Dutch Breeders of New England To Meet June 26
Friday, June 18, 2010
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The first meeting at Tolman’s Shooting Star Farm (www.shootingstarfarm.com) was wildly successful with a focus on the linear scoring system- the system used at KWPN and KWPN-NA inspections to rate the conformation and movement of each horse. A few horses were then brought out for the audience to ask questions about and discuss how they might be judged at an inspection. Attendees were also treated to a sneak peak of Tolman’s 2010 foal collection, broodmares and up-and-coming young horses, as well as a demonstration by Liz Austin on the five-year-old Rousseau daughter, Allure S (Rousseau x Farrington).
For the second DBNE meeting the focus will be on preparing horses for the IBOP, the riding test for young KWPN horses which consists of a dressage phase for dressage-bred horses and an under saddle and jumping phase for jumper-bred horses. Additionally those in attendance will be treated to a presentation of horses from Madeleine Austin’s breeding program including the opportunity to see Austin’s most successful offspring, the KWPN Erkend and Crown stallion, Olivier. Olivier and Austin’s daughter are currently ranked #86 in the FEI World Rankings and are qualified for the National Championships in Gladstone, NJ this August which will be the final selection trials for the World Equestrian Games.
Saturday evening KWPN-NA jury member Faith Fessenden will treat us to a video presentation on the history of the KWPN horse and its foundation sires. Continued emphasis will focus on the importance of pedigree, where and how to study the sire AND dam lines. Faith was one of the founding members of the KWPN-NA in 1983 and became a jury member for the KWPN-NA Keurings in 2005. Faith is also a very successful breeder having produced numerous Keuring Champions both in the United States and Holland. Offspring from her program have gone on to compete very successfully in all three Olympic disciplines.
For more information please contact Liz Austin directly at 561-801-0500 or email@example.com. We sincerely hope that you can join us for this event!