Opglabbeek’s Sentower Park was the décor for the second leg of the PAVO Stallion Competition and our stallion showed their class.
In the competition for four-year-olds, Perseus de Muze (f. By Cera d’Ick) realized his second clear round in a row with Walter Lelie. Besides that, two sons of Vigo d’Arsouilles also finished with a score of zero, as did a son of Nabab de Rêve. In the competition for five-year-olds, clear rounds were realized, among others, by sons of Fantomas de Muze, Vigo d’Arsouilles and Bamako de Muze.
The six-year-olds competed with each other in a jump-off and Navajo van ‘t Vianahof showed his true quality by finishing with a second double clear in a row. Furthermore, stallions descending from Elvis Ter Putte and Denzel van ‘t Meulenhof also cleared both courses without penalties. Finally, the victory in the class for seven-year-olds went to Mithras de Regor (v. Elvis Ter Putte), ridden by Guy Beyers.
While most stallion were present in Opglabbeek, Karline took Lector van den Bisschop and Mosito van het Hellehof to Bordeaux for purposes of competing the stallion classes over there. That resulted in a sixth place with Lector in a class against the clock. Le Coultre de Muze and Philippe Rozier were also present in Bordeaux and grabbed a fifth and an eighth place.
Fifth week of the Wellington Equestrian Festival also delivered a five star competition. In the final class, there was a second place for Darragh Kenny and Important de Muze (f. Erco van ‘t Roosakker). Fresh duo William Whitaker and RMF Cadeau de Muze (f. Nabab de Rêve) became eighth in the GP.
Two top five placings in Kronenberg thanks to Gentiane de la Pomme (f. Shindler de Muze, Wilm Vermeir), who finished second and Dora de Ness (f. Nabab de Rêve, Lars Kersten), who ended fifth. In the classes for seven-year-olds, Geisha des Sequoïas (f. Bamako de Muze) and Odile Gierech stood out with twice a second place.
Beijing Z (f. Bamako de Muze) and Christof Deraedt became eighth in the GP of Lier (1.50m), after already having won a 1.40m-class earlier during the week. Just Energie (f. Nabab de Rêve) and Vincent Lambrecht on their turn, grabbed a fifth place at the same height.
In the classes for five- and six-year-old horses, the offspring of I’m Special de Muze came to the fore, thanks to I’m Specialized Z (Piet Raijmakers jr) and Nikias Ligie V.V. (Evelyne Van Vreckom). Also Elize Z (f. Elvis Ter Putte, Anke De Breucker), Emly (f. Golden Hawk, Jackilynn Breslin) and Iowenna (f. Denzel van ‘t Meulenhof, Helen Tredwell) showed their potential.
We finish this week’s overview in Spain, where the competition took place as well in Valencia and Oliva-Valencia as in Carmona. In Oliva-Valencia, we noted a second place in a 1.40m-class for Angie de Prissey (f. Nabab de Rêve) and Bernard Briand Chevalier. David Will and Lucinde de Rêve (f. Malito de Rêve) finished fourth in the same class.
In Carmona, the good old Gitano van Berkenbroeck and Juan Carlos Garcia became third in the GP. Patchouli de Muze Z (f. Ponsee V) and Valentine Petit Jean realized a fine second and fourth place at the 1.40m-level. Finally, Nicolas Bidon Baurella and Impressive K (f. Vigo d’Arsouilles) ended with a fine placing in the young horse classes.
A tenth place in the GP was the result for Hugh Grant de Muze (f. Shindler de Muze) and Frederic Bouvard in the GP of Valencia. At a height of 1.40m, there was a third place for Jenny Heinekamp with Kebap (f. Nabab de Rêve) and Mike Van Belle achieved a second and a fourth place with Frauke van ‘t Hagenhof Z (f. Golden Hawk, ex-Figo de Muze).