We have had an incredible weekend in Schijndel (The Netherlands) where the show Indoor Breugel 2011 has taken place. In a beautiful decorated indoor arena levels B till M2 have been ridden on Saturday and levels Z1 and Z2 on Sunday.
All winners of all levels qualified for the Decor Son final on Sunday. All finalists competed against each other and during their test they were supported by live music. Really nice!
Our stable rider Maddy was the first of our Beukenvallei-team who qualified for this final. She competed VDB Carros Corleone. This four year old son of Johnson is owned by Dutch family Van de Broek and is in training at The Beukenvallei. Corleone was very focussed on his rider and did a very good job: he won the test and could come back on Sunday for the final.
On Sunday Maddy rode a very good test again aboard Corleone although it was only his sixth show. Even with the live music on the stage next to the arena he was concentrated.
So we knew the test was very good but it's not over before the last competitor has done the test so it was exciting till the end. All competitors were invited in the arena for the prize giving ceremony. Then, the results were announced. Maddy and VDB Carros Corleone have won the final! The judge gave this combination a lot of compliments.
Maddy won the challenge cup, a bronze statue. The owners were photographed with their horse during the super organized ceremony. A very nice end of a succesful weekend!