NorCordia wins Danish warmblood and Happy Horse Award

NorCordia wins Danish warmblood and Happy Horse Award

The Danish warmblood hosts an annual championships for 5-year-olds every year during licensing in Herning. Participation is restricted to registered and DWB-bred horses.

Three rounds make up the Championship. Two rounds in which the horses and their riders are presented in pairs. The top 24 horses scoring the highest after two rounds of testing were test ridden by a guest judge rider. This was spread over two days. Daniel Bachmann Andersen, Danish Grand Prix team rider, was the guest judge rider.

Allan Gron, Sobakkehus Maude (by Hesselhoj Donkey Boy x Wilkens), persevered and won the championship beating Ghandi SS, the overnight leader from the first two rounds, in the final with test rider.

Round 1 saw the pair finish second with 9.5 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 8 for canter,8.5 for rideability, and 9.0 for potential.

They were again second in round 2, with identical marks. The finals were held with Bachmann as a test rider. The dark bay mare scored 10 points for rideability, and 9.5 points for potential.

She won the overall leader board and beat Ghandi SS to the title, because Søbakkehus Maude were best in rideability.

Bachmann said that Maude is “very nice to walk and canter.”

I was surprised at how powerful she was, and how easy it was to collect her. She is a positive horse and she is happy and well-mannered.

Allan did a great job as Maude is extremely well-educated.

She responds well to the aids and moves easily through the body and is easy to collect and extend, just like I think a 5-year-old should be: fresh, fit and super in the contact.

It’s clearly the best horse I’ve ridden today.”

Agnete Holmsted bred Maude and NorCordia owns her.

NorCordia is the company behind American Grand Prix rider Catherine Haddad-Staller, and Danish dealer Ulrik Clemmensen. The mare was also awarded the Happy Athlete Award in Herning.


The overall results are as follows:

2022 DWB 5-year old Championship (top 24)

  1. Allan Grøn and Søbakkehus Maude (by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy X Wilken) – 910.000.
  2. Victoria Vallentin and Lyngbjergs St. Paris (by Blue Hors St. Schufro X Blue Hors Rockefeller) – 902.000.
  3. Merita Hagren and Gandhi Ss (by Grand Galaxy Win X Florencio) – 901.000.
  4. Michael Søgaard and Søbakkehus Duffy (by Sezuan X Uno Don Diego) – 854.000.
  5. Nana Christine Christiansen and Hafsjolds Ranger (by Revolution X Hohenstein) – 853.000.
  6. Simone Blomme Rasmussen and Rally Von Rosing (by Revolution X Tailormade Temptation) – 847.000.
  7. Kathrine Springborg and Springborgs Abiza (by biza X Rubin-royal) – 835.000.
  8. Selina Solberg Vittinghus and Atterupgaards Delahaye (by Foundation X Bon Bravour) – 823.000.
  9. Anne-marie Hosbond and Danésa Nord (by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy X Belissimo M) – 821.000.
  10. Mette Riisager and Sandbæks Rio-de Chanell (by Revolution X Fürstenball) – 817.000.
  11. Lovisa Wessblad – Francisca-d (by Franklin X Blue Hors Romanov) – 814.000.
  12. Marie Witt Poulsen – Bee-real (by Revolution X L’espoir) – 813.000.
  13. Josefine Hoffmann – Roxette (by Revolution X Quite Easy) – 803.000.
  14. Josefine Hoffmann – Rosie K (by Revolution X Blue Hors Romanov) – 801.000.
  15. Pernille Nygård – Fly St. Croix (by Blue Hors St. Schufro X Fly Society Xx) – 788.000.
  16. Sara Aagaard Hyrm – Don Revelou (by Revolution X Blue Hors Don Schufro) – 777.000.
  17. Malene Mira Petersen – Holmens Tara (by Blue Hors St. Schufro X Tailormade Temptation) – 776.000.
  18. Trude Hestengen – Svalegårds Hot Boy (by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy X Blue Hors Hotline) – 775.000.
  19. Karina Josefsen – Lajgårdens Bellami (by Belissimo M X Benetton Dream) – 773.000.
  20. Silje Bakken – Grevens Replay (by Revolution X Jazz) – 770.000.
  21. Kenneth Damgaard – Riva Unik (by Revolution X Blue Hors Don Schufro) – 765.000.
  22. Helena B. Hansen – Holts Evita (by for Romance Ii X Jazz) – 764.000.
  23. Silje Bakken – Heiline’s Dancing Queen (by  Revolution X De Niro) – 749.000.
  24. Helena B. Hansen – Lindegårds Donkey Dancer (by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy X Holland) – 733.000.


NorCordia wins Danish warmblood and Happy Horse Award in Herning 2022

Fun Fact – 8 Horses that qualified are sired by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy:

  1. Allan Grøn/Søbakkehus Maude by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Wilkens.
  2. Anders Hoeck/Hesselhøj Double Up by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Tailormade Lancelot.
  3. Jan Møller Christensen/Divine by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Sezuan.
  4. Anders Hoeck/Donkey King by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Don Schufro.
  5. Camilla Ahlers/Plushorses Pinklady by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Michellino.
  6. Anne-Marie Hosbond/Danesa Nord by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Belissimo M.
  7. Jeppe Houmann/Jolene W by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Coronado.
  8. Helena Hansen/Lindegårds Donkey Dancer by Hesselhøj Donkey Boy/Holland.


NorCordia wins Danish warmblood and Happy Horse Award in Herning 2022

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