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Zinius stays as no. one on the WBFSH Rolex World Ranking List

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Harrie Smolders and Zinius after one of their many victories. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

The 14-year-old KWPN gelding Zinius (Nabab de Reve x Kannan) holds on as no. one on the latest WBFSH Rolex World Ranking List for breeders of jumping horses.

With 1400 points, Zinius – that is bred by Mario Everse and competed by Harrie Smolders – tops the ranking for a fifth consecutive month, and is followed by Eric Lamaze’s Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II) on 1360 points. Fine Lady 5 is a 14-year-old Hannoveraner mare bred by Wilhelm Leymann. 

Daniel Deusser’s 10-year-old Zangersheide stallion Tobago Z (Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve x Mr. Blue) follows as rank three, down from rank two last month, with 1293 points. Tobago Z is bred by Jonas Bellemans.

New as number four is Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet). The 9-year-old KWPN gelding is bred by Willy Wijnen, and is ridden by Ben Maher. Peder Fredricson’s Hansson WL (Hip Hop x Iowa), Swedish bred by Walltorps Lantbruks AB, follows in fifth place with 1225 points.

On the studbook ranking, KWPN keeps its top rank with Zinius, Explosion W and California (L'Esprit x Libero H) as their three best representatives. With 6963 points, the KWPN is followed by BWP on 6204 points with H&M Harley vd Bisschop (Dulf van den Bisschop x Coronado), Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili (Berlin x Udarco) and Gancia de Muze (Malito de Reve x Nimmerdor) as their three top ambassadors. 

Royce (Cafe Au Lait x Grandilot), Balou Rubin R (Balou du Rouet x Couleur Rubin) and Chacanno (Chacco-Blue x Kannan) put Oldenburg-International third as their three highest ranked horses. 


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