PRIMEVAL KOSSACK – 2020 WAHO Trophy Winner – Netherlands

PRIMEVAL KOSSACK, Chestnut Stallion, 2012 (Stival / Pribaltika)
Owner and Breeder: The Kossack Stud B.V.
Strain: Hamdani Simri (Selma)

“A modern Show Arabian who also proves to be able to perform great under saddle !”

The Dutch Arab Horse Society (AVS) is pleased to announce that their WAHO Trophy for 2020 has been awarded to the outstanding stallion, PrimeVal Kossack. Born in 2012, he is by the well-known Stival (by Gazal al Shaqab) out of the Russian *Elite mare Pribaltika, a daughter of the legendary Balaton, “Horse of the Century” in Russia, out of Pantomima by Naftalin. Pribaltika is the full sister to the top Russian sire Pobeditel. Further, she is tracing back to Palomna (by Aswan), the three times US Top Ten mare and Canadian Top Ten mare Poznan (by Nabeg), and Palmira (by Salon).

Tara den Hartog with Primeval Kossack
photo: Jan Kan

PrimeVal Kossack has already had an impressive show career with many National and International titles at his young age, only 8 years old. Dutch National Champion as Foal, as Junior and as Senior stallion, Dutch Best Bred Foal, several Best of Show titles, Bronze Medal Champion Overall Yearlings at the Arabian Futurity Europe 2013 in Aachen, Gold Medal Champion Junior Stallions at the International Show in Salzkotten and Gold Medal Champion Senior Stallions at the European Show in Ströhen. As a highlight, PrimeVal Kossack won the Gold Medal Senior Stallions at the European Breeders Championships in Chantilly, France in 2017.

Primeval Kossack
photo: Jan Kan

After these show successes his sport-career started and within less than three years, PrimeVal and his rider Tara den Hartog have been promoted to the advanced 4th level dressage (ZZ Zwaar in the Netherlands) through many victories.

In addition to winning the 2019 Dutch National Championship Dressage and the Freestyle to Music with an impressive percentage of 73.215% at the National Championships in Ermelo, this year he won again the Freestyle to Music with 73.500% and the prize for the best combination at the Allround Arabian Festival. However, he mainly achieved the promotion points and victories in competitions between Warmblood horses!

The fact that PrimeVal Kossack can compete with Warmblood horses, in combination with his size, impressive gaits and stunning appearance, makes him a true ambassador for the Arabian horse.

Trophy presentation for Primeval Kossack
photo: Jan Kan

The WAHO Trophy was presented at the Dutch National Championship show in Exloo on 13 September 2020, to breeders and owners Mr. Robbie den Hartog and his wife Mrs Erny den Hartog representing the Kossack Stud, and to their talented daughter Tara den Hartog who, in the footsteps of her mother, achieved this exceptional level of dressage with PrimeVal Kossack.