Team GB pushes KWPN into the lead in WBFSH rankings
The KWPN finished at the top of the WBFSH studbook ranking in the dressage discipline. The WBFSH rankings are calculated over the period October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, horses can earn points at all international FEI competitions. They are placed on their successes and the results of the best six horses are included in the WBFSH studbook ranking.
The six best KWPN dressage horses of the past year are all in the top 20, with the horses of the English team being the best 3 KWPN horses.
Gio takes third place in the ranking. After a bronze medal in the freestyle in Tokyo, Gio (Apache out of Zenzi elite perst IBOP-dres D-OC by Tango, breeders H.J. de Jong of Gorichem and Ad Valk of Gorichem) also won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Hagen.
The KWPN stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale out of Aliska K elite EPTM-dress PROK by Negro, breeder P. Kluijtmans of Tilburg) is in sixth place. Everdale and 25-year-old Charlotte Fry earned their listing thanks to their great performances at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (bronze team medal GB) and the European Championships in Hagen.
En Vogue (Jazz out of Nicarla elite sport-dres PROK by Contango, breeder A. van de Goor) is in tenth place.
The Son De Niro daughter Zaire-E (out of Tara elite pref perst PROK by Jazz), bred by Empelaer Stoeterij of Lage Mierde, is joint eleventh together with Steffen Peters’ Suppenkasper (Spielberg out of Upanoeska keur perst by Krack C, breeder: F. van de Poel). Buriel K.H. (Osmium out of Ronja K.H. ster pref perst by Krack C, breeder P. Bakker of Oterleek) contributed to the leading position of the KWPN breeders.