Here are some of our top performers at the 2018 South African Derby.
The Derby was won by Michelle Kuenzle on Voigtskirch Sovereign, beating her mother Annette on Seeis Elton.
In the high jump, again Michelle Kuenzle won on Locarno De Caprio.
At the FEI Dressage Namibian Championship Linda Freyer and Nadine Flemming both became champions, Linda as juvenile, Nadine as adult.
Both on NWHS horses (Claratal and Seeis Stud)
In this FEI qualifying show namibian horses did very well again.
ZONJATI EL MINA won the 1.35m Championship under Joanne Koerber.
Locarno Nikita (Caprivi/Consuelo) had good placings, and came 5th in the 1.40M Accumulator, jumping the 1.55m Joker clear, under his rider Tracey Carney
Locarno Magic Moment had good results,in the 1,35 m classes under Nicola Sime
CONSUELO – this exceptional stallion died at the age of 21.
Actually he was healthy and full of life, but then a colic put an end to him.
Sitta Voigts of Zonjati Stud imported him as foal with the help of Cord Wassmann, the chief judge of the Hannovarian Breeding ass.
Consuelo is purely Holstein bred. His sire Corofino is by Corrado, one of the top stallions of the last 30 years.
Corrado is by the french Stallion Cor de la Bryere, who stamped Holstein breeding like no other stallion, out of a mare by Capitol, a big white stallion of immense quality. Capitol is linebred to Ramzes, out of one of the best damlines in Holstein.
Dams sire of Consuelo was Landgraf by Ladykiller xx (Blue Peter of the Fairway line)
Landgraf was for many years the most successful jumping stallion in Germany, jumping himself over 2.00m every evening at an Equitana show, and producing winners of Olympics and all big events worldwide.
That is the background of Consuelo, which shows that his quality does not come from nowhere.
Consuelo gave his enormous jumping power to his offspring, plus good movements, an impeccable confirmation and good temperament.
He was the most successful jumping stallion in South Africa the past year.
His bestknown offsprings in the sport are NH Connoisseur and Zonjati El Paso, winning all the big classes in South Africa under their rider Nicola Sime.
Voigtskirch Dunmore now wins up to 1.45m classes, Voigtskirch Olorosso and Amouretto, NH COnsuela, Locarno Superstar etc. The list is long.
Again and again he produced the winning mare at Namibian licencing,eg
Efra Fabella, Heidis Lovely Lady, Okongava Gonda,Voigtskirch Saskia and Samira,Locarno Musica and Antigone.