Archive for June, 2012
Don’t worry, you can choose several if you want to.
Just something little less serious for a change. I found some fun blog challenges (you may challenge me if you have something in your mind, that would be fun) and decided to make a list of finnhorses from A to Z (plus umlauts Ä (ae) and Ö (oe), Å since the Finnish alphabet includes them too. :))
- And yes, there would have been many good horses to many of the letters, but I had to choose one. ;)
A – Alarik 134, one of the studs from finnhorse’s early years
B – Bogatir, the first R-studbooked stallion
C – Corleone, the finnhorse dressage champion 2011
D – Docka, a first-prize mare from the early years of finnhorse’s studbook
E – Eino, the founder one of the four till existing sire lines
F – Feelis must be one of the best known finnhorses in France after participating twice to Prix des Pays Nordiques in Vincennes.
G – Gustav Dahlia, the Pikkukunkku winner, Derby and Tawastjerna Memorial silver medalist 2011
H – Hippos, born 1891, was referred as one of the most perfectly structured horses the studbook committee had ever seen.
I – Ihme-Toti, trotter king 1962 (and several placements)
J – Jaakko Tt 118, founder of one of the four still remaining sire lines, probably the most common through Eri-Aaroni.
K – Kirppu Tt 710, founder of another of the few remaining sire lines
L – Laippa, the Finnish work horse champion 2006, silver medalist 2008 & 2010
M – Murto, sire of Eri-Aaroni, trotter king 1926 and 1929
N – Nynny, mother of 17, 7 of which star- or quality trotters (record 1.30,0 and below)
O – Onnipoika, a black R-stud
P – Pette, multiple big race winner, J- and R-studbooked stallion
Q – Quutar, the only finnhorse to have a name that begins with Q. Sorry, no photo yet.. :D
R – Reipas the wonder gelding, races 1300 starts in his career with 348 wins.
S – Suikku, has 1240 offspring, undoubtably has had a great influence on modern finnhorse.
T – Topi, another wonder gelding, grand championship winner 1964-1965
U – Uljaanpoika, whose sire line has continued to this date
V – Vonkaus the wonder gelding raced over 700 starts with 317 wins
W – Wilmatilda, a P-studbooked mare
X – Xavier Hagby, former trotter, gelded 2002, competed in regional show jumping contests
Y – Ypäjä Tarja, owned by the former president of Finland Tarja Halonen
Z – Zimone, just a nice-looking J-studbook mare :)
Å – found no horses
Å – Äijön Kierna, a silver dapple black pony-sized finnhorse mare
Ö – found no horses
You learn something new every day… I had listened to HIM, but only just now I learned that their video “The Funeral Of Hearts” has a few finnhorses starring the Finnish mystique and mythology-themed video.
The horse with the wide blaze is called Pläsi.
From: Suomenhevostammojen aateli, part I: 1947-1951 (suomenhevosliitto.fi by Marko Vuolukka)
This series of articles introduces you to the best finnhorse broodmares of all time. The goal is to present all those finnhorse mares that have produced at least three star trotters (“tähtijuoksija”, a finnhorse that trots a km-time under 1.30,0). This group of mares gets about twenty new members every year, so as this series gets near to it’s end, there must be about five hundred noble mares.
Until the end on 2010 there were altogether 455 finnhorse mares,who had produced at least three star trotter horses. The author of the earlier article series, Marko Vuolukka, produced the first version in 1998-2001 for Hevosmaailma (Horse World) magazine.
|AARONIN-TYTTÖ||1947||1.31,4||3||5||Eri-Aaroni||Loora||Erkka||Loora (yh 5015 AA)|
The series starts with a daughter of the famous Eri-Aaroni. Aaronin-Tyttö, born in 1947, left the race tracks with a record 1.31,4. Four out of five of her foals did better than herself and three of them trotted below the magical 1.30 limit.
