22 PRE HORSES CLASSED AS “EXCELLENT” AT THE 2012 YOUNG HORSE DRESSAGE CIRCUIT FINAL
Almost 40% of the Spanish Horses were awarded the score of Excellent, and more than 36% were Very Good
The Final for the Young Horse Selection Tests (PSCJ) in the discipline of Dressage took place from the 8th to 11th of October in ECUZAR in Zaragoza. 181 horses (160 Purebred Spanish Horses) had qualified for the final of one of the twelve tests making up this ninth circuit, coordinated by ANCCE through a designation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. These tests are distributed throughout the year and held throughout all of Spain.
In the category for 4 year-olds, 9 horses were awarded the score of Excellent; AV Taranto, owned by Agricola Valvi, being the horse with the highest score, with a final average of 72.983%. Of the 24 participant in the category for 5 year-old horses, 9 were awarded the score of Excellent, with Spirit de Jama (CDE), owned by Yeguada Jama and bred by José Luis Muñoz, in the lead, with an average of 73.391%. He was followed by the PRE, ANCCE Notable La Devesa—member of the ANCCE Team and owned by Yeguada La Devesa—with 71.378%. Among the 6 year-olds, 9 horses were Excellent, with Oxido being noteworthy; he is owned by Yeguada Domincano and bred by Hnos. Mojarro Zamora. Oxido ran away with first place and a final average of 74.898%.
Likewise, ten 4 year-olds, nine 5 year-olds and four 6 year-olds were awarded the score of Very Good for Dressage.
The classification of Good was awarded to seven PRE 4 year-old horses, two 5 year-olds and no 6 year-olds.
All results obtained by the horses participating in the various tests of the Qualifiers and Final of the 9th Young Horse Circuit can be consulted on the ANCCE web-site: www.ancce.com
The 2012 Performance Tests for Dressage concludes with this final. A performance test for morphology was also carried out during the final, using the Lineal Morphological Score, which enables horses to be genetically assessed for their aptitude for dressage and for morphology. After this assessment, horses earning the category of Recommended Young Breeding Stock will be listed in the corresponding Breeding Stock Catalog and in the PRE Stud Book for distribution within the framework of the Breeding Program.
Finally, the high quality of the horses presented at this final is noteworthy, as demonstrated by the results. Almost 40% of the Spanish horses presented achieved the qualification of Excellent and more than 36%, that of Very Good.