In 2014, the 4-years-old Five Star (Amazing Star x Jazz) was sold during the Excellent Dressage Sales. At the time, the purchase of the talented KWPN approved stallion was much discussed. In 2016, Five Star in the picture again, when he won the Silver Medal at the World Championships for young dressage horses as a 6-years-old. Nowadays this fantastic stallion is staying in America for breeding and is competing under Kevin Kohmann in the Small Tour.
Since 2019 ridden by Kevin
Kohmann got to ride Five Star at the end of 2019 together with one of Five Star’s owners, Olga Hartsock Ozerova. Per February 2020 he got the full ride. Kohman: “The first goal was to get high scores in the small tour. In the meantime, I am training the Grand Prix movements with him, and I train to get him more stablished for Olga. Our next step is to compete him in the national Grand Prix and then to get him ready for the international Grand Prix level.”
The first goal is already achieved. Last July, FEI judge Ann Cizadlo gave the duo two tens during the Prix St. Georges test in Wellington. Cizadlo: “What I saw in July was quite impressive. In dressage, we look for quality gaits, and I was able to give him a 10 on his extended walk as well as his extended canter. The extended walk shows the amount of purity of the gait as well as the elasticity and suppleness of the horse’s body, and this horse was exceptional in that department.
Another highlight of the combination Kevin Kohmann and Five Star was their first international competition last month. During the Global Dressage Fall Festival I CDI3* in Wellington, the 10-years-old stallion made a big impression. Although it was the first even CDI for Five Star, he and Kevin won all three Small Tour tests with top scores. Judge Mariette Sanders: “To me Five Star was the highlight of the week.”
Successful in breeding
Beside his career as dressage horse, Five Star is also a successful breeding stallion. This was one of the reasons for owner group Equitas LLC to import the stallion in 2019 to America. Five Star’s offspring are superior. He already has 2 licensed sons with the AES. Besides that, he has several daughters who impress during the KWPN mare selection with score over the 80 points.
The oldest offspring are now 6 years old. They all have powerful, uphill, elastic, scopey gaits with power and balance. Five Star gives a very good front leg with good joint reflexes along with an excellent character and trainability, like himself.
For more information about Five Star, please view: www.fivestarstallion.com