstrupper stallion





This photo is of Ravaldi KNN 142, a purebred (87.5% 3rd generation) graded Knabstrupper stallion. He is owned by Tommy and Pia Hangaard and is currently competing successfully in showjumping in Denmark. Ravaldi is out of Karina KNN 1851 who is also the dam of our lovely filly Zerina.

Young Knabstruppers have been flying the flag for the breed recently in British Dressage.
Rughavens Sheik Knabstrupper geldingRughavens Sheik Knabstrupper gelding
Rughavens Sheik, a four year old, won his first competition with 66% at novice level.
He was ridden by dressage trainer Claire Knowles who bought him as a two year old from Denmark. Claire has backed him and brought him on herself.
She purchased him at the same time as Rosanna Vazquez bought her young Knabstrupper Vil Aetsted. Claire has trained Rose and Vil Aetsted, who is now five years old, and she has also had success in dressage, winning at novice level and qualifying for the Sheepgate Tack n Togs Dressage Championship.



Rose purchased Vil Aetsted from Denmark and she is a daughter of our Knabstrupper mare Vixen. Both Knabstruppers are proving to have good movements and excellent trainable temps, an attribute the breed is renowned for.

.Vil Aested Knabstrupper mare

Knabstrupper wins 2 gold medals at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens
Zanko Knabstrupper stallion as featured in Horse and Hound

The graded Knabstrupper stallion Zanko (KNN 134) under the guidance of his Norwegian rider Anne Lubbe won two gold medals in dressage at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. Zanko is by Xanthos (KNN 112), the Danish knabstrupper stallion who was himself successfully competed in dressage in Denmark. It is great to see a Knabstrupper doing so well. The following comment appeared in Horse and Hound "This strikingly marked ten year old was the only one to break the 70% barrier with some fabulous half-passes and extended work".

Zanko Knabstupper stallion winning gold at the 2004 Paralympics
Imposingh We were very happy to receive this photo of Imposingh competing at the Scottish Dressage Championships 2004. We sold him as a green four year old to Lee Wright who is producing superb results with him in dressage and showing. He has very quickly gained dressage points since affilliating. He is by the thoroughbred stallion Pulsingh who is the sire of a Burghley Young Event Horse champion, many event and show horses and the four star eventer Midnight Magic. We have retained Imposingh's half sister, Warmington Bess and have high hopes for her as an eventer and future broodmare.
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