Prinsjesdag references live up to our motto

Every week horses that have been sold at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag prove that our motto ‘The Power of Performance’ is the right one. Time after time, Prinsjesdag references emerge at national and international jumping and dressage competitions. For example, Gaudi Vita and Joyce Heuitink won the bronze medal at the Dutch Small Tour Championship last month and Gintura, Imerald and Feeling Luckey performed well in the jumping arenas.

Ruben Romp is well on track with the Zirocco Blue VDL mare Gintura (ds.Corland). With this mare, bred by the Toonders family, he finished second and ninth in 1.35m classes at CSI2* Tubbergen. With the Bustique offspring Feeling Luckey (ds.Krunch de Brêve) Karim El Zoghby won two prizes at CSI3* Redefin. In the 1.40m class they jumped clear to the fourth place, after they had already finished on the seventh spot in the 1.35m class. In Wiener-Neustadt, Imerald (Emerald x Darco) made a name for himself under Maximilian Schmid by winning no less than four international Youngster Tour classes. Besides that, they also ended up third in a 1.30m class for six-year-old horses.

Dutch championships
The Prinsjesdag reference Gaudi Vita (Apache x Welt Hit II, breeder Heleen Broos) was one of the favorites for a medal in the Dutch Small Tour championship in Ermelo. Ridden by Joyce Heuitink, she performed well and won the bronze medal. Denise Nekeman and Boston STH (Johnson x Quattro B, breeder Jan Temmink) also showed their skills in this championship. With twice a score of over 70%, they reached the eleventh place in the final of the Grand Prix senior championship. And last but not least, Zoë Kuintjes and the Prinsjesdag-reference Primeval Brittsion (Sir Donnerhall x Krack C, breeder Dirk van der Oord) finished sixth in the championship for Young Riders.

Picture: Gaudi Vita as a foal