Jazz, KWPN Horse of the Year 2006

Fri, 02/02/2007 - 00:00
KWPN Breeding News

The KWPN society has proclaimed the Dutch warmblood licensed stallion Jazz, KWPN Horse of the Year 2006. Jazz and his owner, Stud Farm Broere, will be honoured in a special ceremony at the 2007 KWPN Stallion Licensing.

Jazz' breeder Huub van Helvoirt will receive the Nimmerdor Trophy.

Jazz is a liver chestnut licensed stallion by Cocktail out of Charmante (Ulster x Amor x Pericles xx). He is one of the most influential breeding stallions for the Dutch warmblood breed. He has six licensed sons (Broere Norway, Olivi, Riant, Tango, Johnson and Jazz Time) and has been proclaimed Keur Preferent stallion based on his own performances in the Grand Prix ring and on the achievements of his offspring.

Jazz became an international Grand Prix dressage horse under Tineke Bartels. "I'm very proud that Jazz is the Horse of the Year. Together with Nico Witte, I filled in the biggest part of Jazz' life. Witte made sure that I had Jazz in my stables for nine years. I know him through and through. I'm very proud."

Jazz is currently being competed by Kirsten Beckers, who is the head rider of Broere Stables. Beckers recently fell of a youngster, injuring herself severely and keeping her out of the saddle for a while. However, she will be riding Jazz during the ceremony at the Licensing.

"Everything still hurts tremendously, but I can't take this away from Jazz and the stud farm. I'm being treated by a doctor and he'll give me extra painkillers for Friday and Saturday. They will take me a long way," Beckers joked. "It is such a reward for everyone that Broere Jazz became Horse of the Year. Next Saturday we are going to celebrate that in style!"

Jazz is succeeding Nassau, Manno and Concorde as KWPN Horse of the Year.

Photos copyrighted: Astrid Appels / Eurodressage

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