Three preferent stallions side by side in the Brabanthallen: Vivaldi, Bordeaux, and Johnson. A unique sight: these three top sires from the top of the WBFSH ranking standing together in the Brabanthallen. All three in top condition, fit, glossy, and fresh.

The show 'The World's Greatest' revolves around the eight KWPN dressage stallions ranked in the top 10 of the WBFSH ranking. They earned this position thanks to their offspring, many of which were showcased tonight in 's-Hertogenbosch. Many of these offspring are also top sires themselves. Johnson (by Jazz), the number 1 in the WBFSH Stallion Ranking, Vivaldi (by Krack C), and Bordeaux (by United) were present in person. Blue Hors Zack (by Rousseau), Ampere (by Rousseau), Apache (by UB40), Jazz (by Cocktail), and Totilas (by Gribaldi) were admired on video.

Fit Vivaldi and Desperado
The show kicked off with the KWPN stallion Desperado (by Vivaldi), who, under Emmelie Scholtens, demonstrated his top fitness in a freestyle dressage. The stallion, bred by the Andeweg family, was subsequently declared Keur. Shortly after, it was the turn of his father: the Preferent breeding stallion Vivaldi, who still appeared in top form by hand and maintained his characteristic front leg technique. The KWPN stallion I'm Perfect STH, an approved son of Blue Hors Zack, entered the arena and, under Nicky Snijder, showcased his ability to collect and sharp hindquarters.

Bordeaux, Indian Rock, and Johnson
The KWPN stallion All At Once, as a tribute to his father Ampere, entered with his regular rider Yessin Rahmouni. The stallion showed great willingness to work and demonstrated his Grand Prix qualities.

A highlight was the presence of Bordeaux, along with his approved sons Johnny Depp and Le Formidable. Both stallions trotted energetically and elastically through the arena under riders Renate van Uytert-van Vliet and Saskia Poel, and with a delightful passage, their Grand Prix potential was evident.

Then it was Indian Rock's turn, who, under his regular rider Emmelie Scholtens, delivered an impressive performance. Amidst applause from the audience, he played with piaffe, passage, and pirouettes.

Johnson, guided by his long-time groom Anna Visser, also showed himself to be in top form and, accompanied by a standing ovation, completed a beautiful victory lap. His son Luxuriouzz, successful in the heavy tour under Thamar Zweistra, demonstrated unprecedented talent for advanced work at just eight years old.

Freestyle by Kjento
After The World's Greatest, one of the most promising talents for the future presented a freestyle: Kjento (by Negro). The two-time world champion young horse and 'KWPN Horse of the Year' from last year was showcased by Charlotte Fry with music. Amidst loud applause, the stallion, ears pricked, joyfully moved through the arena. With strength and flexibility, he passed through the arena.

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