Zangersheide Forms the Center Stage of Showjumping Sport & Breeding this Week

Lanaken, Belgium – September 17, 2023 – From the 20th to the 24th of September, Zangersheide will once again be the centre stage for the world’s best bred and most talented five-, six-, and seven-year-old show jumpers. Besides the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses, the event also features the FEI Sires of the World, the Belgian Showjumping Championships and the Zangersheide Quality Auctions.

A selection of the best-performing young horses from all over the world will compete for the championship title in Lanaken at the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses. Ridden by the likes of Niels Bruynseels, Pieter Devos, Jerome Guery, the Philippaerts family, Christian Ahlmann, Sanne Thijssen, Michael Duffy and many more competitive riders, the game will be on and exciting till the end.

Defending Champions
On the entry list we find last year’s five-year-old champion Bp Goodfellas (by Stakkato Gold), who is set to compete with the six-year-olds this year under Niamh McEvoy (IRE). Alex David Gill (GBR) will ride no less than two former bronze medalists. Mindset ES (by Aganix du Seigneur) will now appear in the six-year-olds, and Lacoste VDL (VDL Zirocco Blue) will try his luck with the Englishman in the seven-year-olds.

Packed Program
Besides the World Championships, the program is filled with highlights such as the Belgian Seniors Championships and breeding enthusiasts will be able to indulge in the FEI Sires of the World, in which approved stallions will make their mark, as well as at the Studbook Zangersheide stallion selection.

Three Evenings of Quality Auction
The famous Zangersheide Quality Auction will provide the perfect ending of the day with three consecutive auction nights in a row. On Thursday evening a collection of top 2- and 3- year-old talents will come under the hammer, after which on Friday and Saturday the most promising Z- foals will change hands. Entry to the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses is free. Visit the event website for the full details, the provisional schedule and the full list of participants.

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Source: Press Release by Eva van den Adel / Equitext for Zangersheide

Photo: © Zangersheide