This little sunny boy by For Romance-Dormello completely convinced the three breeding judges, Wilhelm Weerda, Heinrich Plaas-Beisemann and Antonius Schulze-Averdiek and they gave him scores for his type, ability to move and overall impression right up to the maximum 10.0. Second place went to a colt from the first crop of the Oldenburg Champion Stallion and performance test winner Follow Me (bred by Manfred Rüter from Dorsten), who has now also won tests for young riding horses. Another son by For Romance, the two-time Oldenburg Champion Stallion, bred by Heinrich Kayser from took third place.
And since the three first placed colts are all by stallions stationed at Dressurpferde Leistungszentrum Lodbergen, they were also the Champion Colts in the Lodbergen Foaöl Championships.
In the class for fillies, a Bon Bravour daughter bred by Johann Martens from Uplengen was the best of all. Second place, and the Lodbergen Champion Filly title, went to a filly by For Romance that was bred out of an Argentinus dam by Hermann Hölscher form Gehrde. A Fürst Romancier daughter bred by Dieter Schmidt from Hude took third place.
Silver in the Lodbergen evaluation went to a filly by Dante Weltino OLD-Donnerschwee bred by Sabine Steinkuhl from Menden.
All in all, 16 colts and 10 fillies, eleven of which were by Lodbergen stallions, received a coveted ticket for the German Foal Championships that will be held the middle of July in Lienen.
"The quality of the foals that competed was noteworthly and offspring by our stallions will most certainly have good chances when the decisions are made in Lienen", said Lodbergen's Managing Director, Urs Schweizer, obviously delighted, not only because so many breeders took part in the competition but also because of the high quality of the lot of foals in general.
The Lodbergen stallions also played a leading role at the branding event held by the Oldenburg Verband. Of the 15 foals admitted to the auction by the evaluation committee consisting of Katrin Burger, Deputy Breeding Director, and Dr. Evelin Schlotmann, a member of the licensing committee, there were eight offspring by Dante Weltino OLD, three by Follow Me and also three by For Romance.
The Champion Foal of the Follow Me Offspring Show was bred by Marian van Mensch-Goekoop, Drouwenerven/NED.
Photograph: Champion Colt by For Romance-Dormello, bred by Peter Baade, Bad Zwischenahn, © Michael Brandel