Judging Competition Part 2
Over 100 people have participated in the second judging competition. This time there were six 3-year-old mares in the online inspection ring which were lined up in the same order as the Jury did by X people. The winner of this round is Nadeen Davis and she has not only come up with the same ranking as the Jury but has also given the best explanation. The participants whose explanations are closest to the Jury’s will get the highest place on the leader board (ranging from 1 – 10). The other correct entrants also receive 10 points. At the end of the summer we will check which of the correct entrants has the lowest total score and that person will be proclaimed Overall Winner.
The winners of this 2nd online judging competition are:
1. Nadeen Davis 1 point
2. Marrit de Vries 2 points
3. Grietsje Ensing 3 points
4. Marissa Visser 4 points
5. H van Dijk 5 points
6. Wiesje van der Woude 6 points
7. Mariska Mier 7 points
8. Annemarije Stenveld 8 points
9. Frisones Santa BĂˇrbara 9 points
10. gm rozema 10 points
11.Tsjikke Dijkstra 10 points
Nadeen Davis will receive the KFPS grooming bag!
For this competition the on-duty Inspection members were Jaap Boersma and Sabien Zwaga. The line-up is as follows:
Line-up: D, E, C, F, B, A
Explanation of the Jury:
We have assessed six 3-year-old Foal Book mares and lined them up on the basis of video footage. Please note: This set-up makes it difficult to assess the quality of the legwork so the line-up can deviate from the line-up (and premiums) that would be made on the basis of a live inspection. Please keep in mind that the elements of movement count double in relation to the elements of exterior.
In first place comes horse D: a youthful mare with a good model and more than satisfactory breed expression. The head is a bit longish. The mare has an active and roomy walk with satisfactory use of the body and a well-engaged hind leg. The mare trots with ease and good balance, good bend in the hind leg which is placed powerfully under the body, and lots of capacity for transitions. The foreleg should have a bit more forward reach.
In place two we find horse E: a well-developed mare with great breed expression thanks to the noble head, abundant feathers and fine shape of the neck. The horse has a good topline. The hind leg is a fraction sickle-hocked. The mare walks with roomy and regular strides and good use of the body. She demonstrates lots of tact and impulsion in trot. She would improve with a bit more engagement from the leg. Horse D is a little more longlined compared to horse E and shows even more self-carriage in trot, which is why this horse was placed before horse E.
Place three is for horse C: this mare still looks pretty youngish and needs to build more muscle. The head has satisfactory noble expression, the neck rises deep from the chest and should be more vertical. The croup would benefit from a bit more length and less slope, and the connection back – loins should be stronger. The foreleg is a fraction back in the knee. In movement the mare upgrades herself, walking with lots of scope, shoulder freedom and suppleness. The trot also has good length of stride with satisfactory power from the hind leg. The foreleg shows a lot of knee action but needs to develop more forward reach. Horse E has more breed expression, better conformation and more use of the back in trot than horse C and is therefore placed higher up in the ranking.
Horse F comes in fourth position: it is a youthful mare with more than satisfactory breed expression. The mare has a proportionate build, a good topline but is slightly lacking in uphill conformation. The mare has an active walk. When relaxing in the walk this mare moves with satisfactory scope and tact. There is room for improvement in terms of movement sequence of the forelegs. The trot displays good leg technique and has a high rhythm. Horse C comes before horse F because it is found to have more quality in movement.
In place five we find horse B: a mare with a fine forehand and satisfactorily longlined conformation. The head is a bit lacking in expression. The long neck is well-muscled and beautifully arched. The withers are well-developed and flow smoothly through to the back. The mare would benefit from a more uphill build and a stronger connection back – loins. Stance of the foreleg is slightly toeing-in. The walk is regular showing satisfactory ground-coverage and use of the body. The mare trots with ease and a good moment of suspension. She needs to develop more elevation and self-carriage, the hind leg should be placed more forward under the body. Horses F and B are a close match. Horse F has a stronger topline and more active use of the hind leg and therefore outranks horse B.
Finally, in place six comes horse A: a slightly early-matured, breed-typical mare with a friendly expression who would benefit from a more modern appearance. The head-neck connection is heavy, shoulder conformation is steep and croup conformation is sloping. The walk should be more regular and the hind leg should be brought forward with more purpose and more bend in the hock. In trot we like to see a more powerfully engaged hind leg and more athletic capacity. Horse B is more longlined and shows better movement than horse A, which explains their places in the ranking.
The 3rd judging competition of this season will be held around the 15th of July.