A long-time tradition will be continued also in this special year 2020: in the frame of the Holsteiner state show, the top foals of the year will compete against each other on 27 September, starting 11 o’clock with almost 40 young talents qualified for the R+V/VTV-foal championship of the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH.

“We are very happy that so many breeders are willing to present their foals in Bad Segeberg, in spite of the very different circumstances this year”, says Norbert Boley, the executive manager of the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH who initiates the annual foal championship. Offspring by top sires like for example Casall, Diamant de Semilly, Diarado, Clarimo, Vitalis, Zinedine and Conthargos meet among others foals by young, promising sires like Chezarro, Corfu de la Vie, Cornet’s Quaprice, Shot Gun or United Way. Of course there have to be some changes to the way the entire state show is run, with the classes for the state titles in dressage and jumping held on two consecutive weekends. On 27 September – in the frame of the show jumping state championships – the so-called dressage arena II will be the stage set for the Holsteiner foals. During the event, a total of 500 persons at a time is allowed on the grounds, including participants and accompanying persons. “Because of the limitations as to the number of visitors in Bad Segeberg we are very happy out media partner ClipMyHorse.TV will be on-site, live streaming the championship”, Boley continues. The entire sport tests and classes will take place in the sand arenas and also the foals which have made it to the final ring will be presented in the sand arena - but the time is still the same: as usual, the top foals are presented to the public once again just before the grand prix.

The VTV/R+V Holsteiner foal championship is a special highlight on the calendar not only because of the best Holsteiner foals of the year and the special Bad Segeberg atmosphere, but in particular because of the outstanding prizes to be awarded. The best filly and the best colt foal will be rewarded with a Böckmann horse trailer, respectively, sponsored by the R+V insurance group and Hauke Ahsbahs. Moreover, the many prizes on offer include attractive Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping GmbH stud fee vouchers.


Photo: Janne Bugtrup