WELLINGTON - For Deavantus C (by Indoctro x Zandor Z) and the American rider Rachel McMullen, 2021 has started well. With two clear rounds and the fastest time, the combination won the 1.40m in Wellington. Fernando (by Harley x Sheraton), bred by P. Backx, finished fifth with the Peruvian Michelle Navarro Grau Dyer in the saddle. Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux Z) finished in sixth place with Ashley Fleischhacker (USA). Durango VDL was bred by N.H.G. Broeders from Hooge Zwaluwe and was sold to the USA in 2017, where he has been extremely successful in the sport so far.
Harvester (by Dakar x Indorado, breeder M. Snepvangers) and the Canadian Erynn Ballard claimed the victory in the 1.35m class in Wellington. Also clear, but slightly less fast were Irocco Blue (by Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and rider Kyla Makhloghi (USA). This combination came fifth.
In another class Erynn Ballard became first with Eracantos (Cantos x Kroongraaf).
On New Year's Day, Fernando (by Harley x Sheraton) and Deavantus C (by Indoctro x Zandor Z) also did good business, by being placed second and fifth respectively in the 1.40m class with their riders.
In the 1.45m, there was a fifth place for Ideal (Cardento x Cortez I) and the Irish rider Shane Sweetnam.