Pavo Cup for Four-Year-Olds
17 08 2012
Although the KWPN stallion Desperado (Vivaldi out of Sarita keur pref by Havidoff, b/rp: the Andeweg fam. of Randwijk), also registered to Ad Valk, was the strong leader after the semi-final and the first final round this morning, he still had to prove himself this afternoon under test rider Eva Möller of Germany, who won a gold medal at this year's FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses. She gave the stallion with fantastic movement a 10, which made him unbeatable. The number two and three horses remained unchanged: the approved stallion Diëgo (Negro out of Ballerina II by Don Gregory, breeder: M. Berkmortel), registered to Van Olst Horses of Den Hout, received a 9 from Möller, good for second place; while the elite mare Taxi Buuron Diva (Vivaldi out of Udine stb by Gribaldi, b/rp: C. van Loon-De Berg of Kruisland), also registered to her rider Corina Verbocht, received an 8 in the final to end in third place, making her the best mare in the four-year-old division.The fourth place finisher was the KWPN stallion Dream Boy (Vivaldi out of Resia elite by Ferro, b/rp: T.J.M. Coomans of Oud-Beijerland, co-r/p: K.A.E. Brinkman of Twello) under Gerdine Maree, followed by the second mare in the top five: Loncom’s Darcy CL (Jazz out of Princes Lincom elite sport-dres by Junior STV, r/p: C.F.M. van der Linden of Nuenen) with José van Haaren. The KWPN stallions Dorado (Krack C out of Zinni van de Westen keur ibop-dres by Rousseau, r/p: C. Kikkert of Den Burg, co-r/p: A. Valk of Gorinchem), Don Tango B (Contango out of Oronia elite pref prest sport-dres by Jazz, r/p: J.A. van Boven of St. Michielsgestel, co-r/p: Paardencentrum De Dalhoeve), Dark Pleasure (Ufo out of Wild Pleasure elite ibop-dres by Jazz, breeder: W.L. Plaizier of Heerjansdam, r/p: G.R. Plaizier of Heerjansdam), and Davinci (Valdez out of Edorijke keur pref prest by Voltaire, r/p: J.A. van Venrooy of Schijndel) ended 10th, 16th, 18th, and 22nd respectively.