Zwolle International Stallion Show

  • Barry Dove and Obelix Z clinched the Future Jumping Stallion title at the prestigious Zwolle International Stallion Show in Holland at the weekend (28 February – 4 March). The title, which is presented to the stallion with the most points at the end of the show, carries a 750 euro prize.

    Obelix Z (Ogano Sitte x Darco) took first place in the first round on Thursday evening and finished second in the final on Thursday evening. But having gained the most points overall, the pair was presented with the Future Jumping Stallion title.

    “It was fantastic”, said Anne-Marie Mattox, who used to have a share in the five-year-old Obelix Z. “They jumped well against a very strong line-up of international stallions.”

    More than 150 stallions took part in Zwolle International — a showcase of show jumping and dressage stallions from across the world. Britons Philip Spivey (Ramanov II) and Deborah Jackson (Larino) also contested the prestigious titles of Best, Promising, Young and Future Stallion.

    Mattox believes that Britain should do more to run events of this type which promote and showcase top breeding. “The show was very well run with much bigger prize funds on offer than there are here in the UK,” she told HHO. “It is a shame that the UK doesn’t have more events like this on offer with a bigger emphasis on breeding – nearly all of the trade stands were studs advertising both dressage and jumping stallions.”

    Obelix Z (Ogano Sitte x Darco) – Z – bay – 2002
    rider: Barry Dove GBR
    owner: Mr. B Dove (E 750)
    breeder: Y Clercx (E 100)

    Utah (Guidam x Amethist) – KWPN – bay – 2001
    rider: Danny Schaper NED
    owner: Mr D Schaper (E1500)
    breeder: Hengstenhouderij Zwartjens (E150)

    BMC Chiquitin la Silla (Chin Chin x Pilot) – KWPN – bay – 1999
    rider: Jeroen Dubbeldam NED
    owner : Mr. J. Dubbeldam and La Silla (E2500)
    breeder: La Silla (E250)

    Concept II (Concerto II x Langata Express) – HOLS – bay – 1997
    rider: Torben Kahlbrand GER
    owner: Hengstation Maas J. Hell (E5000)
    breeder : Mr. O. Peters (E500)

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