2019 Irish Warmblood Dressage Festival

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Dressage Foal Championship

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Stage 2 & Stage 3 Stallion Inspection (Dressage)

9 - 12 October 2019


WSI inspectors Claire Wood and Thomas Reed will be joined by fellow WSI inspectors:

Bert Rutten
: Bert is a member of the WSI Stallion Committee (Dressage) and Chair of the KWPN Stallion Committee (Dressage). During his sport career, Bert formed part of the Dutch team for several European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. With Robby in 1986, Bert won team Silver at the World Championships. In total he competed with 13 horses, all trained by himself, at Grand Prix-level. Bert will give lessons to dressage riders on Wednesday, give a presentation and judge foals for the Dressage Foal Championship on Thursday, and inspect dressage stallions on Friday and Saturday.

 

Wim Veersteg: A member of WSI Stallion Committee (Dressage), Wim has been a KWPN Senior Inspector since 2004. Wim's main task with the KWPN is to supervise stallion selection. Prior to joining the KWPN, Wim served as director / breeding technical advisor for the Dutch Riding Horse and Pony Stud Book (NRPS) from 1990 - 2003. Wim competed in ZZ-jumping classes (1.35 m.). Wim will judge foals on Thursday for the Dressage Foal Championship, and inspect dressage stallions on Friday and Saturday.

 

Courtney Stuart: WSI's Test Rider (Dressage) is Courtney Stuart, who has represented Ireland in CDIO3*competitions. Courtney has lived and competed in both Ireland and the USA, where she rode for Olympic dressage rider Jan Ebeling. She is widely viewed as one of Ireland's most promising riders, and in 2018 she won the National Medium Freestyle Championship on her young stallion HH Empire. Courtney will serve as Test Rider on Saturday.


2019 Irish Warmblood Showjumping & Eventing Festival

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Showjumping & Eventing Foal Championship

17- 19 October 2019


WSI inspectors Claire Wood and Thomas Reed will be joined by fellow WSI inspectors:

Cor Loeffen: A member of WSI Stallion Inspection Committee (SJ-EV) since 2016, Cor has been the Chair of the KWPN Stallion Committee (Showjumping) since 2014 and a member of the Committee since 2011 and from 1995 - 1999. A showjumping rider, Cor also has served as a mare inspector for the KWPN and for many decades as a riding instructor at the National Riding Academy at Deurne. 

 

Wim Veersteg: A member of WSI Stallion Inspection Committee (SJ-EV) since 2016, Wim has been a KWPN Senior Inspector since 2004. Wim's main task with the KWPN is to supervise stallion selection. Prior to joining the KWPN, Wim served as director / breeding technical advisor for the Dutch Riding Horse and Pony Stud Book (NRPS) from 1990 - 2003. Wim competed in ZZ-jumping classes (1.35 m.).

 

Paddy O'Donnell: WSI's Test Rider (Showjumping), Paddy O'Donnell, is one of Ireland's most successful riders. He was crowned the National Champion Showjumping Rider, champion of Grand Prix series, and he has jumped for Ireland in FEI competitions every year since 2009. Paddy also is one of Ireland's most talented and successful producers of young showjumping horses.



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