|Sire:||Grand Galaxy Win|
|Chatel’s Raqwina||Rawange Quintas|
Price Semen 3 ins $1989 & Agents Fee $335 & GST = Total $2555
Successful combination of the best dressage bloodlines in Europe
Oldenburg celebrated its new champion stallion with standing ovations in Vechta. Global-Player is a real Global Player. Through his sire Grand Galaxy Win T and his dam, Don Schufro’s daughter Chatel’s Schurana, as well as the half-blood Rawage Quintus (by Age xx) in the third generation and the Trakehner Donauwind in the fourth generation, his pedigree combines the best performance lines. “The paces he showed on the lunge can hardly be any better. In trot, he showed impressive dynamics and tremendous power from the hind leg. The swing through the body is exemplary, so we could only honour it with a 10.0. He has a good conformation and nice type and hopefully he’ll produce many foals”, said Dr. Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff, Oldenburg breeding director, to explain the unanimous decision of the approval committee. They were so convinced by the quality of the dark bay stallion that they even went against the strict rule of the stallion market, according to which a stallion that is not for sale cannot become Champion.
His sire Grand Galaxy Win T, a son of Apache, who was successful at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA, and out of a Jazz dam, was Danish Champion Stallion in 2014, Danish Vice Champion in 2015 and placed finalist of the World Championships for 5-year-old dressage horses in 2016. The offspring from his first foal crop have been placed in competitions for young dressage and riding horses in their age classes.
His dam Chatel’s Schurana received a silver medal for her test and took part, for Denmark, in the World Championships for Young Horses in 2007 in Verden. She then started her breeding career. The dam’s sire Don Schufro, Danish Champion and team bronze winner at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hongkong/HKG with Andreas Helgstrand/DEN, sired numerous successful horses, the most famous being Weihegold OLD/Isabell Werth, Olympic Gold medallist, World Cup winner and European Champion. From 2012 to 2017, he was among the top ten of the world’s best dressage sires according to the WBFSH and ranked twelfth in 2018. For years, he also dominated the FN breeding valuation.
The Danish half-blood Rawage Quintus (by Age xx) appears in the third generation of the pedigree. The Trakehner Donauwind, in fourth generation, is considered by experts to be one of the best sires of the post-war period. He stood at stud in Denmark and then in the USA. He produced, amongst others, the show-jumping Olympic and World Cup Champion, Abdullah, and the dressage Grand-Prix horse, Fabian. He descends from the original Hanoverian mare line of Williswinda, from which also descend the internationally successful dressage horses Happiness/Isabella Tovek/SWE, Don Corleone/Kathleen Muhr, Radcliffe/Agnete Berger/DEN, Macao/Elizabeth Bortuzzo/USA, Alion/Juan Manuel Vidal/ESP and Angelo/Markus Jungwirth as well as various licensed stallions.
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