Twenty-two EPTM-mares took their exams on 25th January. Seven dressage-mares, fourteen jumping-mares and the very first Gelderland mare who took the test for Gelderland horses. All the mares passed. Judge Henk Dirksen: “It was a positive EPTM-test, the majority of the horses were good to ride right from the start. The mares have made good progress over the past few weeks, resulting in us awarding six mares 80 points or more.”
Of the seven dressage-mares, five mares were presented for studbook inspection and three mares were promoted to keur or elite. One mare was already in possession of the studbook predicate and after passing the EPTM-test this mare immediately became ster. The mare that was placed at the top during the Central Inspection was George Clooney-daughter Kurona (out of Vurona elite IBOP-dres sport-dres pref prest PROK by Negro, breeder Chr. De Feyter Seydlitz from Axel) owned by M.P. Vanderstappen-Keyzer from Rockanje. “A mare with a good walk that is clear-cut and active. Her elasticity and light-footedness especially attracted attention.” The mare was awarded 70 points for conformation and 80 points for movement. She also had the highest score of the dressage-mares in the EPTM-test, with 79 points.