This prestigious series is carried out over four legs and is for 4,5 6 and 7 year old horses.
It is judged on 2 levels:
1. the competition as such on jumping score and time
2. the horses are then judged,which have the greatest potential as future showjumpers by very competent judges.
This year it was Mr van Miert,the Vice Chairman of the World Breeding Ass.
More competent is not possible.
Imported horses and horses from the biggest SA studs competed (Callaho,Equifox,Nova,Kellow etc)
From Namibia nine horses competed,one Seeis,one Voigtskirch,seven Locarno.
In the class of the “POTENTIAL SHOWJUMPERS” (judged by Mr Rick van Miert) Namibian horses fared extremely well:
5 YEAR OLD HORSES:WAS WON BY SEEIS DE LA MOIRE
(De la Cour /Consuelo) under his rider Monique Cadle
6 YEAR OLD HORSES:SECOND PRICE FOR LOCARNO CHACOELO
( Chacco Blue/Consuelo) under Nicola Sime Riley.
Locarno Bel Air
(Shogun/Athletico) got a 7th place under Nicola Wessels.
Locarno NIght Music (Caprivi/Consuelo became 7th,Voigtskirch Oridoo had a ninth place.
In the Showjumping category the Namibian horses also fared well,were beaten on time
Seeis de la Moire 4th
Locarno Chacoelo 6th,
Locarno Bel Air 7th,
Locarno Royal Classic 4th.
Namibian horses showed that they can hold their place against all the South African bred and imported horses.
(add this that El Paso (Consuelo/Graveur) just became 2nd in the Maple Ridge Presidents cup under Nicola Sime Riley !!!!!)