Benetton Dream. Photo: Stickle
2007 German Champion of the 3 year old stallions
Intermediare winner under Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén
Benetton Dream FRH has three expressive gaits, a fantastic attitude towards working and he is soft to ride. He went to Warendorf as the favorite to win and came back as the German Champion of the three year old stallions having received the highest marks of all the four young horse classes. He received a ten from the judges in both classes for his perfect, relaxed, rhythmic walk.
Trot 9.5; Canter 9.5; Walk 10.0; Conformation; 9.0; Overall impression; 9.5 Final score 9.5
Benetton Dream won his very first start in a dressage competition at "A" level with a mark of 8.5. He succeeded at qualifying for the German Championships for 5 year olds in his first attempt and went straight to the finals. He qualified, again on the first attempt, as a 6 year old, and in 2011, Benetton won at "M" level and was highly placed in "S" level dressage classes (FEI) at just 7 years old.
In 2017 Benetton Dream's offspring Borgia was a finalist at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf, Germany. And in 2018 his son, Bon Amour, performed quite well at the Bundeschampionate by moving from 40th place (7.20 points) in the preliminary round, to second place in the Finals with an 8.7.
In April 2014, he took part in two competitions in Sweden and was victorious both times; Intermediaire II (Lövsta Future Challenge) with 71,49% and Intermediaire I B with 72,67%. In May, he won an Intermediaire A with a score of 77,048%, and in June, Benetton Dream won an Intermediare I B with 75,458% and an FEI Intermediaire II with 74,693%. Benetton Dream FRH is in the lead in Lövsta Future Challenge after two rounds.
During 2012-2013, Benetton Dream FRH had nine starts which yielded seven wins and two second places. In 2013, the world class stallion was purchased by Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén's long-time sponsor, Antonia Ax:son Johnson. In March 2014, Benetton Dream competed very successfully under Tinne including a resounding debut win in the Intermediare B at the Global Dressage Festival March show. FEI5* judge, Axel Steiner, honored the pair with a perfect 10 for the left half-pass and two 9's resulting in a total score of 77.976%.
As a sire, Benetton Dream FRH has been just as successful. Benetton foals have been champions and reserve champions not just in Germany but also in Australia, the USA and Belgium. In his first year, he produced licensed stallions, one of which was crowned as the 2011 champion stallion of the Brandenburg licensing. His first foals also included the most expensive foal that was sold at an elite foal auction in Verden, and one of his sons placed fifth at Bundeschampionate for the 4yr. old stallions in 2013.
His granddam, Dornröschen produced the exceptional dressage horse Daimler, who started for France at the World Championships for young horses in Verden under Jessica Michel.
His great granddam is one of the most successful Hanoverian Weltmeyer mares. She was European reserve champion in Brussels and won team Gold. Her Warkant son, Winterprinz, was licensed and became "Horse of the Year" in the USA and won the Intermediare I championship three times. Windrose's daughters were also successful at shows and in competitions e.g. the Auction top priced Danny de Vito.
Benetton's sire, Brentano II, belongs to the 10 best dressage stallions and "W-D-R" are the the most influential blood lines in dressage sport. Weltmeyer, Bolero, Rubinstein and Donnerhall – all these exceptional stallions are combined in Benetton, with them Benetton Dream has an excellent pedigree and a highly decorated dam line.