UK Elite Holme Park Krug

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Holme Park Krug – photo Tanja Davis

Chestnut, 1996
170, 198, 21.25

British TBF Graded and

German 100 day Performance Tested Trakehner Stallion

Sire: UK Elite Holme Grove Solomon

Dam: Elite Mare Holme Park Kremona


Sadly Holme Park Krug was PTS in 2023.


UK Elite Holme Park Krug ridden by Debbie Watts

Elite Holme Park Krug

Holme Park Krug is the result of a very concentrated and planned breeding program. His dam Holme Park Kremona was brought into the Holme Park herd specifically as a breeding partner to Holme Grove SolomonShe is by premium and Champion Stallion EH Kostolanywho competes at Prix St George and has three half-brothers all with the same sire premium and Champion stallionEnrico Caruso (advanced dressage horse now in USA) they are, Bolschoi-D (Advanced dressage)Thimur (Intermediere I). Kostolany is the sire of 7 approved stallions: Bertone, Sans Souci, Showmaster (now winning Intermediere I under Christian Pläge), Silvermoon, Gribaldi (Champion and premium stallion)Tolstoi (Premium stallion) and Zaubertanz. 7 State Premium MaresKandra, Samira, Shadee, Herzlani, Hellena II and Korlany.
dam is by the legendary sire Tenor Reserve Champion Stallion in 1980.
Holme Grove Solomon 
is a remarkable stallion who at only 14 years old has already had remarkable successes as a sire. He is approval by the TBF, BWBS and SHB of GB (HIS). From his first crop of foals he produced the Reserve Champion TBF foal Holme Grove Dubonnet in 1990. From 1991-1998 HG Solomon’s offspring have taken no less than 27 Champion and Reserve Championship ribbons between the following 16 progeny: Holme Grove Bolero, Holme Park Fenella, Holme Grove Batique, Holme Grove Flamenco, Holme Park Sapphire, Holme Park Suky (Premium Mare) Holme Grove Dubonnet (Premium Mare), Holme Park Serene, Holme Park Velvet, Holme Park Chorus, Holme Park Krug, Holme Grove Bardot, Holme Park Kinnie (Premium Mare), Holme Park Vincenca (Premium Mare), 
 Holme Grove Cinderella and Khloe Klassiche

HP Solomon already had a son graded as a stallion in 1994, Holme Park Vincent was approved by the Canadian Trakehner Horse Society with the second highest grading marks ever awarded at a grading in Canada.
In the same year as an 8 year old HG Solomon was awarded the title of ” Runner-up Young Dressage Stallion of the Year.”
In 1998 
HG Solomon achieved a great accolade and was crowned ” BHF Top British-Bred Dressage Sire 1998.” He had at that time 14 offspring competing to date the eldest of which was 8 years old and their British Dressage points total 788. In 1999 he was runner up by one point to Dutch Gold and again in 2000 he was the Top British Bred Dressage sire on progeny performance.
HG Solomon i
s extremely closely related to the 1976 Champion Stallion in Neumunster SchiwagoThey are both from the same dam Holme Grove Schlobitten and the difference in sires is that HG Solomon’s sire Fernando is grandson to Schiwago’s sire Tannenberg.

HP Krug’s full sister HP Kinnie was awarded a premium at the 1999 Annual TBF Grading and following in her Brothers footsteps was awarded Champion of the Grading and Best British Bred Trakehner 1999.  She also went on to take the accolade of Champion Mare and Supreme Champion 1999.  Another full sister Holme Park Kashmir was awarded Premium and Champion of the Grading in 2009


Graded by the TBF in Sept 1998. HP Krug was the first stallion to be approval by the TBF for five years. He is also the very first stallion graded in this country that is second generation British Bred.

Comments from the grading commission include,” A supple moving and relaxed horse who has a very good walk and jumping technique. He has the masculine beauty and presence required for a breeding stallion, this is enhanced by his superb temperament. The head and neck are set on well to a substantial frame. He has good topline, shoulder, length of hip and depth of girth. He is supported by good strong correct limbs, strong short cannon bones and excellent feet. In all a welcome addition to the Trakehner herd.”

