By Claartje van Andel
“The youth are the future,” is how head of the jury, Sabien Zwaga, introduced the overall champion during the supreme moment of the KFPS stallion inspection as Herre 524 continues to bask in the spotlight.
He is one of the novices as Herre 524 is still shy of being four years old, but he is very talented and every single day he gives his best, said Tsjalling de Boer – his delighted owner. “I was confident that he would get far, but it’s quite surprising that he has managed to find himself in the spotlight at such an early stage.” De Boer continued by saying, “Kenna Bakker rides him three times a week, and this year he’ll be entering his first stud season, so we’ll wait and see how that goes.” It was, in fact, an exhilarating week for Tsalling de Boer, as his second daughter, Brecht, was born on the Thursday morning – so a winning family jackpot.
Jehannes – overall reserve
Age Okkema was pleased with Jehannes 484’s ‘older stallion’ title, as well as ‘overall reserve. “This is pretty perfect. I reckon the jury is also quite pleased to see another stallion in this place. We see Jehannes in this spot, Jurre too, and now another, young horse. That makes a nice change.”
Twelve stallions in the final
The final began with 12 stallions who had qualified for the Championship for Young Stallions or, rather, the stallions that have not yet been approved based on their offspring. This is why the 13-year-old Elias 494 also participated in the selection for the championship title, as well as Martzen 521, who took part in the short test as he’s already somewhat older. Menne 496, Tymen 503, Matthys 504, Teun 505, Auwert 514, Arent 515, Beant 517, Foeke 520, Herre 524, and Gosse 526 com-pleted the dozen... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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