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Tornado Af Knabstrup

Colour:

Black Leopard Spot

Breeding:

 

Knabstrupper (KNN)

Sire: Baldur A.D.Schutzend. Hand

Dam: Hyben

Damsire: Felix

Height: 155 cms - 15.1hh
Born: 2005
Graded: KNN, SPSS & ZfDP
Stud Fee: £450 NFFR Natural Cover
Semen:

Natural Cover

AI (Fresh and Chilled) and Frozen semen available to UK & Europe

Breeder: Tania Mortensen, Denmark
Owner: Kelly Clack
Location: Nr Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Tornado af Knabstrup was bred in Denmark by Tania Mortensen and imported into the UK as a 2 year old.  He graded with the KNN in October 2007 and was granted a breeding licence for 2008. In 2011, Tornado passed his performance test and consequently is now life graded with the SPSS, KNN and ZfDP.

 

For further information, see below or contact:  Kelly Clack on 07792 922490; www.tornadoafknabstrup.co.uk or

 

 

Origins

Pedigree:

Baldur aus der Schützenden Hand

(DEU Knab.)

Baron aus der Schuetzenden Hand

(DEU Knab.)

Benjamin

(DK Knab.)

Sonny Af Højmark
Musse

 

Funder Nørhedes Cheri

(DK Knab.)

Thunder Cloud
Funder Nørhedes Flicka

 

Startlett aus der Schützenden Hand

(DEU Knab.)

Deutscher Sterneprinz

(DEU Knab.)

Stjerneprinsen Af Vejrup
Flicka Lundsbjerg

 

Kaja Af Mesballe

(DK Knab.)

Niro Af Thosager
Linda Af Mesballe

 

Hyben

(DK Knab.)

Felix

(DK Knab.)

Benjamin

(DK Knab.)

Sonny Af Højmark
Musse

 

Laki

(DK Knab.)

Markid
Laila Af Thorsager

 

Bellis

(DK Knab.)

Tyfon

(DK Knab.)

Tornado Lyshøj
Darling Kastaniegard

 

Palet

(DK Knab.)

Hermes
Lise Lotte Lyshøj

Tornado was first graded with KNN in 2007 where he gained his breeding approval and was best 3 year old stallion. He also became UK KNN Performance Champion, passed his life performance test and gained life approval with KNN, ZfdP & SPSS.

 

Sire: Tornado’s sire Baldur aus der Schützenden Hand (a German Knabstrupper) was sold to Denmark where he stands at a Danish Classical Riding School where he regularly demonstrates to visitors the art of the classical high school as well as being part of a stallion quadrille! Tornado’s grand sire Baron aus der Schützenden Hand and Tornado’s uncle, Boxter aus der Schützend Hand stand at The Royal Court Riding School in Buckenburg, Germany where they regularly perform airs above the ground and high school for visitors, they have also performed in many displays around Germany including the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006 as well as being used in film productions.

 

Dam: Hyben (a Danish Knabstrupper) is a pure Knabstrupper with all 8 of the third generation in her pedigre being Knabstruppers

 

Damsire: Felix (Danish Knabstrupper) was considered at his grading in Denmark to have “special conservation bloodlines”.

 

Performance

By kind permission of Rui Pedro Godinho

Tornado has competed in all disciplines and shows his outstanding temperament at shows, he has qualified and competed at the BRC National Championships for the last 4 years, being placed individually in the top 10 every year.  He has also qualified and competed at Trailblazer National Championships, Hickstead Dressage Masters and BD Summer Regional Championships. He became UK KNN Performance Champion, passed his life performance test and gained life approval with KNN, ZfdP and SPSS. He has also been the highest ranked spotted stallion in the BEF ‘All time sire rankings’ for three years in a row and continues to remain the highest ranked spotted stallion.

 

Tornado is pictured on the left competing at the 2011 Hickstead Dressage Masters Final.

 

Offspring/Breeding Advice

Tornado has a superb temperament, lovey paces and a good jump. He is a very versatile stallion who suits many types of mares, both horse and pony. At the BEF futurities he has so far had offspring gaining First premiums for showjumping, higher first premiums for dressage and Elite for eventing, making him the first Knabstrupper stallion to sire an Elite offspring in the futurities.

 

Tornado is also now ranked in the top 10 of all SPSS graded stallions on the BEF ‘All time sire rankings’ and he ranks in the top 6 of all SPSS graded stallions in the BEF dressage rankings. His offspring are very colourful, from both coloured and solid mares and have all shown outstanding temperaments with excellent conformation and movement.

Progeny:  

Waterbank Loki

Chestnut leopard spot colt. Born 7th May 2009. Dam: Gafros Ruby Tuesday (CHAPS). Breeder Kelly Clack. Pictured on left as foal and on right at 3 years old.

Waterbank Freyja

Leopard spot filly. Dam: Just Emerald (Weatherby registered TB). Born 20 April 09.  Breeder: Waterbank Stud. Pictured on left as foal and on right at 3 years old.

Waterbank Svadilfari

Knabiano colt. Dam: Gafros Ruby Tuesday (CHAPS).  Born 04 April 2011.  Breeder: Waterbank Stud.

 

Waterbank Valkyrie (Kiki)

Dun filly.  Dam: Twilight Tansy (New Forest; Applewitch Pure Magic x Sturtmoor Mr Darcy).  Born: 8 May 2013.  Breeder: Waterbank Stud

 

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