** HILKENS GOLD CARD - 2021 Competition Stallions British Breeding Futurity Leading Sports Pony Sire **
Hilkens Gold Card possesses all the necessary attributes of a top producer – proven pedigree, superb conformation, excellent brain and true beauty. He has the all important look-at-me ‘wow’ factor. His movement and jump certainly do not disappoint – he is elegant yet elevated, possessing both poise and power, on the flat as well as over a fence. His temperament is superb & he certainly passes this on.
Hilkens Gold Card was purchased from the world renowned Hilkens Stud in Germany, breeders of numerous top flight competition ponies. Hilkens Gold Card’s very impressive pedigree contains many of the ‘Greats’ - the legendary producers of international competition ponies. He is closely related to numerous very successful ridden ponies. His maternal half-brother Hilkens Denali, previously a Weser-Ems licensed stallion, was awarded Australian Grand Champion Dressage Pony 2018, Australian Advanced Dressage Pony Champion 2019 & in 2021 started competing at Grand Prix.
Sire: FS Golden Highlight was Champion Stallion at the approvals in 1999, he also gained three 10s at his performance test. Bundeschampion in 2000 & 2001, in 2003 he won all his classes to become International Supreme Champion at the International Welsh Show in Aachen. His pedigree includes the very influential ponies FS Golden Moonlight, Golden Dancer & Power Boy.
Dam: StPrSt Schamila was placed 4th in her Vechta Elite Mare Show, won her Mare Performance Test and has produced a number of Premium foals. Schamila’s Grandsire, Brillant, sired 35 licensed sons & 23 State Premium mares. He was the top sire of German dressage ponies for 3 consecutive years and within the top 3 sires over a period of 6 years.
Damsire: Black Boy is the sire of more than 20 licensed stallions & 15 State Premium Mares. He was Reserve Champion of his Performance Test & Champion Stallion at the 1992 Weser-Ems Stallion Show. His sons include Branduardi M - 1998 Licensing Champion, 1999 Vice Bundeschampion, Performance Test Champion in 2000, and sire of the 2005 Weser-Ems Stallion Licensing Champion, Hilkens Black Delight.
Hilkens Gold Card was previously produced under-saddle for dressage but also possesses an exceptional jump, being awarded 8.5 for this at his grading.
His first foal, Delaroche Black Gold, was awarded a much coveted SPSS GOLD Premium, this exceptional colt really impressed the judges receiving comments such as ‘correct, well moving foal with uphill tendency & freedom in the paces’. Black Gold was subsequently sold as a potential FEI dressage pony & stallion prospect – dreams that he is well on the way to realising, as Black Gold licensed as a 3yo, was crowned BEF Futurity Champion Sports Pony & has since commenced his ridden career.
Hilkens Gold Card’s foals to date have all truly delighted & impressed, with their wonderful frames, temperament & colour. He is an excellent choice for breeders wishing to produce quality versatile ponies with great potential for any discipline. Equally he is proving a superb choice for horse mares, producing more refined, yet still athletic, smaller competition horses. His temperament, movement & jumping ability are all exceptional, matching his stunning pedigree, excellent conformation & breath-taking beauty. He certainly adds quality to all his offspring with the bonus possibility of passing on his cream gene.
In 2020 Hilkens Gold Card was awarded Permanent Graded status by the Sports Pony Studbook Society.