UK Knabstrupper News
Pictures and Interesting articles about UK Knabstruppers
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KSGB KNN UK Knabstrupper Gradings Results 2012
Results for the KNN KSGB grading have now been published.
They are available on the Knabstrupper Society GB website, please follow this link to the
Verification of Knabstrupper parentage through DNA
The Knabstrupper Society GB is now able to provide DNA testing within the UK through the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket
It is mandatory with the breed societies that a stallion is DNA tested and its parentage has been verified for it to obtain a breeding licence or be finally graded. By verification of parentage it is understood that the animal itself, as well as its sire and dam are DNA tested, and that it is possible from these results to conclude that the parentage matches that which is entered in the animal’s passport.
From 2007 DNA testing is mandatory for mares graded with the KNN. However, it is encouraged that owners of mares graded prior to this date that have not been DNA tested get them tested. This way the mare will have DNA lodged should she produce an offspring of stallion potential.
Follow this link: DNA testing for more information and to download the application form.
KNN recognises the Knabstrupper Society GB as Official UK Daughter Organisation
We are delighted to
announce that the KNN, the EU recognised Mother Studbook of the Knabstrupper,
has recognised the Knabstrupper Society GB (KSGB) as their daughter
organisation, representing the breed here in the UK. KSGB are the first and
only UK society recognised by the KNN.
1st April 2008 - TRESAISON NUMERO UNO leaves for the first stage of his long journey to Australia
He goes to Newmarket for 3 weeks in quarantine and then flies out to Australia on the 24th April. Another 3 weeks in quarantine there and then a long road trip to Perth where his new owners will be waiting for him! We wish him a safe journey.
Numero Uno is by Nobodys Harlequin KNN 166, out of Skovlys Dana KNN 2210 (Xanthos KNN 112) and was Raz was awarded a PREMIUM at the 2007 English UK KNN grading and also won BEST FOAL.
Have you a Knabstrupper you would like to grade with the KNN in 2008?
Knabstruppers in the Press!
Following the 2007 UK KNN Knabstrupper gradings in England and Scotland, the Scottish and Northern Equestrian magazine ran a report:
Scottish and Northern Equestrian is a monthly magazine that covers everything equestrian north of the border, as well as in Northern England.
Also, Karen Wealleans' mare Tresaison Gracie , who was Best in Show at the English KNN grading in 2007 was featured in the January 2008 edition of "The Journal". Gracie was photographed (pictured below) as part of a report on Jo Milnes, who is the proprietor of West End Farm Equine Therapy Centre: www.jmequineservices.co.uk
Gracie was with Jo to be broken in when the report was written.
Founding Board of UK
Knabstrupper Society – board voted in!
Following the 2006 UK KNN grading a Working Group was set up to draft the Terms and Articles of Association of an elected UK Knabstrupper representative group.
The rules are based on the Mother Stud Book’s rules, with some differences necessary to allow for differing committee sizes and structures and national norms of such associations.
Further information and details are available HERE
Knabstrupper Mare exported to the Czech Republic
Bella Vega KNN 2215 arrived safely earlier this month with Mr Miroslav Bouchek in The Czech Republic.
Bred by Gavin Jones, she is the 3rd horse that he has bred to be exported from the UK in the last couple of years.
May we take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Gavin, and wish Miroslav every success with Bella Vega.
Superb First Foals for Pinocchio Middelsom wow the Grading Judges in Scotland!
The Knabstrupper stallion Pinocchio Middelsom had fantastic first season results with both his foals receiving First Premiums from the Dutch and Swiss judges at the Scottish Sport Horse gradings on the 29th September 2007.
Blacklaw Phoenix 1st Premium SSH Captivate 1st Premium SSH and KNN
English and Scottish KNN Knabstrupper Grading Results 2007
The Knabstrupper Gradings provide a wonderful showcase for the breed and are an excellent opportunity to see a variety of horses and ponies all at one venue.
There were two gradings held in the UK this year:
5th October at Kingswood EC
Overall Best in Show was Tresaison Gracie, a mare owned by Karen Wealleans and bred by Lesley and Dave Thomas of Tresaison Stud
She is out of their Thoroughbred mare, Rozel Bay, and by Nobodys Harlequin KNN 166.
