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  • 70 days test

    I heard that 3 stallions were invited to jump the single high jump..forgot the height....think 1.5 plus meters. Anyway, anyone know who they are?? One is Contratto. I imagin one is Bon Balou but not sure...Any news is great. It so sucks that we cannot watch this year.

  • #2
    I'm not surprised - I've heard there are some pretty good jumpers there! I wonder if one of the other ones is Contratto. Hoping for a good testing for all the boys!

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      #3
      See my original post, one is Contratto. Do you know much about him or were you going on pedigree?

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      • #4
        Oops, sorry! I meant to say Canterbury! Isn't he the one bred by the great Holsteiner breeder Uwe Bahlmann, and owned by our very own ne1?

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        • #5
          Bon Balou and Bliss MF both did. I heard Dante did as well. Not sure about anyone else.

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          • #6
            I thought it was Bon Balou, Bliss MF and Canterbury... Not sure about Dante.

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            • #7
              It was for sure Contratto and Bon Balou
              Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
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              Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.

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                #8
                Who is the 3rd???

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gayle in Oregon View Post
                  Who is the 3rd???
                  I'm not sure as the information is conflicting
                  Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
                  " Hickstead is simply the best and He lives forever in our hearts"
                  Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.

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                  • #10
                    I actually think it was Bliss Mf
                    Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
                    " Hickstead is simply the best and He lives forever in our hearts"
                    Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.

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                    • #11
                      Ok folks in Oklahoma (she says in a stern voice) the wine and cheese party is over. Please....just a nibble for us hungry for info
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                      • #12
                        Bliss MF was jumped over the 1.50M oxer by both test riders so he was the 3rd horse

                        He looked amazing!

                        I am SO glad I have a 2012 colt on the ground by this stallion - the more I see of him, the more I like him - a LOT!!!

                        Good luck to all the stallions this coming weekend ...
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                        • #13
                          So is the consensus that it was Contratto, Bon Balou and Bliss?

                          The latter two are both Balou du Rouet / Argentinus.

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                          • #14
                            I was there for the jumping days, and I'm back in Oklahoma now. I don't have my notes from the jumping days, but I really think more than 3 stallions did 1.50. In addition to the ones listed I know that Canterbury did the 1.50 on the first day, and then Dante did 1.50 on the second day. Not all of the stallions jumped the same heights both day; it was dependent upon the test rider. There could have been others, but the ones listed are the ones I remember off the top of my head. There are a lot of jumper stallions at this testing...
                            Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!
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                            • #15
                              They did not jump the 4yo stallions 1.50m on either day.

                              Bliss MF, Bon Balou & Contratto jumped a 1.50m oxer.
                              Not all who wander are lost.

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                              • #16
                                Here are some video clips that have been posted:

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L29SAFAcRr8

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4o49a4QhGI

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzNL236_O2A

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aesjO...feature=relmfu

                                Enjoy! Some real eye candy for sure!
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                                • #17
                                  Thank you for the links. An exciting year for jumper breeders


                                  Originally posted by Kinsella View Post
                                  They did not jump the 4yo stallions 1.50m on either day.
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aesjO...feature=relmfu

                                  Does get a bit confusing for those of us relying on 2nd hand info. Looking forward to the final results.

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                                  • #18
                                    I love Bon Balou and have a foal put of a Schonfeld E coming in 2013, yeah Jennifer, Armin and Bon Balou
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                                    • #19
                                      Loverly loverly loverly! Thanks for the videos! Nice soft riders too! Good job and may the semen go on to perpetuate American get!
                                      Bethe Mounce
                                      Head Trainer, AmeriCan Romance Equestrian
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                                      • #20
                                        Just had a long chat with Maggie Fullington - Bliss MF's owner

                                        Bliss was the only stallion to go through the jump chute at 1.7M and Maggie said he cleared it by a good foot and everyone stood and gave him a standing ovation for doing so . So looking forward to seeing the video clip of that! She said Otto (RPSI) ran over and gave her a huge hug when he went through, and the Hanoverian Verband approached her afterwards and asked if she would like to have him in the Hannoverian book as well

                                        I am really curious as well. Bliss is 6 years old, so he got a 5 point deduction on his overall score. If that didnt happen, would he have been Champion instead of Reserve?

                                        Maggie said everone was in love with and rooting for Painted CF. He is such a character and everyone adored him

                                        And in the end, she said it was such a stellar group of stallions overall, it could have gone any which way and she was honored that Bliss did as well as he did in such fabulous company ...
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