Following a Stallion Performance test of 28 days, two Gelder stallions could be added to the stallion database today. Matiz (Eebert) completed his performance test in harness, while the owners of the stallion McKenzy JHL (Alexandro P) opted for a performance test under saddle. McKenzy JHL was blessed with nines for his canter and attitude.
A total of three Gelder stallions started the test, two of which earned their approval. The stallion inspection committee, comprising chairman Marloes van der Velden, Jan Pen, and Arie Hamoen, assisted by inspector Wim Versteeg, was satisfied with the result.
“We have been able to register two very well-developed Gelder stallions, each with their own qualities. Both approved stallions come from mares who took part at the National Mare Championships. The Eebert son Matiz will add to the Gelder stallion stock, especially for enthusiasts of harness horses. McKenzy JHL, meanwhile, may well have a future in dressage, especially due to his posture, front end, and technique in movement, and he also jumps fairly well." Inspector Wim Versteeg explained, "At this presentation, both stallions were extensively tested outdoors in the field, and their work ethic and character is striking."
The approved Gelder stallions are:
• Matiz (Eebert - Honey ster PROK x Vitens, breeder G.H. Hofs from Varsseveld) from R. Lammers
• McKenzy JHL (Alexandro P - Happines elite IBOP PROK x WV Saron, breeder L. Roerdink from Groenlo) from Heuvelman / Leduc and P.P.L.C. Jansen.