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Three years after his victory with Ipsthar, Bas Moerings again claimed the victory in the Blom Cup. Aboard the fast, careful For Pleasure-daughter Kwik Tweet he ensured family success in Valkenswaard.

The jump-off counted 19 combinations, resulting in a hotly contested Blom Cup final for six-year-olds. Ten duos kept their slate clean and as the second-to-last rider to go, it was Bas Moerings that grabbed the title with Kwik Tweet (For Pleasure out of Twitter Z by Twisther), bred by his father Geert Moerings. Not an offspring of their famous Esther-lineage this time, but again a horse that knows what this sport is all about: Kwik Tweet stands out in her attitude, carefulness and reflexes. “She is really a smart and modern jumper. I could maintain our rhythm nicely and because she is so careful, I did not have to worry about the double vertical in the last line. She understands that she should stay far away from them”, tells Bas Moerings. 

The winner of the semi-final was the last one to go and gave it his all to keep Moerings off the first position, but eventually had to accept the second place: Kahlua-Carmen (F-One USA out of Gigi-Carmen sport-spr by Bacardi VDL, bred and owned by Martien and Frans Burgers) with co-owner Daan van Geel. “She has a lot of quality and jumps clear so often, that’s quite an important aspect in this sport,” laughs Van Geel. “She is also very level-headed and that comes in handy at a show like this. I would have loved to win here, but this is also a great result.” On the by Joop Breukink bred Keep in Mind JB elite EPTM-spr PROK (Berlin out of Bo-Imoo ster PROK by Heartbreaker), Robert Puck ended on the third rank. This pair also came in third place during the semi-final thanks to exclusively clear rounds. 

The best eleven combinations have qualified for the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken. Besides the top-three, these are:

- Kes (Comme Il Faut out of Cheers ster by Heartbreaker, bred by Team Nijhof and Sue Thexton) with Renee de Weert
- Kavaliers Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL out of Alexandria by Lancelot, bred by Phil van Liere) withPieter Keunen
- Kolivar (Colestus out of Galandra PROK by Plot-Blue, bred by Mattie Habraken of Sint-Oedenrode) with Pieter Keunen
- Kyaklahoma (Carrera VDL out of Zoklahoma VDL ster pref prest by Emilion, bred by VDL Stud) with Elisah Aarts
- Kopenhagen H (Gaillard de la Pomme out of Quidam’s Qui Vive by Quidam’s Rubin, bred byG.B.M. Hagenvoort of Harbrinkhoek) with Rianne Visscher
- Kenner VDL (Cardento out of Gelena VDL ster by Mr.Blue, bred by VDL Stud) with Luke Hill
- Karel Doorman (Dakar VDL out of Fyenda ster EPTM-spr sport-spr PROK by Hickstead, bred byJ. Poppen of Zwartsluis) with Koen Westerndorp
- Keep It Cool SSS (Zirocco Blue VDL out of Wyoming-S elite EPTM-spr sport-spr PROK byCorland, bred by E.H. Schoonhoven of Schoonrewoerd) with Michael Greeve


 

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