The Danish Sport Pony is a breed of riding pony. The Danish Sport Pony Breeding Association was formed in the 1970s to develop and breed this unique riding pony. The Danish Sport Pony was grouped into three different classifications depending on its height and color. These three types of Danish Sport Ponies are typically dark in color, although gray was the classic color. This article will discuss the features of the different breeds and how you can tell which one is right for you.
If you’ve ever been to a Riding Horse Test, you’ve probably seen the Danish Sport Ponies. These ponies, four, five, and six years old, were created by the Danish Warmblood Society’s pony breeding branch, DSP, a few years ago. They have their own brand and organisation, and they were usually presented under saddle. Here are a few facts about these ponies and their parents.
The Danish Sport Pony breed started in Denmark during the 1970s. They are a fairly large breed, and they’ve been the subject of serious breeding for 30 to 40 years. Previously, Norwegian Fjord animals and Icelandic horses were used as kids’ mounts. But in 1976, the Danish Sport Pony Breeding Association decided to create a more uniform breed of riding ponies, and they did it by crossing Connemaras, New Forest horses, and Welsh stallions. These ponies have long legs and can reach a height of 12.2 hands.
The black Coelenhage’s Promise offspring, presented by Anne Sofie Aaen, placed second in the Danish Open Grand Prix. The mare’s engagement, front leg and suspension in the trot are outstanding. She also has a perfectly suspended canter. Unfortunately, today’s class at Herning proved to be too tough for her to walk, and she only scored a 7 in the walk phase. Although she did place third in the overall score, Coelenhage’s Promise’s potential to ride was overrated.
While Danish Sport Ponies are generally gray, bay, chestnut, and black are also available. This breed is typically obedient and calm, and breeders seek to create a pony with these qualities. Its high-quality temperament makes it an ideal mount for children. Breeders choose a horse that’s quiet, calm, and docile. Regardless of its temperament, it’s important to have a good disposition and a sound mind.
Denmark’s pedigree is rich. In the 2008 Olympics, Denmark won Team bronze with a top-level dressage team, which included Andreas Helgstrand, Anne van Olst, and Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. The same team won an individual silver medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen. In addition, European champions Isabell Werth and Emilio rode a Danish sport pony to win the FEI Grand Prix.
Coelenhage’s Let’s be the Best
Coelenhage’s Purioso is a Welsh pony stallion that was born in 1995. He was bred by Ronald Vrolijken and approved for breeding at age three. He was named the “stallion with the best trot” and went on to win the National Welsh Pony Championship. In 2004, he was sold to Denemark and began a glansrijke career in the country’s dressage programs.
When the Riding Horse Test debuted a few years ago, the Danish Sport Ponies were an odd sight. Previously, they were only available as four-year-old warmblood sport horses. Now, the Danish Warmblood Society has established their own pony breeding branch (DSP) and organisation. A few years ago, the Danish Sport Pony was presented under saddle. But what exactly is a Danish Sport Pony?
This small, athletic breed originated in Denmark in the 1970s. While Icelandic or Norwegian horses were more common as children’s mounts, Danish sport pony riding became incredibly popular in Denmark. Breeding authorities focused on creating a uniform breed by breeding different pony breeds with the Danish Sport Pony. They began by crossing a variety of breeds to develop the sport pony, including Arab and Connemara horses.