Report from the Road: MP Sporthorses (NC) – September 1, 2023

September 7, 2023

Report from the Road: MP Sporthorses (NC) – September 1, 2023


Report from the Road – MP Sporthorses (North Carolina)


Lumberton, NC  USA
Melanie Harper
Jury:  Floor Dröge  & Arie Hamoen
Editor:  Tracy Geller-Stearns


We had a really nice day at the MP Sporthorses Keuring, held at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton, North Carolina.  This keuring was super organized, and there were a lot of prizes donated for the winners. A Big compliment to the host and donors!!  We also appreciated that all the people were really motivated to gain information and to learn more about breeding KWPN Horses.  Thank you to our host, Melanie Harper!


Riding Classes – IBOP, DG Bar & GES Cup classes:
Thank you to our cup class sponsors, DG Bar Breeders and Global Equine Sires!


DGB Cup for 5/6-Year-Olds

MANHATTAN (Governor x Elmay S ster keur elig PROK by United, BREEDER: H.G.W. SCHOUTEN, OWNER: TERRY LONG).  Manhattan is a horse with an enormous talent for collection. The  walk is clear but  needs more stretching. The trot has a good bending in the  hind leg that carries the weight. He could show more suppleness and straightness in the extensions and lateral work. His canter is impressively uphill with a lot of balance and technique.    




Studbook Classes:
Thank you to our Keuring Championship Award Sponsor, Iron Spring Farm!

Young Horse Classes:

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage

TOTALLY ADORED (Gaudi x Legata by Lingh crown, BREEDER/OWNER.: HELEN INGERSOLL) This colt is suffiencently developed, but could have a bit more stallion expression. He is nicely long lined in the body but still narrow in the chest. His movement is  light footed and elegant, but he needs to gain more power.        

Totally Adored


Foals/Weanlings – Jumper

THUNDER ROAD (Numero Uno pref x Summer ster prest by Calvados keur, BREEDER/OWNER.: Jessica Bongers) Thunder Road is a foal with a good expression, good proportions in the body and correct in the foundation. He shows suppleness in the movement, but can gain some more strength.

Keuring High Score:   THUNDER ROAD (Numero Uno pref x Summer ster prest by Calvados keur, BREEDER/OWNER.: Jessica Bongers)

Thunder Road

First Premiums:

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage

TOTALLY ADORED (Gaudi x Lingh)


TEMPEST PVF (Louisville HFT x Zhivago)


Foals/Weanling – Jumper

THUNDER ROAD ((Numero Uno x Calvados )


TANJA II (Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve x Calvados)


Yearlings – Jumper

SIR PARZIVAL (Dante MG x Rock Hound xx)


2 Years Old – Jumper

REVEILLE MP (Gaudi x Sir Sinclair)


DGB Cup for 5/6-Year-Olds

MANHATTAN (Governor x United)


GES Cup for 4-Year-Olds

OLYMPIO (Vaandrager HBC x Ferguson)


**These remarks are for a snapshot in the lifetime of a horse. Not all first premium or ster horses are mentioned in “The Report from the Road”; only those horses that really stand out to the jury.**