7th October at Balcormo Stud
Overall Best in Show was Blacklaw Vice Versa, a filly foal bred by Jon and Annabel Firmin at Blacklaw Stud
Vice Versa is out of their Knabstrupper mare Vixen (KNN 1608) and by De Niro (Donnerhall)
First Knabstrupper Sold to Australia
Congratulations to Lesley and Dave at Tresaison Stud, on the sale of their stunning Nobodys Harlequin KNN 166 x Skovlys Dana KNN 2210 fewspot Knabstrupper colt to Australia:
We would also like to extend
our congratulations to his new owners, and wish them every success with him!
Important News for KNN members:
At the latest KNN AGM it was
decided that access to the central Danish horse data base (Hestedata) is to be
included in the membership fee. Hestedata provides information on all registered
horses (Knabbies and other DK societies) incl offspring, grading marks, DRF
(Danish riding association) competition results, pedigree...
Zanko sweeps the board at the World Para Dressage Championships
Zanko, ridden by Ann Cathrin Lubbe, from Norway has swept the board at the World Para Dressage Championships. Competing in the grade IV category, they were placed first with 72.07% in the team test on Friday 20th July, first with 70.77% in the individual test on 21st July and first again with 74.40% in the individual freestyle on 22nd July.
Stavsdals Jackpot, owned by Lesley Knowles, was ridden by Anthea Coullie from the Republic of South Africa in the Grade II category. They were placed
FEI World Para Dressage Championships 2007
Great Britain is very proud to be hosting the FEI World Para Dressage Championships to be held from 18th-22nd July 2007 at Hartpury College.
Great Britain has been the leader in Paralympic Equestrian Sport and the results of our Para riders is one of national pride. These World Para Dressage Championships will be the last major international competition for Para Riders before the Beijing Olympics in 2008, therefore they have a significant role as selection trials for the Paralympics.
Zanko is ridden by Ann Cathrin Lubbe, from Norway.
Stavsdals Jackpot has also been loaned for use by overseas para riders competing in these championships by Lesley Knowles.
2007 KNN Knabstrupper Grading in the UK
There will be two Grading dates for the 2007 KNN Knabstrupper grading; one in Scotland and one in England.
These Gradings are held in cooperation with the mother organisation of the Knabstrupper - the Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN).
Horses graded at these Gradings are entered directly into KNN studbook (studbook of mother organisation).
Gradings will be held at Kingswood EC, Wolverhampton, on 5th October and at Balcormo Stud, Fife on 7th October.
Full information, schedules and entry forms are available on the UK KNN Grading Website:
Do you know this horse?
He's 15.3hh, lightly built
and mostly legs. He is a pale marble blanket
His spots are large, oval
shaped, and dark brown in colour. He's between six and eight years old,
and has a barely distinguishable blaze and a flesh mark on the right side
of his muzzle.
He was recently purchased from a UK dealer - the owners believe he came from Denmark
If you have any further
information on this horse, please contact the owners
ZfdP will have its first UK inspection on 8 September 2007
The ZfdP is a multi-breed organisation based in Germany, so entries for all breeds are possible, including Palomino, Pinto and Paint Horses. A full list of breeds administered by the ZfdP is available here
Relocation of Stallion for 2007
Harry will be standing at
stud and also continue his under saddle education in preparation of his stallion
performance test in the autumn.
Fintel KNN 125 - Graded Knabstrupper Stallion at Stud
Fintel the 16.2hh black leopard, fully KNN graded and approved Knabstrupper stallion has been purchased by Lochlibo Stud, and will be standing in Scotland for the 2007 season.
More pictures and further details available here.
Knabstruppers in the Chiltern & Thames Rider
www.chilternrider.co.uk Issue No 175 (2007)
Knabstrupper mare tops the sales at Cavan!
Klarissa, a British bred Knabstrupper mare by Centyfield's stallion, Hamlet Frydenlund, topped the sales on Thursday 22nd February at Cavan Youngstock Sport Horse sales. Jeff Nash travelled over to Ireland and purchased the mare for 18,000 Euros. Klarissa, fully graded by the KNN, is in foal to Klaudius, who stands at Drumhowan Stud in Co Monaghan.
