The 4-year old Happynesse E, the 5-year old Toto Jr and the 6-year old Fenix became the winners of the 2016 Pavo Cup Finals, which are the KWPN young Dressage Horse Championships held annually at the KWPN Horse Days in Ermelo, The Netherlands. For the first time this year the Pavo Cup Finals also included a 6-year old division as before there were only Championship for the 4 and 5-year olds.
Due to the rainy weather the 2016 finals were held indoor at the KWPN headquarters in Ermelo, which hosted the World Young Horse Championships two weeks ago.
Happyness E Wins 4-year old Division
The finals indoor were quite a challenge for some of the 4-year olds who no longer had visibility on their peers and became tense in the different arena from the semi finals. Many combinations were unable to match or improve their semi-final’s score. Especially KWPN-stallion Total U.S. (Totilas x Sir Donnerhall, breeder Gestüt Lewitz, Steinfeld) had to give in points for harmony because of the tension. This resulted in a drop from first to sixth place the rankings.
However, Happyness E (by Rousseau x Houston, breeder G.C. van Eck, Linde) seemed to feel very comfortable in the ring. Under Lynne Maas the young talent scored 88 points in the final, one point higher than in the first round. A total of 175 made the pair the convincing winners.
Vai Brutink and Jamsession Taonga (by Jazz x Hotline, breeder Stal 104 BV, Wijdewormer) placed second. She was the best performing mare in the 4-yea rold field and was closely followed by another mare: Haley B (by Bon Bravour x Jazz, breeder J. Van Bove, Sint-Michielsgestel) under Marlou de Ruyter.
Hanoverian Toto Jr Wins 5-year old Division
The Hanoverian bred and registered and KWPN licensed Toto Jr became the winner of the 5-year old division. Under Marieke van der Putten, the black stallion, who was remarkably absent from the World Young Horse Championships, dominated the Pavo Cup Finals in The Netherlands.
In the final the top two ranked combinations from the semi finals kept their form and held their position in the final rankings. The Austrian owned Toto Jr. (by Totilas x Desperados, bred by Schmidt from Naumburg) received straight 9.5s. Guadeloupe-Beau (by Bordeaux out of Beau-Verina, bred by P.Rulkens from Biest Houtakker) under Kim van der Velden matched their 92 points of the semi-final. Great Lady TC (by Bretton Woods x Osmium, bred and owned by T.J.M. Coomans from Oud-Beijerland) and Jeanine Nieuwenhuis improved last Monday’s score of 86 points by two points.
Judge Monique Peutz commented on Toto Jr: “The fact that I did not take notes but only watched already says it all: a lovely test that we truly enjoyed.”
Fenix Renews Title in 6-year old Division
Emmelie Scholtens and the bay KWPN bred Fenix renewed their Pavo Cup Champion's title as they won the 6-year old division. Fenix (by Vivaldi x Houston, breeder H Germs, Midwolde) was invincible last year and won the 2016 semi finals as well as the finals. With a finals' score of 89 points, the pair totalled a gold medal earning 177 points.
Three Vivaldi offspring covered the top three places in this age category. Patrick van der Meer and Carolyne de Roo's First Apple (by Vivaldi x Partout, breeder N. van Maaswaal, ’t Goy) placed third in the semi-finals but scored three points higher in the Finals and became the reserve champions. Lynne Maas and Fantastique (by Vivaldi x Florencio, breeder P.Zwang, Dordrecht) landed third place.
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Results - 2016 Pavo Cup Finals
4-year olds (top 10)
- 1. Lynne Maas - Happynesse E (by Rousseau x Houston) - 87 - 88 - 175
- 2. Vai Bruntink - Jamsession Taonga (by Jazz x Hotline) - 85 - 87 - 172
- 3. MArlou de Ruyter - Haley B (by Bon Bravour x Jazz) - 85 - 86 - 171
- 4. Ingrid Malan - Haeden (by Chippendale x Haarlem) - 88 - 83 - 171
- 5. Eline van Egmond - Ho Timeless Good RE (by Furst Romancier x Goodtimes) - 86 - 83 - 169
- 6. Dinja van Liere - Total US (by Totilas x Sir Donnerhall) - 88 - 81 - 169
- 7. Janneke van Riet - Habana Libre A (by Zizitop x United) - 84 - 84 - 168
- 8. Suzanne Glas - Habibi DVB (by Don Schufro x Johnson) - 86 - 82 - 168
- 9. Vai Bruntink - Hilton (by Carlton Hill x JAzz) - 85 - 82 - 167
- 10. Charlotte Fry - Don Joe (by Diego x Lord Leatherdale) - 84 - 82 - 166
5-year olds (top 10)
- 1. Marieke van der Putten - Toto Jr (by Totilas x Desperados) - 94 - 95 - 189
- 2. Kim van der Velden - Guadeloupe Beau (by Bordeaux x Vivaldi) - 92 - 92 - 184
- 3. Jeanine Nieuwenhuis - Great Lady TC (by Bretton Woods x Osmium) - 86 - 88 - 174
- 4. Benjamin Maljaars - Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro) - 84 - 86 - 170
- 5. Kristen Brouwer - Ferguson (by Floriscount x Lauries Crusador xx) - 85 - 85 - 170
- 6. Jeanine Nieuwenhuis - Genue TC (by Charmeur x Jazz) - 83 - 85 - 168
- 7. Charlotte Fry - Crosby (by Chippendale x Flemmingh) - 85 - 82 - 167
- 8. Kim Koolen - Guardian S (by Bodygaurd x Trento B) - 81 - 84 - 165
- 9. Ainhoa Prada Ortiz - Genie (by Zhivago x Sandro Hit) - 80 - 83 - 163
- 10. Lars op't Hoog - Gavi del Gavi (by Jazz x Krack C) - 80 - 81 - 161
6-year olds (top 10)
- 1. Emmelie Scholtens - Fenix (by Vivaldi x Houston) - 87 - 89 - 176
- 2. Patrick van der Meer - First Apple (by Vivaldi x Partout) - 83 - 86 - 169
- 3. Lynne Maas - Fantastisque (by Vivaldi x Florencio) - 84 - 84 - 168
- 4. Olga Boucher - Felouk La Haya (by Zizi Top x Roman Nature) - 81 - 81 - 162
- 5. Vai Bruntink - Cum Laude (by Apache x Weltmeyer) - 82 - 79 - 161
- 6. Franka Loos - Foundation (by United x Jazz) - 81 - 79 - 160
- 7. Charlotte Fry - Fendi T (by Negro x Lester) - 77 - 80 - 157
- 8. Dinja van Liere - For Gribaldi (by Gribaldi x Michelangelo) - 78 - 79 - 157
- 9. Saskia Maertens - Fatal Attraction (by Vivaldo x Obelisk) - 79 - 77 - 156
- 10. Nicky Snijder - Ferrari STH (by Apache x Jazz) - 76 - 76 - 152
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