|Sire:||Grand Galaxy Win|
|Chatel’s Raqwina||Rawange Quintas|
Price Semen 3 ins $1989 & Agents Fee $447 & GST = Total $2680
- Won silver at the 2020 Bundeschampionate for 4-year-old stallions
- Licensed in Danish Warmblood 2019
- Awarded premium stallion in Danish Warmblood 2019
It was Global Player’s season. His typey and strong-moving offspring from his first crop of foals were in high demand.
Global Player was also in the spotlight for his sporting career, as the acclaimed Oldenburg Champion Stallion had a duel of the highest level with his stable neighbour Fynch Hatton OLD at both the Regional and German Championships. In the final, the charismatic stallion, ridden by Eva Möller, ceded victory by a hair’s breadth and had to settle for the second place in both competitions. The Warendorf judges were particularly impressed by the loose, ground-covering and regular walk, for which they awarded the highest score of 10. For the trot, the canter and the age-appropriate completion of the movements, he was awarded scores of 9.5, and an overall score of 9.4.
After his Oldenburg licensing victory, Global Player also left the Danish licensing as the Champion Stallion in 2019, having completed his stallion performance test in Denmark as the second Reserve Champion with a dream score of 904.5 points.
Through his sire Kastel’s 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.
His sire Kastel’s Grand Galaxy Win T, a son of Apache, who came eighth in the World Cup with Emmelie Scholtens/NED, and out of a Jazz dam, was Danish Champion Stallion in 2014, Danish Vice Champion in 2015 and placed finalist at the World Championships for 5-year-old dressage horses in 2016. He is now trained to advanced level. Several of his sons have been licensed, including the premium stallions Hesselhøj Gnags and Giovanni Bell, and the second Reserve Champion of the Oldenburg main premium, Galaxy. His offspring have been placed in competitions for young dressage and riding horses in their age classes. With Got it, Grand Galiano, Logos Gaya and Highfive Fuglsang, he produced Denmark’s best young horses in their respective age groups in 2019 and 2020.
His dam Chatel’s Schurana received a silver medal for her test and took part, for Denmark, in the World Championships for young dressage horses in 2007 in Verden. She then started her breeding career.
His dam’s sire Don Schufro, Danish Champion and Team bronze medallist at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong/HKS in 2008 with Andreas Helgstrand/DEN, produced numerous successful horses, the most famous being Weihegold OLD/Isabell Werth, Olympic Gold medallist, World Cup winner and European Champion. From 2012 to 2017 and again in 2019, he was amongst the top ten of the world’s best dressage sires according to the WBFSH. For years, he also dominated the FN breeding valuation.
The Danish half-blood Rawage Quintus appears in the third generation of the pedigree. The Trakehner Donauwind, in the 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 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.