The Dutch equestrian federation and KWPN breed society have announced the horse and rider combinations that will represent The Netherlands at the 2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, on 5 - 9 August 2015. The final Dutch WCYH selection trial took place during the 2015 Dutch Championships on 18 July 2015.
The final observation and selection trial included test riding as well as a veterinary inspection of the horses before the head of the selectors, Wim Ernes, announced the team.
The selection committee included Wim Ernes, Gert van den Hoorn and Arie Hamoen. Based on the size of the KWPN breed society, The Netherlands is eligible to send no less than six horses per age division to the World Championships.
"It was a difficult task for the committee to make a selection," Ernes commented. "This is because we were dealing with such high quality."
The selected horses are:
- Five Star (Amazing Star x Jazz) – Kirsten Brouwer
- Fenix (Vivaldi x Houston) – Emmelie Scholtens
- Forty (UB 40 x Contango) – Jennifer Sekreve
- Fellini KS (Wynton x Ferro) – Marieke van der Putten
- Ferrero (Rhodium x Olivi) – Jennifer Sekreve
- Ferdeaux (Bordeaux x Ferro) – Kirsten Brouwer
- El Capone (UB 40 x OO Seven) – Marieke van der Putten
- Estoril (Zhivago x Gribaldi) – Emmelie Scholtens
- Ebony (Painted Black x Jazz) – Vai Bruntink
- El Torro B (Painted Black x Jazz) – Danielle Heijkoop
- Expression (Vivaldi x Vincent) – Diederik van Silfhout
- Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x TCN Partout) – Kirsten Brouwer
For the 5-year olds, the first reserve is Ferdinand (Vivaldi x Havidoff) with Mirelle van Kemenade-Witlox and the second reserve is Fallatijn (Vivaldi x Cabochon) with Theo Hanzon. For the 6-year olds the first reserve is Equirelle W (Florett As x Donnerhall) with Kyra Klinkers.
The KWPN society has also requested and received wild cards for the Danish based KWPN stallion Franklin (by Ampere - rider Severo Jurado Lopez) and the Belgian based First Lady (by Sir Donnerhall - rider Julie Dossin).
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Eurodressage Coverage of the 2015 World Young Horse Championships