Young stallion Kjento and Grand Prix horses Gio and Hermes have been nominated for the "KWPN Horse of the Year 2021' title, which will be announced at the 2022 KWPN Stallion Show in 's Hertogenbosch in February.
Six horses in total - three show jumpers and three dressage horses - have been nominated for the title.
The jumpers are Olympic champion Explosion W (by Chacco Blue x Baloubet du Rouet), as well as Alamo (Ukato x Equador) and Leone Jei (Baltic VDL x Corland).
Three dressage horses made the list this year.
Kjento (by Negro x Jazz) won the 2021 World Young Horse Championships for 6-year olds in Verden this year. He was also the KWPN Stallion performance test winner
British team horse Gio (by Apache x Tango) won Olympic team and individual bronze as well as European Championship kur bronze with Charlotte Dujardin. Gio has now performed twelve international Grand Prix test and he won five of them.
Hermes (by Easy Game x Flemmingh) became the shooting star of Dutch dressage on the international scene in 2021. Due to an administrative error in the ownership registration, he was not allowed to participate in Tokyo. Under Dinja van Liere win the Nations Cup in Rotterdam and went to Aachen, where they won the 5* Grand Prix and placed second in the freestyle.
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