KFPS Royal Friesian


Five stallions continue Central Examination after saddle test


On Friday November the 11th the final assessment in the discipline riding horse yielded five stallions who received the green light to continue the Central Examination. The in-harness part is scheduled for Saturday December 10th.
Harrie Draaijer: ‘It was all quite straightforward for us: some of the stallions that were refused lacked self-carriage whereas others lacked scope in movement and use of the body.’ With 81 points top performer was 4-year-old Mees van Rijnwoude (Tymon 456 x Dries 421). Draaijer: ‘Mees is an impressive appearance with a great work attitude to boot. He shows ample forward go, has a fine walk and moves with a lot of shoulder freedom. The only remark would probably be that he could still improve a bit on activity of his hind leg.’
The 5-year-old Jorbert fan ‘e Sûderleane (Maurits 437 x Jasper 366) scored 80 points. ‘From beginning to end Jorbert has made a positive impression. He is a strong mover with good use of the hind leg. He has shown steady growth in training and throughout the examination process. Working in a closed outline comes easy to him, which is a great asset.’

Upward curve
Also 80 points for Siert fan Wadway (Dries 421 x Sape 381) who demonstrated steady progress in his way of moving. ‘Engagement of his hindquarters has gradually improved while retaining good suppleness in his body.’
Menno fan Oostenburg (Norbert 444 x Beart 411) attracted positive attention. ‘He has a strong, uphill canter with great capacity for placing his hind leg far under the body. He is blessed with strong hindquarters and a good silhouette but could improve the roominess of his walk and move with more suppleness.’
Because of an injury Rick van de Noeste Hoeve (Norbert 444 x Jasper 366) has run up a delay in training, but still managed to collect 79 points. ‘He is a stallion with a lot of capacity, achieving deep bend in the hock. For a 3-year-old he is easy to work in a closed outline but he should move in a slightly more uphill frame.’