Dressage stallions well-trainable during the second saddle presentation
In Ermelo, this afternoon, there was a reunion with designated dressage stallions, who were presented as part of the second saddle presentation. On November 20, the submission is on the schedule.
The majority of the presented stallions demonstrated good trainability. "Compared to the first saddle presentation, we saw most of the stallions make significant progress. They are, of course, young stallions, and it's always a bit exciting for them in a new environment with other horses around," says stallion selection committee member Johan Hamminga. "The riders are increasingly understanding that we don't need to see a show, but rather, we prefer the stallions to be presented in a relaxed manner. With most stallions, the riders had this better organized compared to the first saddle presentation, so that is a positive development. It aligns more with what we'd like to see in the performance test: good balance, well-carried, and responsive to aids. This certainly pleases our committee, and we are looking forward to the submission on November 20 when they will be presented once again by their own rider and subsequently examined by a veterinarian. If both the veterinary requirements and the trainability we observed meet the standards, these stallions can start the 21-day autumn performance test."
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