In the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage class M, the victory of Nalegro, descending from the full sister of Valegro, marked a hattrick. All three competition rounds were claimed by the Painted Black son, ridden by reigning world champion Charlotte Fry. With scores including a 9.5 and two 9s, Nalegro achieved his highest score to date at 89.6.
The judging was in the hands of Marian Dorresteijn and Monique Peutz.
Hattrick for Nalegro
Nalegro (Painted Black out of Jalegrofleur ster pref PROK by Negro, bred by Joop Hanse from Burgh-Haamstede) once again received praise for his strength, power, and impulsion. “The canter was truly a highlight today; this is a horse that keeps coming from the hindquarters with a lot of flexion in the joints. He plays with the canter work.” For his canter, the stallion received a score of 9.5. He also earned a 9 for harmony and overall impression. “He moves effortlessly through the exercises in all three gaits, demonstrates the ability to shift gears, and maintains a beautiful frame. He has a lot of potential for the future; we believe everything is on the right track.”
Nacho completes the top three
The top three was completed by Nacho, a Negro son (out of Benetton ster preferent D-OC by Krack C, bred by S. Maakenschijn) from Van Olst Horses, also presented by Charlotte Fry. “The canter was his positive point today, very powerful and carried, with a lot of spring. He is beautiful and steady in the contact; what he showed very well today was the simple change. He has a very powerful hind leg, a lot of carriage, and good body usage. His total score reached 83.6.
Photo: Wilma Frentz