Today, the Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen sets the stage for the first Stallion Competition of the season. In the KWPN Stallion Competition Gelders Horse, the highest score went to Edmundo's son Odin, who, under Dirk Jan van de Water, won the L-class with 81.4 points.

Judges Patricia Wolters and Marloes van der Velden awarded an 8.5 for the expressive trot of Odin (Edmundo out of Buonaternel elite pref sport-dres IBOP PROK by Vitens, breeders M.H. Zwaneveld and P.E.M. Herweijer from Assen). "This is a very cooperative horse that was presented well," explains Patricia. "There was a slight balance disturbance in a transition, but it was a very harmonious test. The walk is pure, but he could be a bit more active in it. The trot has a beautiful foreleg, a lot of technique, and a lot of space. He moved well in the lateral work and has a nice suppleness in the topline. In canter, we saw some differences between the left and right canter. In the right canter, we saw better balance and a lot of scope."

Markant BK
In addition to the four-year-old stallions, two six-year-old Gelderland stallions came to Kronenberg. Markant BK (Wilson out of Wiezelma ster pref prest by Sirius, breeder L.W.M. Kollenburg from Best) was presented by Jean-Rene Luijmes in the Z-class. The stallion received 73.4 points. "This is also a very willing horse, but the overall picture could be more collected and carried. The walk is pure in four beats, but we would like to see more suppleness. In trot, he is tactful, and in canter, we saw a lot of impulsion, although he could stay more uphill."

Henk Hammers presented Eebert's son Matiz (Eebert out of Honey ster PROK by Vitens, breeder G.H. Hofs from Varsseveld) in the driving test class Z. This was judged by Ad Aarts and Marloes van der Velden, who gave the stallion 66 points. "This is a large horse, and you can still see that in the ring; it's quite a challenging test for him," says Ad. "The walk has good space, and he could let the neck drop a bit more. The trot also has good space, and the hind leg could step through more decisively. He canters with sufficient impulsion, but here too, he could step through more behind."

Overview Stallion Competition

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