Apache and Zizi Top Withdrawn from 2010 World Young Horse Championship Contention

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 15:46
2010 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses

Two licensed Dutch warmblood stallions, have been withdrawn from 2010 World Young Horse Championship contention. Both 5-year old Apache and 6-year old Zizi Top have been scratched from the Dutch WCYH long list.

Multiple World Young Horse Championship winner Hans-Peter Minderhoud reported on his website on 13 June that Zizi Top (by Tango x Ferro x Officier) has been withdrawn following an air way infection which caused the bay to be behind on his training schedule. 

"It wouldn't be fair to Zizi Top to start training him hard for Verden. He has already done enough in his young life and I don't want to force him," said Hans Peter. "We are aiming long term. It's pity because Verden is a nice show."

Emmelie Scholtens and owner Ad Valk decided to pull Apache (by UB40 x Krack C x Inspekteur) out of the running. The combination of a busy breeding season and high level young horse competition has become too much for the dark bay colt. The rider and owner decided to focus on the Pavo Cup instead.

The long listed Dutch young horses were invited for a training seminar in Ermelo for the first time again since April. On 8 June 2010 the KWPN/KNHS selection committee gathered to look at the condition of the youngsters as well as give them pointers for training.

The current long list includes: 

5-year olds

  • Aaron (Florencio x Record) – Jana Freund
  • Aendolyn (Krack C x Donnerhall) – Vai Bruntink
  • Androdine (Sandro Hit x Rubinstein I) – Margreet Prosman
  • Anne Beth (Oscar x Corleone) – Vai Bruntink
  • Annerijke (Jazz x Gribaldi) – Jennifer Sekreve
  • Aston Martin NL (Uphill x Cabochon) – Christa Laarakkers
  • Astrix (Obelisk x Olivi) – Emmelie Scholtens
  • Broere Argentino (Jazz x Ulft) – Kirsten Beckers
  • Presidents Allright (Jazz x Royal Dance) – Laurens van Lieren
  • TC Athene (United x Jazz) – Jessica Buying

6-year olds

  • Zambuka (Scandic x Biotop) – Jennifer Sekreve
  • Zamora (Krack C x Farrington) – Lynne Maas
  • Zarah (Oscar x Montecristo) – Lotje Schoots
  • Zhivago (Krack C x Jazz) – Theo Hanzon
  • Zico (Riant x Ferro) – Stephanie de Ruiter
  • Ziësto (Lancet x Clavecimbel) – Gerdine Maree
  • Zjengis Khan (Rousseau x Rubinstein I) – Nikki Schaap
  • Zolena (Sir Sinclair x Cabochon) – Annarein Kerbert

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