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News Page 2006
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Please contact us if you have any success stories of any Knabstruppers competing anywhere in the world. We would also love to hear any news about relatives or offspring of our horses.

Pinocchio home...
Pinocchio is now back home having been away at stud learning all about dummy mares, AI collection etc. His semen has been test frozen and the quality is excellent. He is now enjoying some timeout in the field with his best friend Yofi (our bay gelding). The plan is to restart Pinocchio under saddle in a month or so.
Pinocchio Knabstrupper stallion
Pinocchio Knabstrupper stallion
KNN grading Baunehøj 26th and 27th August 2006
Another thoroughly enjoyable trip to Denmark! The grading this time was mainly an assessment of young stallions for their annual licences with a few mares and foals presented as well. The champion stallion was Bjørnhøjgårds Sleipner a quality horse with good movement and excellent jumping technique. A selection of photographs we took can be viewed here. There should be full results and more pictures available on the KNN site.
KNN grading Vilhelmsborg 12th August 2006

We travelled again to the KNN grading in Denmark which was, as usual, a fantastic day. It presents an opportunity to see many Knabstruppers of different breeding in one place. We would recommend anyone with an interest in Knabstruppers to try and attend these events.

To see some pictures that we took on the day click here. Unfortunately it was raining so hard at times that we were unable to photograph every horse so it is only a small selection. Please remember that these are only snaps so may not always show the horses at their best! We also took short videos of most of the horses indoors and if you are interested to see them please contact us.

There will be full results and pictures posted on the KNN site.

Xcalibur one year on...

Xcalibur as a foal


Xcalibur is maturing into a fine big Knabstrupper colt. We still plan to put him forward for stallion testing when he is older and have high hopes for him. He has a super easy temperament and is a pleasure to have around. He obviously knew that we were coming with the camera and had a good roll in the red clay beforehand!

Xcalibur as a yearling

Xcalibur as a yearling


Xhogun started under saddle
Xhogun jumping

Xhogun has now successfully been backed. He took to being ridden very well and was popping a little jump after six weeks. He then had a couple of months break in the field with our gelding and has now gone to England for further training. Apologies for the quality of the photos...

Xhogun trotting

Xhogun trotting
Pinocchio is now graded with Scottish Sports Horse

Pinocchio Middelsom, our Knabstrupper stallion, was graded with Scottish Sports Horses on April 8th. He showed again his excellent talent for jumping and received good marks / comments for his technique. Pictures and more information can be seen on the stallions page.

At the 2005 UK KNN grading he had the highest score for loose jumping amongst the four stallions presented.

Pinocchio Middelsom
Support Spotty / App show classes in Scotland

The commitee of the Scottish Appaloosa Breed Show have been working very hard to get classes for spotted and Appaloosa horses at various shows in Scotland this year. A big thank you to them and please can everyone support these classes if at all possible. Full details of the shows / classes can be found here


Stavsdals JackpotAnother two Knabstruppers for the UK ...

Mrs L Knowles & her daughter Claire have recently imported the leopard spotted Knabstrupper stallion Stavsdals Jackpot (by Stavsdals Lobi), pictured left, and his son Rughavens Jackpot. Stavsdals Jackpot is also the sire of Sheik who is featured on our News 2005 page. Stavsdals Jackpot began his competitive career, ridden by dressage trainer Claire Knowles, with a score of over 78% to win his Novice Freestyle class, qualifying for the Regional finals. Claire has also been placed 1st & 2nd in two Novice classes with him. Jackpot has also fitted in some showjumping with a double clear in the Chiltern & Thames open qualifier, coming third, just missing championship qualification by 0.5 seconds.

Rughavens Jackpot is currently being backed by Claire & it is planned he too will be out competing this year.
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