Her first foal, stallion Vara (1953 by Murtovara), trotted 1.29,1. This stallion became an important link in the rare sire line, which has later produced e.g. the star trotters Jalo, Varan-Vippe, Veto-Vihje, Jalonen and Ailov.
Vermo Star -television series shows a horse a week from trainers whose stables are located near Vermo race track. They have visited a few times on Pertti Puikkonen’s stable this spring, and this episode’s star is the ruling trotter queen I.P. Vipotiina.
Sonja Julkunen: The ruling queen I.P. Vipotiina is heading for the fourth trotter queen crown this summer. Before that she should redeem herself in A.V. Marttila mare contest on upcoming Wednesday.
Jaana Lehtonen, I.P. Vipotiinas groom, how long have you known the horse?
JL: I think it’s the sixth summer now.
SJ: So one could say that you two have got to know each other well. I.P. Vipotiina is known as quite a fiery nature, how does she show it?
JL: Well, she is nowadays quite nice at home, that nature comes out mostly on track.
SJ: How has she trained for these past months at home?
JL: She’s almost daily walking, lots of walk and swimming few times a week. Pertti has also heated other horses keeping vipotiina on a leash beside him.
SJ: So she is not harnessed until the races?
SJ: Vipotiina is now racing for 11th year, she is 13 years old, how does her routine show in training?
JL: We have cut down the jogging, we are trying to save her legs by walking and swimming instead.
SJ: How do you feel about Vipotiina, do you think she still could do better and perhaps take the fourth queen title in a row?
JL: I do not know about her records, but she has just as good chances of winning as other horses…
SJ: So you are not bringing a knife to a gunfight?
SJ: Vipotiinas next challenge is A.V. Marttila mare contest, one mile this Wednesday, how is this for Vipotiina?
JL: It’s fine, she’s good at any distance.
SJ: Which track would have been your favourite?
JL: I think this 9 is just fine for a change, she can save her strength for the last spurt. She has got to outer tracks in her previous starts and had to spurt in the beginning very hard.
SJ: What would you guess for her placing in this race, she has done well but has not won this year yet, could this be it?
JL: We can only hope!
SJ: Bea Puikkonen, you come to your fathers stables to help, what do you think about I.P. Vipotiina?
BP: She is very kind and pleasant horse… and fast, of course.
SJ: You have been present in the queen races to cheer her, how is the atmosphere there?
BP: Of course it is great, and even better when my father is her trainer!
SJ: What do you think about this years queen race?
BP: I just hope that it goes as well as before.
SJ: Do you think you have the best horse for the race?
BP: She will always be the best.
|1609m A,V. Marttilan Tammasarja P. 4000 e. Toto65|
|#||Horse / Driver||Dist:track||Autost. record||Record||Winnings|
|1||B. Turolii / Kari Rosimo||1609: 1||21,7aly||23,4ke||164 855 €|
|2||Oktaavia / Kari Venäläinen||1609: 2||22,2aly||24,2ke||139 040 €|
|3||Marimin / Arto Hammar||1609: 3||21,7aly||23,3ly||209 755 €|
|4||Yllin Kyllin / Teemu Okkolin||1609: 4||25,9ake||25,3ke||40 430 €|
|5||Noriko / Jani Ruotsalainen||1609: 5||24,5ake||25,3ly||59 680 €|
|6||R.R. Ruskariina / Tapio Perttunen||1609: 6||24,8aly||25,3ke||44 310 €|
|7||Liinan Linkki / Jorma Liimatainen||1609: 7||22,8aly||25,1ly||47 690 €|
|8||Poljento / Jukka Kolkka||1609: 8||23,2aly||25,4ke||38 870 €|
|9||I.P. Vipotiina / Pertti Puikkonen||1609: 9||20,2aly||22,3ke||461 970 €|
|10||Tsingiska / Hannu Kamppuri||1609: 10||24,8aly||26,1ke||25 850 €|
|11||Kihiliina / Jarmo Saarela||1609: 11||25,2ake||25,2ke||31 410 €|
|12||Aino-Ilona / Ari Moilanen||1609: 12||22,5aly||24,9ke||62 440 €|
From Suomenpienhevonen.fi (news)
The Nordic Championship Para Dressage 2012 contest was held in Sweden in June 9th-10th 2012. Finnish riders and their horses did well! Great job girls (and gelding :))!
