Blackshire Equestrian Centre
Breeding Quality Warmbloods, Friesians & Irish Sporthorses In Western South Dakota USA
(Benetton Dream/His Highness/Sandro Hit)
Sire, Benetton Dream:
Breed: Bay Hanoverian Colt
DOB: July 06, 2022.
Sire: Benetton Dream
Dam: Hope TF
Damsire: His Highness
Sire, Benetton Dream won the Bundeschampionat as a three-year-old with 10.0 (walk), 9.5 (trot) and 9.5 (canter), Exterior (9.0) and the overall impression (9.5). He also won his 30-day test in Schlieckau 2007 (dressage 9.3 and a total of 8.52). During 2014, Benetton Dream competed seven times nationally up to Grand Prix level, with only victories! The year ended winning the Lövsta Future Challenge during the Stockholm International Horse Show. In the first quarter of 2015 he started six Grand Prix classes in Wellington, four of which resulted in over 70%. During 2016 Benetton Dream had a good breeding season while at the same time being very successful in the show ring. He spent the winter season in Wellington, where he was awarded over 70% at both Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special level. Followed by successfully competing in the CDI3* class in Rotterdam. Under fierce competition, despite his young age, he secured a fourth place. In February 2018, Benetton Dream FRH won his first start of the season in the Grand Prix in Wellington with 72.935%.
Dam, Hope TF was a Premium foal with the GOV and is approved for breeding with the AHS. Hope scored in the 70s at Training and First Levels and in the high 60s at Second Level, and as a four-year-old she won the 2012 GAIG Region 1 Championship Training Level Jr/YR. Hope has great rideability, as evidenced by the fact that she was catch ridden for that rider's first recognized show, where they won high point for the weekend! All this was done despite Hope only having one eye (a congenital but not hereditary condition). Hope's first foal (a 2016 gelding by Rotspon) scored in the 70s, with a high score of 76%, at Training Level at his first recognized show. Video: Click Here
Hope's sire, His Highness (by Hohenstein x Donnerhall) was the 2002 Hanoverian Licensing Champion and sold for the record price of 515,000 euro to the American couple Doug and Louise Leatherdale from Minnesota. The black stallion became the Stallion Performance Test winner in Prussendorf and was licensing champion at the Danish Warmblood Licensing. Trained under Klaus Balkenhol's supervision, His Highness won many riding horse and dressage horse tests under Stefan Wolff and Inga von Helldorf. He placed in the finals of the 2005 and 2006 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. From his first crop of foals, already 10 sons were licensed, including the premium stallions Hochfein and Hendrix. The black Hanoverian licensed stallion Hoftanz sold for 120,000 euro to Lone Boegh Henriksen in Denmark. His Highness bred only for five years but will leave an indelible influence on Hanoverian breeding behind him.