Due to the cancellation of Massimo Bonomi, the training of the Verband stallions and their goals for this season will be adjusted. "We are in the fortunate position to have two talented and motivated riders in our team who will continue to train the stallions in Elmshorn," said the Managing Director of Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltungs GmbH in Elmshorn, Sebastian Rohde. With the two riders he means on the one hand the Finnish-born Joni Paavola, who has supported Massimo Bonomi in training the young Verband stallions since January 2022, and Jorgo Lunau, who completed the team in Elmshorn in April. We have already introduced both riders to you at the stallion show on 1 May in the saddle of the three-year-olds.
As trainer, Karsten Huck will continue to be responsible for the training of the stallions and will support Paavola and Lunau with his expertise. "We have an excellent stock of stallions in Elmshorn and I look forward to continuing to work with these two talented young riders," said the bronze medallist at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul Karsten Huck.
The four-year-old stallions such as Vigado, Daikon and Camino Royal have victories and placings in young show jumper classes and have thus already achieved their seasonal goal. For the five- to seven-year-old stallions, the focus will be on gentle and individual training and will refrain from participating at the Bundeschampionat. "We want to take the pressure off the riders and the young stallions and concentrate on the further training of the Verband stallions", Sebastian Rohde wants to let the breeders know and continues "I think our breeders know about the quality of their stallions and welcome our decision to focus on long-term training". The stallions will continue to be shown at the competitions in Schleswig-Holstein and the Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltungs GmbH welcomes you to the public training days in Elmshorn.
As already published, the Bundeschampion of the Year 2021 Crack will continue the breeding season until the end of July. Afterwards, he will move to Richard Vogel's stable again and will be trained for the youngster tours and presented at shows accordingly.
Million Dollar and Sophie Hinners have already achieved victories and placings at Nations Cup level this season. With these successes alone, Million Dollar has already exceeded his goal for the season, which was envisaged at the beginning of the year, and after consultation with the national trainer Otto Becker, further Nations Cup appearances are planned for this season.
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson has no less than two Verband stallions in his stable who have developed very well under him. Zuccero had placings up to 1.50 metres this season and with Rolf's very own recipe for success, the jump to the next level is being carefully prepared. Catch has safely arrived at the 1.40 metre level and is expected to compete in the Grand Prix of Breitenburg (1.45m) next week.