Performance news from 2010

Written by on December 30, 2010 in Performance with 0 Comments

Archived performance news from 2010 and earlier.

March 30, 2010
After Lessing’s amazing win of the Young Dressage Horse title in 2008 he did not compete in 2009 but concentrated on serving mares and his schooling for the 2010 season.

From out of nowhere Lessing under his trainer / rider Jutta Rosenblatt entered the competition arena at Level 4 in 2010:

  • North Island Reserve Champion
  • Central District Champion
  • National Dressage Reserve Champion
  • HoY Reserve Champion

All test were in the high 60 – early 70% and there was never much between the Champion and the Reserve.

Jutta was extremely pleased with Lessing’s ‘consistency’ and in particular the way he took the “HoY atmosphere” in his stride, hence we are very confident at Vollrath the next season will give us the next step ‘up’ on the ladder!


Jutta and Lessing at the 2010 Horse of the Year show. © MAGGIE BROEKMAN

Jutta has just started Lessing’s first 3yr old – and Lauretta is showing all that she promised as a weanling.

Her movement is powerful yet elegant with tons of suspension and forward movement superbly enhanced with a calm temperament and willingness to work.

So Berny seems to be correct with his assessment that Lessing would be the ideal stallion to cover Vollrath mares!



May 18, 2009

Worldwide with Claire Seidl-Wickens.

Our former stallion Worldwide is enjoying high-level success with his new owner, Claire Seidl-Wickens, in Australia.Worldwide has been awarded full approval as a Hanoverian breeding stallion, achieved through his performances in dressage. He had to place in the top three in five Official Prix St George competitions, and obtain marks of over 55%.That he has done, and on May 7 at the Sydney CDI three-star competition Worldwide again performed consistently. He won the Prix St Georges class, with a percentage of 65.175 and the Advanced Freestyle with 68.417%. He also placed fifth in the Advanced 5.3 with 64.065%, and sixth in the Advanced 5.4 with 63.810%.


November 17, 2008
A Dynamic win for StanfordThe newcomer to Grand Prix classes showed she has what it takes by winning the Grand Prix at the Auckland Showjumping Show.Sandra Stanford (Whagaparoa) aboard Aero Dynamic, who were only competing in their fourth ever Grand Prix, were the only clear in the jump off. Beating off more experienced riders, including Olympic representative, Kate McVean, who took out three of the top six placings.Stanford has brought the Dynamit gelding on from a youngster, and although they have had some testing times Stanford’s ability and patience has certainly paid off.

Sandra adds the below information:

Picture courtesty

Hi again Berny,I have some even more exciting news for you about Aero …

On Saturday we won the 1.35m Power and Speed class and Sunday won the Grand Prix at Auckland Show Jumping in Pukekohe … amazing rides on him and such a star pony.

I can’t thank you enough … without Dynamit I couldn’t have had such a precious pony!


• More pictures of Aero Dynamic

March, 2008

At the HoY 2008 Vollrath Lessing won his class 508 (Stallion for breeding performance bred horses) and was also crowned “Reserve Champion” of the 4 yr old and over Performance bred led sport horses.

This was the only entry for Lessing at the HoY with the purpose to expose him to the ‘atmosphere’ of such a great show.

He had was totally “cool” and very responsive to Jutta’s commands = simply perfectly behaved!







29-02-2008(33)We have done it (again)!Jutta rode Lessing to the National Champion of Champions Young Dressage Horse for 2008 title.I share this success because I spotted the ‘little’ fellow when he was 18 months old and brought him back to NZ from Germany.

He was a rough diamond which Jutta polished with great ability to a nice shining one now.

The Judges were from Australia (Maria Schwennesen), Canada’s FEI international “O” Judge Kara Whitham.






February, 2008

On his very first outing (9-10 Feb 08 Tielcey Park)Winnetou scored the “Reserve Championship” after four “Novice tests” in which had the following scores:
Second level tests
2:1 = 64.583
2:2 = 67.097
2:3 = 66.25
2:4 = 68.462

He received repeatedly “8” for ‘working trot’ and 8 & 7 for his ‘paces’.

His worst score was a ‘6’ being a little ‘unbalanced coming down the centre line for the final salute’.

Needless to say that Jutta was very pleased with their ‘team performance’ and in particular as Winnetou showed his perfect temperament and willingness to work!

The weather at Tielcey Park was actually disgustingly hot and humid. Compliments to all the riders coping so well!


