Hermione upholds a legacy
FOR the second year running, a daughter of the UK Elite stallion Holme Park (HP) Krug stood supreme at Trakehners UK annual show. Holme Park Stud’s HP Hermione, the mare grading champion, also won the Hallengena plate as the best British-bred. The four-yearold chestnut is out of the stud’s imported foundation mare Holy Night. The Caprimond mare is now 22 years old, and is a former mare champion at the show.
“Due to her amazing paces Hermione was being prepared for sale as a dressage horse,” said breeder Susan Attew. “However, following her success we are now considering keeping her for breeding to replace her dam who has now retired.”
Reserve was Victoria von
Wachter’s foal champion, the dark bay filly Godington Burundi (Helium x Godington Hannibal).
The Cambridgeshire-based Woodcroft stud also took home an armful of prizes: 17-yearold Woodcroft Hirtenfreude (Tambour x Consul), the dam of the 2011 supreme Hirtensong, claimed the mare champion’s sash, while the home-bred Woodcroft Oscar, a son of the stud’s grand prix dressage stallion Garuda K, stood youngstock champion.
Woodcroft King Of The
Galaxie claimed the part-bred championship. The liver chestnut two-year-old colt, by the Jazz son Galaxie is out of a mare by the famous Russian Trakehner Almox Prints.
“We bought him in Holland at just two days old and he grew up in the yard of Hans Heinrich Brüning in Germany,” said Woodcroft proprietor Bernadette O’Sullivan. “He has only been in the UK for two weeks and will be produced for the BWBS [British Warmblood Society] licensing.”
Owner/rider Claire Ackerman got to keep the Walter Lorch memorial trophy as, for the second consecutive year, Woodcroft Heinrich (Hochadel x Lauries Crusador xx) took the riding horse championship. The black gelding competes at advanced medium level in dressage and also helped Claire to win the senior training bursary of £500.
As last year, the reserve riding horse went to Romarnic Ranger, 14, a former champion here, who is on loan to Felicity Wells.
Dressage rider Ruth Hole won the junior training bursary due to success with the part-bred Trakehner Winnetou GEP, by Gribaldi, whom she competes up to grand prix.
Supreme champion Holme Park Hermione (HP Krug x Caprimond)