28th April 2013
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Sezuan and Andorra have come together to make the most exquisite filly. She is so feminine and simply perfect. She has so much power in her movement already and is so uphill - she really is extraordinary and we are thrilled with her. She is one of the first foals by Performance test Champion and Champion stallion Sezuan who has already made history, scoring 10 times the mark of 10 at his performance test.

Her name is Larkshill Absolut - we hope you agree she really suits her name which means:

"Perfect in quality or nature; totally complete"

Sire Sezuan
Unrivalled winner of the stallion performance test with 987.50 points. Sezuan made history when he obtained a record breaking result of 10 times the score of 10.00, thus meeting the high expectations to him. Already as a 3-year-old stallion, he won many European dressage experts' hearts with his outstanding gaits and high rideability and as a result he became one of Europe's most popular young stallions. He was Champion Stallion in Danish Warmblood in 2013 and Winner of Aage Ravn's trophy for best Danish-bred dressage stallion.

As a five year old he became the World Young Horse Dressage Champion and I feel very privileged to have been there to watch him, he was truly remarkable. The judges awarded Sezuan a 9.6 for trot, 9.6 for walk, 10 for canter, 9.7 for submission and 9.9 for general impression, which brought the average to a winning 9.76.

Sezuan is such a good example for demonstrating that breeding is not just chance. His impressive ancestry includes his sire, the fantastic two times Champion stallion Blue Hors Zack who already has many approved sons. Sezuan’s dam is the Gold medal mare, Bøgegårdens Don Romina, who was Mare of the Year in Denmark. The dam’s sire is Blue Hors Don Schufro, who took team bronze with Andreas  Helgstrand on the Danish team at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong. Sezuan‘s grand dam, Bøgegårdens Laina, is a bronze medal winning mare.

His first offspring in 2013 have been exceptional, the sensational mare Donna Unique was bred to him and the result is a stunning black filly. Donna Unique was Champion under Andreas Helgstrand in the 2010 World Championships in Verden in the class for six-year old dressage horses.

Dam Andorra AK
Andorra is by double World Champion Stallion Florencio and is bred by the breeders of Reserve Champion stallions Fürst Grandios and First Final. She is a very beautiful mare with three outstanding paces and an exceptional hindleg. Andorra's dam is State Premium mare Argentin who has has bred some exceptional offspring. She has already bred a licensed Stallion - Doc Martnes by De Niro (brother to Andorra) and a State Premium daughter - we hope Andorra will follow in her footsteps when she is presented for grading later in the year. Three of her foals have been selected and sold through the prestigious Oldenburg Auction. St Pr St Argentin's sire Enterprice was a top show jumper as was his sire KWPN Licensed stallion Nabuur. Nabuur's sire was the the great Thoroughbred stallion, Uppercut XX. He was awarded the very rare Crown Predicate by the KWPN. He was an international show jumping champion himself, and he produced many international show jumping champions, stallion sons and highly awarded daughters. Argentinus is the great dam sire needs no introduction he is a legend! He was Champion Stallion in Oldenburg, Stallion of the Year in Hanover – but the statistics on his internationally successful off-spring show the true dimensions of his greatness.

Andorra's sire Florencio is a Double World Champion Florencio completed his performance test in Zweibrucken and earned a huge score for all the dressage elements. Character: 8.5; Walk: 10; Trot: 8.2; Canter: 9.2; ’Rittigkeit’: 9.5. In 2003 Florencio was Reserve Champion of the whole of Germany in the prestigious Bundeschampionate. He was also overall Champion of the 4 year olds in Westphalia.
Florencio was Dressage World Champion at Verden in 2004 with Hans Peter Minderhoud. They achieved the highest score ever given: 9.80!! Florencio became World Champion Dressage for the second time in 2005!! Florencio had six sons approved in Oldenburg and Westfalen out of his first crop and at both selections one of them achieved the title “Premiehengst”. His offspring are noteably outstanding by their enormous presence and three very good basic gaits. His sire Florestan I is the outstanding dressage ambassador of the Westphalian Studbook, Florestan I has several approved sons such as Fidermark, Fleurop, Fürst Heinrich, Faveur, Neostan, Flores, Freestyle and Flieder. Damsire Weltmeyer won his licensing, his performance test, and was Stallion of The Year 1998.  He has over 70 licensed sons, and his high Breeding Index (152) from the German Equestrian Federation comes with a 99% reliability coefficient. He now shines as a damsire (seen in Danone I and II and Bentley) as do his sons - as with Jack Sparrow, Desperados and Don Frederic.  

HUGE thanks to Christian Wöber for all the stunning photos. Click here to see more of his photos.


Blue Hors Zack

Bøgegårdens Don Romina
Don Schufro
Bøgegårdens Laina
Andorra AK
St.Pr.St. Argentin
.....,Sire Sezuan ,,,,,,,,,,.............................,,Dam Andorra AK.....................................Sire Sezuan...B