The Russian Equestrian Federation has selected one horse to represent Russia at the 2020 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany.
The 2020 WCYH were originally scheduled for August, but moved indoors to a new date - 9 - 13 December 2020 - due to the corona pandemic.
Russia is eligible to select one horse-and-rider combination per age division, but with borders closed in Russia due to Covid-19, only one pair ended up being selected.
The Dutch based Tatiana Makarova was able to qualify two 5-year olds for Verden, but had to make a choice. Her two options were the KWPN stallion Khan S (by Negro x Jazz) and President’s Kingsley (by Chagall x United).
Makarova chose Khan S, owned by Ad van der Veeken and Nicol Avontuur of AniCare Sporthorses in partnership with the breeders, as her WCYH ride. He is bred by Christel en Bart Spijkers and was approved at the 2018 KWPN Stallion Licensing but never did the performance test.
"Let's cross our fingers for us and wish us good luck if the Championship still go on," Makarova stated.
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