It was the Pavo Cup-winner Las Vegas (s.Ferdaux) that showed to be of exceptional quality in the Anemone Horsetrucks Stalllion Competition Dressage 2021/2022. Franka Loos guided the for a 10 trotting and cantering stallion to 97 points.

The large Ferdaux-son Las Vegas (out of Dalia Delin ster leur PROK by Wynton) is bred by J. Deenen of Heijen. The stallion is registered at N.F. Witte of Schijndel and Horse centre de Dalhoeve in Ommeren. “Las Vegas enters the arena in trot and immediately has that incredible X-factor. The walk is spacious, elastic and nicely through the body. He could place his hindleg further under the body, a 9. The trot displayed lots of power, balance and elasticity. We are not allowed to award an 11 for the canter, though that would be well-deserved”, stated jury member Janine van Twist after the test. The stallion received no less than three 10s for the trot, canter and submission. The total was 97 points.

Lord Romantic

As the last entry on the list, Don Romantic-offspring Lord Romantic swayed the jury. Lord Romantic (out of Veroniek elite pref sport-dres D-OC by Krack C) is bred by and registered to A. van Erp of Heesch. The stallion was presented by Saskia van Es. “The stallion was very decently presented, and he has lots of schwung and balance. The walk has abundant rhythm and great body-use. The trot has a good balance and impression. In the canter he displayed self-carriage and elasticity”, says Janine van Twist afterwards. The stallion received a 10 for the trot and general impression. The end total was 95 points. 


Dinja van Liere saddled her stallion Lowlands (Millenium out of La Donna S by Donnerball). The stallion is bred by B. Schrapper of Groenheim and registered to Iron Spring Farm. “Lowlands has a lovely striding walk with lots of shoulder freedom. The trot is light-footed and athletic. The canter has abundant balance and elasticity but could be jumped slightly more uphill. It is an uncomplicated horse and was presented in a lovely manner”, explains Janine van Twist. The stallion received a 9.5 for the walk, trot and general impression. The overall total was 93 points.


Photo Las Vegas: Eva van den Adel

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