At the KWPN Championships in the Netherlands, two young jumpers from the 2023 collection of Dutch Sport Horse Sales earned the championship title of their year. In addition to champions Labelle ES (s.Mosito van het Hellehof) and Menoor (s.Lector van den Bisschop), the carefully curated collection includes many more top talents, offering a fine mix of high-quality horses.
The Hendrix family and Yves Houtackers have selected 19 horses for the 19th edition of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales this year. On Tuesday the 26th of September, these 19 horses, consisting of five five-year-olds, ten six-year-olds, and four seven-year-olds, will be auctioned at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre in Kronenberg.
Raising the bar
Paul Hendrix looks forward to this year’s edition. “Every year, it is quite a challenge to put together a high-quality collection that matches or even surpasses the increasingly higher standard of previous years. But I am proud to say that we have definitely succeeded in doing so this year.” At the KWPN Championships in Exloo, several of the Dutch-registered horses from this collection stood out. Menoor, a daughter of Lector van den Bisschop, performed impressively under Oda Charlotte Lyngvaer, showing her great mindset, technique and athletic scope, landing her the victory in the six-year-old championship.
Labelle ES, a daughter of Mosito van het Hellehof, demonstrated her potential under Gaj Riossa at 1.45m level, claiming the seven-year-old championship title with power and ease. With two solid clear rounds in the 1.45m final, the El Salvador son Lancer JDV, also displayed exceptional skills. Some of the horses have already achieved remarkable results in international young horse competitions, such as Mr.Cornike (s.Cornet Obolensky), who stood out at the Sunshine Tour, and the six-year-old Google des Forets (s.Armitages Boy) who secured multiple victories in the Youngster Tour.
Grand Prix level
Over the years, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales has established itself as a showcase for future Grand Prix showjumpers. References like Glamour Girl (s.Zirocco Blue VDL), Hello Senator (s.Carambole), Viper Z (s.Vigo d’Arsouilles) and Coronado (s.Cassini I) have developed into top performers at the highest level. “A few years ago, we chose to select horses with international results or those already close to that level. This approach is working out well, and we expect some of the horses from this year’s collection to compete in the 2* Grand Prix events next year already,” concludes Paul Hendrix.
The collection can be viewed at www.dutchsporthorsesales.com.