Jaana Kivimäki and Kuu-Akka (Mirlakka-Puolikuu-Resori) placed second in class 1b with 62,681% result on Saturday and also in freestyle dressage class 1b with 68,083% and fourth in 1a.
Johanna Lindblad and Kain Aapeli (Kelmi-Miina-Apeli) placed fifth in group three with 61,778% results on Saturday and fourth on Sunday with 64,750% results.
Jaana and Kuu-Akka have had even more international contest results this year in Para Dressage, and Jaana is also heading for London Paralympics.
CPEDI*** Moorsele, Belgium 13.-15.4.2012
7th Jaana Kivimäki/Kuu-Akka, vfreestyle with music, 65,750 %
7th tila Jaana Kivimäki/Kuu-Akka Personal 66,304 %
4th Jaana Kivimäki/Kuu-Akka Team 67,864 %
Here’s a video of Jaana and Kuu-Akka in Harju, April 28th :)
From Gros Brois, horses’ paradise (26.2.2012)
“I bet The Emperor Napoleon’s Marchall Berthier did not have a clue what will happen later to his hunting domain Gros Bois 30 km from Paris. At the Gros Bois trot training center horses, trainers and other workers have lived since 1962 a real horse lovers’ dream. 4 square km of castles, lakes, forest paths, racing lanes and place for up to 1500 horses. Raining or shining, ideal training here is possible. For Provinssi, a 10-year-old Finnhorse, the very first first competition trip to France could not have had better conditions.”
Lately I have been adding NT to different listings and social medias to reach more audience.
Latest one is BlogCatalog, where bloggers unite. See NT’s page here. You may also review and follow the blog there if you like.
And look at what cool badge I got! ;)
I love this system WordPress has to encourage more good posting -there are goals for posts in amount and these little “trophies” for likes and followers.
I came to see my blog’s statistics this morning, as I usually do, and found out that today there had been just one visit so far -but how that one visitor found his or her way here, was an interesting question typed in search: “Do Finnish horses live for 70 years?”
Well, I have read that the oldest horse ever lived for 62 years, and the oldest living horse in the world is a 51-year-old gelding called Shayne.
The oldest horse in Finland would be (by brief googling) shetland pony mare Iisa Garbo, 40 years, born 1972 in Denmark, and according to one article in Peräseinäjoen Sanomat, the oldest finnhorse (at least the oldest in Peräseinäjoki) might be Risto, who is 31 years today if he hasn’t already passed away. My brief googling did not reveal how old has the oldest finnhorse ever been. Though it is not rare to meet vital finnhorses over 20 years of age.