31 January, 2007

Alex Hope competed in the NZ Lion Foundation Young Rider Dressage Championships in Ashburton 20th and 21st January 2007. 75 riders aged from 10 to 21 from around New Zealand competed for 3 Pony National Titles and 6 Hack National Titles.

Alex had a great weekend winning 2 Hack National Titles; Preliminary Champion on her 6 year old mare Ruby (Wandering Star by Worldwide p.b. /Genius/Rocky Mountain xx) and Open Medium Champion on her 14 year old gelding Extra (Orana Australis).

Alex was also selected with Ali Jones from Wellington to compete against two South Island riders in a North Island v South Island Derby. Alex and Ali won the Derby.

Alex has been riding since she was 4 and competing in Dressage since she was 10. She is a member of the Tauranga Pony Club Development Squad and the North Island Young Rider Development Squad. Last year in the New Zealand Pony Club Dressage Championships in Taupo, Alex (13) won the North Island Junior Championship for 15 year olds and under and was second nationally to a South Island rider who was 15.

Next up for Alex is the 2007 NZ Pony Club Dressage Champs in February followed in March by the N Z Open Dressage Championships and the HoY where she will be competing against adults.


Jutta and Dornkaat

6 March, 2006

Equestrian Success for Wanganui – again!With great pride Vollrath Stud announces winning the National Dressage Championship – Noviceat Taupo’s National Equestrian Centre.

  • Horse: 7yr old, black, Hanoverian Gelding,Vollrath Dornkaat (Dynamit/Distelfink)
  • Breeder: Berny Maubach
  • Rider: Jutta Rosenblatt

Qualifying on 03.03.06 with a score of 72.35 % for the Finals – Jutta and Dornkaat won on 04.03.06 the National Novice Dressage Champion title against a field of 32 nationwide competitors.

This is Jutta’s second National Title, having won the same title in 2000 on Vollrath resident stallionWorldwide P.B. (imp. Germany); in 2002 the pair won the Medium HoY title. Jutta competed the Stallion successfully at Prix St George Level in 2005. Worldwide will not be competed in the future – he will have to concentrate fully on his Stud duties.

Berny and Jutta are looking forward to bringing on their new three-year-old black Hanoverian Stallion Lessing(imp Germany) and one of Worldwide’s progeny, four-year-old black gelding Winnetou, who shows by all accounts a huge talent for the dressage arena.


October 2005

Vollrath Stud bloodlines feature well in the “Wild Card” selection for the Novice World Dressage Championship at Taupo on 4-6 November 2005!

We congratulate the riders on their selection and wish everybody great success and sporting satisfaction!


Adgo Karen Devastation – by Dynamit
Blackmore Tracey Vollrath Wildfire – by Worldwide / Genius bred by Vollrath
Clarke Emma The Master
Farrand Christine A Wizard
Goldsbury Amanda Avante Garde – by Anamour out of Dynamit / Genius (mare bred by Vollrath)
MacPherson Amanda Didgiemon Drum – grand sire = Dynamit
Poot Miriam Demure – by Dynamit
Reisima Suzanne Te Whangai’s Emma
Smith Tracy Adagio C – by Anamour out of a Dynamit / Distelfink (mare bred by Vollrath)
Walton Kieryn Saraceni
Yearbury Amanda Arioso

March 2004

DornkaatVollrath Dornkaat had qualified in two preceding tournaments in Taihape/Tielcey Park and in Taupo itself with an average score of 73.5% to enter the Horsepower Young Dressage Horse 5 year olds at the National Dressage Champs in Taupo.

He was in a class of 15 competitors of which he was awarded a third place in the finals on 14-03-2004.

At the HOY tournament Jutta competed Dornkaat in “Novice Musical Freestyle”, which was a bit daunting for his first event (62.5%). The next day he was more settled (67.5%) – 3rd place in the warm-up class.

In the “Title Class” Novice 2.6 he scored a 2nd place despite course error (66.91%). This put him into 7th place overall.


January 2003

Dynamit offspring scooped success at the 2002 Canterbury Dressage Championships!

Open Medium Highland Laddie Cup: 
Champion: Royal Aspen – bred and ridden by Tracey Johnson
Reserve: Wistow Iman – bred and ridden by Sharon Inwood

Advanced Medium:
Champion: Damask – ridden by Laurel Cross (bred by S Foreman)


January 2002

Supreme Champion Warmblood at the North Island All Breeds Show, an 11 week old filly by Worldwide PB out of Ryvale Scherherezade.The New Year has got us and how nicely did it start for Pat Endt from Manurewa in Auckland.

