You should make a note of this date: On Sunday, August 20 2023, the Foal Championships will take place - initiated by the Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltungs GmbH and sponsored by R+V Versicherung. The best Holsteiner foals of the 2023 crop will compete for the first time on the Verband grounds in Elmshorn.
This August weekend is all about Holstein foals, because already on Saturday (August 19) the focus is on Holstein's youngest with the Elite Foal Auction. The best foals in the individual breeding districts can qualify for the championship during the current foal registration tour. In Elmshorn, there will be three classifications: fillies and colts with jumping pedigrees as well as dressage foals - the latter was successfully introduced last year. Three representatives of the 2023 foal crop will thus leave the Herbert Blöcker arena as champions - and their breeders will be awarded high-quality honorary prizes: A cash prize of 2,000 euros and an honorary prize sponsored by R+V Generalvertretung Birte Stapelfeldt await each of the three winners. In addition, the other winners can also look forward to valuable non-cash prizes and stud fee vouchers from Hengsthaltungs GmbH. "The State Foal Championships will once again be an excellent showcase for Holstein's offspring," says Managing Director Sebastian Rohde. "By merging with the Elite Foal Auction and embedded in a varied program, we are in for a highly interesting weekend."
Photo: Janne Bugtrup