The Young Horse Performance Series is the most prestigious competition for young horses in SA.
It goes over 4 legs,of which 3 are counted,and a final.
Horses are judged in 2 categories: showjumping (0n time) and the best potential showjumper
Locarno and Seeis Horses did extremely well in the 4th leg and are top contenders for prizes:
6 Year Old Horses
LOCARN0 CHACOELO (Pictured) by Chacco Blue out of Nocturne by Consuelo is in 2nd place for the BEST POTENTIAL SHOWJUMPER
and 3rd in the Showjumping ranking
LOCARNO BEL AIR (Locarno Shogun/Athletico) 7th
7 Year Old Horses
LOCARNO ROYAL CLASSIC (Locarno Challenger/Dolman) is in 3rd place for the BEST POTENTIAL SHOWJUMPER a(nd 4th in the Showjumping ranking
5 Year Old Ones
LOCARNO BACCARA (Locarno Challenger/Athletico) is 3rd in the SHOWJUMPING RANKING, (SEEIS LAMOIRE 4TH)
SEEIS LA MOIRE IS 4th in the POTENTIAL SHOWJUMPER,lOCARNO BACCARA 6TH.
LOCARNO NIKITA (Locarno Caprivi/Consuelo) ) won two 1.30M classes under his rider Tracey Carney in the Rand area.
LOCARNO CHANGING WINDS (Locarno Caprivi/Lindenberg ) became 2nd in the 1.20MTriple Winter Classic in Shongweni under his rider Liezel Bedeggood.
The second leg of the YHPS series took place beginning of April at the Dunblane venue.
Namibian horses have done extremely well again against imported horses and horses of the best studs of South Africa
LOCARNO NANDI,a 15’3”mare by Locarno Challenger out of Nadine by Graveur won a 1.30mclass,after having won a 1.30mclass already in February at a different venue,and having been placed at the Nissan Easter Festival and at Burlington in the 1.30M class under her rider Laurin Harding.
LOCARNO ROYAL CLASSIC (Locarno Challenger/Dolman) became second in the Young Horse Performance Series for 7 year old horses,second leg,and is still in the lead in the total together with another horse under his rider Simon Henley.
LOCARNO CHACOELO (Chacco blue/Nocture by Consuelo) stayed at 2nd place in the YHPS series for 6 year old horses under his rider Michelle Wilson
SEEIS DE LA MOURE is 5th in the YHPS series for 5 year old horses,cumulative,
LOCARNO BACCARA (Locarno Challenger/Athletico)became 4th in this second leg of the 5 year old ones.
LOCARNO BEL AIR (Locarno Shogun/Athletico) under her rider Nicola Wessels won a 1.00m class and was placed 6th in the YHPS for 6year old ones cumulative.
This prestigious series is carried out over four legs and is for 4,5 6 and 7 year old horses.
It is judged on 2 levels:
1. the competition as such on jumping score and time
2. the horses are then judged,which have the greatest potential as future showjumpers by very competent judges.
This year it was Mr van Miert,the Vice Chairman of the World Breeding Ass.
More competent is not possible.
Imported horses and horses from the biggest SA studs competed (Callaho,Equifox,Nova,Kellow etc)
From Namibia nine horses competed,one Seeis,one Voigtskirch,seven Locarno.
In the class of the “POTENTIAL SHOWJUMPERS” (judged by Mr Rick van Miert) Namibian horses fared extremely well:
5 YEAR OLD HORSES:WAS WON BY SEEIS DE LA MOIRE
(De la Cour /Consuelo) under his rider Monique Cadle
6 YEAR OLD HORSES:SECOND PRICE FOR LOCARNO CHACOELO
( Chacco Blue/Consuelo) under Nicola Sime Riley.
Locarno Bel Air
(Shogun/Athletico) got a 7th place under Nicola Wessels.
Locarno NIght Music (Caprivi/Consuelo became 7th,Voigtskirch Oridoo had a ninth place.
In the Showjumping category the Namibian horses also fared well,were beaten on time
Seeis de la Moire 4th
Locarno Chacoelo 6th,
Locarno Bel Air 7th,
Locarno Royal Classic 4th.
Namibian horses showed that they can hold their place against all the South African bred and imported horses.
(add this that El Paso (Consuelo/Graveur) just became 2nd in the Maple Ridge Presidents cup under Nicola Sime Riley !!!!!)