She took her 11-week-old filly by Worldwide PB out of Ryvale Scherherezade (by the Anglo Arab Cyden Sun ex Erewhon Majic by Paracourt xx) to the the North Island All Breeds at Claudelands Hamilton, on January 5, and was awarded theSupreme Champion Warmblood title.

Pat is soooo pleased with her success, that she invites interested people to contact her – 09.266 7617 – Young Sassy is on the market.


March 2002


Worldwide PB winner of Medium Dressage HoY Title 2002


March 14, 2001

Doppelganger finds a new home

VOLLRATH DOPPELGANGER ridden by Jutta Rosenblatt has achieved a wonderful feat. Reserve Champion at the Nationals in Novice Dressage After the outings at the Taranaki Dressage Champs in Hawera, the Central District Champs at Tielcey Park, Palmerston/North and the Wellington Area Dressage Champs in Levin. Jutta travelled with Doppelganger to Taupo to the National Dressage Champs where he score the very much-wanted Rosette for Second Place.


Well done Jutta Rosenblatt, great success! And as Doppelganger was on the market a very keen Leah Sinclair from Invercargill purchased him.

The young Dynamit offspring did score well in the qualifying rounds:

  • Novice 2.4
    • 1st with 72.58% Doppelganger
    • 2nd with 68.06% Felicity Hart on Davanti C by Dynamit
  • Elem. 3.4
    • 1st with 69.32% Stephanie Tovey on Dominik T by Dynamit
  • Elem. 3.6
      3rd with 63.21% Kim Whitelegg on Doonaboggo by Dynamit

And the Finals on Sunday as far as Dynamit progeny go:

  • Novice 2.5
    • 2nd with 66.54% Doppelganger who took also the 2nd place in the points table with a score of 66.5
  • Elem. 3.5
    • 1st with 64.79% Diane Grant on Danielle by Dynamit
    • 3rd with 64.31% Stephanie Tovey on Dominik T.

As one can see, it was a tight competition.

It is very pleasing for Vollrath to have so many placings at the National Dressage Champs.



January 10, 2001

Vollrath had a good weekend at the Dressage Tournament at the Taranaki Dressage Championships in Hawera last weekend (6-7 Jan).

This was Doppelganger’s first time out in dressage competition. As we had no idea how he would perform, Jutta entered (although flying changes & haunches in are established) him in preliminary for a win and three second placings.

More on Doppelganger.


December 1, 2000

Some very good news from the FEI World Dressage Challenge, at McLean’s Island, Christchurch, this weekend.
Several horses bred at Vollrath have been very nicely placed at the event so far:

Novice FEI Challenge:  1st — Laurel Cross (NZL) 69% on DAMASK by Dynamit ex Ludenstar
Children’s FEI Challenge:  4th – Cathryn Johnston (Hong Kong) 66% on VOLLRATH DAVID by Danzig (Distelfink) ex Gretel (Witzbold). Vollrath David was the winner of the Hong Kong section. Danzig was gelded and sold as a S/J to Japan.
FEI Dressage Team Classification: 1st – NZL 195.43 – four members  of which two horses are by DYNAMIT — Damask 69% & Wistow Iman 58.6 % (ridden by Sharon Inwood)


In the able hands of Jutta Rosenblatt – the young stallion Worldwide PB has made tremendous progress in very short time. He was crowned National Novice dressage champion in 2000. Worldwide

GV Braveheart

On 20/11/1987 – a chestnut colt (Distelfink – Paratata xx by Aureatte II xx) was born at Vollrath. We called himDrago, in honour of Berny’s good friend Dargo Mestrovic, who had suddenly died in Germany.

Drago was duly broken in and sold to a rider (to remain unnamed) who could not get along with him. Eric Ropiha got involved and Drago ended up with Catroina Williams (nee McLeod) who rode him in his first year to gain the title of “Young Eventer of the Year“, however under the name of Distance.

He was sold on to Australia and after another name change to “GV Braveheart” – he achieved under Olivia Bunn an individual 8th place in Eventing (and the best performed Australian Horse) at the World Equestrian Games 1998 in Rome.


GV Braveheart


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