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Video of My Friend and Traveling Partner, Marilyn Macfarlane, Driving the Cones:
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2011 Stallion Show, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Uldrik won – 2nd year in a row!
Tsjalle was 2nd and the Grand Prix dressage stallion, Anders, shown by Peter Spahn, was 3rd.
We thought Maurus had the BEST trot; apparently the Judges did not agree.
As always, the wonderful atmosphere surrounding the Stallion Inspection, in the Netherlands, was as unique as ever. Special Tribute was paid to both of the brand-new preferent stallions, Teunis 332 and Jasper 366. Check out the videos of Leffert 306 being honored as a 25-year-old stallion, five years after receiving his preferent predicate in 2006. Leffert may be enjoying his retirement, but he still looked very fit and vital!
The finalists: Andries 415, Aan 416, Harmen 424, Haitse 425, Gjalt 426, Jerke 434, Maurus 441, Maurits 437, Pier 448, Norbert 444, Anders 451, Uldrik 457, Tsjalle 454, Wimer 461 and Wytse 462
Ron and I flew back into Los Angeles with the Model Mare, Pandora, the 1st premie STER mare, Paris---( both mares are pregnant) and the wonderful 8 yr old L level dressage gelding, Pucci--- who Marilyn Macfarlane enjoyed driving in a 4 in hand the day before we flew to L.A.
A good time was had by all.
Special thanks to Lynn Schmidt of Dream Gait Friesians!