On Thursday, September 12, 2013 the KWPN-NA Keuring was held at Spirit Equestrians with hosts Shannon DeBuiser and Kimberlee Von Disterlo of Kimberlee Farms. Guest Jury members Bart Henstra and Lana Sneddon evaluated mares, foals, and future sport hopefuls alike. Below is text from the Jury's Report from the Road. Click on the images below to see the full PDF report complete with pictures or read below.
KWPN NORTH AMERICA
2013 KEURING REPORTS
Written by Bart Henstra and Lana Sneddon
Spirit Equestrian – Somis, CA
September 12, 2013 Host: Shannon de Buiser and Kimberlee von Disterlo Jury: Bart Henstra from the Netherlands and Lana Sneddon from Indiana.
Today we started the keuring at Spirit Equestrian, a very large facility that is well equipped. Hosts Shannon and Kimberlee were very busy both presenting horses and organizing the keuring.
The best young jumper of the keuring went to the feminine Gisela KF (Zapatero VDL x Zadira ster by Great Pleasure, owned and bred by Kimberlee von Disterlo of Kimberlee Farms). This correctly built elegant filly is well proportioned and showed a lot of expression. Gisela KF excelled when she free jumped in the Claybrook Farms Cup. She showed a good overview with a very powerful, extremely quick and upward take-off. Gisela KF seems to be really careful and jumps with good technique and athletic scope which earned her the new high score in the Claybrook Farms Cup of 84.5!
Elation KF a son of Great Pleasure (out of Raise Your Wings xx by Present Value xx, also owned/ bred by Kim von Disterlo) earned the high scoring adult hunter ribbon. What we liked best about Elation KF was his balanced body. He has a well-muscled topline and shows good length of stride in his trot and canter. His jumping was sometimes a bit quick for a hunter, but he showed good technique and scope.
The long-legged son of Popeye-K, First Mate KF (Zadira ster by Great Pleasure, owned/bred by Kim von Disterlo) is a half sibling to Gisela KF. He shows good expression, has a well-shaped neck with good withers and shoulders but his croup is sloping and could be longer. He has good hunter reflexes and he is somewhat stretched in the front leg. He shows sufficient body use over the fences.
The uphill built UB 40 son, Fait Accompli MMW (out of the elite Vivanta SHB by Sandro Hit, owned by Dantia Benson and bred by Merijane McTalley) was the top adult dressage horse. He has modern dressage conformation, is light-footed and shows good suspension and bending in his legs.
Reports from the Road generally feature first premium or ‘stand-out’ horses.
Also the Idocus crown son, Dempsey (out of Wildegunde by Obelisk, owned/bred by Liz Rothman of Rothman Sporthorses) earned his ster predicate. This gelding has a well-shaped neck with good muscling and a high wither. His straight hind leg showed good bend in his supple movement.
The top young dressage horse was Instant Replay KF (Furstenball x Viola by Emilion keur, o/b Kim von Disterlo). This long-legged, modern, uphill colt had a beautiful neck and topline. When he moved he showed a supple trot with good reach and balance. His carrying canter showed good reach and rhythm earning him the 4th spot in the nation so far.
The well developed and well-muscled colt Impulse MMW (UB 40 x Nelissa ster by G.Ramiro Z pref, owned and bred by Merijane McTalley of McTalley Manor Warmbloods) showed good expression and trotted into 2nd place in this class.
Instant Replay KF (Furstenball x Emilion)
Impulse MMW (UB40 x G.Ramiro Z)
Ilsagunde (Scandic x Obelisk)
Iverson (Baldev x Vico)
Jumper 2-Year Olds
Gisela KF (Zapatero VDL x Great Pleasure)
Ster and IBOP
Hunter Geldings Elation KF (Great Pleasure x Present Value) - ster
First Mate KF (Popeye-K x Great Pleasure) - ster
Fait Accompli MMW (UB40 x Sandro Hit) - ster
Dempsey (Idocus x Obelisk) - ster
Dujelinda M (Westpoint x Contango) - ster IBOP
These remarks are for a snapshot in the lifetime of these horses. We encourage owners and breeders to attend keurings whenever possible for further evaluation of their horses, their breeding goals and breeding directions.
Written by Bart Henstra and Lana Sneddon
Photos by Lana Sneddon