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Young Driving Horses

The KWPN Horse Days event in Ermelo is the venue for the KNHS/KWPN Championship for Young Driving Horses and other elite competitions for young horses. The purpose of the driving championship is to evaluate the talent of young horses competing as singles. After all, more and more KWPN horses are excelling internationally in this discipline. In addition, the KWPN uses this competition as an opportunity to scout for young driving talent so that the right people can view these horses, and the horses can be properly advanced in their training.

The KNHS/KWPN Championship for Young Driving Horses is open to horses ages 4 – 7, from all KWPN breeding directions. The competition consists of three phases: dressage, cones, and marathon.  In the dressage phase, horses demonstrate their driving talent by performing several requested movements instead of completing a prescribed test. In the cones phase, horses navigate through several gates in the trot and are evaluated mainly on ability and ground speed. Penalties for exceeding time and knocking down balls are deducted from points earned. In the final marathon phase, horses are judged on additional talents, such as willingness, energy, maneuverability, focus, drivability, and canter quality.

Although the KNHS/KWPN Championship for Young Driving Horses includes all the phases of an official driving competition, the expected level of performance in this competition is rather low as the focus is on the ability of the horse. The program posted on the KWPN website details the skills evaluated and the method used for counting points. The competition has two divisions: one for four- and five-year-old horses, and another for six- and seven-year-old horses.

Winners 2016

(4- and 5-year-olds)
1. Hert (Cover Story out of Munora ster pref prest s.Goodtimes, breeder S.M.C. Bloem of Ewijk) with Arie Dibbits
2. Hofdame (Colonist out of Orika ster pref s.Fortissimo, breeder D. Hofman Jr. of Workum) with Tanja Baars
3. Hannah (Wentworth Ebony out of Caressa ster s.Nando, breeder A.J. van Gulik of Goirle) with Wim Knoppersen

(6- and 7-year-olds)
1. Exxion (Valeron out of Wortune stb PROK s.Ronaldo, breeder Paardenfokkerij Baretti of Apeldoorn) with Milou Huisman
2. Falina TN (Sir Oldenburg out of Kalina ster s.Welt Hit II, breeders G.A.S. Westenbrink of Ruinerwold and Mts Team Nijhof of Geesteren) with Marijke Meeuwissen
3. M.T.T. Hanoi (Zizi Top out of Azalia ster PROK s.Gribaldi, breeder D. van de Pol of Stroe) with Alfons Engbers

Winners 2015

(4- and 5-year-olds)
1. Flugel (Westenwind out of Odessa by Ahoy, breeder I. Verhagen of Bergeijk) with Leonne van Gestel
2. MTT Galapagos  (Alexandro out of Olanta by Amsterdam, breeder fam. Salemink of Arnhem) with Alfons Engbers
3. Gienirma (Alexandro P out of Nirma by Zep, breeder G. Hekkert of Wijhe) with Henry Bast

(6- and 7-year-olds)
1. Dandy Jane, elite sport-dres (Special D out of Rendy Jane ster by Ahoy, breeder J. van Malestein of Voorthuizen) with Gjalt Jan Jansma
2. MTT Diamant (Westpoint out of Lorette R by Flemmingh, breeder D. Noordhuis of Wijster) with Alfons Engbers
3. MTT Dakota (Dayano out of Whizkid by Sir Sinclair, breeder Monica Drohm of Doetinchem) with Alfons Engbers

Winners 2014

(4- and 5-year-olds)
1. Ezra (Reflex M out of Ayla by Uromast, breeder P. van der Meijden of Herwijnen) with Stefan van der Meijden
2. Raff
(Rousseau out of Andresse by Sandreo, breeder fam. Vennema of Venray) with Frans Hellegers
3. Exxion
(Valeron out of Wortune PROK by Ronaldo, breeder Paardenfokkerij Baretti of Apeldoorn) with Melanie Becker

(6- and 7-year-olds)
1. Cosmo (Upgrade out of V.Grosso Z by Grosso Z, breeder A.C.W.J. van Limpt of Bladel) with Frank van der Vegt
2. Dynamo(Sunny Boy out of Tastrona ster sport-dres PROK by Jazz, breeders G.J. Bouwstra/A.W.C.W. Wijnen and A.H. Wijnen of Heesch) with Arie Dibbits
3. Dandy Jane, elite sport-dres (Special D out of Rendy Jane ster by Ahoy, breeder J. van Malestein of Voorthuizen) with Gjalt Jan Jansma

Winners 2013

(4- and 5-year-olds)
1. Danser (Sander out of Sharon ster by Ahoy, breeder W. Kok of Zwolle) with Henk Hammers
2. Dynamo
(Sunny Boy out of Tastrona ster sport-dres PROK by Jazz, breeders A.H. Wijnen, G.J. Bouwstra & A.W.C.W. Wijnen of Heesch) with Arie  Dibbits
3. Don Digo
(Undigo out of Paranossa ster PROK by Balzflug, breeder G. Lagrouw of Woudrichem) with Jacqueline de Groot

(6- and 7-year-olds)
1. Mr.Bojangles (Undigo out of Piciretha ster by Jetset-D, breeder J.H. van Dijk of Asch) with Piet de Ronde
2. Sep (Parcival out of Ovirma by Kolonel, breeder H. van Dunschoten out of Nijkerkerveen) with Ans van der Velden
3. Cresendo (Waldemar out of Desiree keur sport-tuig by Cambridge Cole, breeder J.G. van de Bunt of Nijkerk) with Milou Huisman

Winners 2012
1. Mr. Bojangles
(Undigo out of Piciretha ster by Jetset-D, breeder J.H. van Dijk of Asch) with Piet de Ronde
2. Bandit (Vitens out of mare unknown by Rilke, breeder H.J.B. Ketelaar of Ulft) with Joop Gommers
3. Axel (Tolando out of Kasjmira ster by Naturel, breeder M. van de Broek of Wanroij) with Saskia Siebers