Hermione up­holds a legacy

Horse & Hound - - Breeding - By CA­ROLE MOR­TIMER

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)

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