October 3, 2021
Day Champion Fien D. van Rijnwoude Crown (Meinte 490) with owners, Jury members and runners in Poland.
Fien D. van Rijnwoude (Meinte 490) already acquired her Star with a first premium in the previous year. This year she completed a fine IBOP Test of 79 points in Poland, was pronounced Crown at the inspection and prolonged her Champion Title.
Jury members Wil Thijssen and Frans Smits starting their assessment rounds of IBOP Tests in Poland on Friday evening October the 1st. The 4-year-old Fien D. van Rijnwoude (Meinte 490 x Time 498) owned by Chairwoman Joanna Frycze, completed a saddle test of 79 points. Fien was bred by Daniëlle van Vliet, who also bred Mees 497 from the same line of pedigree 11. Feline fân Stal Bellefleur Star (Norbert 444) scored 78.5 points in the driving test.
The Saturday inspection yielded two filly foals with an orange rosette, from which Ravena JK (Jehannes 484 x Thorben 466), owned by Emil Klinicki, was chosen as best filly foal. Wil Thijssen is enthusiastic: ‘A super trotter, she received high points on movement but was also correct in terms of breed expression and conformation. She floated through the ring.’ Best colt foal was Posejdon, a son by Foal Book stallion with breeding permit Señor v. Harmke Star AA (Alwin 469). Posejdon received a second premium.
Fien pronounced Crown
‘The categories 3-year-old and older Star mares were nice groups to inspect,’ Wil Thijssen remarked. In the 3-year-olds two new second-premium Star mares could be added to the list. In the older Star mares category Fien D. van Rijnwoude excelled; she was given a first premium. In the champion ring Fien was assessed again and declared Crown. ‘Mare with very strong conformation, fine direction of the body and good stance of the legs,’ Thijssen observed. ‘Her in-hand walk was also very good and she demonstrated a fine trot.’ With this performance the Day Champion Title could not escape her.
Hotske Reserve Champion
All second-premium Star mares received an invitation for the Champion Inspection to vie for the Reserve Day Championship. That title went to the 11-year-old Hotske W.T. Star (Beart 411 x Tsjerk 328), again owned by Joanna Frycze, who suffered a lot from stress in the morning which had a strong effect on her movement. In the champion ring Hotske was more relaxed and she proved to have a roomy walk and nicely rose in the front in trot.