By Jo de Roo
Photography: Jo de Roo
The BWP Elite Foals championship took place early September, and we can safely attach the label ‘grand cru classé’ to the vintage of showjumping foals presented. Also, for the first time, the finals were not only organized according to gender, but also according to age.
In the past there were two finals (one for colts and one for fillies), this time there were four, and from conversations I had with interested spectators and participating breeders, we can deduce that this format was positively received. Subsequently, the victorious breeders were interviewed.
The BWP-registered Comme il faut son Riesling van’t Roosakker (2017) was represented with no fewer than two offspring in the eight-foal final for younger, male showjumping foals, with one being crowned as national champion, namely Artist van’t Laumerieveld. Bart Naert bred this colt out of New Look van’t Laumerieveld and declared: “New Look is a 10-year-old daughter by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve. We bred her out of a Lys de Darmen dam, called Carrera Furs. In 2008, Carrera Furs participated in the final of the Belgian Championship for six-year-olds in Gesves. Then we started using her as a broodmare. Her best descendant in the sport so far is called Good Luck van’t Laumerieveld (by Canadian River), who jumped at 1m35 level.
“New Look had no sport career and has now given birth to her fifth foal. Her eldest descendant, Tamino van’t Laumerieveld (2019), participated in two cycle heats this year and remained clear each time. In 2020, New Look produced Un Ami van’t Laumerieveld, 2021 Vie van’t Laumerieveld in 2021, Wingman van’t Laumerieveld lasst year, and this year Artist van’t Laumerieveld. Un Ami was sold to a Malaysian rider. Karel Cox bought Wingman, who won the foal championship last year during the BWP Breeding Day South-East-Flanders. In other words, some of New Look’s young offspring have ended up with international riders. That is in any case very important and at the same time hopeful, even though I realize the road is long.” Bart concluded by adding; “New Look is in foal again, this time by Burberry DK T&L (2016/Z By Cera d’Ick - Teekitiezzie de Muze x For Pleasure)... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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