Both Klarissa and Klaudius were bred by Gavin Jones, in Wales.
2006 KNN Knabstrupper Grading in the UK
The Grading was held on October 28th at Kingswood EC, Wolverhampton.
Congratulations to everyone who presented horses for grading - the Danish judges were very impressed with the standard of horses put forward for grading, and an enjoyable day was had by all at this excellent venue.
Professional Photographs can be viewed online at:
Nobodys Harlequin - Best in Show 2006
Nobody's Harlequin also undertook the first Performance Assessment to be held in the UK by the KNN, and passed with flying colours - obtaining 840 points out of a possible 1000. He is now a fully KNN approved Knabstrupper stallion.
Further photographs are online at:
Full results will be published on the grading site shortly:
Limited copies of the 2006 Grading Programme are still available to purchase (£3 inc P&P). The Programme contains details of all horses presented for grading, as well as 2006 KNN Breed Standards, presentation guidelines etc. If you would like to purchase a copy, please Contact the organisers.
Horse and Hound Report 16th November 2006:
Relocation of Stallions and Stud
Goshka Sport Horses, who stood Faust af Elmelygaard at their Shropshire Stud in 2005/6, have relocated to France.
Faust will be standing at Drumhowan Stud in Eire in 2007.
Well done Kate and Tina, on what must have been a logistical nightmare - moving lock, stock and barrel to another Country. We wish you every success abroad!
Meeting to elect a Working
It is proposed that an association representing UK Knabstrupper owners and other interested parties be set up in a democratic manner such that it may be affiliated to Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN) as the parent organisation.
For further information on
this meeting which is to be held at the 2006 UK Grading, please visit the
2006 Grading Website:
2006 KNN Knabstrupper Grading in the UK
Do you have a Knabstrupper
you would like grading with the KNN?
Entries are now closed!
First Knabstrupper Graded with SSH
Pinocchio Middelsom, the young Knabstrupper stallion from Blacklaw Stud, was graded with Scottish Sports Horses on April 8th 2006. 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 Blacklaw stallions page.
Congratulations Jon and Annabel!
At the 2005 UK KNN grading he had the highest score for loose jumping amongst the four stallions presented.
Do you know these horses?
Both were imported to the UK from Europe, and are suspected to be of Knabstrupper breeding. Unfortunately they do not have any brands:
15.3hh Bay & Black
Spots with White Mane and Tail
with black in. Gelding, rising 6 this year. Cluster of bay
spots on point of shoulder on offside. Very proud character.
Purchased from Kate Bunting equi-sales in Lesmahagow near
15.2hh with roan neck, rib
markings and chestnut spots. Chestnut mane and tail. White Blaze
on face, two hind stockings. Gelding, rising 5 this year. Always
low in the field pecking order! Lovely nature. Purchased privately
from a lady in Malton,
If you THINK you may know
these horses, or know of ANYONE who may even think they know these horses,
please, please pass it on or contact Deborah! There is no malicious intent
for wanting to know these details, I am a private owner who’s just desperate
to find out what breed her horses are, and hopefully who their parents were!
I’d love to know if the parents are registered or if they’re part-bred,
etc.. Thank you, thank you, and thank you in anticipation!
More pictures available, just
Tel: (0044) 7881 474738 firstname.lastname@example.org
Knabstrupper Stallion sold to Ireland!
Klaudius , the fewspot Knabstrupper stallion by Funder Norhedes Sonny out of Bella Vega now stands along side International Grand-Prix show-jumping stallions Vechta and Hello Oscar at Drumhowan Stud in Co Monaghan.
Klaudius was previously owned and bred by Gavin Jones in Wales. We wish Drumhowan every success with Klaudius for the coming season.
UK Knabstrupper Grading
The UK's first grading of Knabstruppers took place on the 9th October at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire (in conjunction with the Danish Warmblood grading).
Click on the link to view the photographs:
Grading results and official photographs on the KNN Website
Knabstrupper Breed of the
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