Hexagons Fusion became the winner of the 2013 VSN Trophy Finals held at equestrian centre De Nieuwe Heuvel in Lunteren, The Netherlands, on Saturday 11 January 2014. Judge Hans Peter Minderhoud and guest judge rider Patrick van der Meer opted for the chestnut Fusion to top the leader board.
Twenty-five rising 4-year olds were entered to compete in the 2014 VSN Trophy Finals. The four highest scoring horses after the first round were test ridden by Van der Meer. Two horses tied in first place with 50 points, but the higher score for Fusion from Van der Meer put the chestnut in front.
Thamar Zweistra and Fusion (by Rubiquil x Krack C) scored 7 for walk, 9 for trot, 8.5 for canter, 8 for rideability and 8.5 for general impression. Van der Meer gave the horse a score of 9.0. The runner-up was Ferrero (by Rhodium) which earned 7.5 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 8.0 for canter and 8.5 for rideability and general impression. He got 8.5 from the test rider and finished second overall.
The Wynton offspring Fellini KS finished third with 8.5 for walk and trot, 8.0 for canter and 8.5 for rideability and general impression. The guest judge rider gave the horse a 7.8, while the fourth ranked horse Filegra (by Zhivago) got a 7.5 from Patrick after having received 8.5 for walk, trot, canter, and 7.5 for rideability and 8.5 for general impression.
In an interview with the videographer (see top right corner), Van der Meer commented that "the winner is a horse that was nice to ride from the start. When I saw the horses again in the lap of honour I thought that we had ranked them properly."
Results - 2014 VSN Trophy Finals
- 1. Hexagons Fusion (by Rubiquil) - 50
- 2. Ferrero (by Rhodium) - 50
- 3. Fellini KS (by Wynton) - 49.8
- 4. Filegra (by Zhivago) - 49.0
- 5. Fallatijn van Kairos (by Vivaldi) - 40
- 5. Fuzette (by Zhivago) - 40.0
- 7. Florence Sollenburg (by Vivaldi) - 39.5
- 7. Fanirma (by Zhivago) - 39.5
- 7. Fanita (by Vivaldi) - 39.5
- 7. Famorka (by Romanov) - 39.5
- 11. Fame (by Bordeaux) - 39.0
- 12. Forty (by UB40) - 38.0
- 12. Fitango (by Citango) - 38.0
- 14. Fiesto B (by Alexandro P) - 37.5
- 14. For Treasure (by Vivaldi) - 37.5
- 14. Fifty Fifty (by Vivaldi) - 37.5
- 17. Florisanta VKH (by Johnson) - 37.0
- 17. Fulcrim (by Ravel) - 37.0
- 19. Finest of Class (by Amazing Star) - 36.5
- 20. Favorit (by Jazz) - 36.0
- 21. Flavia SV (by Wynton) - 35.5
- 21. Famous (by Sir Donnerhall I) - 35.5
- 21. Sintano van Hof Olympia (by Sandro Hit) - 35.5
- 21. Faberge (by ) - 35.5
- 21. Four Seasons (by Vivaldi) - 35.5
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