Day 3: Our Last Day at the KWPN Stallion Show

KWPN Stallion Show

Today in Den Bosch we saw 26 of the 40 dressage stallions from yesterday pass the 3rd round test to go through to Ermello. The UB40 x Contango colt “Forty” that I liked was one of those to be put through however my two favourite colts the Jazz x Negro and the Apache x Hitchcock were both unable to come forward because of lameness or illness!? They will however be given the chance to be presented in Ermello. Continue reading

Day 2: Our Favourites at the KWPN Stallion Show

KWPN Valegro

Today was an early start at the KWPN Stallion Show, as we watched the groups of 3 yr old potential dressage colts being evaluated for round two of the grading. 40 of the 68 put forward went through to round 3. The Vivaldi sons had a very strong group with 4 out 6 being accepted, they were lovely types with scopey movement. The Bordeux sons also had a very strong group.

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Day 1: AB Sport Horses Touchdown in Holland

Over the course of this week, Hayley Colwell and Astrid Bolton will be attending the KWPN Stallion Show in Holland. Each day, they’ll be providing us with an insight in to their adventure, so stay tuned! Below is the first instalment from Hayley Colwell.     

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Lenny’s Career Begins… by Hayley Colwell

Hayley Colwell introduces Lenny, our 5 yr old 17.1 hh gelding who came to us at the end of June this year in very poor condition and lacking in not only strength and training but also manners!

On the 10th of October after approximately 4 months on Maximise, Foundation & Synoflex, Lenny long legs (as I like to call him!) was looking semi ready for his first competition. We decided to take him to the BD show at Crow Wood equestrian centre under his show name “Cassius”. Astrid and I thought we would run him in a novice class to see how his training and mental attitude was developing, he went brilliantly and won with over 71% a very good first start. Continue reading