Last weekend there were several competitions that were organized for young dressage horses.
In Haaksbergen the annual talent competition for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year old dressage horses took place during the “Zilveren Ster”. In the biggest class of this day, of the 4 year olds, George Clooney daughter Lemora H, managed to claim the second place. Lemora H, elite, was bred by JWH Huurneman from Groenlo out of the Zhivago daughter Gitana La Promesa and is owned by S. Horstik from Varsselder and was ridden by her daughter L. Roeterink.
A big group of horses started at the Pavo in Berlicum, so big it was necessary that a double jury corps judged all the horses. In the four-year-old division there was an absolute top score of 86 points for Layla (Glamourdale out of Zhakira ster provisional keur by Rousseau, breeder H. van den Bogaard of Aarle Rixtel). She was ridden by Jamy Ummels. “This is a mare with a strong model, she is nicely built upwards. She has a very clean walk with a lot of suppleness in the body. She also trots with a lot of suppleness, she easily does leg yielding and has a lot of balance. The canter is very nice uphill, she shows a very nice silhouette and does not need any speed. She takes a lot of bottom and finishes the jump very well. In addition, this mare was very well presented. ”
The Negro daughter Linskymorijke (out of Evymorijke elite sport-dr ibop-dr D-OC from Krack C, breeder fam. Schellekens from Schijndel) finished fourth with 83 points. She was introduced by Mariëlle Spieringhs. “A very good mare, a very eager horse with a lot of effort and go. The trot is characterized because it remains very constant, with good rhythm and extensions and with leg yielding. She is a very active mare who also has a nice posture in the canter. We have seen a very sympathetic presentation. ”
Three more horses received exactly 80 points, one of them is the Glamourdale daughter La Luce (out of Honeymoon elite ibop-dr PROK s. Voice, breeder W. van Buggenum from Nederweert), presented by Curro Benitez Sanchez. “This mare has a lot of movement in her legs. She is a very elegant mare and she is very light-footed. ” Leriana (Giovanni out of Eriana elite ibop-dr PROK from Jazz, breeder J. Penninx from Beek en Donk) also scored 80 points. This mare was ridden by Benthe-Sophie Broeren. “This is a nice horse. Especially the beat and the cadence in trot stand out. In addition, the mare has a very functional canter. The image is very friendly with a nice touch. ”
Fieke Houwen presented Glamourdale daughter Lodine A (out of Godine ster by Apache, breeder J.A.M. Althuyzen from Sint Anthonis), who also received 80 points. “This mare is appealing, has a good posture and moves light-footed.”