DIESEL – 2009 WAHO Trophy Winner – Sweden

DIESEL, Grey Stallion, *1995 (Bistro – Digora).
Breeder: Kicki Ågren, Aagren Arabians. Rider until year 2009: Josefin Ågren; Rider from year 2009: Julia Jinstrand.
Strain: Kehailan Dajani (Mlecha, 1840)

The Swedish Arab Horse Society and ARAB (the Swedish Registry) are proud to announce that the stallion Diesel was awarded their WAHO Trophy 2009. The Trophy was presented during the Swedish National Show in August.

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Dr. Francesco Santoro presents the WAHO Trophy to Diesel, his present rider Julia Jinstrand and his former rider Josefin Ågren
(photocredit Mikaela Modig, www.mikaelamodig.com)

Diesel was unanimously picked as the winner because he is the ultimate and successful sporthorse in multiple disciplines – dressage, jumping, pole bending, endurance, 3-day-event, speed, hunting, as well as in show.

Among the showresults:

  • Classwinner & Champion Colt in Linköping 1996
  • Classwinner & Reserve Champion Colt in Axevalla 1996
  • Classwinner & Reserve Champion Colt in Norway Nationals 1997
  • Classwinner at the Swedish Nationals 1997
  • 7th in class at All Nations Cup in Aachen 1997

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Diesel and Josefin Ågren on their way to one of their 2 gold medals at the 2008 ECAHO European Championships for Arabian Sporthorses
(photo Copyright www.ck24.at)

In 2008 at the European Championships for Sporthorses in Austria he was the first Swedish horse taking two gold-medals the same year, in both Jumping & Cross country.

Through the years until today he has more than fifty (50) places in all disciplines, and is still going strong. Actually, right at the time for his nomination in July 2009 he was sold to a new owner and the daughter Julia is now training him in their first season together.

He is also known for his calm and friendly character and is a real gentleman. For many years he has looked after foals and youngsters to educate them in good manners. Not to forget his numerous offspring now entering the stage with success.

Diesel comes from well known Polish bloodlines imported to Sweden in earlier days and he has them close up in his pedigree which is unusual today. With his qualifications and personality he is a worthy ambassador and winner of Sweden’s 2009 WAHO Trophy, and we think this is not the last time we will hear about him or his offspring’s achievements.