Uptown, Dream Catcher and Florencio Win First KWPN Stallion Competition

Wed, 11/30/2005 - 00:00
2005-2006 KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition

The KWPN Stallion Competition winter circuit kicked off today with its first show in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Winners of the day were the 4-year old Uptown, the 5-year old Dream Catcher and the 6-year old Florencio.

The bay KWPN licensing champion Uptown (Kennedy x Ubis) won at L-level under Hans Peter Minderhoud. Especially Uptown's canter impressed as the stallion received a 9 for this gait. Placing second was the Oldenburg licensed stallion Dutch Dormello (by Dormello) under Willem-Jan Piggen. Under Hans Peter Minderhoud, the dark bay Game Boy (Gribaldi x Pion) placed third, followed by United (Krack C x TCN Partout) and Uphill (Oscar x Apollonios xx).

At M-level, the 2005 Pavo Cup winner Dream Catcher took the lead. This dark bay Oldenburg licensed stallion (by Day Dream x Rubinstein) scored 84 points in total under his owner Mirelle van Kemenade and referred Hans Peter Minderhoud on Tolando to a second place. Minderhoud scored 81.5 points aboard the Krack C x Rubinstein offspring. Kim Leduc and Trento B (Krack C x Ramiro) finished third, followed by Yvonne Copal on Tuschinski (Krack C x Pion).

Double World Champion Florencio, a Westfalian licensed stallion by Florestan x Weltmeyer) reigned supreme at Z-level under his steady rider Hans Peter Minderhoud. With 80.50%, he beat Diederik van Silfhout aboard Special D (Metall x Zandigo) who scored 68.50%. De Havikerwaard's new stable rider Willem-Jan Piggen ranked third aboard the former KWPN reserve licensing champion Playboy (Kennedy x Kaiserstern xx). He was followed by Maaike Lassche on Parcival (Koss x Unitas) and Laurine Brucher on Sumaril (Lancet x Ulft).

Photo copyrighted: Astrid Appels/Eurodressage.

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