Two Gelder stallions start their performance test
Monday morning, the four-year-old appointed Gelder stallions arrived at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. Two stallions were presented to the stallion selection committee. Both horses could move into the KWPN stables to start their performance test.
The four-year-old appointed Gelder stallions Obrian (Vigaro out of Hacomijn ster PROK by W V Saron, bred by H. ter Horst of Vragender) and the premium stallion Olaf (Henkie out of Diamant ster by Sirius, bred by G.J.W. Roerdinkholder of Winterswijk Kotten) were presented under saddle by their own rider. After also passing the veterinary check, they could move into a stable at the KWPN Centre.
Next Tuesday, April 4, the older Gelder stallions arrive in Ermelo. On this day the Gelder stallion Ojee B (Ibsen B out of Jorien Tilde PROK elite IBOP by Rubus B, bred by G.S.W. te Bokkel of Eerbeek) will presented under saddle for the first time. Last autumn he was registered as a stallion, this presentation is part of the trajectory towards full approval.
The first assessment of the jumper stallions takes place tomorrow morning at 08.00 hrs. Last weekend, stallion committee decided in consultation with the owners to refer the Chacco Blue-son U-Rock vd Heffinck (out of Josje van de Heffinck of Jos van d’Abdijhoeve, bred by Van de Heffinck BVBA of Evergem BEL) to the autumn performance test.
Last week, during the arrival of the three-year-old stallions, one stallion showed to have a swollen jaw. This stallion was asked to come back to Ermelo today. However, it turned out that the jaw was not fully recovered and therefore the stallion has not started his performance test.