Namibian horses had a very good Easter Show 2018.
It started when VOIGTSKIRCH DUNMORE (by Consuelo) won the 1.40m opening event under his rider Hayley Preen, with NH Connoisseur and Zonjati El Paso getting 7th and 8th place under their rider Nicola Sime.
Out of 8 horses placed, 3 Namibian horses, all by Consuelo!!
On the second and 3rd day NH Connoisseur came 2nd and then won another 1.50m class.
On the final day, Zonjati El Paso came 2nd in the Championship.
In the 1.35m Championship, Locarno Nikita (by Locarno Caprivi) came 4th under his rider Tracey Carney.
In the Junior classes Harley Strydom had a very good go in the 1.20m class with a 3rd and a 5th on Locarno Cosmopolitan, also by Locarno Caprivi
Again it shows that Namibian horses, at a fraction of the price of all the horses being imported, can win against these horses and the horses of studs which breed with unlimited funds.
At the big Shongweni Show in Natal, Martin Minett won the GRAND PRIX, the biggest event in one of the most prestigious shows against all the top riders and their horses, mostly imported and from studs breeding with unlimited resources on the horse BONNY CLYDE, bred by Sitta Voigts of Zonjati stud by the stallion she imported BONO. (Skippy by Galoubet/Grannus)
The Derby 2017 was a triumph for Namibian breeding.
It started with a 2nd for Jade Hook riding good old NEW ERA, (Drosselklang/Dolorit) a horse being over 20 years old, which won the Derby before and had big success overseas in the 1.50M Welcome Stake.
VOIGTSKIRCH DUNMORE under Hayley Preen (Consuelo/Menotti) won the 1.30 Welcome Stake, and came 5th later in the 1.35M class
(He showed his class at the SA Interprovincial Team event with 2 clears)
Locarno Nikita (Locarno Caprivi/Consuelo) became 5th in the opening class and 4th in the Mini Derby, under his rider Tracey Carney.
Locarno Nandi (Locarno Challenger/Graveur) 9 th in the 1.35M class, under Laurin Harding.
YOUNG HORSE PERFORMANCE SERIES
Took place during the Derby, and ZONJATI CONQUEST (Consuelo/Glueckscup) won the SHOWJUMPING series for 6 year old ones, and came 5th in the Potential Show Jumper series under his rider Alwin van Breda.
Seeis Aloicoura by De la cou became 4th in both series for 7 year old horses.
The best to follow.
EL PASO ( Consuelo/Graveur) WON THE DERBY under his professional rider Nicola Sime.
El Paso is bred by Mrs Sitta Voigts of Zonjati stud which is a personal success for her with 2 winning horses at this big show.
The biggest equestrian event of the year was won by a Namibian horse against highly expensive imported horses, and horses from studs which breed with an unlimited amount of money.
SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONNOISSEUR, by Consuelo, and bred by Neuheusis stud, came 2nd in the 1.50M competition on time under his rider Nicola Sime.
Voigtskirch Dunmore came 2nd under Hayley Preen in a 1.40M class.
MAPLE RIDGE IN NOVEMBER 2017
Again Connoisseur, took 2nd in the Grand Prix.
Under Nicola Sime, Locarno Rapide (Consuelo/Conti) won 2 classes of 1.20m under his rider Ivan van de Sjiede.
4 WAYS CLASSICS
Locarno “Can do it” (Locarno Shogun/Lindenberg) won 2 classes of 1.20M under his rider Christi-Lyn Davis.
Back in Namibia horses of the Namibian Warmblood Horse Society breeders also had a successful run.
Voigtskirch Avatar (Bellini Go/Seducer xx/Anschluss) became the Namibian Show jumping champion under his rider Kerstin Garbade.
2ndLocarno di Caprio (Dumont AI/Wunderbar) came second.
At the same time Di Caprio became the FEI OVER ALL CHAMPION 2017
Pictured: From Left to Right: Mr. Thodo Garbade, Mr. Fonk Genis (Breeder), Mr. Riaan Verster (Stud Manager and Trainer), Mr. Reinhardt Voigts, Mr. Rolf Barth, Mr. Heiko Freyer, Dr. Axel Brockmann and Mr. Claus Kock.
The annual Namibian Warmblood Horse Society Stallion Licensing took place on the 17th of May 2016 at the premises of Dr. Wolfgang Späth; owner of the Seeis Warmblood Stud, situated in the Khomas District of Namibia.
The licensing committee consisted of local breeders Mr Thodo Garbade, Mr Reinhardt Voigts, Mr Rolf Barth, Mr Heiko Freyer and Mr Claus Kock. The committee was headed by Dr. Axel Brockmann, State Stud Head at Celle; the main breading centre for Hanoverian horses in Germany.
Stallions presented for licensing are judged on confirmation, type, correctness of paces, movement, jumping scope and jumping attitude and technique. If the stallions are successful in this test they are registered as Namibian Warmblood Stallions and may be used for breeding.
Five stallions were presented to the committee on Tuesday, two of which belongs to Duneside Stud which was recently bought by Mr. Keith Keating and Ms Yolanda Meyer. The two Duneside stallions, bred by Mr Fonk Genis (previous owner of the stud), were accompanied and presented by Mr Riaan Verster, Stud Manager and Trainer.
Duneside Mission is a seven year old Arabian stallion out of Eks Maranello (sire) by Kairo-Star Muzri (dam). He was successfully presented and accepted into Warmblood breeding for refining purposes. Dr. Brockmann mentioned his exceptional jumping performance (not typical to Arabian horses); as he cleared an obstacle of 140 cm high by 120 cm wide, himself only measuring 153 cm’s. He scored an 8.5 out of 10 for his jumping attitude and technique.
Duneside Cloud Nine
Duneside Cloud Nine is a four year old Warmblood stallion out of Tanzpartner (imported Trakehner stallion) by Duneside Clarion Call (dam). He was licensed with an average of 7.94 out of 10; this being a very good rating for a stallion. Duneside Cloud Nine scored 9 out of 10 for jumping attitude and technique. He received the award of Champion Stallion of the year. Dr. Brockmann commented that Duneside Cloud Nine would have easily passed a stallion test in Germany as well. This is an indication that Warmblood breeding in Namibia is at a high standard and internationally comparable.