The prestigious FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses is just around the corner. From the 28th to the 31st of July the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo is home to these thrilling championships for young talents. For four days, sports and breeding come together and will be form the centre of attention in the global equestrian community.
New ‘queen’ class
Alongside the classes for five- and six-year-old dressage horses, a new thrilling class was added to the program. For the first time we will see seven-year-old horses competing at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. They will perform a Small Tour dressage test. Beyond the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses there is a class for four-year-old stallions and stallions aged eight year or above will show their skills in their own category ‘Dressage stallions of the year’. The night before the grand finals of the four-, five- and six-year-olds on Sunday, the EDS-auction, supported by KWPN, takes place. Seasoned Grand-Prix horses to foals descending from impressive bloodlines will go under the hammer. Amongst them are future heavyweights, so check out the collection quickly.
Incubator for success
For years, the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses that was previously organized in the German Verden, has been a breeding-ground for later success. Already during the first edition in 1999, when the world championships title was bestowed on the top progenitor Sandro Hit. His incomparable influence in sports and breeding is evident. De Niro-son Deveraux, recent European champion in the GP-U25, was victorious in the 2006 edition. Olympic Games-participants Painted Black (Gribaldi), Uzzo (Lancet) and Damon Hill (Donnerhall) took their first steps of their impressive international career at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses.
Save the date
Do you want witness all the young top talents taking their first steps on an international dressage stage? Block 28-31 July in your agenda and order your tickets right away via the website: www.ermeloyh.com.