Newsletter with Sport Horse Clinic Wolvega and references Hummer & Genesis

Hummer successful at the European Championship in Budapest

One of our references in the dressage ring that we are particularly proud of is Hummer (by Charmeur x Caresia by Daddy Cool). That he already stood out as a young horse is evident from the fact that he was twice the reserve of the Dutch team at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. This summer he and his rider Quinty Vossers represented the Netherlands at the European Championship for young dressage horses. And not without success! With the team they won a gold medal and as debutants also reached the individual final.

The breeder of Hummer is Jac Duivenvoorde from Egmond Binnen. “I bought Hummer's mother when she was two weeks old. For such a young foal she could move separately. Her dam Resia (by Ferro) is also the dam of the approved stallion Dream Boy. When Hummer was two weeks old we took him to a foal inspection in Hoofddorp and there he walked just as apart as his mother at that age. The selection committee of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag was present at that inspection and he was selected for the auction,” says Duivenvoorde.

Duivenvoorde: “The horses from this line stand out because they give themselves extra under the saddle. Quinty once told us she can ride Hummer up to three times a day. We recognize this in his mother and her other offspring. We would have loved to go to Budapest this summer to see them at work there, but due to the Covid-19 problem, we didn't think it was wise. Who knows where we can encourage them in the future!”

Wolvega Sport Horse Clinic, partner with an important task! 

Prior to the foal auction, the selected foals are checked three times by a veterinarian. The first time by the breeder's vet. Then by Marco de Bruijn and his team from Sportpaardenkliniek Wolvega during the photo/video day and upon arrival on the day of the auction. This is done very skillfully. An important task, which involves checking whether the foals are correct, do not have an overbite and/or show heart, lung or eye abnormalities. In addition, it is checked that the animals do not have an umbilical hernia and that the testicles of the colts have descended. We are pleased that this important task is in the hands of our partner Sportpaardenkliniek Wolvega!

This health center for horses is located in Friesland and really needs no further introduction. It is one of the most progressive clinics in our country where you can go for various specialist treatments. There are three different accommodations on the site: the hospital, the gynecology department and the sport horse clinic. In addition, the clinic has a farrier and laboratory.

“For us as a foal auction it is important to work together with skilled veterinarians who have above average knowledge of foals. The assessment of a foal is ultimately different from that of an adult horse. With the Wolvega team we have that unburdening knowledge in house and that feels comfortable! We are therefore very grateful to Wolvega for the work they do for us," said the chairman of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag Arjan van der Waaij.


Genesis, a real winner! 

In 2011 we auctioned a thoroughbred colt by Eldorado van de Zeshoek from the famous Minka line. Nine years later, this Genesis is causing a furore in America with its Brazilian rider Cassio Rivetti. “We sold two foals at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, Genesis in 2011 and his sister Hadiminka a year later. Genesis had a lot of charisma and was certainly not afraid, I remember that well. Nico Witte bought it at the auction and after we delivered it to Schijndel, I haven't heard anything about it," says Marti van Dijk, who bred Genesis together with HJH Bonenkamp from Lemelerveld.

Van Dijk: “I once saw Genesis running in 1.20, but had no idea he was doing so well until I read a few weeks ago that he had won a big trophy in California. That was a huge surprise! Unfortunately I don't have anything from his stock anymore, the mother of Genesis (Buminka B v. Odermus R) is now at Meulink here in Lemelerveld.”

Still, the win in November was not Genesis' first success at this level. He already won the Del Mar Grand Prix in July. His Olympic rider Cassio Rivetti has been riding Genesis since the beginning of this year and is very enthusiastic about the gelding: “He is super consistent and doesn't make mistakes easily. He's improved a lot since I've ridden him. He is extremely talented and I am super happy with him. Who knows where the future will take us!”


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