Following a series of six national qualifiers of which five ended up counting for ranking points, the Belgian Equestrian Federation has been able to announce the horse-and-rider combinations that will represent Belgium at the 2016 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on 29 - 31 July 2016.
The Belgian federation hosted six national young horse qualifiers, yet decided to drop the results of the first one in Diepenbeek in April due to the absence of a second judge there. Five shows served as opportunity for riders to score points. The two highest ranked riders on those rankings were nominated for Ermelo.
Belgium's selection includes:
- 1. Katrien Verreet – Fortalezza Biolley, an Oldenburg mare by Furst Romancier x Codex
- 2. Nick Van Laer – Friendscout, a German bred gelding by Floriscount - Don vino
- 1. Larissa Pauluis – Barroso, a KWPN stallion by Bordeaux x Saros
- 2. Julie Dossin – First Lady, a KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall x Johnson
- 1. Frederik Van De Keere – Broere Esperance, a KWPN mare by Ufo x Jazz
- 2. Tom Heylen – Jar of Ballmore, a Belgian warmblood stallion by Gribaldi x Sunny Boy
Photo © Astrid Appels
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