Breeders are always looking for a chance to promote their young stock, and Mary Alice Malone, owner of Iron Spring Farm in Coatesville, Pa., will give owners of Dutch Warmbloods the opportunity with the new Iron Spring Cup she\’s donated.
The competition for this award will occur during the kurings at Iron Spring and at DG Bar Ranch (Calif.). The 4-year-old class will be judged on technique, take-off, power and talent for jumping. The 5-year-old class will be evaluated on clean rounds and a timed first jump-off.
“The Iron Spring Farm Cup is a way to showcase the talent of KWPN horses in front of breeders and buyers,” said John Sanzo, chairman of the KWPN North America. “The format of these classes will allow the riders to show the horses at their best.”
Winners will receive coolers and prize money in the inaugural competition this year. The goal is to make the class similar to the IAN Trophy in the Netherlands, the premier Dutch competition for young jumpers.
“We\’re holding the competition at the kurings because we want it to be a KWPN event, where we have Dutch judges and can emulate the IAN Trophy,” explained Sanzo.
For more information go to www.nawpn.org.