Aralyn Blue is German Master

The British rider Harry Charles and his Oldenburg mare Aralyn Blue, bred by the Slovenian Franjo Udovc, stood out prominently at the Stuttgart German Masters in the Hanns Martin Schleyer-Halle. The pair secured victory in the German Master Show Jumping event late on Friday evening. Numerous other Oldenburger sport horses also excelled in both dressage and showjumping.


Drombusch OLD, born 2011, by Destano out of Wicomaggia by Dimaggio - Likoto xx - Donnerschwee - Figaro - Vollkorn xx, bred by Ralf Stienke Berge, owned by Felicitas Hendricks, Hagen, won the Short Grand Prix, the qualifying competition of the Piaff-Förderpreis as well as the finale under Felicitas Hendricks. Drombusch is out of the famous Weissena dam line, which produced, among other, the multi-champion Weihegold OLD by Don Schufro.

Denoix PCH OLD, born 2012, by Destano out of Princess by Pik Noir - Quattro B, bred by Friedrich Kuhlmann, Neuenkirchen, owned by Nancy Gooding, USA. In the Grand Prix Special, the final of the Dressage German Master, Denoix PCH OLD and Katharina Hemmer secured the bronze medal. In the preliminary competition, the Grand Prix, the pair finished in eighth place. Denoix was licensed in Vechta in 2014 and transferred via the stallion market to the Langestüt Celle. At the Fall Elite Auction in 2016, the Oldenburg Vice-State Champion was sold to the USA for a top price. Its dam line includes the Oldenburg champion mare of 2007, Rebelle, by Don Schufro, internationally successful under the Danish rider Maria Anita Andersen, as well as the top sire Pik Bube.

Matchball OLD, born 2012, by Millennium/Trak. out of Wenira by De Niro - Westminster, Breeder: Helga Lütje, Uplengen-Remels, Owner: Rothenberger at Gestüt Erlenhof OHG, and Sönke Rothenberger secured silver in the Grand Prix, the qualifying competition for the Grand Prix Special. Since January 2023, Olympic rider Sönke Rothenberger has been in the saddle of the Millennium son.

Soiree d’Amour OLD, born 2009, by San Amour I out of Lara Croft/Trak. by Latimer - Banditentraum, Breeder: Maren Bergen, Wagenfeld, Owner: Birgit Kalvelage, Bremen, placed sixth in the Grand Prix with Carina Scholz. Soiree d'Amour OLD celebrated the title of Federal Champion in 2012 for three-year-old mares and geldings. Her full sister, Soiree de Saumur, won the bronze medal at the Federal Championships for five-year-old dressage horses under Ann-Kristin Dornbracht.

In the qualifier competition of the iWest Prize, an S** dressage test, Tallahassee, born 2014, by Tomahawk out of Helen by Samarant - Abanos, bred by Bernd Moser, Lieserbrücke, secured the fifth place with his owner and rider Tina von Briel. Further, the couple secured a good fourth place in the Final.

Zack Zack VS, born 2008, by Zack out of Wunderhall by Donnerhall - Akzent II, bred by Inge Bastian, Bargteheide, owned by Victoria Marie Schönhofen, and ridden by Victoria Marie Schönhofen, placed seventh in the Short Grand Prix. In the finale the couple was able to improve and placed sixth.


Aralyn Blue, OS, born 2011, by Chacco-Blue out of Apienne by Ludwigs As - Quidam’s Rubin - Grannus - Goldstern, bred by Franjo Udovc, Slovenia, owned by Ann Thompson, USA, and the British rider Harry Charles can now call themselves German Masters 2023. In the 1.55 m course, the pair delivered a fast faultless round and thus, were unbeatable.

Botakara OLD, born 2012, by Balou du Rouet out of Escada by Espri - Grannus, bred by Erich Stevens, Molbergen, owned by Anne Haase, Fischerhude, and Mario Stevens celebrated the third place in a 1.45 m show jumping competition. Botakara was awarded the Ib premium at the Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede in 2015 and won the title of Oldenburger State Champion of four-year-old show jumping horses the following year. Dam Escada also produced the successful S-level jumper Stakkato Special by Stakkato Gold under Otto and Henry Vaske, as well as Charming’s Spezial by Charming Boy, successful in the USA under Allison Kroff.

Casquo Blue, OS, born 2010, by Chacco-Blue out of Whizz Kid by Carthago - Grannus, bred by Gestüt Lewitz, Steinfeld, owned by Stall Zet, Sweden. Under the rider Harry Charles from Britain, Casquo Blue secured the second position in the Grand Prix over 1.60 m. The dam, Whizz Kid, also produced internationally successful showjumpers, including Chataga by Chacco-Blue ridden by the Mexican Alejandro Mills, H5 Chaganus by Chacco-Blue for Eduardo Pereira De Menezes, and Chaccocartes by Chacco-Blue under Marcel Wegfahrt.

Chatondo, OS, born 2010, by Chacco-Blue out of Caronda by Cartoon - Remondo, bred by Gestüt Lewitz, Steinfeld, owned by Caroline Blatchford, Great Britain, and the British rider Robert Whitaker secured the bronze medal in a 1.45 m show jumping competition.

Concorioso PS, born 2011, by Conthargos out of Chariosa by Chacco-Blue - Lando, bred by Gestüt Lewitz, Steinfeld, owned by ZG Karl und Beate Wieland GbR, and ridden by Remo Allgäuer, secured the fifth place in a 1.40 m show jumping competition and the eighth place in the BW-Bank Hallenchampionat, a jumping course over 1.50 m. In addition to Concorioso PS, mother Chariosa also produced the internationally successful Stachado PS by Stakkatol, competing at the 1.45 m level under the Italian rider Francesco Palladino.

Dante MM, OS, born 2011, by Diarado out of April Love by Luxius - Acord’s Son, bred by Volker Rühne, Wedel, owned by Marlis Mühlebach, Switzerland, and the Swiss rider Alain Jufer finished in sixth place in the iWest Prize, a course over 1.55 m.

Emelie van de Mirania Stam, OS, born 2012, by Emerald out of Phirania by Concorde - Rigoletto, bred by Gestüt Appenriede, Winkelsett, owned by Annette Beckmann und Marcus Willem Stiekema, Löningen, did well with Johanna Beckmann in a show jumping competition over 1.50 m, securing the seventh place.

Photo: Aralyn Blue and the Briton Harry Charles are the German Masters 2023. (Lafrentz)

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