Height: 1.47 cm
Bennos Dream truly lives up to his name. A German Riding Pony of commanding presence, Bennos Dream has charm, charisma and a magnetism that is rarely seen. His breeders only pony, Dina, now deceased, produced 6 offspring and with only Dinas 6 offspring, her owner placed 23rd in pony breeding premiums in Germany in 2001. Bennos Dream is Dinas son.
Bennos Dreams sire descends from the famous Grannus, originally known disparagingly as the pony maker. What was not known was that Grannus would go on to produce 7 Olympic horses, more than 60 approved stallions and several millions of deutschmarks in winnings.
Bennos Dream carries on the winning traditions and pre-potent characteristics of that great stallion...
In Germany, Bennos Dream was 1999 winner (first of 32 stallions) of his 30-day stallion test with a record score of 8.95 (159 points), the highest ever achieved by a German Riding Pony. His stallion test scores included a perfect 10 on rittigkeit or rideability and marks of 9 and 10 on character, temperament and willingness. He received scores of 8 and 9 on gaits, free jumping, course jumping and cross-country work.
In 2000, Bennos Dream won the Landchampionat of Weser-Ems and was Reserve Champion the previous year, qualifying him to represent that region in the Bundeschampionats both years (he did not attend). While still in Germany, Bennos Dream produced 6 colts who in 2002 qualified for the Elite Foal Championat. In 2003, his oldest son won the stallion korung (licensing) in Germany and another son was also licensed. In German shows, Bennos Dream competed against horses, winning at third level dressage and 3 11 showjumping.
Since import in 2002, Bennos Dream has become a pony who stands above horses. He was Georgia site champion for the American Warmblood Registry inspections, and is the only pony to be accepted into both the AWR and the ASPR. He received a score of 8.2, First Premium Premiere, with a 9 on jumping. Comments included: Elegantů lovely suspension and extension, floating trot with ground covering, rolling canter.
Bennos Dream was site champion for the International Sporthorse Registry Stallion Inspection, receiving a 9 on his jumping from that registry also. He has the record and highest index score from the licensing of all horse and pony ISR stallions (237.5 points). His first USDF show was the 2003 Heidelburg Cup where he performed for the high score of the entire show, receiving a score of 8 on his gaits and comments appreciative of his uphill carriage and suppleness.
In 2003, he took 3 out of 3 blue ribbons at the USDF Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern and won 2 blues and high scoring pony at the USDF Raleigh Capital Dressage Classic. In 2004, he competed at Third Level, again taking several blue ribbons. Also in 2004, during a piaffe and passage clinic with Juan Matute, the Spanish Olympian said I know this pony who moves like a warmblood will perform at Grand Prix. A German Grand Prix rider taught Bennos Dream his two tempi changes in one day and a German Grand Prix show jumper commented I want him in big. He jumps round like a ball. www.foxcreekfarm.com