Nine three-year-old mares received an invite to the final at the National Harness Horse Day. It was Nalanita that was awarded highest honours in this class sponsored by Catering Culinair.

Nalanita is a daughter of Eebert (out of Caunita ster pref prok by Stuurboord) of breeder Joop van Wessel from Zwartebroek. Caunita is also the dam of Icanita that ended up third in the Final of the Nationals, with the reins in the hands of Linda Boelens. Nalanita is an uphill modeled and powerful mare. The second place was obtained by Niantha (Cizandro out of Fijantha ster by Larix) of breeder J.P.C. Ermens of Oploo. She is an alluring mare with lots of presence. In movement she possesses abundant suspension. She was followed by Nikita (Icellie out of Juliea by Stuurboord) of breeder Rein Bosch of Hellendoorn. Nikita is a big mare that has a powerful trot and positions her neck in a lovely manner. 

Two-year-old mares

Among the two-year-old mares, the by Onori powered championships was won by Owandra (Kordaat out of Uwandra keur pref by Fabricius, bred by Gebr. Den Otter from Bruchem). Owandra stood out with her technique in trot. Odessa K (Dylano out of Scodessa keur pref sport by Nando) owned by breeder Egbert Kruiswijk from Loenen aan de Vecht placed second, ahead of Oreda (Atleet out of Fureda elite by Uniek) of breeders Erik and Sander Daniëls. 

Additional class four-year-olds

This year an additional class was organised: the four-year-old ster mares category. The title in this championship powered by Knegt went to the top performer Miantha H (Cizandro out of Biantha V elite pref of breeder Gerrie Hermanussen of Beers). It was Miss Jerina YBP (Hertog Jan out of Viva Jerina elite pref by Marvel, bred by Dinie Markthorst of Brucht) of Black Horse B.V. that placed second. A great success for the Young Breeders Program (YPB), as the young breeders had determined the stallion choice together with breeder Dinie Markhorst. As a result, ‘their’ first National mare. The third position was obtained by Miss Cerona VS (Atleet out of Cerona elite by Victory, breeder Wim Veneklaas Slots of Zijerveld) owned by M.E. de Wild of Geffen. This mare also won her class in harness in the morning. 

Best mares

Thirteen top keur/elite mares entered the arena for a separate class made possible by Catering Culinair. The champion was the spectacular Lendoline (Eebert out of Gwendoline ster pref by Manno, bred by Wim Cazemier of Indiana) of Wout Liezen. She put on quite a show and won in a superior fashion, scoring 180 points. The competition mare Jara (Cizandro out of Trijnie ster by Manno, bred by C.J.M. Boots of Spanbroek) of Johan Kramer totaled 163 points. Folowing with 161 points was Lidia (Cizandro out of Zilvia keur by Ranno, bred by Henk Reurink from ‘T Harde) of the family Pos. 

Photo: Jacob Melissen

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