HP Krug  successfully passed his 100 day Performance Test in Neustadt Dosse, Germany in October 1999, scoring 9’s for temperament, rideability and trainability.   He made an excellent start to his competition career in 2002 winning every time out and qualifying for Hickstead on 2 occasions for the Shearwater National and International 6 year old Championships.  He was 8th in the final Championship Line up at the National Shearwater Championships in very good company.   Julia Wetton (my sister) took over the ride at the end of 2002 and has been schooling him until she had time out to have her baby in 2004. Krug was due to go into training with Peter Storr but unfortunately injured himself in the lorry on the journey to Peter’s and was then off work for the next 12 months.  He is now being ridden and trained at home by Debbie Watts currently working Advanced Medium Level. 

Krug was awarded UK Elite Status by Trakehners UK in 2013 due to his outstanding breeding record and progeny achievements.

HP Krug’s 
first crop of foals were born in 2000.
2000 HP Sienna , HG Devaux and HP Kur and achieved 1st & 3rd in the TBF Foal class and Champion foal 2000.  HP Dynamo was born in 2001 and won 1st in Part Bred TBF Foal class and Supreme Champion PB Trakehner at the 2001 Annual Show.
2002 brought another crop of outstanding foals including the TBF Champion foal and Reserve Supreme 2002 Holme Park Vanity who was also Best British Bred Trakehner 2002 .The black yearling filly Holme Park Kaskade  became Reserve Champion Youngstock 2002.
2003 TBF Show brought another Championship with HP Kaskade winning the Youngstock Champion 2003 and HP Legend was first in the colt foal class and HG Galax first in the filly foal class
2004 HP Kaskade – Champion Youngstock 2004 and her full sister HP Kadence won the 2 year old class. Holme Park Kur awarded Premium at her grading subject to Performance test
2005 HP Hidalgo won the older Colt foal class at TBF Show
2006 HP Kur completed her Mare Performance Test with 7.3 Reserve Champion and awarded PremiumHolme Grove Devaux Premium graded and Performance TestHolme Park Kadence, Holme Park Kaskade and Holme Park Diva all awarded Premium (subject to Performance Test.)  Holme Park Kaskade Champion Riding HorseHolme Park Diva Reserve Champion of the Mare Grading and Rsv Champion Mare of Show.
2007 HP Legend – Passed German 30 day Stallion Performance Test scoring 8.06; Graded Stallion in Germany; Passed 70 day Germany Stallion Performance Test with score 106.58
HP Vogue Premium & Performance Tested with 7.4, HP Kaskade Premium confirmed with Performance Test & Rsv Champion Riding HP Vee Champion TBF Youngstock; HPLucy & HP Lussac Champion Mare family with dam SPS HP Liaison; HP Vanity Premium & Performance Tested – Champion of the Mare Performance test with 7.8 & Overall Supreme Champion & Best British Bred Trakehner 2007
2008 HP Lucy TBF Champion Youngstock & Reserve Champion Mare, PM HP Kaskade Champion Riding Horse
2009 HG Isis TBF Reserve Champion Youngstock,  PM Holme Park Vogue 1st Broodmare class
2010 HP Vasanti TBF Reserve Champion Mare,  HP Lucy Reserve Champion Riding Horse
2011 HP Leonardo Champion Youngstock, HP E2 Reserve Champion YoungstockHP Lionni Reserve Champion of Mare Grading and Potential Premium
2012 HP Devinci TBF Loose Jumping Champion and Riding Horse Champion.  HP Lionni confirms her premium Status with 7.6 in Mare Performance Test.
2013 HP Devinci TBF Loose Jumping Champion HP E2 Reserve Champion Riding Horse
2015 HP Kimoni TBF Loose Jumping Champion. HP E2 Reserve Champion Riding Horse
2016 HP Devinci TBF Loose Jumping Champion HP High Five Youngstock Champion HG Inger Grading and Performance Test Champion and Supreme Champion
2017 HG Hermione  Mare Grading Supreme Champion