Particularly impressive about the dark bay stallion standing 170cm at the withers are his big, calm eye, his excellent long lines and his correct legs.
He displays big movement with good rhythm, in hand as well as under the rider, always very elastic and with an up-hill tendency.
In addition to their first priority – the jumping stallions - the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH is also striving to acquire high carat dressage stallions. When looking for a dressage aspirant with a genetic background well suited for Holsteiner breeding, Goldball, a Goldberg son owned by the Paul Schockemöhle horse keeping GmbH caught their attention. In terms of type, movement, and bloodline, the stallion already approved for the Mecklenburg and Oldenburg studbooks has many qualities required for a dressage horse sire in the Holsteiner breeding programme. In the end, the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping took the opportunity to purchase a 50 per cent share in the stallion. According to the agreement, Elmshorn is standing and training the stallion.
Even though Goldball was still in the midst of his physical development in March 2018, his great structure clearly influenced by TB genes was obvious even at that time.
Goldball provides an interesting option for breeders with dressage ambitions. Due to his modern conformation he can be used to improve with a view to size, long lines, and long legs. His exceptional abilities as to rideability and basic gait make room for new breeding decisions.