Taloubette Van 't Laar Z wins the championship free jumping for 3-year-olds!
After almost 200 foals spread over 3 days, it was the turn of the 3-year-old horses to make their appearance this morning during this closing day of the Z-festival. Thirty-eight horses appeared in the arena before our expert jury, where they were judged on type, technique and scope after free jumping. Each of these criteria yielded a point out of 10, resulting in a total score of 30 points.
The horse that impressed the jury the most was the mare Taloubette van 't Laar Z, who was bred by Fattoria – Freijzer BVBA. Taloubette van 't Laar Z is, as her name already suggested, a daughter of our stallion Taloubet Z and this in combination with the stallion Clearway. Granddam MS Franziska (Corrado I) is the full sister of the stallion Clinton and also the mother of the stallion PKZ Contact van de Heffinck (Concept 2). Taloubette van 't Laar Z stood out and was the only horse that was judget by the jury with a 9.00 for technique. For the type she was awarded an 8.80 and she get a 7.80 for the scope. This gave her a total score of 25.30.
Second place went to the stallion Classic Jump de la Hamente Z, who was bred by Emmanuel Wera. Classic Jump de la Hamente Z is a son of our grey stallion Cicero Z out of the mare Magie de Menardiere (Socrate de Chivre) and is thus a half-brother of the Grand Prix horses Queensland E (Quickfire de Ferann), who jumps since a few weeks under the saddle of the American lady rider Lillie Keenan, and Winnetou de la Hamente Z (Winningmood van de Arenberg), the absolute top horse of the Swedish lady rider Evelina Tovek. Classic Jump de la Hamente Z received an 8.00 for type, an 8.50 for technique and also an 8.50 for scope, making a total of 25.00.
For the mare Ever So Clever Z there was a third place in this championship. Ever So Clever Z was bred by Marjan Poukens and is a daughter of Emerald van 't Ruytershof out of the mare Country Girl Z (Caretano Z), with whom Marjan Poukens jumped at 1.45m level. Ever So Clever Z received a score of 24.20 out of 30 from the jury, of which 7.80 for type, 8.50 for technique and 7.90 for power.