26 jumper stallions submitted for performance testing
The performance test in Ermelo started this morning for 26 jumper stallions. Chacoon-Blue is the most represented with five sons. Additionally, it's noteworthy that the majority of the stallions are genetically interesting.
The entire stallion judging committee, consisting of chairman Cor Loeffen for the last time, Wout-Jan van der Schans, and Eric van der Vleuten who flew back from Prague last night, gathered this morning to assess the three-year-old and older stallions under saddle. The stallions were presented and evaluated by their own riders for trainability in dressage and over a low course.
Of the 20 three-year-old stallions listed, two were timely withdrawn by their owners, sons of Hardrock Z and Chaclot, and one did not receive approval from the veterinarian for now. "In addition, the four-year-old Luigi d'Eclipse son Luigi vd Zeijerweg SB was presented, who had been referred from the spring. This stallion was not on the starting list but has now started the performance test," says senior inspector Henk Dirksen. "Through sport, eight four- to six-year-old stallions have been selected for the performance test and successfully presented. Overall, all stallions rode well and were presented in good condition. It is striking that a large number of stallions are genetically very interesting, and this gives the stallion judging committee a lot of confidence in the performance test. In the coming days, the stallions will be worked on in dressage, and on Friday, they will make their first jumps under riders in the performance test. Next Tuesday, the first official evaluation is scheduled," Dirksen said.
JS for KWPN