September, 27 2020

Holland Amateur Challenge.

The Stoop family team are now veterans of show organising and this year separated their popular Arabian Horse Weekend and Amateur Challenge Shows. They paired the Amateur Event instead with the Dutch Arabian Western Riders Association (DAWRA) show, who joined the Challenge last year. They managed to achieve almost as many entries as last year, hosting a lot of newcomers in the halter classes. We know Holland as a county with good moving bloodlines in their Arabians and you can see it in the pictures, smiling handlers with big trotting horses !  They were the first show to host a Junior Horse section in all three Pleasure classes plus a Classic Pleasure Championship from two Senior sections. 

We also had our first and only Versatile   "Triple Crown" for 2020 at the show. Kim De Bloeme and her mare AF Tryoshka who won a Halter, Pleasure and Trail class. (Pictured on News Page) 

This show is a very positive addition to the Arabian horse calendar. 


  • GOLD NOVICE CHAMPION - Servaz Heijmans with Gandahara by Pegasus.
  • GOLD AMATEUR CHAMPION - Kim De Bloeme with AF Tryoshka by AF Umoyo 
  • GOLD EXPERIENCED CHAMPION - Ruth Wahlberg with Forelock's Yinx by FS Reflection (Pictured here)
  • WINNER JUNIOR CLASSIC PLEASURE Ilona Bax riding FA Olympus 
  • GOLD CHAMPION CLASSIC PLEASURE - Anouk Daris riding Gypsy Queen Hagelkruis H (PB)
  • WINNER JUNIOR HUNTER PLEASURE Chantal Schilperoort dring  PALERMO KA by QR Marc
  • WINNER HUNTER PLEASURE: Kim De Bloeme riding AF Tryoshka by AF Umoyo
  • WINNER JUNIOR WESTERN PLEASURE: Sebastiaan Volker riding Palermo KA
  • WINNER WESTERN PLEASURE: Annelieke Stoop riding  Gypsy Queen Hagelkruis H (PB)
  • WINNER IN HAND TRAIL: Annelieke Stoop with Gypsy Queen Hagelkruis H (PB)
  • WINNER RIDDEN TRAIL:  Kim De Bloeme riding AF Tryoshka by AF Umoyo


Thank you to Jan Kan for the pictures.