27 December 2022

Quick Touch JW Van’t Meulenhof and Tim Prouvé win the Zangersheide competition for 6-year old stallions.

The second day of Jumping Mechelen is partly known for the stallion competitions. Early in the evening 18 impressive young and promising stallions took a chance over the 1.30 high course for the title of best 6-year old stallion. 5 of them, all Belgian bred, went clear. The win was for Quick Touch JW Van’t Meulenhof (Kannan x Elvis ter Putte | BWP), bred by Bvba ‘t Meulenhof & Jan Wuytack and owned by the Prouvé family.

It was Tim Prouvé that led the brown stallion to the finish. Father Bert saw that it was good:

I discovered Quick Touch on Facebook. A French client of mine posted a video of a handsome stallion from which the breeding immediately catched my eye. He was only just saddlebroken but his jump was extreme. Actually because of the lack of experience you couldn’t say much about him, but I really liked that horse.” At the age of 4 Quick Touch came to Het Prova-Hof. Bert: “En then came covid-19. So he didn’t gain much experience in his first years. But that certainly didn’t stop him. Quick Touch did great at the world championships for young horses at Zangersheide. He’s constantly jumping finals en finished in the top a lot of times..”

For Bert the biggest qualities of his stallion are clear: “Quick Touch has a fantastic frontleg, is careful and forward-thinking. Above that he has a great, “chill” mentality. But he knows very well when the game is on and it’s time to shine..”

A breeder would be happy with with less, but at the moment Quick Touch isn’t yet available for breeding. Bert: “Sport is important for us. If he proves himself, for example in the stallion competitions, he’ll be available for breeding in the future.” With the win in this major Zangersheide competitions at Jumping Mechelen, that seems to be going well.

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