Color: dark chestnut
Approved for: Oldenburg, Denmark
Blue Horse’s Fifty Cent was originally purchased by Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein at the Danish Warmblood’s Elite Foal Auction. He was named a three-year-old premium stallion at the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing, and after a busy breeding season he passed the 35-day test with a total of 836 points, including a 9 in capability from the test rider.
Fifty Cent was trained at age 4 and 5 by rider Allan Grøn, and they won hands down in qualification for the DRF’s dressage championship for 4-year-olds with 9.54 points. They took fifth place in the finals, with Fifty Cent scoring 9.7 in rideability.
In autumn 2019 Fifty Cent was sent to national coach and former Olympic rider Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein for further training.
“I have nothing negative to say about him, and I must say that I have never had such a horse. He is sweet and clever, a wonderful horse. I am both happy and proud to have a horse like him”, says Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, adding: “I have a very close relationship with Digby because he has such a great and amazing personality. Fifty Cent is still very young, but he comes very close to Digby’s big personality.
“He is very sensible and meeting other horses in the stable has not been a problem at all, even my little white pony. I think Fifty Cent is a once-in-a-lifetime horse for me. We have a great partnership”, says Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Fifty Cent’s sire, Franziskus by Fidertanz, has been successful throughout his career, from the national and world championships to the Nürnberger Burg Pokal final and further successes in international Grand Prix competitions under Ingrid Klimke. Despite his young age he has already made his mark, having delivered high quality breeding and sports horses.
Damsire Donnerball by Donnerhall was successful in national championships and Grand Prix competitions under Holga Finken and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe. In the third generation, one finds the half-blood Trakehner stallion Michelangelo, world-renowned elite stallion and sire of Grand Prix champion Michellino, elite Trakehner stallion Kennedy, Grand Prix horse Just Mickey (Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén), and half-brother of the champion stallion Monteverdi.
Fifty Cent’s dam line has really made its mark in Denmark. His granddam, the elite mare Guinea, is dam to 19 offspring from 19 breeding years including three medal mares – Galathea by Picasso, (S-level military), Geneva by Schwedengruss, (international S-level jumping) and Egelund’s Ashley by Akatschi (Prix St. Georges dressage). Fifty Cent’s granddam, the elite mare Ginger, is dam to 12 offspring from 14 breeding years, including licensed stallion and performance test winner Gagarin by French Kiss as well as several offspring who have sold to Austria and the USA. Ginger is also granddam to the stallion Fredensdals Fountain by Fürstenball and Grand Prix horse Skovlunds Gamin G. (Mikaela Lindh).
His first two crops of foals have been very convincing with several top foals at both the regional Danish Warmblood foal shows and the Blue Hors Foal Championship. In 2018, colt Harrysmindes Frodo triumphed at the Blue Hors Foal Championship, and the following year his full brother Harrysmindes Franco was selected at the regional foal show to go to the finals at the Elite Show. Here the foal was one of three foals by Blue Hors Fifty Cent to be sold at the Elite Foal Auction.
“We purchased some very promising colt foals by him here at Blue Hors, and they are developing quite well”, says Martin Klavsen.
“If Fifty Cent’s offspring just inherit their sire’s intelligence and rideability, he will be making a positive contribution to breeding”, says Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Fifty Cent himself is a very complete horse and is descended from classic German dressage lines; this makes him a good match for a wide range of mares. Some of his best foals have Dutch stallions as their dam sires.
“He moves with a lot of elasticity and suppleness, and that is some of what he passes on to his offspring, so he is a good match for mares with mechanic gaits because he can make up for the rest, and he has a good forward movement”, says Martin Klavsen