The first saddle presentation for the designated Gelder stallions took place in Ermelo. The saddle presentation was the first official moment at which Parodie, a three-year-old Gelder stallion (sired by Alexandro P out of Beginning ster pref from Victory, bred by B. Verwaijen from Eerbeek), was shown under saddle to the stallion inspection committee in preparation for the autumn performance test.

Parodie was presented under saddle, and he also demonstrated a few jumps. Parodie has been referred to the next saddle presentation, which will take place on Monday, November 13th at 08:00 AM in Ermelo.

Performance testing for Gelder stallions
For Gelder stallions applies; they can be offered after being appointed as a three-year old and immediately start the spring test of 28 days, the following autumn test of 28 days or the following year in spring for 28 days. The owner may choose to have the stallion tested during the test as a riding horse or as an in-harness horse. After successfully completing the performance test, a one-day test will follow twice in the discipline in which the stallion has not undergone a test.

Text: KWPN
Photo: Theo Janssen

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