All 11 stallions participating in the final presentation of the Stallion Performance Test were approved by the KWPN, with New Pleasure VDL achieving the highest score with 87.5 points.
Following the 35- and 21-day assessments, the stallion inspection committee comprising chairman Cor Loeffen, Henk van den Broek, and Wout-Jan van der Schans was very satisfied. “We had to get used to assessing the three-year-old stallions in only 35 days and the four-year-old stallions in 21 days, but we are very satisfied with the the way the spring test went and the results,” Loeffen said. “Several stallions saw sires approved from their first crop, including Jukebox, Impressive VDL and Inaico VDL who all saw one son approved." Seven of the 11 stallions scored over 80 points. The For Pleasure son New Pleasure (out of Lady-A ter Putte x Diamant de Semilly, bred by De Maertelaere Family from Bassevelde) finished his test with four nines to achieve a wonderful total of 87.5 points. This stallion, owned by Egbert Schep, has now been sold to the VDL Stud, who managed to get six (!) stallions approved. The four-year-old son of Cornet Obolensky, Mr. Cornet de Regor (out of Ohaj de Regor x Kannan) bred by W. van de Plasse left no doubts whatsoever about his natural talent and was approved with 86.5 points.
The approved jumping stallions are:
• Nottingham VDL (Arezzo VDL - Ersina keur IBOP-spr x Indoctro, breeder J.F. Abbring) from VDL Stud: 76 points
• Norton VDL (Baltic VDL - Wyrusa H ster pref prest PROK x Corland, breeder A.J. Hazenberg) from VDL Stud: 81 points
• Nebraska VDL (Baltic VDL - Hanolivia VDL elite IBOP-spr PROK x Douglas) from VDL Stud: 80 points
• Newmarkt VM (Chacoon Blue - Nouvelle Star Z x Numero Uno, breeder P.J. van Montfort) from HX Breeding, Kessel and Redfield Farm LLC: 83.5 points
• Nickelson VDL (Cohinoor VDL - Hakilly D Z keur IBOP-spr x Harley VDL) from VDL Stud 81.5 points
• New Pleasure VDL (For Pleasure - Lady-A ter Putte x Diamant de Semilly, breeder family de Maertelaere / Stal van de Zuidakker) from VDL Stud: 87.5 points
• Next in Line (Jukebox - Umosa elite pref prest PROK x Cavalier, breeder A.J. Roosjen) from R. Tewis: 84 points
• Mr. Cornet de Regor (Cornet Obolensky - Ohaj de Regor x Kannan, breeder W. van de Plasse) from Stal Brinkman and W. van de Plasse: 86.5 points
• My Favorite (Impressive VDL - Heraya elite sport-spr D-OC x Quasimodo vd Molendreef, breeder D. de Jong) from I. de Boer 77 points
• Mcallister VDL (Inaico VDL - Zoklahoma VDL ster pref prest x Emilion) from VDL Stud 84.5 points
• Messini de F (Kannan - Cambridge B x Carolus II) by W. Nijenkamp & F. Zumkehr: 80 points