Horse of the Year: the candidates
The names of the five horses nominated for the title Horse of the Year 2016 have been disclosed. The winner will be honoured during the Stallion Inspection in Leeuwarden. Who deserves the title? Make your voice heard and vote via the email@example.com or our Facebook page! When you have the most original motivation, you can win a KFPS Jacket!
Breeder: G. Wijbenga-Meijer, Veenwouden Owner: Age Okkema family, Siegerswoude
Away from the spotlights, Tsjalle 454 (Mintse 384) turned out to have been perfectly prepared to snatch the Title at the Stallion Inspection. Tsjalle 454 peaked at the right moment and never before moved with such superb tact as on that Saturday in the WTC Expo in Leeuwarden.
Pleun van ‘t Lansink
breeder/owner: M.H. Loman, Zwiggelte
Pleun van ‘t Lansink (Norbert 444) improved throughout the Central Inspection. She was the Champion of the 3-year-olds and in the race for the Overall Championship she also trumped former Champion and Model mare Wealtsje A. With great confidence she trotted to the Overall Title and was described as the figure head of this year´s outstanding collection of 3-year-old mares.
Djorn van de Demro Stables
Breeder: Demro Stables, Mierlo Owner: Linda Annell, Sundsvall (Sweden)
Under Peter Spahn the 7-year-old Djorn van de Demro Stables (Jorn 430) is successful in the Light Tour of dressage. In this class they won the title of the Alrako KFPS Championship in Kootwijk. Last summer they reached the Finals of the pre-selections for the WC Young Dressage Horses. By now Djorn has also earned a ticket for the Short Test.
Breeder: R. de Vries-Bakker, Hindeloopen Owner: Chardon Stables, Jorwert
The 7-year-old Eise 489 (Maurits 437) was the revelation of this year’s show driving season. As it turned out owner Jelmer Chardon has managed to plot the right strategy. Never before did one stallion become Champion of the Studbook stallions as well as of the Honorary Class in one single season. But Eise 489 pulled it off, on both occasions steered by Jelmer Chardon.
Breeder: Jac. Ruiter, Nij Beets Owner: Sj. Ruiter, Nij Beets
One mare who has more than proved herself in breeding is Yasmijn R. Star Preferent Performance (Teunis 332), born in 1999. Her entire dam line lists nothing but Preferent mares. So far Yasmijn has brought twelve offspring, two with the Crown and Sport predicate and six Star offspring. Yasmijn R. is undoubtedly one of the KFPS´ crown jewels.