Ermelo – The prestigious Longines FEI/WBSFH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses from July 28-31 will be held at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo, The Netherlands. For four days, sport and breeding come together and will be the center of attention in the global equestrian community. Witness all the young top talents taking their first steps on an international dressage stage. Block 28-31 July in your agenda and order your tickets right away via the website: www.ermeloyh.com.
Alongside the classes for five- and six-year- old dressage horses, a new thrilling class was added to the program. For the first time we will see seven-year-old horses competing at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. They will perform a Small Tour dressage test.
Also added to the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses is a class for four-year- old stallions and stallions aged eight year or above who will show their skills in their own category ‘Dressage stallions of the year’.
The night before the grand finals of the four-, five- and six-year-olds on Sunday, the EDS-auction, supported by KWPN, takes place. Seasoned Grand-Prix horses to foals descending from impressive bloodlines will go under the hammer. Amongst them are future heavyweights, so check out the collection quickly.
For years, the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses that was previously organized in the German Verden, has been a breeding-ground for later success. During the first edition in 1999, the world championships title was bestowed on the top progenitor Sandro Hit. His incomparable influence in sports and breeding is evident. De Niro-son Deveraux, recent European champion in the GP-U25, was victorious in the 2006 edition. Olympic Games-participants Painted Black (Gribaldi), Uzzo (Lancet) and Damon Hill (Donnerhall) took their first steps of their impressive international career at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses.