Danish Warmblood`s Patroness:
Her Royal Princess Benedikte and her Danish Warmblood Mare Oxenholm Pamina.
A Danish Warmblood is the best choice
THE CROWN AND THE WAVE
Danish Warmblood`s logo and brand is a stylised crown over a wave. The brand is used to identify the progeny of stallions and mares graded with Danish Warmblood. An internationally acknowledged certificate of decent a guarantee for bloodline and identity of our breed, is issued for each single horse, bred after the highest principles of a modern horse.
THE BEST CHOISE IS A DANISH WARMBLOOD
If you want to be a successful rider or breeder, your very first step should be to buy the best possible horse. Remember, the best horse is never too expensive. It is a good investment and will give you a tremendous amount of pleasure
Danish Warmblood horses are sought after all over the world, and have been exported to many countries.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERFORMANCE TESTING
Today, performance is the most important factor in the breeding of riding horses. The Danish Warmblood Society therefore arranges performance tests for both stallions and mares in order to ensure that only those horses that have proven performance ability are used for breeding.
Every year approx. 1,000 mares are presented at regional shows for judging. The best 80 come forward in August to Vilhelmsborg to receive final judging and awards. Already then, they can stay at Vilhelmsborg for a performance test. Alternatively, as 4-year olds, they can enter an ability testing show. There are approx. 300 mares tested as 4-year olds. Their number is increasing every year.
The stallions are first judged as 2.5-year olds. Approx. 300 meet at the first selection. Then, as 3-year olds, 80 go forward to a very thorough judging at Herning, where the best 25 will receive a one-year breeding approval.
Approx. 4,700 mares are served by 140 stallions. This controls the breeding programme and foals from these new stallions are inspected carefully at regional shows. There are approx. 3,000 foals born and registered yearly. The National Committee for Horsebreeding is responsible for secure stud records.
The 25 2.5 year old stallions that have gained breeding approval must participate in a 100-day performance test when they are 3. Again, this takes place at Vilhelmsborg.
DANISH WARMBLOOD STARS WORLD-WIDE
Danish Warmblood breeders have produced many world class horses, including such well-known names as:
*MARZOG (winner of the World Dressage Championship), ridden by Anne Grethe Törnblad, Denmark
*MATADOR (World Cup winner and second place at the World Championships), ridden by Kyra Kyrklund, Finland
*ANDIAMO (World Cup winner), ridden by Sven Rothenberger, The Netherlands.
DANISH WARMBLOOD'S PATRONESS: PRINCESS BENEDIKTE
In 1986, Her Royal Highness Princess Bendikte became the Patroness of Danish Warmblood. Her Royal Highness owns several Danish Warmblood horses herself; in fact, one of them Oxenholm Pamina (by Sandro) was presented to her by Danish Warmblood when she became Patroness. Princess Benedikte also owns a Bronze Medal mare Velina (by Diamond), which was presented to her on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
DANISH WARMBLOOD SOCIETY
The organisation whose traditions date back to the acknowledged fields of agriculture. Whose purpose extends throughout the country for modern breeding of horses for sport using breeding material tested for the best performance. Whose 5,200 members register approx. 3,500 foals every year in one of the major horsebreeding organisations in Europe.
Extracts from The Danish Warmblood Society’s leaflets "Going for Gold" and "Welcome to Dansk Varmblod"