On Saturday 28 December, the 3rd round of the Stallion Competition was held in the beautifully decorated and cozy halls in Zuidbroek. At Van Olst Horses there were some logistical challenges, because the regular rider from Kjento and Jayson (Charlotte Fry) had to compete at exactly the same time as Zuidbroek in the World Cup competition in Mechelen. In order collect the necessary World Cup points, she could not let this competition go. That is why our stable rider Manuel Springhetti was allowed the ‘honour’ in Zuidbroek.
A few days before Zuidbroek, Manuel took the first sit in the saddle of Kjento and Jayson and in Zuidbroek Kjento (by Negro) again showed a super performance.
The black Kjento showed his super qualities in all his 3 basic gaits, and although the assessment of his excellent step with an 8 was on the frugal side, he scored a 9.5 on all other components, so again a super score. (92 points)
The battle in the Stallion Competition class L remains exciting. The top 3 is close together. Kjento is in the lead in the intermediate classification after three rounds, followed by King Karim and Taminiau. The grand finale will take place during the KWPN stallion show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Saturday 1 February.
Zuidbroek was less successful for Jayson (by Johnson). The black Johnson son built up tension due to the television screen on the short side. Connoisseurs could recognize his qualities, but Jayson clearly ran his weakest test so far.
With both stallions we are looking forward to the finals of the Stallion Competition during the KWPN Stallion Show on February 1 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Image : Kjento – Charlotte Fry
Kjento : v. Negro x Jazz x Juventus– Fokker : Fam. Van Os – Sprang Capelle
Jayson : v. Johnson x Negro x Wisconsin– Fokker : W. Verschuren – Heukelom