Daughters of Tonjes 459 Sport earn Star and Crown predicates!

February 25th, 2016 was a very exciting day for us.  It was the conclusion of the first round of ABFP tests for our stallion Tonjes 459 Sport.  Six of his adult offspring were being inspected by the KFPS jury to see how they had progressed in their riding and driving training over the last couple of months.

Each of the six did a great job before the judges, with some even earning scores as high as 77, 78.5 and 79!  We felt so proud of them and of Tonjes!

But the most exciting part came when the horses were shown in hand and inspected as if at a keuring.  We were excited to hear that one of his daughters (Tonjes 459 Sport X Doaitsen 420 Sport) became 2nd premie Star.  (Congratulations to owners Ted & Tina Vanderkooi!)  But we were even more thrilled to learn that our own mare, Martie KCF (Tonjes 459 Sport X Jasper 366 Sport + Pref), was given a 1st premie and earned her Crown predicate.  What a joyful day!

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to FHANA and everyone at Performa Dressage for making this ABFP testing in Michigan such a success.  We are also very grateful for the hard work and skillful training of Alfons van Proos Dij, Martinus Hoekstra and Lisa Anes-Delaat.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone!

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