The 3-year old show jumper bred Naxcel V was named champion of the 2016 Belgian Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Hulsterlo, Belgium, on Saturday 19 March 2016.
Three stallions were invited into the premium ring to compete for the champion's title. Naxcel V (by Balou de Rouet x Landetto) was proclaimed champion. He is bred by Leo Vermeiren and owned by Gert Vermeiren and Gerfried Puck.
Navajo van 't Vianahof (by Vagabond de la Pomme x Cash x Lys de Darmen) was named reserve champion. He is bred by Jan Gosselin and owned by the breeder in partnership with Joris de Brabander.
Nixon van 't Meulenhof (by Denzel van 't Meulenhof x Carthago x Lys de Darmen) placed third. He is bred by Mariette van Lombergen and owned by Erik de Winter.
Twenty-nine stallions in total were accepted for breeding: twenty-three were 3-year olds of which 13 are BWP registered. Four 4-year olds were accepted and two 5 year olds or older stallions.
Two dressage bred stallions were accepted for breeding for the Belgian Warmblood society. They are the German registered Quanto Curo van het Bloemenhof (by Quotenkonig x Weltino), owned by Isolde Tuypens, and the KWPN bred Hero (by Johnson x Ferro), owned by de Roshoeve, Kees van den Oetelaar and stallion station den Hoorn.
Photo © Dirk Caremans
Five Dressage Colts Picked for the 2016 BWP Stallion Licensing
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Kasanova de la Pomme, Champion of the 2013 Belgian Warmblood Stallion Licensing
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Inshallah de Muze, Champion of the 2011 BWP Stallion Licensing