1984 Kuopio s. Jalomo – Kauko Lähteenmäki, Petäjävesi
1985 Kuopio s. Teräspoju – Unto Toivanen, Juankoski
1986 Kuopio m. Totteriina – Aarne Väisänen, Anjalankoski
1987 Kuopio m. Seita-Sylvia – Toivo Pulliainen, Jäppilä
1988 Kajaani m. Seita Sylvia – Toivo Pulliainen, Jäppilä
1989 Kannus s. Jaafet – Matti Länsimäki, Nurmo
1990 Kannus s. Jaafet - Matti Länsimäki, Nurmo
1991 Seinäjoki s. Jaafet – Matti Länsimäki, Nurmo
1992 Asikkala s. Piet-Hein – Toivo Pulliainen, Jäppilä
1993 Laihia s. Vinnari – Heikki Eronen, Pyhäselkä
1994 Mikkeli s. Vinnari – Heikki Eronen, Pyhäselkä
1995 Lappeenranta s. Vinnari - Heikki Eronen, Pyhäselkä
1996 Kokkola s. Vihla – Olavi Kumlin, Leppävirta
1997 Joensuu m. Vinkale-Tyttö - Tapio Virtanen, Korpilahti
1998 Ylöjärvi m. Vinkale-Tyttö – Tapio Virtanen, Korpilahti
1999 Kannus m. Vinkale-Tyttö - Tapio Virtanen, Korpilahti
2000 Punkaharju m. Vinkale-Tyttö – Tapio Virtanen, Korpilahti
2001 Kuopio s. V.S. Pontus – Keijo Tolonen, Pattijoki
2002 Kannus s. V.S. Pontus – Keijo Tolonen, Pattijoki
2003 Vieremä s. Poseidon – Tatu Kangas, Lapua
2004 Nivala s. Poseidon – Tatu Kangas, Lapua
2005 Kälviä m. Neiti Huhtikuu – Mikko Uusimäki, Kälviä
2006 Joutsa m. Laippa - Kauko Tuominen, Sysmä
2007 Turku m. Jojoriina – Kauko Tuominen, Sysmä
2008 Seinäjoki m. Pelotin – Kauko Tuominen, Sysmä
2009 Kokemäki m. Tähti-Vie – Matti Kyötikki, Virolahti
2010 Heinola m. Jojoriina – Kauko Tuominen, Sysmä
2011 Kannus m. Vilpotar – Markku Mässeli
2012 Jyväskylä s Suikun Lukko – Jarmo Korkeaniemi, Halsua
Stallion Suikun Lukko 1324-95J, (Suikun Ero – Luonto-Riina, Luonnos) has switched from harness racing to work horse’s profession. He showed clearly to be the fastest horse in the contest by trotting the test in 1.33 km-time (his records are 24,6a in harness and m26,4a in monté) and walk in 5.50, clearly faster than any other contestant. Yet after pulling 19 stairs in the pulling test he had confirmed to be the clear winner this year. Formerly he has placed third in Erilo-race in 2000 and second in monté championships in 2005 -another of the many examples of a versatile, great finnhorse!
Friction 41%, strat weight 600kg
|Trot time||Points||Walk time||Points||Stairs pulled = points
|Points from last stair||Style||Pull points
|1||o. Suikun Lukko
|4||t. Vokmarin Vappu
Juha Matti Pakarinen
|9||t. Pihan Alma
|10||o. Aarteen Aprik
|11||o Suviskajan Peku
Kyntäjämestari Napsukka opettaa varsaansa työhevosten tavoille (YLE Areena 5.9.2011)
Napsukka could be already considered as some sort of celebrity, right? :D
Another video of this seven-time Finnish champion.
Työhevosten SM-kilpailun osallistujat (Hippos.fi 1.6.2012)
1. Vokmarin Vappu 1308-06T
mare, born 25.4.2006
Vokmar – Ansan Vire – Vireeni
Breeder Kouvolan seudun ammattiopisto
Owner Kouvolanseudun ammattiopisto
2. Vilpotar 2187-97Ta
mare, born 26.7.1997
Vispok – Vilma-Neiti – Eri-Teräs
Breeder: Mässeli Markku
Owner: Mässeli Markku & Taina
3. Jojoriina 1588-98T
mare, born 2.6.1998
Jaavan Jojo – Peilaus II – Ihme-Puli
Breeder: Tuominen Kauko
Owner: Kupari Anne
4. Luomutar 1775-01Ta
mare, born 189.6.2001
Luomus Jr – Selissa – Selmeri
Breeder: Uusimäki Immo
Owner: Uusimäki Mikko
5. Suviskajan Peku 1829-07Ta
stallion, born 11.7.2007
Kiraus- Hutin Huvi – A.T. Vinski
Breeder: Parviainen Pertti & Porttinen Suvi
Owner: Suutari Jyrki
6. Vinpotar 2250-02T
mare, born 9.11.2002
Poika-Patrik – Viriva – Vinkaus
Breeder: Keskinen Matti
Owner: Makkonen Matti
7. Toja 2485-98T
stallion, born 14.6.1998
Totilo – Uusi-Irmeli – Uusi-Veto
Breeder: Laukkanen Martti & Räsänen Raimo
