Photo by: persburo Melissen

From the KFPS:

“It is not often that the term “allround” is as appropriate as in the case of newly registered Bikkel 470 (Beart 411 Sport x Tsjerk 328 Sport Preferent). The stallion just finished his KFPS Central Stallion Proving scoring 77 points in all three disciplines and a 7 for nearly all elements. He acquired the license owing to his steady performance combined with his beautiful type, correct conformation and, judging team Bauke de Boer emphasised, his outstanding character, underlined beautifully by his calm reaction to the playful passage under his belly of his owner Monod’s two young daughters.
In conformation Bikkel does not take to his sire. His harmonious build and youthful expression bring to mind his dam’s sire Tsjerk 328 Sport Preferent. His movements mediate between the two. He owes his spacious movements to Beart 411 Sport, but with a faster hind leg than most of his half brothers and sisters.
Bikkel really progressed during the test. He had an easy trot from the start, but the quality of his walk in particular has really improved.
Bikkel 470 was born as Bikkel fan ’e Lange Ekers at H. Bakker’s from Haskerhorne. He descends from Stam 19, that originates from the well-known Model mares Landsvrouwe and Landsdochter from breeder Pasma’s Redia Stables. Bikkel’s dam is nine-year-old Ster mare Lysbeth fan ’e Lange Ekers. Her full brother Marco fan ’e Lange Ekers entered the Central Stallion Proving four years ago but did not manage to acquire approval. Bikkel granddam is a Ster Preferent daughter by Thomas 327. The next mare in line is also Ster and Preferent. She is by Tjimme 275.
Bikkel will be available for service at  De Nieuwe Heuvel in the Dutch Lunteren (www.denieuweheuvel.com).”

Bikkel’s scores as a saddle horse, driving horse and harness horse:

walk trot canter balans suppleness transitions impulsion total
7.0 7.5 6.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 77.0
walk trot balance suppleness transitions impulsion total
7.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 77.0
foreleg hind leg suspension carriage front suppleness impulsion total
7.0 7.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 77.0