In October, the dressage team of the National Stud Farm "Topoľčianky", š.p. was left by one of the most successful dressage horses, Lipizzaner stallion Conversano VI-47. Many also knew him under the sport name SAURON.

He was born in 2005 as a descendant of the stallion Conversano VI Gaetana from his mother Soreya (Neapolitano IX-3) at the Hostie breeding facility. At the age of four, he was transferred to the training centre, where, after a 100-day test, he passed the prescribed performance tests. He finished in the class ELITE.

The stallion was included in the dressage department with the aim of its further performance testing, not only in sports, but also in the Classical school in Topoľčianky. His balanced nature, excellent manoeuvrability and teachability enabled him to give stable performances on dressage competitions. He went through the individual levels of difficulty easily and quickly. With his lifelong rider Kristína Flaková, they reached the level "S".

For several sports seasons, they were regular participants in the highest competitions and together they achieved many valuable victories. They became the holders of six medals from the Slovak Dressage Championships in the senior category - gold in 2017, silver 2016, 2018, 2020 and bronze in 2014 and 2019. Conversano VI-47 won the title "Dressage Horse of the Year" four times (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). In 2018, he achieved first place in the international dressage series "Lipican Cup" at the "S" level.

All these successes are all the more valuable because, as a Lipizzaner stallion, he was able to assert himself in tough national and international competition. He was a master at the technical demonstration of difficult exercises. His strong point was mainly gallop pirouettes and series of flying changes.

He also worked in the representative performances of the Classical School in Topoľčianky and also held his place in the quadrille. He was reliable even during demanding costume performances for children at Mikuláš, an excellent partner during Hubert's rides. He liked walking in the woods and also liked to jump over minor obstacles. Occasional driving did not cause him any problems either.

              Conversano VI-47 was a fighter, in the full sense of the word. However, despite the efforts of three renowned veterinarians, he lost his fight on October 26, 2020.

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