Today, not only were we honoured to be in the presence of the legend that is Dornröschen but we were also privileged to have her breeder Karin Hoerner and owner Lynne Crowden present at the Show.
Bred by Manfred and Karin Hoerner and acquired as a foal at auction by Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud, Dornröschen is by Dimaggio out of Claire (by Caprimond x Der Clou).
Now 20 years old, Dornroschen won the 2008 British Young Horse Championships as a 6-year old, beating Valegro at the 2009 British Dressage Championships at Advanced Medium Level and in 2011 at Prix St Georges level.
Ridden by Michael Eilberg, this duo made their international show debut at small tour level at the 2012 CDI Vidauban, where they were placed fourth in the Prix St Georges and won the Intermediaire I. In 2015 they competed in the medium tour and by July 2015 they contested the senior Grand Prix classes. In 2016 the pair showed only in Valencia, Roosendaal and Rotterdam.
Dornröschen combined a career in sport with breeding (through embryo-transfer). She produced the double Young Horse World Champion Woodlander Farouche (by Furst Heinrich), as well as the now 5-year old licensed stallion Franz Ferdinand (by Furst Heinrich) and the stallion Freddy M (by For Compliment) and the newly licensed Oldenburg Stallion For Kingdom (For Emotion).