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Horse Driving Trials

Went to see marathon yesterday, it was Finnish Championships this weekend.

Like last time, there's lots of them photos.

This is shetland pony gelding Ajoksen Jimi born in 1999 here in Finland. By Korholan Pinocchio out of Opan mare Voutilan Domina. Driver is Ella Komulainen.

This pair is konik gelding Gonzo II (infront) and estonian horse gelding Aslak behind. Gonzo II was foaled in 1997 in Germany and is by Gonzo, out of Nadziak mare Hesja. Aslak was foaled in 2001 in Estonia, is by Aku out of Roolik mare Reesi. Driver is Jenny Eklund and the groom is Iida Raja-Aho.

Approved welsh cob stallion Brudvik Dewin, foaled in 2003 in Sweden, by Broughton Replica out of Nebo Prince mare Navestock Duchess. Driver Saana Hakala - groom Sonja Manninen.

Gelding Cisco, possibly gelderlander, foaled in 1995 (Netherlands), pedigree unknown. Driver Tove-Maria Holmasto - groom Patrik Andersin.

Friesian gelding Coen D foaled in 2000 in Netherlands. By Karel out of Melle mare Kwien v.d. Rafarohoeve. Driver Marko Särmäharju - groom Juha Vilenius. This probably was Champion Horse.

Holsteiner gelding Cojac on left and kwpn gelding Mingo on right. Driver Jari Ihanamäki - groom's name not known. Cojac was foaled in 1999 in Germany and is by Canino de Lobo out of Alcatraz mare Gundis. Mingo was foaled in 1994 in Netherlands and is by Fortuin Z, out of Frühling mare Joly.

Possibly a lipizza gelding Conversano Legeny foaled in 1999 in Germany, his pedigree is unknown. Driver Annika Härkönen - groom Taru Suominen.

Approved finnish horse stallion Elvari, foaled in 1993 - his family is trotters. Driver Marita Johansson - groom Noora Helenius.

Welsh mountain mare Friars First Love, foaled in 2003 in UK. Is by Friars Oscar, out of Pontgam Supreme mare Friars Lovebird. Driver Minna Räf.

Friesian gelding Jorik M foaled in 2003 in Netherlands. By Brandus out of Tsjalling mare Pijaf fan J.Y.B. Driver Heidi Sinda - groom Timo Vähä-Erkkilä. Gelding Jorrit fan't Wyldpaed in behind.

Friesian gelding Jorrit fan't Wyldpaed on left, foaled in 2002 in Netherlands. By Onne out of Teunis mare Sonja K. Jorik on right.

Shetland pony mare H.B. Yankee foaled in 1999 (FIN) by Ramses out of Östertorps Ametist mare Ruskelan Hubba-Bubba. Driver Heidi Huovila.

Finnish horse gelding Hessin Jeviiri was foaled in 2005. He is from riding horse family and is very untypical looking finnish horse. Driver Heidi Sinda - groom Janne Haavisto.

Finnish horse gelding Hessin Vihtori was foaled in 1999, is from riding horse family also. Driver Hannu Kalalahti - groom Kaisu Simonsen.

Finnish horse mare Hessin Virpi was foaled in 2003 also from riding horse family. Driver Pirjo Reunanen - groom Jari Paija.

Finnish horse mare Illuusia was foaled in 2001. Her family is trotters. Driver Leena Paija - groom Jari Paija.

Welsh pony gelding It's Calvin, foaled in 1999. By Casnewydd Showman (UK) out of Cawdor Hywel mare Carima. Driver Lotta Turku - groom Annika Härkönen.

Calvin's full brother It's Casper, foaled in 1998. Driver is Fredrik von Schantz, groom's name not known. Is Champion Pony.

Jade, only shetland pony that was willing to go to water.

Taking a sip.

Jade was foaled in 1988 in Sweden, is by Joliet v. Spuitjesdom out of Rosehaugh of Transy mare Kinella Georgina.

Mare Kidi DK of unknown breed was foaled in 1993. She is by Kimmi af Nørhalne and is out of Diana (pedigree unknown). Lili in behind. Driver is Ben Simonsen - groom Antti Korpela. Champions of pairs.

Trakehner gelding Kontiki II was foaled in 1997 in Germany. His pedigree is unknown. Driver Barbro Henriksson - groom Britta Henriksson.

Heh I think I will made second post because there's lots more to come. :P


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you posted these. They are great photos, and I find the photos of the rotund little Shetlands after the ones of the regal and tall Friesians really funny.
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Great photos! SO many beautiful horses! I miss driving, very much appreciate the photos :)
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
I LOVE these photos- such high quality and so dynamic!- and I love all of the info to go alomng with them. Awesome.
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Cisco is gorgeous!! And the ponies are all so cute. I like the one of the pony taking a sip of water. These are fantastic photos.
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this gorgeous post! I loved it all. And gosh, I would love to have that Welsh D stallion in my paddock! :)

I'm planning on training my horses to drive one day.
Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos!!
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I love when you post photos. Not only do we get to see beautiful horses in action but you also let us who they are.
Aug. 4th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Wow, that looks like a lot of fun.
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