The Dutch Annual meeting is in Wellington March 11th to 13th. Saturday there will be a special Jumper day for any of you who may only be interested in the Dutch Jumping horse. There is a special "Day Rate"
If you thik that you would like to attend contact KWPN-NA.Org
HEY YOU JUMPER BREEDERS!
Paul Hendriks. "Who?", you may ask.
For some in North America, this name is unknown. Come join the 'knowing'. Paul and his brother, Emile, are of the European acclaimed "Hendriks" family, well-known for their riding, training, and breeding accomplishments. Brother Emile - European & World Championships plus Olympic Games and FEI Jumping Committee. Brother Paul, business-end of Stal Hendrix as well as breeder, and member of Board of Directors of KWPN. Mr. Hendriks attends shows, large and small, selecting horses for pairing with riders worldwide. As a breeder, his horses have been 'under the saddles' of Laura Kraut, Ian Millar, Jessica Kurten, Markus Fuchs to name a few.
So - what is he going to share with you? Merely, how to select quality breeding stock to produce a grand prix jumper! The schedule followed preparing a young stallion for the Hengstenkeuring (the KWPN Stallion Selection Show) - to include training, feeding, preparation methods. Overall training of young jumping horses...and from his tremendous experience at Stal Hendrix - how to market those youngsters. Oh,,,,in case THAT isn't enough,,,training and evaluating a young horse in the free-jumping chute.
- Need more from Paul Hendrix and his expertise? Bring your sunscreen and hats. Paul and Bart Henstra will conduct an 'up close and personal workshop on evaluating free jumping plus under saddle work. This segment will be held at the farm of Julis Harrison-Lee and will feature top jumpoing horses and a world-famous rider.
Saturday night is the banquet with the Silent Auction mentioned above. (Add to those items: stays in guest cottages - one east coast, one west coast, a set of radiographs for the elite predicate!!!, horse tack , logoed clothing, jewelry, pottery, and more! Shine up those checks and credit cards!
For those who can stay an extra day, Laura Kraut, Olympic gold medalist, will give us a course-walk on the the course of the $75,000 Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. In addition, Paul Hendrix will give live commentary about the horses and jumping styles/abilities during the grand prix.