After returning from Tokyo on Thursday, Lottie competed again on Saturday with three horses in the PAVO Cup pre-selection in Belgium. And with success!
In the four-year-old class she competed with the Glamourdale offspring Guiness (Glamourdale x Johnson, breeder B.J. Broenink). Unfortunately, this stallion was not quite lucky, because horses in the area went outside during the test. Partly due to some tension, the stallion stayed just under 80 points, but with 79 points he got selected for the semi-finals. “We have stopped the program for a while to give these horses a little more chance”, Marian explains. “Guinness stood out with his elegance, long legs and beautiful technique in trot. In the canter we saw a lot of lightness and ease. He has a very nice leg technique and trot and canter. The walk had too much tension today.”
Lottie introduced the Negro son Lionell VE in the 5-year old class. This chestnut stallion is a descendant of Negro x Tenerife VDL, breeder R. van Erp. Lionell VE is a full brother to the NRPS approved stallion Nespresso. Lionell VE got 81 points, with an 8.5 for walk and harmony. ”This horse gave a very nice image, he has a nice front and a nice neck. He walked with a lot of action and good use of the body. In the trot we saw a lot of technique, but he could have been carried a little more now and then. He cantered with a lot of impulsion, good scope and a good jump. For this horse, the harmonious image stood out.” Lionell has also been selected for the semi-finals.
In the 6-year-old class, Klaproos (Glamourdale x Ampère, breeder: Christ Snepvangers) under Charlotte Fry scored no less than 84 points, with a 9 for the canter. With these points she managed to win this class! “This mare walked actively, but could still remain a little looser through the body. She trots with a lot of technique and good use of the hind leg. In the canter we saw a lot of impulsion and she clearly showed that she can already collect well.” With these points, Klaproos has of course also been selected for the semi-finals. The semi-finales will take place in Ermelo on the 12th of August.
Picture: Klaproos & Charlotte Fry