August 11, 2023
On Friday the 11th of August the Stallion Inspection Committee directed seventeen stallions towards the Central Examination. Four more stallions still have to fulfil the requirement of presenting themselves at three Presentation Days. They have the opportunity to show themselves on the fourth Presentation Day which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday morning the 5th of September prior to the start of the Central Examination.
Aiming for low kinship
At Riding School Gaasterland in Harich, forty young stallions were presented to the SIC, which consisted of Head of Jury Piet Bergsma, Corrie Terpstra and Ellen van Gastel, assisted by Performance Jury members Gotien Sipsma and Hergen van Hall. The riders were coached by the new Head of Training Henk Hammers. ‘We have selected with the eye on the highest possible variation in bloodlines and low kinship’, says Head of Jury Piet Bergsma, emphasising that the SIC has been consistently doing this in their selections in recent years. ‘According to us the stallions we have referred are very correct, now it’s up to the stallions to show themselves at their best.’ The kinship in this selection ranges from 16.7% to 18.7%. Nero van de Vosjes Star (Ulbrân 502 x Fabe 348) has the lowest kinship of 16.7%, he can check in in Exloo on Tuesday September the 5th.
Eleven different sires
The seventeen stallions that have been given the green light stem from eleven different sires. With four sons the most successful sire is Ulbrân 502. With three sons selected for the CE Teun 505 is also making a good impression with his first crop. The other sires each supplied one son, with Fonger 478 catching the eye, and both Yme 507 and Matthys 504 also contributing to more variation in bloodlines with one son from their first crop. When adding the four stallions still in the pipeline to the total of seventeen, we are looking at thirteen different sires, with Markus 491, Tymen 503, Tiede 501 and Eise 489 having a chance of welcoming their first approved son.