Six horses that have delivered fantastic results this year are in the running to become ‘Horse of the Year 2019’. Who is your favorite? Today one of the nominated horses is highlighted.

The nominated horses are:

  • Blue Hors Zack
  • Explosion W
  • GLOCK’s Johnson TN
  • Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve
  • Verdi TN
  • Zaïre-E

Explosion W                                       
The only ten-year-old Explosion W (Chacco Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) has already delivered many top results at his age.  The leader of the WBFSH-Ranking recently won the Global Champions Tour Super League in Prague with his rider Ben Maher. He also won the Global Champions Tour competitions in New York and Rome and became second in Doha this year. Not only in 2019, but also in 2018 he did extremely well in the Global Tour and won the overall individual title. This year he managed to do this again by winning the Global Champions Tour season for the second time in a row. On top of this they also won the team title, making Ben Maher’s dream come true.

Besides the Global Champions Tour he delivered many other top performances on the highest level. In Aachen he won the first big class of the event, and earned a third place in the tough Rolex Grand Prix. Not to forget are his results at the European Championships in Rotterdam this year, where he won a bronze medal with the team. Individually he was headed for the gold medal but ended up with a silver medal due to an unfortunate mistake.

A breeder’s proud
Thanks to Explosion W his results, his breeder Willy Wijnen was honored on multiple occasions. Besides being named KWPN Breeder of the Year, he was honored in Lyon as the breeder of the best performing show jumping horse. Also in Prague he was called up in the ceremony for the ‘Breeder of the Best Horse Award’.

When Explosion W was seven years old he had performed on 1.40m level with Mariëlle de Veer, and Willy Wijnen sold him to Ben Maher. In 2013 he predicted that Explosion W was a potential horse for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and this prediction keeps getting closer to the reality.

Vote on your favorite
During the KWPN Stallion Show 2020 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the ‘Horse of the Year 2019’ will be announced and you can make sure your favorite wins! Let us know which of the nominated horse earns your vote. By voting, you have the chance to win two tickets for the KWPN Stallion Show. Note: you can only vote once, double votes are filtered out. Voting is possible until December 31 2019.

Vote here

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