Dressage Horses Ermelo alumni making a good impression
Last weekend the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place in Ermelo. In these prestigious championships for five-, six- and seven-year-old dressage horses, more than twenty countries are represented by over 120 horses. Also this year, some Dutch Top Foals alumni entered the arena and not without success!
The five-year-olds Asgard’s Ibiza (Desperado x Jazz, bred by L. Boogert te Winterswijk) was the absolute top seller of 2013. The impressive chestnut stallion was approved at the Hannover and Oldenburg studbook and convinced in multiple sports tests in Germany. The first day in Ermelo, the stallion displayed some tension under his rider Juliane Bronckhorst. This meant another chance in the small final. There, the powerful Desperado-son showed he had settled in Ermelo: he took the win and he obtained the o-so-desired ticket to final on Saturday. In the final the pair, that represented the Netherlands, realized best Dutch/KWPN result: a respectable sixt place in a highly competitive final. The chestnut received a score of 8.96 in the final, with some dream marks: the powerful trot scored a 9.4, the spacious walk an 8.5, the canter a 9.4 and the submission an 8.5. The jury was obviously charmed by the powerhouse and valued his perspective as a dressage horse at a 9.0!
Amongst the seven-year-old talents there was another previous auction foal: Gotilas du Feuillard (ex. Gotitas de Amour US, f:Unlimited Stables in Lunteren). This Totilas-son represented France with Corentin Pottier, after dominating the selection rounds in their own country. The pair performed the test with ease and placed themselves directly for the final on Sunday. For his perspective as a dressage horse, the typical Totilas received an 8.5. In the final, the jury though he was a little too exciting, surpressing his grade for submission. However, the pair appeared to be crowpleasers as the audience ranked them consistently amongst the top 5 in the SpectatorJudging.
Farzana G (s.Ampère) also obtained a place in the final in the seven-year-olds last year and this year Mara de Vries started the bay mare in the CDI Small Tour classes that formed side classes on the program. They secured the second and third place. This is the last performance for the pair, as Farzana will continue her dressage career with her new owner and rider Shanna Baars.
Also looking for such a talent for the future? September 5th is your chance to buy them! The collection also includes offspring of the new World Champion Revolution and finalist Indian Rock!