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Report from the Road – Rocky Ridge Stables (PA)

| September 13, 2019
Report from the Road – Rocky Ridge Stables (PA)
September 6&7, 2019
Narvon, Pennsylvania
Host: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables
Jury: Viggon van Beest & Lammert Tel
Last Friday and Saturday the second KWPN-NA Harness horse keuring was held at Rocky Ridge Stables in Narvon, PA. It was a successful keuring because of the perfect conditions at the location, the nice weather and the great hospitality.
Compared to the first keuring in Goshen, IN the overall quality was sometimes a little bit disappointing but the quality in the finals was better and sometimes even good.
FOALS
In total seven fillies (five Foalbook (vb), one Register A and one Register B) competed for the Foal Championship. The overall quality was average to below average. Three of the foals were rewarded with a First premium and two of them were selected for the finals.
Filly Onda (Waldemar x Alonda Ster Preferent by Talos, Owner: Raymond Stoltzfus, Treasure Hill Stables) became champion. She is well developed, refined and has a nice harness type with front, a nice croup and lean leg quality. In movement she showed nice with front and good technique, suppleness and suspension but she could produce some more power in her hindquarters.
Second place went to the filly Oelline A.K.S. (Waldemar x Elline A Keur by Makari Jetsetter, Owner: Abner Stoltzfus of Beacon Hollow Stables). She is average developed, has a nice harness type with strong connections and very lean legs. Compared to her co-finalist she was almost equal but in trot she showed just a little less front.
TWO YEAR OLDS – Mares and Stallions
One two-year-old mare was presented and received a first premium and invitation for the overall championship. Myadientje (Globetrotter x Bernadientje Ster by Saffraan, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) could be more developed but has a strong topline with nice withers and lean legs. In trot she showed quite fancy with a good front and sufficient foreleg action.
The two-year-old stallion Mikerty (Globetrotter x Edaperty Keur by Unieko, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) was presented and was rewarded with a first premium.
He has a sufficient harness type and good topline but could be some more developed as well. In movement he performs sufficient front and good foreleg action with good suspension but his sickle hindleg could be more active and stronger.
THREE YEAR OLD – studbook inspection for mares
Three mares were presented in this class and two mares became Ster. Lynette (Globetrotter x Annette Ster by Moneymaker, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) scored the highest points. This refined, very strong connected mare fits the harness type very well. In trot she showed really well with good scores on almost all elements so her invitation for the overall championship wasn’t a surprise !
FOUR-YEAR-OLD studbook inspection for mares
Both participants in this division earned a first premium and one became Ster. Highest scoring mare was Karydientje (Globetrotter x Bernadientje Ster by Saffraan, Owner: Rocky Ridge Stables). She showed herself like a real harness horse with a lot of action, front, posture, balance and suspension but due to her height , she only became studbook. The strong connected mare Kathaline (Vaandrager HBC x Gumaldine OMHG Ster by Atleet, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) presented herself nicely and she became Ster.
STER AND KEUR mares in hand
Five quality mares were presented in this class and even two were invited for the overall championship. Last year three-year-old champion Kiralonda (Globetrotter x Alonda Ster by Talos, Owner: Raymond Stoltzfus, Treasure Hill Stables) showed herself just like she did last year. She performed herself as a real harness horse with power, expression, technique, action and she is always a happy athlete.
Also invited for the overall championship became the strong connected, technical and powerful, well performing Karianne (Globetrotter x Erianne Elite by Vaandrager HBC, Owner: Ben Fisher, Misty Meadow Stables).
IBOP
Five mares did the IBOP which has to be driven twice , with two of them passing.
Kiralonda and Karianne, as mentioned before in the ‘Ster and Keur mares in hand’ class, passed their IBOP’s with good scores in both, and became Keur.
Highest scoring mare was Karianne with 78 points in her first IBOP and 78,5 points in her second IBOP. Kiralonda scored 76 points in her first IBOP and 76,5 points in her second IBOP.
New this year was the opportunity to gain points for the Sport predicate through a passed IBOP and both mares were rewarded for that.
OVERALL CHAMPION in hand
Myadientje
, Lynette, Kathaline, Kiralonda and Karianne participated in this class with good quality. Ultimately it was the three-year-old mare Lynette (Globetrotter x Annette Ster by Moneymaker, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) who was crowned as the overall champion. At the end of the day she presented herself very good and fancy again, just like she did in the morning.
NATURAL WAY MINERALS FINE HARNESS CUP
Two Fine Harness Cups for mares and two Fine Harness Cups for stallions and geldings were driven and all participants were very enthusiastic and eager to win. Additionally, Sport predicate points could be won for qualified horses so there was even more competition.
On Friday, the mare Lamone (Globetrotter x Zesty Rose Stb by Larix, Owner: Aaron Jay Fisher) won her class and gelding Kolton (Globetrotter x Dilvia Stb by Unieko, Owner: Ivan Fisher, Rocky Ridge Stables) won his class.
On Saturday, seven participating mares were split in two groups and the best mares were invited back for the final. Three quality mares competed to win this final and Kiralonda proved to have the condition and natural talent to become the winner of this very exciting class.
Two licensed stallions and one gelding were competing with each other and the winner became Intign (Waterman x Cuderose Keur by Patijn, Owner: Amos R.S. Schwartz, Country View Stables). He showed with a nice front a good foreleg action.
Nice points for the Sport predicate were given to the qualified horses in the Natural Way Minerals Fine Harness Cups.
YOUNG DRIVERS CLASS
Besides the Fine Harness Cups there also was a Young Drivers Class with four very enthusiastic participants. This very nice class was won by the three-year-old, and later that day as overall champion crowned, Lynette.First Premiums: Coming Soon
Thank you Natural Way Minerals for your support of the KWPN-NA! To learn more about Natural Way Minerals, please visit their website at https://naturalwayminerals.com/.

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