It seems like American born Lisa Wilcox has a life-time subscription to victory at the Zwolle International Stallion Show. Two years in a row, Wilcox is wielding the axe of power at this elite dressage stallion competition in the Ijsselhallen in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
At the 2002 edition of the Zwolle International Stallion Show, Wilcox dominated both FEI level classes with her Oldenburg bred stallions. At Intermediaire I level, she and Royal Diamond, the dapple grey Rubinstein x Inschallah offspring, were the best in the PSG and Inter I freestyle and became the overall champions, beating Ellen Bontje's Rubinstein get, Rubioso N. At Grand Prix level, Wilcox had a harder time fending off the Dutch Bontje. Thanks to her solid freestyle with the chestnut Relevant (x Rubinstein), she claimed her second consecutive title in the Essent Best Stallion class. Bontje became second with Gestion Champion (x Cordeur).
The 7-year-old stallion class was won by the Belgian warmblood Saros van het Gestelhof, who already became fourth at the 2001 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. Saros is a Ramiro x Pik Koenig descendant ridden by Stefan van Ingelgem. The best 6-year-old was the Oldenburg bred and 2001 World Champion Rubels (x Rafurstinsels) presented by the Dutch Hans Peter Minderhout.
Text by Astrid Appels
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