Havikerwaard Progeny Championship great success 27/02/2004
The Friday afternoon was all about a completely new part during the International Stallion Show, the Offspring Championship team jumping offered by breeding station Havikerwaard. The competition was divided into three parts. The four-year-old offspring of a number of approved stallions completed a 1m00 / 1m10 and course, while their performances were judged by international top rider Wim Schröder. The five-year-olds started in a 1m10 / 1m20 course and the six to eight-year-old horses were presented with obstacles of 1m30. Within each class two horses started with the same pedigree. The section was completed with a winning round in which the best descendant per stallion competed for the title.
Four participants with offspring of the stallions Voltaire and Oklund entered the category for four-year-olds. The particularly high jumping qualities of the horses made for an exciting second moto. Ultimately Ronald Koopman won with Trilpe-X (Voltaire) with minimal difference from Frans Burgers with Tolkund (Oklund). The field for five-year-olds was well filled with twenty combinations. Before the competition, Celano, No Limit, Calvados, Kojak and Coriander were shown to the public as founding fathers. Within this category, the victory went to the stallion Corland, due to a good performance by Angelique Hoorn with the descendant SOS. During the winning round of the last section, six to eight-year-old descendants, many combinations managed to set a sharp time. Jeroen Dubbeldam, however, crossed the finish line with Oceline (Celano) a fraction of a second earlier as Julia Jylas with Obsession (Quick Star) and Pieter Keunen with Pocorde (Concorde).
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