A fantastic result at the Young Jumpers World Championship in Lanaken last weekend.
Graziano (Baltic x Great Pleasure) became with his rider Steven Veldhuis 4th in the World Championship for 6 year old jumpers. The stallion jumped a fantastic clear round in the jump-off and finished in 4th place with 20 competitors in the jump-off. VDL Stud co-owns Graziano together with Willy Bourgondien and Robert Rikkert.
James Billington qualified with Heros S (Zirocco Blue x Numero Uno) and Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco) for the finals of the 5 years old jumpers. With Harwich VDL James finished in 8th place and with Heros S he ended up in place 15.
Our mare Fancy Roos VDL (Baltic x Goodtimes), ridden by Maud Roosendaal, competed in the consolation class for 7 years old on Saturday in which they placed 3rd.
Also the following offspring of our stallions were selected for the finals :
7-year old jumpers:
14 Froukittaire (Emilion x Voltaire), ridden by Joy Lammers
18 F (Baltic x Chin Chin), ridden by Michael Hughes
35 Favoriet (Cantos x Sandro Boy), ridden by Jaime Guerra Piedra
41 Fun Again (Indoctro x Burggraaf), ridden by Guy Janssens
6-year old jumpers:
4 Graziano (Baltic x Great Pleasure), ridden by Steven Veldhuis
17 Lorenta (Cardento x Carabas vd Wateringhoeve), ridden by Ivo Biessen
5-year old jumpers:
8 Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco), ridden by James Billington
9 Hasall (Zirocco Blue x Indoctro), ridden by Sander Naber
15 Heros S (Zirocco Blue x Numero Uno), ridden by James Billington
32 Mezina D.B. (Inshallah de Muze x Chin Chin), ridden by Wilm Vermeir
36 Hero (Arezzo x Guidam), ridden by Guy Janssens
38 Hamanta B (Dakar x Indorado), ridden by Michel Priemis