Belantis is making his mark on the dressage world, with his permanent ride, Isabell Werth. Now under new ownership and management, his competition career has taken front stage, and availability of frozen semen is dwindling. Belantis, a German Sport Horse (DSP) is just seven years old, and Isabell competed him at Small Tour in the gray stallion’s first CDI. For spectators and the media the experience was jaw-dropping. Beatrice Buchwald, Isabell’s assistant, rode Belantis to reserve six-year-old World Young Horse Champion in 2015.
Belantis is an impressive young stallion with consistently elastic and uphill gaits. According to judges at the 2011 Southern German stallion licensing at Neustadt-Dosse, Belantis is a stallion with three very good basic gaits: he has a consistently elastic and uphill tendency in all of his movements, and is very good on the lunge. Further, Belantis won the award for the best dressage stallion at the licensing.
With a lot of cadence, very active hind legs, a walk that easily covers ground and an ability to capture the attention of bystanders, Belantis also impressed everyone at the 2012 National Championship in Prussendorf. His aptitude for work and his natural ability set him far beyond other horses competing at the championship, and he won the competition by a wide points margin. Here, he also qualified for the Bundeschampionate, a competition for the top young horses in Germany.
At his 30-days-test, Belantis was again the top dressage horse, with a final dressage score of 9.38 and a total final score of 8.83. His average scores are as follows: for walk 9.25, trot 9.5, canter 9.0 and ridability 9.75. Test riders evaluated his ridability as a 10.0. He was given a predicted dressage breeding value of 158 points!
In 2014, he was nominated for the World Breeding Championships of Young Dressage Horses. Belantis is of extremely interesting decent. His father, Benetton Dream, was Bundeschampion in 2007 of 3 year old riding stallions.
His dam, state premium mare, Philharmonie, is the half-sister of the licensed stallion, Quadroneur. She is a member of the famous Neustadter P-Familie, which includes horses like the impressive sire Quaterback, World Champion Poetin and the licensed stallions Samba Hit I to IV.