The talented Jos Verlooy has just won the 6 year old horses final at Beervelde. Jos rode Japatero, an Eldorado van de Zeshoek son and was faster than his chef d’équipe Dirk Demeersman who rode Jaguar van Paemel. ‘It would have been worse for Jos if I would have beaten him instead of he beating me,’ Dirk laughed.
Japatero came to Euro Horse as a 4 year old. ‘We bought him after we saw him at a free jumping contest. He showed a lot of potential. To be honest: he has everything I want in a horse. He has scope, quality and is a very careful horse. Earlier we won two classes in Hasselt, now Beervelde. He’s such a great horse. Now it’s time for some time off, he can relax at the meadow. He deserves that. I’m not sure if he’s going to the World Championship at Zangersheide. We’ll have to wait and see. We have time. I am looking forward to the future with him.’ And to be honest, we understand why Jos is saying that.