Garfield Named Top Foal at 2011 KWPN U.K. Inspection Tour

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 12:19
Garfield (by Jazz x Kelvin)
KWPN Breeding News

The KWPN UK 2011 inspection tour was held at five venues throughout the UK during September. With over 100 horses presented for the annual event, the inspections were deemed a success. Highlights of the tour included numerous ster, keur and elite mares and good quality dressage foals.

Title for the 2011 UK top dressage foal went to Garfield, a chestnut colt by the top dressage sire Jazz out of Solero ster s.Kelvin, breeder C. Nigbur of Spalding. He was praised for his elasticity and suppleness in all gaits, he moved with an uphill tendency, good carriage and was modern in type although his neck could be a little longer; the colt received a score of 80, the highest mark ever given to a foal in the UK.

Graffiti LH, a well developed black colt by Negro out of Diana 1053 s.Don Frederico, breeder R.J Lickley of Lickley horses claimed the UK Dressage Foal reserve champion place with a score of 75. His powerful canter, which showed good reach, posture and balance at all times was his stand out gait. His dam, Diana 1053 later went on presented in hand. She received enough points for the ster predicate after completing her final requirements for studbook entry.

Gabriella Sollisto, the top filly of the UK tour, by San Amour by Ollisto Keur sport (Dressage) s.Jacardo, breeder B. St John James, finished close behind the top two colt foals on a score of 74. The elegant modern filly showed good posture and correctness in all paces with good bending of the joints.

The Midlands inspection not only saw the top three dressage foals in the UK but several higher predicate mares. Bedazzled (Krack C x Itzaza stb s.G.Ramiro Z), registered to/bred by J. Cranfield and M.Allen, the long lined, modern type mare became even more uphill and beautiful in movement. She was declared ster and then went on in the championship to receive her provisional keur. She will now be aimed at the Winter Championship qualifiers with dressage rider Ben St John James at novice level.

Negro daughter Tarava, out of Nendyrava, Elite preferent prestatie sport (dres) by Romancier, registered to R.J Lickley, descend from a well known dressage dam line in Holland. Already a ster, PROK sport (dr) mare, she now received her Elite status after her presentation in hand. Tarava, who has competed at Prix St George level, was praised for her super engagement and active hindleg in movement. Damerette, by Jazz out of Tirette VDL keur s. Silvano N and bred by K.A. Iwema of Noord-Sleen, had recently gained her ster in Holland earlier in the year was awarded definitive keur under saddle after completing her IBOP successfully earning a very nice 79.5 points with owner Louise Davison.

The four-year old Cadance by Johnson out of Harmonie s.Rubinstein I bred by W.J.M Abbink, gained her ster predicate after her presentation in hand at the Lancashire Inspection, owner Emma Williams had a successful few weeks after her second horse, Conetta by Dayano out of Onetta keur s.Balzflug, bred by M.C Kleine, who received her preliminary keur status last year in Scotland, was declared keur after completion of her IBOP test with 75 points she then went on to take third place a week later at the BD National Championships in the Shearwater Potential International Dressage 4 year old Horse class. Lancashire-organizer Carole Rolph presented her own Sally Rose (Jimtown out of Newa elite by Hamlet, breeder: W.B. Gruijthuizen uit Beneden Leeuwen). The mare has a beautiful front end and moves actively earning her the elite status.

Results of the foal inspections are now online at There you can also find the results of the jumping foals and mares. Read the next issue of IdS International magazine for a full report on the inspections.

by Cat Wood

Results 2011 U.K. KWPN Foal Inspection

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