05-08-2018 by Ermelo YH
Today, there was some national dressage at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. The Onori Young Talent Kadervorming contained the classes Children, Juniors, Young Riders and U25.
Children-contestant Milou Ekkel and her seventeen-year-old pony Uvonia, a daughter of Olivi out of a Rossini-mare, realized a decent score of 66.923%. “She was a little bit nervous!” says a cheerful Milou after her test.
The Juniors class was dominated by the two gentlemen: Marten Luijten and Chiel van Bedag took the first and second place. The score of Marten and his Ampère-daughter Fynona, who is only eight years old, stood out: the performance of the combination received the smashing score of 71.818%. This means that Marten, to his happiness, achieved his third A-squad score. “I wanted to score that 71 per cent so badly,” he says afterwards, with a big smile on his face. The first reaction of Carlijn Vaessen when she comes out of the ring, scoring a 70.098%: “Finally!”. As her family gathers to congratulate her, she explains she finally obtained her first B-squad score with her Fossbury (Ampère x Sandro Hit).
Carlijn took the second place, right after Myrthe Wedda and her Diamond Geezer. Myrthe steered her ten-year-old bay Diamond Hit-son to the win at 71.814%.
For the U25 class, Emma Laarkamp was on the starting list, scoring a decent 62.281 per cent with her Gielardo, a son of Manno born in 2004.