WC Ermelo: My Precious fourth in thrilling 5yo final
Kirsten Brouwer skillfully guided My Precious through the 5yo final test but missed out on a podium place. The two German powerhouses Vitalos and Fashion Prinz bumped the duo into third as the last ones to start, Victoria Vallentin and her light-footed Lyngbjergs St. Paris seized the gold.
Monique Peutz was the commentating judge and provided the audience with the scores and an explanation after each ride. About My Precious (Ferguson out of Cinderella Platinum elite s.Vivaldi, bred by Titan Wilaras) she stated: “An appealing, elegant, light-footed and eager horse. She has an active trot and her well-engaged hindleg. Her walk is pure and active but could sometimes show more over track. The canter is always uphill. A fantastic horse for the future!”
Dinja van Liere and Mauro Turfhorst placed tenth in the overall ranking. The son of Zonik was born out of the ster mare Hidaylia (s.Negro). The KWPN-approved stallion is bred by the family Greve. Monique Peutz expressed her appreciation: “A very charming horse. In the trot he shows a lot of freedom in the shoulder. His walk is pure and relaxed, and he has an elevated canter. Moreover, he is eager and willing, he only needs to develop a bit more strength.”
Right behind Mauro Turfhorst followed the winner of the small final: KWPN-approved Maddox Mart (Hennessy out of Fanirma elite s.Bordeaux, bred by Lia van Baalen of Gellocum. According to the jury the stallion possesses a lovely cooperative character and balanced, elastic, and uphill trot. His walk was pure, correct and had a good overtrack. The canter had a nice uphill spring off the grond and throughout the test, the stallion was relaxed and focused.
Photo My Precious: Dirk Caremans