After the first leg in Hengelo, the 2007-2008 KWPN/KNHS Stallion Competition continued last weekend in Weert, The Netherlands. The winners of the three classes were licensed stallions Wynton, Johnson and Decor Dreamcatcher.
Madeleine Witte-Vrees won the L-level class with the black Wynton (by Jazz x Matador II) who was praised for his electric hind leg. Wynton scored 89 points and beat Pavo Cup champion Westpoint (Jazz x Michelangelo) under Emmelie Scholtens. This pair achieved 88 points and placed ahead of the Westfalian licensed Rock Forever (by Rockwell x Landstreicher) under Wiebke Stommel (86 pts).
At M-level, Hans Peter Minderhoud and the bay Johnson (Jazz x Flemmingh) scored the highest with 83.5 points. Especially the canter work of this young stallion stood out. Minderhoud was unable to compete the Pavo Cup winner Vivaldi in Weert as the stallion is recovering from colic surgery he underwent last Thursday. Vivaldi won the M-level class at the first leg of the KWPN Stallion Competition in Hengelo. Imke Schellekens-Bartels and the black Hunter Douglas Voice (by De Niro x Rohdiamant) landed a second place with 83 points. Kirsten Beckers and Broere Valdez (Houston x Jazz) were third with 78.5 points.
At Z-level, Mirelle van Kemenade and the Oldenburg bred Dreamcatcher (Day Dream x Rubinstein) reigned supreme once again. The beautiful dark bay stallion scored 168 points and beat Edward Gal on United (Krack C x Partout) who scored 162.5 points. Kirsten Beckers and Broere Ufo (Metall x El Corona) were third on 152 points.
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