Belissimo NRW started this year with renewed dominance for the Australian Team at the CHIO in Aachen.
Over the weekend from Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th, there was nothing at all quite like Belissimo NRW for the competition tournaments.
This coming weekend (June 1-4, 2012) Belissimo M debuts at the international tournament in Compiegne, France. It is the last screening of the Australian equipe for the 2012 Olympics in London. Then the final championship team will be announced.
From Friday, June 1 until Monday, June 4 no semen from Belissimo M will be dispatched.
Belissimo M. was exceedingly successful at the dress tournaments at Haftenkamp on the 19th and 20th of May 2012. In the Grand Prix as well as in the Grand Prix Special, he achieved results equaling or surpassing 70% and emerged as the winner in both of these tests. The next and latest tournaments for his Olympics qualification are due to take place from the 1st to the 3 rdof June at Compiegne in France.
At the international May Market Tournament in Mannheim, Belissimo M had two excellent performances. On Sunday he was successful with almost 70% in the Grand Prix Special and placed 9th. The tournament doubled as an Olympic selection event for the Australian team with Belissimo as the top performer.
Once more the trusted combination of Belissimo M and Florestan blood has been validated. Our congratulations go to the Helmert family for this filly which is extremely true to type and strong in its movements. The mother (Florestan I x Parademarsch II) was recently inseminated by our Youngster Savoy. We look forward to the foal in 2013 with anticipation.
On Sunday, April 1st, 2012, we hosted our breeder's morning get-together at the state riding and driving school in Hoya. The program lasted about 1 and 1/2 hours and saw our three stallions Belissimo M, Fürst Grandios and Savoy acquit themselves excellently, making a very positive impression on the breeders from Hannover, Germany. The morning concluded with free beer and discussions among the breeders.
Belissimo M has acquired the qualification for the Australian Olympic team of 2012-Olympic games in London. After a 5-year-break in the competition career, Belissimo M could establish himself within a year in the Grand Prix and with its Australian rider ‘Hayley Beresford’ could qualify as the first horse for the Australian team. The team will be nominated after the tournament in Mannheim in May which is the last trial.