Owner: Pakarinen Juha Matti
8. Suikun Lukko 1324-95J
stallion, born 10.6.1995
Suikun Ero – Luontoriina – Luonnos
Breeder: Pajunen Markku
Owner: Korkeaniemi Jarmo
9. Pihan Alma 1348-05T
mare, born 18.5.2005
Kihin Hiski – Ritukka – Karski
Breeder: Kuosmanen Janne & Tiina
Owner: Kouvolan seudun ammattiopisto
10. Aarteen Aprik 1008-02Ta
stallion, born 1.4.2002
Vilman Lento – Katrik – Patrik
Breeder: Mässeli Markku & Taina
Owner: Mässeli Markku & Taina
11. Laippa 1324-97T
mare, born 29.5.1997
Pysteri – Peliitta – Luonnos
Breeder: Tuominen Kauko
Owner: Tuominen Pasi
The annual national Finnish work horse championship contest is held this year 9th of June in Jyväskylä, at Killerjärvi race track. Only inspected finnhorse stallions and mares can participate.
Prizes: 2500 EUR – 1250 EUR – 650 EUR – 300 EUR – 200 EUR, next five 100 EUR, the rest 80 EUR if all parts are fulfilled.
Work horse championships crowns finnhorse’s versatility
Left: Vilpotar and Markku Mässeli, champion pair of 2011. Photo from the original article
Finnhorse has been purebred for about 100 years. At first the selection was made purely by horse’s looks and body structure, but already in the 1920s the inspection was changed to measuring the horse’s performance at work. Since then the horses have also competed in pulling heavy loads. Since it is all about finnhorse’s versatility, measuring walk- and trotting times is still a part of Finnish work horse championships. Finnhorses still have an outstanding pulling technique in their genes, which makes them equivalent to even challenge much more bigger and heavier draft horses.
In the 1970s the horse breeding in Finland went historically low, the pulling contests also went on hiatus for a few years. But since 1984 this traditional show of horses’ skills and horsemanship was reawaken. Since then, Suomen Hippos has organized an annual Finnish work horse championships with co-operation of local horse breeding associations.
The participants challenge each other in three partial tests: 1000m trotting test, 500m walk with 500kg load and pulling test, with a sleigh on sand. The starting weight is about 500kg and the load grows 50kg in every 20m. The winner is the horse that gets the most points from these three tests.
Pekka Vilkuna’s contest
Hilippa-sculpture is a challenge cup for national work horse championships participants. It was first given in Turku 2007 and works as a challenge cup for the next ten years, until 2017. Every year the sculpture is given to the annual champion, but after ten years it is given to the horse with most points from the last 10 championship contests.
All the rest approved horses 3 points.
This contest encourages sustainability with work horses and encourage in future work in horse breeding and working.
Finnish Parliament 24.11.2006
Member of Parliament
Pekka vilkuna contest score (after 2011)
Photo by Sini Merikallio
Hovi-Viri – black Finnhorse mare. Looks to have two blue (or maybe partially blue) eyes, and only a star on her face. Were she a Paint, I’d want her tested for frame, but within that breed, this should be minimal splash! I think…
Ypäjä Arska – bay Finnhorse stallion, similar to the mare above, blue eyes with only a star. Looks like he *might* have a teeny bit of a snip though!
Tuulensuun Siila – Finnhorse stallion. Huge color change! My best guess is that he’s a black chestnut (super dark chestnut). Or maybe a dark silver.
Ahonkukka – super light bay silver dapple (I think) Finnehorse filly. Very cool color!
Jessimo – chestnut Finnhorse stallion with a roan mismark on his hip.
