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One of the highlights of this year’s KWPN Stallion Show was the farewell of Glock’s Johnson TN, who had won the stallion show so convincingly himself in 2005. In both sport and breeding, one international success was followed by the next under rider Hans Peter Minderhoud. The stallion was declared preferent last year, and his offspring are already stepping into his footsteps. After one final brilliant performance in front of a sell out crowd in an ecstatic Brabanthallen stadium, a clearly emotional Minderhoud said; “How special it is to become champion here 14 years ago, and remain a champion your whole life. He only truly showed all his quality in the Grand Prix. The feeling he gave me riding down that centre line in Rotterdam or Aachen was unbelievable. Of course I also want to thank Anna, Johnson’s groom, who has not missed a single competition. We would never be where we are without her.”

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