Champion foal by For Romance I OLD 

Champion foal by For Romance I OLD 

Lodbergen Vice Champion filly by La Vie-Alabaster, breeder Josef Albers, Löningen/GER: Photo (c) EQUITARIS / Sabine Wegener

“To see so many outstanding foals gathered in one place is really only possible in Lodbergen”, a completely enthusiastic Wolfgang Egbers summed up his impressions of the ninth edition of the Lodbergen Foal Championships in the name of his two breeding judge colleagues Heinrich Ramsbrock and Antonius Schulze Averdiek. More than 100 foals were named for this show race of young horses in the dressage horse performance centre Lodbergen (DLZ) in Germany. And thanks to perfect organisation by DLZ operations manager Wolfgang Stagge and his team, the foals were able to show their best side at the side of their mothers.

In the end, the trio of breeding judges put a charming, incredibly agile daughter of For Romance I OLD in the filly classification at the top of the list, bred by Ronja and Roland Drefs from Dortmund. Second place went to a filly from the first year of the new DLZ star La Vie, who made a great debut as a sire. Breeder of the chestnut mare dream is Josef Albers, Löningen. Third place went to a For Romance I OLD-Fürstenball filly by breeder Sandra Stolpe, Holenberg.

An offspring of For Romance I OLD also had his pretty nose in front of the colts. The dark brown foal, who is half-brother to the 107,000 Euro foal auction top Fantasy, was born at Lilian Sanktjohanser in Löningen. Vice Champion is a colt by Rock For Me-Sandro Hit, bred by Andreas Stukenborg, Vechta. The bronze medal went to the La Vie-Donnerhall colt bred and exhibited by Edith Brüggemann, Wuppertal.

The qualification for the LVM German Foal Championships, which will take place in mid-July in Lienen, was won by a son of Dante’s Junior, who was bred by Olivia Kioschos, Paris/FRA, out of a Christ mare. In the “ladies”-ranking a daughter of Bond bred by Hermann Reckmann from Dülmen was unbeatable. The ranking of the pony foals was led by a son of Heitholms Dance Away (breeder: Erna Lubinski, Ibbenbüren).

As soon as the 9th Lodbergen Foal Championships have come to an end, the next foal date in the Dressurpferde Leistungszentrum Lodbergen is about to take place: the Oldenburg Award Ceremony on Wednesday, June 26th, at 1.30 pm. Admission is also free here.

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