The Belgian rider Jorinde Verwimp is in charge of the reins of the stallion Guardian S during the KWPN stallion show. The approved son of Bodyguard Moorland will enter the arena during the presentation of the G-Volume, on Friday February 2nd.
The 7-year-old Guardian S is owned by Stal Van de Sande, Anky van Grunsven and Sjef Janssen. Last year, Janssen announced that Anky would compete with the stallion in 2018.
At the end of 2016, the stallion moved to the stables of Anky, with whom the Belgian Olympic rider Verwimp trains. Earlier, Guardian S was trained and brought out by Kirsten Brouwer. In 2016 they defeated Glock’s Toto Jr. (v Totilas) under the saddle of Marieke van der Putten during the stallion competition in the M category.
Positive form of intelligence
Van Grunsven said about the stallion: ‘He makes a big impression with his very nice character, suppleness and the quick picking up of the training material, which shows a positive form of intelligence. His gaits and attitude are great, which gives us great confidence in his possibilities for the great work in the future. ‘
Guardian S was the runner up champion of his year in the autumn performance test. He also performed strongly in the stallion competition with rider Kim Koolen.
Last year he did not appear at the start of the World Championships for young dressage horses. According to Sjef Janssen, Guardian S was too busy with coverings and he did not want to ask too much of the young stallion.
During the presentation of the G-Volume, Ferguson (by Floriscount), George Clooney (by De Niro), Grappa (by Fidertanz), Governor (by Totilas), Ghandi (by Bohjengel) and Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale) will also be presented.
Striking detail is that Grappa and Governor are presented at the same time. Grappa under the saddle of Jean-René Luijmes and Governor under the saddle of Adelinde Cornelissen, who also rode Grappa until recently.
‘The owners want Grappa to go on a competition and get more visibility,’ says Luijmes. “Adelinde is busy with her own top horses, so they went looking for another rider.”
Source: KWPN / Hoefslag