The keuring in Texas was held for the first time at Mane On Fire Farm. The heat at this keuring made us work efficiently so we finished the keuring before it was too warm to be outside.
High score ribbon of the keuring was awarded to the 18 year old mare Carmeline Z (Camaro M x Pauline by Orust, Owner: Morgan Kennedy, Mane on Fire Farm). Carmeline Z performed already at the 1.40m level. This mare kept herself well and is long lined and well developed. She still has an athletic correct jumper type. If she meets all the criteria for the X-rays she will get her elite predicate.
The sufficiently developed 4y old mare Hannebel CP ster,(Caranza TSH x Alibalia by Picardo, Owner/Breeder: Douwe Plantinga, Pleasant Hill Farms LLC), earned her keur eligible predicate today. She has an active, powerful canter and showed good scope in the Global Equine Sires Cup, with an overall score of 78.
High score ribbon of the young Jumpers was given to the Manhattan son O’merengue (Mannhattan x Dancing Days xx by Innkeeper xx, Owner/Breeder: Rebecca Murphy ). This late foal has a good jumper type and is athletic and light footed in his canter.
The group of yearling jumpers was lead by Nyssa MMF (Dakota VDL x Ralma D-OC by Indoctro, Owner:Morgan Kennedy, Mane on Fire Farm. Breeder: Kimberlee von Disterlo, Kimberlee Farms). This long lined mare by Dakota VDL has a well developed, long withers and good shoulder. She was well balanced and long strided in her adjustable canter.
High score Hunter was awarded to the new keur mare Allison VLS (Larino keur x Why Me Van’t Gelutt by Omar, Owner: Sheila Armstrong, Breeder: Van Liere Stables). This mare has a sport predicate in the hunter direction. Allison is an elegant, correctly build hunter mare and shows good quality in her body and legs.
High score young hunter was given to Oasis SC (Toronto ster x Bedazzled by Bon Balou, Owner/Breeder: Sheila Armstrong). Oasis has a good topline and correct legs. Especially in his canter he was active, supple and well balanced, and he showed a floating reach in trot.
Two Harness horses were presented, they both earned the ster predicate. The modern Governor daughter Lotte (Governor x Charisma keur by Vaandrager HBC. Owner/Breeder: Douwe Plantinga) was awarded with the high score ribbon. In movement she has good action in her front leg, carrying and active use of her hindleg and good front.
The 4y old Kasper (Holland x Charisma keur by Vaandrager HBC, Owner/Breeder: Douwe Plantinga) also got his ster with his powerful use of his hindleg, sufficient action in his foreleg with sufficient posture. The dam, Charisma keur (Vaandrager x Fortisimo), who was presented in Goshen, IN this year and won the mares Fine Harness Cup, received her preferent predicate due to her new ster offspring, Kasper.
Foals/Weanlings – Jumper O’Merengue (Manhattan/ Innkeeper xx) 72/76
Open Fire (Nimmerdor/ Voltaire) 67/73