By now the long awaited ASPC/AMHR European Nationals and AMHA European Regionals are already over and history. Some of our miniature horses were shown at these shows and our two buckskin driving mares – Amy and PJ – did particularly well.
Amy (Modello Hawks B Buck Amy Behold I Am) did again prove how versatile and reliable she is by now, even though she is only 4 years old. Thanks to her trainer Veronika Vonková she developed into the perfect little Western Country Pleasure and Classic Pleasure Driving horse and she is bringing home ribbons pretty much all the time. Among her winnings at the ASPC/AMHR European Nationals on July 22./23. in Lier/Belgium were four first places in Western Country Pleasure Driving and Hunter! She was shown in Open by Veronika Vonková and in Youth by Karolína Machová (who only trained with her 2 or 3 times!!). PJ (Dundee Proud In Pajamas, trained and shown by Susan Bijl/NL) did also very well in her division, Country Pleasure Driving.
The AMHA European Regional Championship Show on August 12./13. in De Mortel/The Netherlands brought again several first places for our horses, both for Amy and also PJ. But the absolute highlight of the show for us was PJ winning Grand Champion Country Pleasure Driving!!!! This little mare gave everything and this time kept her cool (always her biggest issue as she is super sensitive and freaks easily) which was rewarded with the perfect ending to her first show season. In order to give her a more solid foundation she will stay in training with Susan for the 2018 show season. But for now all the horses deserved a rest and are enjoying their holiday in the pasture.