The licensed stallions Desperado, Charmeur and Bordeaux became the grand winners of the 2012-2013 KWPN Stallion Competition circuit of which the finals were held at the 2013 KWPN Stallion Licensing in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, on Friday afternoon and evening 1 February 2013.
At L-level the brand new 5-year old stallions Desperdo and Dream Boy battled it out for the title. The former stallion (by Vivaldi x Havidoff) reigned supreme under Emmelie Scholtens and totalled 91 points. Gerdina Maree and Dream Boy (by Vivaldi x Ferro) finished second with 86.5 points, followed by Diederik van Silfhout on Don Tango (by Contango x Jazz).
"We enjoyed both (top ranked) stallions and are happy they are licensed," said judge Arie Hamoen. Dreamboy got a 9 for his lightfooted trot but Despardo scored a 9.5 for his clear, rhythmical walk. "Especially the suppleness of this stallion stood out," said Hamoen.
At M-level Emmelie Scholtens and the chestnut Charmeur (by Florencio x Jazz) were untouchable. The trot was praised for its clear rhythm and uphill tendency. "Every step was right," said Hamoen. "What else do you want to see. He gets a 10 from us." The canter earned him a 9 and the walk was good for a 7.5 as the stallion was a bit tense. Mirelle van Kemenade and the bay Cachet L (by Jazz x Ferro) finishe second after receiving a 9.5 for canter. Spanish Severo Jurado Lopez and Chippendale (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro) were third. The horse has a very expressive trot and canter but fails to impress in walk.
German Eva Möller and Paul Schockemohle's KWPN licensing champion Bordeaux (by United x Gribaldi) dominated the Z-level class. The bay excelled with his lightfooted, engaged trot for which he earned a 9. He also scored 9 for his canter, general impression and conformation. "We enjoyed his test," Hamoen commented. Kirsten Beckers and Bristol (by Jazz x Goodtimes) were the runners-up, followed by Lisanne der Nederlanden and the chestnut Breezer (by Johnson x Sultan).
Photos courtesy KWPN.NL
Results - 2013 KWPN Stallion Competition Finals
- 1. Emmelie Scholtens - Desperado - 274 - 91 - 365
- 2. Gerdine Maree - Dream Boy - 270 - 86,5 - 356,5
- 3. Diederik van Silfhout - Don Tango - 250,5 - 84,5 - 335
- 4. Emmelie Scholtens - Dorado - 247 - 80,5 - 327,5
- 5. Severo Jurado Lopez - Diego - 234 - 78 - 312
- 6. Gerdine Maree - Dark Pleasure - 232,5 - 77,5 - 310
- 7. Jose van Haaren - Davinci - 194 - 71 - 265
- 1.Emmelie Scholtens - Charmeur - 368 - 89 - 457
- 2. Mirelle van Kemenade - Cachet L - 340,5 - 84 - 424,5
- 3. Severo Jurado Lopez - Chippendale - 320,5 - 81,5 - 402
- 4. Philip van Ommen - Chagall - 219,5 - 79 - 298,5
- 5. Diederik van Silfhout - Cover Story - 221,5 - 74,5 - 296
- 6. Tom Franckx - Charmingwood - 212 - 0 - 212
- 1. Eva Möller - Bordeaux - 266 - 88 - 354
- 2. Kirsten Beckers - Bristol - 237,5 - 79,5 - 317
- 3. Lisanne der Nederlanden - Breezer - 231,5 - 81 - 312,5
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