On 20, 21 and 22 July for one weekend, Lanaken will be again the capital of Horse-land. Their numbers have reached five hundred by now, fillies and colts. The foals are weighed off against each other but without prejudice. And that is one thing the breeders appreciate. They do not always agree with the jury, or not straight away, but everyone starts at Z Festival with the same chance. No distinction is made on the basis of breed, colour or reputation. Every breeder is welcome, no matter who you are, only the result counts.
In addition, Z Festival is the place to be to be selected for the Z Quality Auction in September. That is where the economical value of the foal is determined.
WC qualifier for 5- and 6-yr-olds
As organiser Zangersheide is entitled to fill several starting places and that is why the qualifiers are organised. They always take place in two different weekends with two qualifiers for each category.
These qualifiers are open for 5- and 6-yr-old Z horses. The first two qualifiers are held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June and the third and fourth during Z Festival on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July. After that the final lists are made and the best five of each age group will get a starting place for the WC.
Z-showjumping contest 4-yr-old Z-horses
Sunday 22 July there will be a showjumping contest for 4-yr-old Z-horses.
Friday 20 July
08.30 hrs: Championships for coltsalso selection for the Zangersheide Quality Auction
Saturday 21 July:
08.30 hrs: Championships for fillies also selection for the Zangersheide Quality Auction
10.00 hrs: 3rd qualifier for 5-yr-old Z-Horses for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2012
14.00 hrs: 3rd qualifier for 6-yr-old Z-Horses for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2012
Sunday 22 July:
08.30 hrs: Championship for 4-yr-old Z-Horses
right after: 4th qualifier for 5-yr-old Z-Horses for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2012
14.00 hrs: 4th qualifier for 6-yr-old Z-Horses for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2012