by Claartje van Andel

Eight showjumper stallions and nine dressage stallions were approved following the KWPN stallion test in Ermelo, which was harmed by an interruption in the training time due to an outbreak of equine herpes virus. The winners in showjumping and dressage were, respectively, Komme Casall (Comme il faut x Cassall), bred by L. Steuer, and the Negro son Kjento (out of a Jazz dam), bred by the Van Os family.

Starting with the winning showjumper, Komme Casall is a huge chestnut stallion who received no fewer than 86.5 points for his abilities, capacities and power. Measuring 175, he excelled with his focus: Cor Loeffen, chairman of the selection committee praised the fact that; “He has a kind of instinct to make the distances fit.” Komme Casall is the third approved son of Comme il faut owned by Herman Seiger.
Kitt SB (Emir R x Sam R) from Stal Brouwer was sent home last year because of his way of jumping looked too tense and forced. However, he didn’t waste his second chance by finishing as the runner-up. Loeffen was very happy to be able to approve four E-sons because, apart from the Emir R descendent, sons of El Salvador, Etoulon VDL, and Entertainer were also approved. Loeffen expressed his satisfaction with the approved group overall. However, when questioned about perhaps less-inspiring stallions also being approved he said that it was always difficult to set limits but, for instance, he liked the trainability of the Arezzo son, Kuala Lumpur.
The list of approved showjumpers, with information in order – name (parentage), points, breeder/ owner:
• Komme Casall (Comme il faut x Casall x Contender) 86.50, L. Steuer, Pansdorf (GER)/Herman Seiger, Harbrinkhoek
• Kitt SB (Emir R x Sam R x Voltaire) 85.50, Stal Brouwer,  Gieten/Stal Brouwer
• King Salvador (El Salvador x Numero Uno x Voltaire) 84.00, J. Sturkenboom, Schalkwijkl/Ann Popvichenko (Russia)
• Key West (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Phin Phin x Zelhem) 83.00, Roelof Bril and Wiet ten Brinke, Westendorp/Bril and ten Brinke
• Kardesh (Etoulon VDL x Zirocco Blue VDL x Corland)82.50, L.A.M. Droste, Ruurlo/Stal Ribbels BV, Eibergen
• Kaiden (Chaman x Crawford x Calato x Romino) 80.50, A.M. Angenent-De Bruijn, Woubrugge/Prima Showjumpers, Okotoks (Canada)
• Kuala Lumpur (Arezzo VDL x Indoctro x Nimmerdor) 76.50, J. Reitsma, Driezum/H.C. Verhagen, Schoorl
• Karamba (Entertainer x Calato x Fridericus) 76.00, T & L Collins, Riethoven/E. Schep, Tull en ’t Waal..CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO BREEDING NEWS

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