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AES Netherlands hosts highly successful spring grading

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Cross-bred Friesian Sempre Rafika van de Duinhoeve (Peru’s Scen Tao x Namke K)

By Eva-Maria Broomer / AES
Photography: Charlotte Lemmens; Jacky van Tartwijk; AES team

March 15 saw the latest edition of the increasingly popular AES Spring Stallion Grading at Schijndl. With well over 50 entries, the event is going from strength to strength, highlighting the breadth and depth of quality the studbook attracts.

Organised by AES Netherlands, the daughter society of the AES UK, all successful stallions are able to provide main studbook papers for both mother and daughter society. To reflect this, the grading commission consisted of representatives from the Netherlands in Robbert Ehrens and Bert van den Oetelaar, and from the UK in Lucy Simpson and Dr Eva-Maria Broomer.
According to AES evaluator Robbert Ehrens; “We have been very pleased with the quality and breadth of entries this year, with some very interesting bloodlines and talented young horses presented. This shows that we are on the right path in our mission to continue to build and develop as a studbook and offer our breeders and stallion owners a great service and level of support.”
The champion of the young showjumping stallions was Vegas de Muze, presented by his breeder and owner, Joris De Brabander, was one example of the excellent bloodlines represented. This very athletic young stallion by Quickly vd Kruishoeve goes back to none other than the great Olympic mare H&M Butterfly Flip, the mother of Vegas’s grandmother Vigo’s Flip de Muze Z (Vigo d’Arsouilles) who was herself successful in three-star eventing and competed in showjumping up to 1m45. The direct mother, Savannah de Muze (Emerald), is only six years old and being prepared for young horse competitions... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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