Wins Dutch National Championship
the 11-year-old gelding sired by Morningside Stud's stallion Ekstein,
won the 2002 Dutch National Showjumping Championship in Hoofddorp,
Holland over the weekend 14 - 16 June.
and his breeder/rider Gert-Jan Bruggink, narrowly defeated last
year's champion, Angelique Horn and Hascal, who placed second. Other
top riders and horses
from the Netherlands included 3rd place finisher Marc Houtzager
on HBC Jacomar, 4th place finisher Ben Schroder on Agrovorm's Maria
Callas, and fifth place
finisher Albert Voorn on Tinello Corona. Also competing in the championship
were Albert Zoer, Eric van der Vleuten, Peter Geerink, and Olympic
winner Jeroen Dubbeldam.
Joel (Ekstein x Ramiro Z) and Bruggink were the 2001 Gold Medal
winners in the European Championship for Young Riders, 2001 Gold
Medal winners in the Samsung Nations Cup World Final, and 2001 Vice-Champions
(Zion x Joost) is approved by the KWPN and has 16 offspring competing
at 1.40 - 1.60 metre, two winning and/or placing in Nations Cup
classes, and two
placing in World Cup classes.