The names of the three horses nominated for the title Horse of the Year 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or our Facebook page!
Breeder: H. Sikma, Moorweg-Klosterschoo (Germany), Owner: N.L. Schrale, Oudehaske
The 7-year-old Maurus 441 son Joppe has succeeded in winning every single class he competed in with Henk Hammers. He triumphed in the Limit Classes in De Bilt, Lunteren, Bennekom and Norg. Next he seized victory in the Championship Honorary Class in Buitenpost and he continued his winning spree by winning the Honorary Classes in Rijs, Opmeer and Drogeham.
Mario fan Bokkum (Stb. name Mario van de Poldersdijk)
Breeder: M.P.G. Gielen, Etten-Leur, Owner: S. Minkema and J.J. Schreuder, Frieschepalen
The 6-year-old Mario fan Bokkum (Jasper 366), also known by his Studbook name Mario van de Poldersdijk, time and time again placed himself in the spotlights in the past year. This sport horse with his phenomenal performances both under saddle and in driven work has managed to win several titles in both disciplines. He won the Pavo Fryso Cup Dressage- and Showdriving Aptitude, won the Alrako KFPS Championship level Z2 and was European Champion 6-year-old dressage horses.
Horses2fly Anniek (Stb. name Anniek van de Oosterzanden)
Breeder: L.F. Mollema-Lievers and A. Mollema, Siddeburen, Owner: E. Poppen-Plenter, Froombosch
The 10-year-old Horses2fly Anniek (Haitse 425), Studbook name Anniek van de Oosterzanden, treated her owner Jacques Poppen to a first-class season in driving sports. They won the Witte van Moort Para Driving Trophy and were unstoppable at the World Championships Para Driving where they secured Individual Gold as well as Team Gold. And not to forget, they also are the Hippiade Champions Driving Dressage level M.