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Champ of Dance



Photo by kind permission of Dave Cameron Photography




Sire: Can Dance

Dam: Darina

Damsire: Dornik B

Height: 148cm
Born: 2011
Graded: Westfalen, SPSS
Stud Fee: £400 NFFR

Frozen Semen Only

WFFS: Negative
Breeder: Hubert Hemmelgarn
Owner: Dr Maja Waldhausen
Location: Near Edinburgh, Midlothian

Champ of Dance at the Westfalen Licensing 2013

Photo by kind permission of Lars Lewandowski

Champ of Dance combines beautiful looks, excellent paces, a lovely temperament and great trainability. He is bred from the very best German sport pony bloodlines which themselves go back to heroes of British pony breeding, such as Jennie Loriston-Clarke’s Bubbly, Bwlch Valentino and the Downland dynasty. He was first licensed in Germany for breeding with the Westfalen Pony Studbook in 2013.


As a Palomino, Champ of Dance offers the possibility to pass on his cream gene to his progeny, which can result in the popular Palomino or Buckskin colour, depending on the colour of the mare.


For more information see below, FB: Champ of Dance Dressage Pony Stallion or contact Maja Waldhausen on 07739 573296 or by email at




Can Dance


Champion de Luxe


Cocky Dundee


Cocky Dundas xx

Bloklands Sheila


Golden Fleur


Golden Dancer

Petit Fleur




FS Don’t Worry


Dacapo Doro

Golden Sunlight




Cocky Dundee





Dornik B


Derano Gold












Power Boy


Downland Folklore



Golden Charm





Champ of Dance is by Can Dance, who was born in 2007 and became the Champion Stallion of the Rhineland pony licensing in 2009 and was then awarded Elite status for breeding with the important Weser-Ems pony studbook. Can Dance already sired several licensed stallions, five alone from his first year, and many graded mares. He is renowned for passing on his exemplary rideability.



The dam of Champ of Dance is the graded mare Verb. Pr. St. Darina by Dornik B. Darina is from one of Germany’s most famous riding pony dynasties: Darina is full sister to the German licensed stallions Danilo, Danny Gold and Desmond. Danilo won the European pony dressage championship in 2010, came second the following year and won the team competition at the European Championships four times. Darina’s dam, Pamina, is half-sister to the renowned Golden Dancer, both out of the mare Golden Charm. Golden Dancer founded his own breeding line and won team Gold at the European Dressage Championships. Darina is also mother to the mare Championess who won the German Championship (Bundeschampionat) for three-year-old ponies.



Dornik B is four times winner at the Bundeschampionat, three times Individual Dressage Champion at the Pony European Championships, and won the team title with the German pony team at the European Championships seven times. He has sired numerous licensed stallions, many graded mares and countless numbers of ponies which have been successful with children across the sport.

Champ of Dance at the Preselection of the Westfalen Licensing

Photos by kind permission of Lars Lewandowski



Champ of Dance has an exceptionally good temperament. He shows great trainability in his daily work and is always eager to please his rider.


Champ of Dance received strong scores at his licensing in Germany, in particular for the correctness of his body and his three excellent paces.


As a young horse, he took part in the 2016 qualification round at Rockrose near Edinburgh where he qualified for the final of the five-year-old dressage ponies at the Hartpury Festival.


He has had successful competition outings, including competing at Advanced Medium level as an 8 year old in 2019.  In 2021, he won at BD Advanced Medium and was 2nd in his first Advanced class with over 64% thus qualifying for FEI/PSG level.


Offspring/Breeding Advice

Champ of Dance is a very handsome pony who always turns heads, and his exceptional movements and poise combined with his willingness to learn more than confirm his consolidated pedigree. He is a wonderful choice for any breeder wanting to produce beautiful ponies with a good temperament and the prospect of competing at the highest levels.

His first foal (Jamesfeld Charleston pictured below), was born in 2019 and was awarded Gold at the British Breeding Futurity event in Addington and also a Gold Premium with the SPSS.

Photo by kind permission of Gareth Easton Photography



Jamesfield Charleston

Palomino Colt; Born: 2019; Dam: Broomford Bellissima (Broomford Dancer x Wittinger)

Breeder: Felicity Aldridge-Newman

Futurity Gold 2019

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow


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