Dutch Sport Horse Sales horses dominate in Wellington

30 March 2014

March 30 2013 
No less than 2 horses that got sold via the Dutch Sport Horse Sales are in the top 5 of the Adequan 6 Year Old Jumper Classic Final. This final was held during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington (USA). These top listings again show that the Dutch auction is an important sales channel for young talented jumpers.
Number one on the list is the Indoctro-son Chapeau. This bay gelding is ridden by Ronan McGuigan. The Irish rider was the fastest combination in the jump-off with a time of 35.058 seconds. In total 19 combinations competed in the jump-off.
Ronan McGuigan met Chapeau.
McGuigan about Chapeau: “We bought him in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales and we bought him off the DVD actually, we never even went to try him,” McGuigan explained. “We just liked what we saw and trusted in it and he has been super all season.”
“He is very easy, very light and he has lots of scope,” the rider detailed. “You don’t have to try too hard at the oxers and he is very careful at the verticals. I think he is a very good horse, one of the better ones.”
Chapeau writes history with this victory. It is the third consecutive year that the Indoctro-offspring wins an important competition for young horses. In 2011 and 2012 he already won the Stal Hendrix Competition in The Netherlands with Dutch rider Pieter Keunen. Chapeau was also bred by Stal Hendrix.
Laura Kraut
Placed fifth was the American top rider Laura Kraut. She saddles her horse Freedom Group’s Cleo (Harley VDL x Lupicor) and finished in 36.252 seconds. Cleo is also bought via the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2012. He was then named Cloe. This chestnut gelding of Harley VDL is doing very well in competitions for young horses this year.
Not sold via the Dutch Sport Horse Sales, but via Stal Hendrix, is the talented jumper Hi Hopes Farm’s Cavalia (Vittorio x Ajonc). Kraut was placed third with this beautiful Vittorio-offspring in this competition for 6-year-old show jumpers.
Click here for the list of results.