Chris Kappler has won with VDL Oranta and VDL Masserati and became 2nd with VDL Orame at the Blainville Jumping International horseshow in Canada.
VDL Masserati (Indoctro x G. Ramiro Z) won the 1.45 m class on Wednesday. With VDL Oranta (Indorado x Nimmerdor) he won on Thursday a 1.45 m class agains the clock and he became 8th in the Grand Prix of Blainville on Sunday. In this Grand Prix Oranta was clear but had one down in the jump off. Chris Kappler also competed for the first time with the approved stallion VDL Orame (Indoctro x Ramiro) in a 1.40 m class and they made a good start with a clear round. Of their class they became the 2nd best horse of the show. VDL Orame was placed one time 2nd and one time 4th.
Another good news from the USA is that after 1 year competing VDL Oranta is at the 6th place in the American
Grand Prix Association (AGA) ranking for jumphorses.
AGA Horse of the Year Standings:
Standing Horse Owner Total Money
1 Baloubet Du Rouet Diego Parella Coutino $ 83,685
2 Madison Alexa Weeks $ 77,480
3 Glasgow Glasgow Group $ 77,300
4 Loxley Horst Jaeggle $ 68,580
5 Panic Abigail S. Wexner $ 52,500
6 VDL Oranta M & K Oranta, LLC $ 46,600
7 Little Big Man Laura Chapot & Chado Farm, Inc. $ 45,615
8 Goldika 559 McLain Ward $ 43,250
9 Arko III John & Lisa Hales $ 38,000
10 Larentino Eliza Shuford $ 36,140