Thank you to everyone who contributed to 2021.
2021 was a very successful year for Stal Nieuwenhof in several areas.
We won no less than 3 medals last year. Gilles won a Silver medal at the World Championship for Young Horses with J. Comghorla van Beek and a Bronze medal that same weekend at the Belgian Championship Seniors with Konak. The most unexpected and also beautiful medal came from Ines, she won Bronze at the Belgian Junior Championship with Caretina. Besides all these nice medals Gilles had a very nice and successful year in general. He was allowed to join Marcus Ehning on the podium in Hamburg after they finished 3rd with Valkenswaard United and he was also part of the winning team in the Global Champions League. Being able to finish the year with an 85th place on the Longines World Ranking List is confirmation of a fantastic year.
In addition to the good performances in the sport, our stable received a real boost this year with our stallions. The arrival of Ermitage Kalone brought a new and fresh air. He proved to be very popular with many breeders in the past year. This is partly due to his numerous good offsprings during the BWP stallion approval at the beginning of this year and numerous good foals and young horses at various competitions and free jumping competitions. He also showed his amazing jumping quality's several times in the ring, which gives us a lot of hope for the future.
Feromas van Beek Z is perhaps the horse that has taken the biggest step in our stable this year. Due to his many good performances (3rd Sires of the wordl, 3rd GCT Hamburg, 3rd 1m50-1m55 Monaco,...) his popularity increased with many breeders again this year. We can already say that Feromas will be accepted in the BWP and the KWPN next year, which will make him an even more complete breeding stallion for next breeding season.
In addition to Ermitage Kalone, Feromas van beek Z, Comdero I van Beek Z, Goliath vd Groenweg and Udarco van Overis, we have welcomed a few more newcomers this year for next breeding season. This concerns Elfra van Beek Z (El Salvador x Vagabond de la pomme) and Super Star van T'Keikelhof (Big Star x For Pleasure).
2021 was all about the Olympic Games for many riders. This was also for our Chinese riders. Marc has been training various Chinese riders for several years with the aim of one day participating at the Olympic Games. After they managed there qualification for Tokyo Marc had 4 Chinese riders at the Tokyo Games. At the moment our Chinese riders are back to China but will be back at the end of next year to prepare for the next Olympic Games.
We could not have achieved all these successes without our fantastic team, owners and partners. We would like to thank you all for this fantastic year and hope for an equally fantastic year in 2022.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!