In an unbelievable difficult Grand Prix of the CSI5* Hermès Paris, Edwina Tops-Alexander managed to win the title with her ten-year-old L’Esprit-daughter California. Top’s excellent achievement put Pénélope Leprévost and the KWPN-recognized stallion Vagabond de la Pomme in second place.
The 50th edition of Indoor Brabant was a very successful one for the Netherlands indeed. Three riders stayed clear in the jump-off of the Grand Prix, all Dutch and all on KWPN horses. Leopold van Asten and VDL Groep Zidane were the winners.
In the HITS Ocala Masters Grand Prix, Devin Ryan got a fourth with the eight-year-old Zirocco Blue VDL-son Eddie Blue. “He is brave, careful, has lots of blood and enjoys to jump”, his rider says enthusiastic. The win went to the Rascin-daughter Ciana.
The winner of the 1.55m World Cup in Warsaw was Marek Lewicki with the Lupicor-son Abigej. Lennard de Boer was the winner of the 1.45m with the only eight year old VDL Edgar M (s.Arezzo VDL), that was also third in the 1.50.
After Todd Minikus won two 1.45m-classes with the Landor S-son Zephyr last month, this week he hit the jackpot again at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. In both the 1.45m and the 1.50m, the pair was invincible.
The Larino-son Apart could win his first 5* Grand Prix at Bordeaux. You could see it coming since Pieter Devos was constantly performing well with the breeding product of Stal Hendrix. The KWPN-recognized stallion Chaman was in third.
Martin Fuchs took a stunning home victory in the Grand Prix CSI5 * -W Zurich with the ten year old Verdi-son Chaplin. "For me this is a dream come true and it says a lot about the quality of Chaplin. We only form a pair for a short time", the Swiss rider says enthusiastically.
At only his second show since his winter break, the KWPN approved stallion Van Gogh (v.Numero Uno) showed excellent form with his rider Marco Kutscher. Last Saturday, the pair won the Championat of Zurich at 1.50 level.
The thursday evening of the KWPN Stallion Show will be completely dedicated to the jumping sport. Big names will compete for the prizes in the final of the Blom Stallion Competition, the VHO Trophy and the KWPN Grand Prix of the Brabanthallen.
As usual the KWPN offers a Guided Tour on the Sunday following the Stallion Show.…