For the last five days Zangersheide in Belgium has been the centre of promising young showjumping horses.
FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses has really become an established value in the international showjumping world! Every year, thousands of people with passion for sport, breeding and trading travels to Belgium to see the Young Horses (5-, 6- and 7-yr-old) jump for the world titles in three arenas. Highly promising and ambitious stallions are critically viewed, and at the Zangersheide Quality Auctions the very best foals are auctioned. At the second day of the Z Quality Auction the foals were sold for a total of 674 500 Euro. The Grand Prix Sires of the World was won by Marc Bettinger with Bacardi that was two seconds faster than the number two Sam Pollens on Okidoki vh Gelutt Z (Omar) and number three James Billington with VDL Cartello (Cartani).
These are the winners of 2015:
5 years old
Only nine horses made it to the final jump-off where the BWP gelding Kerswin van’t Roosakker (Echo van’t Spieveld x Diamant de Semilly) was titled as the best 5-year-old. The gelding was ridden by Netherlands’ Doron Kuipers. Kuipers and Kerswin van’t Roosakker finished the jump-off more than a second faster than silver medalists Yves Vanderhasselt from Belgium on the BWP stallion Keops v. Begijnakker (Indoctro x Lux Z). The bronze medalist was Willem Greve riding the KWPN-mare Formidable.
6 years old
The winner of the 6 years old final, the incredible cool KWPN gelding Earley (Harley VDL x Indorado)ridden by Maikel van Mierlo, repeated his victory from last years five years old-final last year. 17 horses made it to the final jump-off, where as much as ten horses finished clear. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and the KWPN bred horse, Ellavar X by Calvaro Z and Clearway finished second while Christian Ahlmann finished third riding Zangersheide stallion Take a Chance on Me Z.
7 years old
Best seven years old was Mjt Nevados S ridden by Gregory Wathelet that finished a super clear in the jump off. Laura Renwick was second with the Irish bred MHS Washington, while the Irish Eoin Mcmahon was third with Talks Cheap. 12 horses made it to the final jump-off, where half of them finished clear.