A new yard deserves a nice website. That is why Antoon Koenen enlisted the help of equestrian marketing company Equine MERC. Equine MERC designed a completely renewed made-to-measure website especially for Stoeterij VZ Hackerom.
Last Wednesday, June 7th, Luc van Moorsel from Equine MERC visited the wonderful new equestrian business Stoeterij VZ Hackerom. Antoon Koenen’s entirely new-built equine complex was captured on photographs that day. Not only the facilities but also the various horses, from foals to broodmares and competition horses, were all photographed.
Today we took part in the IBOP in Asten with our mare G-Star V.Z. She managed to achieve an excellent score; a 10 for her trot!
The reserve champion of last year’s National Mare Inspection, G-Star V.Z. was awarded a superb score today (Tango out of Raisa elite by Welt Hit II, breeder/owner A. Koenen in Erp); she received a 10 for her trot! “We debated together whether to give a 10 or a 9.5? But this is truly a rarity when you see a horse trot like that”, according to Hoefs. “She has a superb way of trotting with a fantastic use of the front leg and a very strong hind leg which comes under well. If you wanted to criticise something at all then she could tilt her pelvis a fraction more, but that is absolutely minimal. The walk is clear-cut but her stride could be better. The canter has a good technique but could be more relaxed.” In total she was awarded 84.5 points. Her dam produced a ZZ-Light horse by Florett As and a Z2 horse by San Remo.
ERMELO – Today, our mare G-Star V.Z. became reserve champion during the KWPN National Mare Inspection. The final resulted in a choice between power and elegance.
With regards to that last point the second-placed Tango-daughter G-Star V.Z (x Welt Hit II) bred by A. Koenen in Erp and encouraged by her many fans on the tribune, was certainly convincing.
The eleven best mares were selected by the team of judges, consisting of chairperson Ine van Deurzen, Dirk Reijne and Toine Hoefs, to come forward. The judges needed extra discussions no fewer than three times before they finally agreed on the placings sequence. Whilst the harmonically-built, powerfully-moving Gamante D (by Contango) took the title, the light-footed and charming G-Star V.Z. (by Tango) was second.
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G-Star V.Z scored 80 points for her conformation today, during the stud book inspection in Nistelrode. This means that the mare has shown she has enough in her to make it to the National Mare Inspection.
Stal ’t Kantje is the backdrop for the KWPN stud book inspection where our mare G-Star V.Z. is competing. Toine Hoefs, the regional inspector for North Brabant, assessed the horses together with Marijke Kool. ‘Of the 37 horses presented we awarded twenty-two the ster predicate. On average the quality was good with one or two standing out from the rest. The breeders from Brabant are on the right track regarding conformation and movement. The only remark that I would add is that attention must be paid to the correctness of the fundamentals.
Two mares were awarded the very fine score of 80 points for conformation and 85 points for movement. G-Star V.Z (by Tango), bred and owned by A. Koenen in Erp, was one of them. Toine: ‘A very well-bred mare showing good pedigree and a very nice way of going, with an extra trot in her.’ G-Star is out of elite mare Raisa (by Welt Hit II).
The last mare test for Spring 2012 ended yesterday in Deurne with a good score for Stoeterij VC Hackerom mare: Elina L.
Elina L, who is both bred by and registered to J. Lamers from Oss, is a daughter of Tuschinski out of Zelina L keur (by Metall) and received 78.5 points thanks to a very consistent list. The rideability and trainability both scored a 7, the remaining sections an 8.