It is dangerous to draw conclusions from the results of the World Junior Jumpers Championships. There is no closed system of delegation, as in the World Championships for dressage young horses, but more importantly: genetically, breeding deteriorates across all equine writers and national boundaries. But some trends and developments emerged at the end of last week.
The question that baby boomers have made themselves known at the World Championships is easier to ask than to answer. After all, the numbers of active offspring in Lanaken are closely related to the number of foals born. These – transcendent notebooks – are not complete and can only be reconstructed with some guesswork. Kornet Obolensky, 33, and Kanan, 32, both had a big finger in the pie with multiples, each with more than 1,500 offspring from related years. Diamant de Semmeli was well represented with 23 offspring of over 1,000 foals born in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Read more conclusions from Dirk Willem Rosie about the Junior Show Jumpers World Championships in this week’s Horse. Of course this also includes coverage of the entire World Cup, including interviews and photo series.
The double family bond achieves Belgium’s success in the World Cup
Two full sisters in one final. Indeed: in a jump from that final. The Ceulemans/Spits family succeeded Paulien Dwerse Hagen and Precious Dwerse Hagen (Cornet Obolensky x Casall) last Sunday at the World Junior Jumpers Championships in Lanaken. Two very different horses, both in good hands.
A strange World Cup dream Olivier van der Vaart
The five-year-old World Junior Show Jumpers Championship results list has an amazing name: Olivier van der Vaart with BWP Ristretto van de Heffinck (Aldo de Plessis x Cooper vd Heffinck). He managed to set the second fastest time among the eighteen finalists, thus taking the silver medal. Before Christian Ahlmann, to name a few. Van der Vaart also did this with his horse. The young horse trainer from Terheijden appears to appear on stage out of nowhere – the last international performance was in 2015, also at Lanaken – and the story leading up to the World Cup is bizarre. Read it this week in the horse newspaper.
Despite a lot of bad luck, the gold and silver medal in the quadruple world championship
After the sporting trickery of Tryon (2018) and the cancellation of the World Cup in Valkenswaard (2020), there were finally major successes for the national team coach Ad Aarts last weekend in Pratoni del Vivaro. Koos de Ronde, Bram and IJsbrand Chardon cleverly sent their horses to the team’s gold medal, and IJsbrand Chardon added another silver to their long honors list. Boyd Exell took his sixth consecutive world title.
Read the World Quartet Championship report in this week’s Horse newspaper.
Mark Perrard: “Stop patting the neck!”
“If you consider from here that you are no longer hitting a horse on the neck when you want to reward it, but rather hitting a horse’s mane or tickling its neck, I am satisfied,” Dr. Mark Peerard said at KNHS Instructors Congress while training a horse. Event. Pierard is an expert in equine behavior and has asked KNHS to give a lecture on questions such as: “How does a horse learn?” and “How do we apply this knowledge when giving instructions?”
Read Marc Beerard’s story this week in Horse.
Throw a horse party on top of the HJC Equestrian Center sports hall at the end of the competition season
The second edition of the Tolbert National Indoor Grand Prix was also a huge success. In the first “Post-Corona” year, organizers Bea Dijk, Louwe Mulder and Lammert Tel put together another great programme, with many tournaments. The competition ring has been expanded and the audience can enjoy beautiful driving lessons for Horses, Hackneys and Friesians from two long sides. Read more about the winners in this week’s Horse newspaper.
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