Fillies' finale at the Blue Hors Foal Championships

With over 70 foals in this year’s Foal Championship, evenly distributed between filly and colt foals, there were plenty of foals for the breeders to observe! And here, a daughter of Kingston, presented in the perfect package, stood out particularly!

Fillies' finale at the Blue Hors Foal Championships

A Kingston daughter in the perfect package

The winner of this year’s Blue Hors Foal Championship was the appealing, feminine, and well-lined filly, Kira RAH (by Blue Hors Kingston/Jazz/De Niro) from Norwegian breeder Andreas Høiås. Kira RAH possesses three excellent gaits and is descended from Iben Leere Kamp’s mare line, which has also produced a champion stallion, gold medal mares, and several Grand Prix horses!

Kira RAH is proof that Kingston passes on his own good type and superb functionality, including a particularly good canter. His unique pedigree allows him to be combined with virtually any bloodline – and today, it was in combination with a Jazz mare that the judges chose as this year’s winning filly among more than 30 participating filly foals!

The judging panel at the Foal Championship 2023:

Breeding director Martin Klavsen naturally has a close collaboration with international breeding associations, and he had enlisted the expertise of two prominent breeding authorities to provide their professional evaluation of the foals’ condition.

The Foal Championship offers a unique opportunity for breeders to receive the unbiased comments of these experienced judges through oral assessments. It is important to remember that foals develop at different rates, so this critique is just a snapshot and can change over time.

The judges:

Floor Dröge (NED)

Floor Dröge is a prominent figure within the Dutch breeding association KWPN. She has established herself as a respected breeder and expert in horse breeding. Her dedication and expertise have made her a significant figure in the breeding world, and her contributions to KWPN have been invaluable. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Floor Dröge continues to contribute to the promotion of KWPN’s breeding program and the maintenance of their high standards for Dutch horse breeding.

Eddy Schuster (GER)

Eddy Schuster is the chairman (erster Vorsitzender) of the Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg, which means he is the top leader and representative of the horse breeding association in Baden-Württemberg. As chairman, he plays a crucial role in promoting the development and growth of horse breeding in Baden-Württemberg.

Today’s speaker: Anne Mette Binder

Floor Bröge Eddy Schuster Anne Mette Binder Martin Klavsen

Fillies' finale at the Blue Hors Foal Championships

1. Kira RAH

Mare, born: 10.06.2023
Sire: Blue Hors Kingston Dam: Feine Fiola
Sire’s Sire: Jazz Dam’s Sire: De Niro
Breeder: Andreas Høiås


2. Zacura

Mare, born: 13.05.2023
Sire: Blue Hors Zack Dam: Midt West Ladyburn
Sire’s Sire: Blue Hors Hotline Dam’s Sire: Blue Hors Don Schufro
Breeder: Birgitte & Niclas Nielsen


3. Billie Holliday

Mare, born: 22.05.2023
Sire: Blue Hors Baron Dam: Beatrix
Sire’s Sire: Esteban Dam’s Sire: Induc
Breeder: Grethe Jensen


4. HL St. Zhéri

Mare, born: 12.03.2023
Sire: Blue Hors St. Schufro Dam: Hardsyssels Zarina
Sire’s Sire: Blue Hors Zackerey Dam’s Sire: De Niro
Breeder: Harald Nielsen