Record test score for Danish dressage colt

Sezuan, ridden by Emma Ahlberg.
Sezuan, ridden by Emma Ahlberg. © Tanja Becker

Three-year-old Danish warmblood colt Sezuan has earned a record 987.5 points of a possible 1000 in his 35-day stallion performance test in Denmark. 

The black colt (Blue Hors Zack / Blue Hors Don Schufro), stationed at Helgstrand Dressage and jointly owned by Gestüt Peterhof in Perl-Borg, Saarland, received a score of 10.0 ten times, including for his canter, walk, temperament and rideability.  The judges as well as the guest rider also awarded scores of 9.5, for his trot. With a total of  987.5 points, Sezuan set a record and was also ahead of his competitors by a wide margin of more than 100 points.

Bred by Linette Jäger in Denmark, Sezuan enchanted the stallion committee as well as the spectators when he was licensed in the spring of 2012 in Denmark and breeders were simply electrified.  Accordingly,  everyone is excitedly awaiting his first crop which will be born in 2013.

Sezuan’s sire, the double champion stallion Blue Hors Zack, has already sired outstanding highlights for breeding and sport. Sezuan‘s dam is the gold medal winning Bøgegårdens Don Romina and the proud holder of the  Mare of the Year title in Denmark.

The dam’s sire Blue Hors Don Schufro took team bronze  with Andreas Helgstrand on the Danish team at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong. Sezuan‘s granddam, Bøgegårdens Laina, is a bronze medal winning mare.

Andreas Helgstrand will be training Sezuan until he is five, when he will be sent to Gestüt Peterhof in Perl-Borg  to his joint owners, Arlette Jasper-Kohl and Prof. Edwin Kohl. Helgstrand showed his esteem for the colt, writing on his website: “He can’t quite walk on water, but almost!”


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