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Brooklyn and Bola the Best


Bola by Vainquer (Photo:
Bola by Vainquer (Photo:
The KWPN Horse Days (17 - 21 August 2009) is an important event for domestic and foreign breeders alike: it is the ultimate convergence of sport and breeding!
The very charming and youthful mare Brooklyn (United out of Ofanny stb by Havidoff), registered to P.J.E. Heyting-Knipping of Angeren, convincingly won the Dutch Championship for dressage mares. "What a natural way of moving, truly a model horse," remarked judging chair Arie Hamoen, praising the new champion. Brooklyn won the Gelderland Championship earlier this year.
Second place was for the expressive moving UB40 daughter, Breolita (out of Prelita ster preferent by Krack C, breeder: C.Pauw of Middenbeemster). She is registered to Stoeterij het Centrum of Wijdenes. Built nicely uphill, she moves with powerful hind legs and very expressive front legs.
The Championship included strong performances by offspring of young KWPN stallions. Among these was the third place finisher, the beautifully muscled and powerfully moving Vivaldi daughter Bulinda (out of Pabola keur preferent by Ferro). She is registered to A. Valk of Gorinchem and was bred by A.A. van der Koppel of Wadenoyen. Nine mares were selected for the top group. The line-up included offspring by Olivi, Oscar, Sandreo, Oscar, Johnson, and Painted Black.
Also nine mares were selected for the championship in the jumper direction.
The outsider Bola (Vainqueur x K-Nola ster prok pref by Corofino x Lavallo) persuaded the judges with her strong trot and good body use in the first round as well as the final. The well-developed, long-legged, and correct mare with good conformation surprised many by winning the Champion title. She is registered to Jan van Kooten and Reinie Tewis. Another mare with an eye-catching trot was Bo (Indoctro x Samona ster prok by Carthago, breeder: M. van Deurzen), registered to J. Barsema. With her good conformation, she placed second to finish ahead of B.Triomf, the best of the three Ultimo daughters in the final. A mare with beautiful conformation and an effortless trot, B.Triomf (d.Etriomf ster pref by Le Mexico) is registered to De Radstake BV.
Brooklyn by United (Photo:
Brooklyn by United (Photo:
Earlier in the week the three-year old mares competed in the Free-Jumping Championship for three-year-old mares. Baomi (Tjungske x Naomi elite by Cantus, breeder: E. Vruwink Roerink of Enschede), registered to Jan Greve, bested her competition. The gray mare performed convincingly and demonstrated good form over jumps, excellent use of her body, and abundant scope.
Bigeunerin VDL (Silverstone x Zigeunerin keur pref prest, breeder/registered party: VDL Stud) finished second by 0.2 points. She was noted for her active canter and very good reflexes. The half-sister of the stallion Goodtimes demonstrated textbook-perfect leg technique and ample scope. Bigeunerin VDL's stablemate and half-sister B.Ocinthe VDL (Silverstone x Ocinthe keur sport by Indoctro), co-registered to VCG Horses, scored a 9 for her reflexes and opened up behind very well. Both sisters earned the same point total, but Baomi's higher score for form meant the silver medal for Bigeunerin VDL.
VDL Stud's success was complete with Be Helena (4th, Chin Chin x Ahorn), who drew praise for her big canter, power, and scope.