Pikpoketti - chestnut Finnhorse stallion with a cool blaze.
Taikahuure – red roan Finnhorse colt. Very few roans in the breed! Both these two come from a lovely blog about Finnhorses, can’t believe all the great info there, check it out!
Thanks for Nicole for blogging about these horses (and mentioning NT :))). But there are more!
Vekselin Ihme is an interesting phenomenon – he was born from chestnut parents as almost completely white! He is assumed to be either sabino or dominant white-coloured, but anyway he stands for his name – Ihme means “wonder” or “miracle”. ;)
Palomino and especially buckskin finnhorses are extremely rare. So far the only surely registered BEC (double palomino, palomino gene from both parents) is the little filly Lakeuden Valotar, born in 2010. Her sire Autere was the first buckskin finnhorse for a while, Sukuposti database knew only two finnhorses of that colour, both of them lived sometime in 19th century and their pedigrees where unknown. Again, Autere’s sire Humeeti is the only finnhorse stallion that has been said to produce guaranteed bay or black foals.
Smoky black is also a very rare colour to meet, but since the trend has been more and more interested in rare colours, three foals have been born and registered as black palominos: Matta (Autere – Venja, 2009), Hennylän Kulta (Helinän Ari – Apilan Viola, 2009), and Kuukson Josefina (Voiveikko – Aatafina, 2011).
Actually, chestnut colour is so dominant in finnhorses because of the early studbooking rules. Chestnut is easy to breed, since two chestnut horses always produce a chestnut foal and therefore gives more confident confirm for foal’s said pedigree.
Silver bay and black are interesting, not too widespread but undercovered. The silver gene does not show in a chestnut, so it can carry on hidden for generations until pops out when combined to black or bay genes, and still a silver bay can go on looking like a dark chestnut… Sukuposti found some bay silver dapples, but only four black silver dapples: A.T. Jesta (1989), A.T. Pikku-Unelma (1996), Äijön Kierna (2006) and Kosken Hermanni (2011). Therefore Kosken Hermanni’s sire Tuuvan Herpertti must have both palomino and silver genes in him! Well that’s something.
From Suurmestaruusvoittajat 1958-2012 (Mikkelinravirata.fi)
|1984-1996 in 2100m length, since 1997 the distance has been 1609m. The grand championship race has been raced in Mikkeli since 1997, before it has alternated on different tracks.|
|Year|| Horse / Driver
|1958||Eri-Hovi / Matti Myllymäki||1.27,8-1.28,4a|
|1959||Aro-Lohko / Aarne Nyman||1.29,3a|
|1960||Reipas / Aapeli Miettinen||1.29,8a|
|1961||Vihi / Martti Lehtonen||1.29,9a|
|1962||Veli-Luikka / Eero Teräväinen||1.28,0a|
|1963||Reipas / Aapeli Miettinen||1.28,4a|
|1964||Topi / Reino Hinkkanen||1.27,7a|
|1965||Topi / Reino Hinkkanen||1.28,3a|
|1966||Puhemies / Allan Korpi||1.27,8a|
|1967||Uusi-Veto / Martti Isosalo||1.27,9a|
|1968||Vonkaus / Evert Ryyttäri||1.27,6a|
|1969||Vonkaus / Evert Ryyttäri||1.27,1a|
|1970||Forte / Ville Pernaa||1.28,0a|
|1971||Vonkaus / Evert Ryyttäri||1.28,7a|
|1972||Alo-Valo / Veikko Suikki||1.28,3a|
|1973||Vieteri / Kaarlo Partanen||1.27,3a|
|1974||Riuskan-Tyttö / Martti Törnvall||1.28,7a|
|1975||Vieteri / Kaarlo Partanen||1.24,7a|
|1976||Vieteri / Kaarlo Partanen||1.29,0a|
|1977||Olle / Timo Takkinen||1.28,0a|
|1978||Vilari / Tapio Keto||1.26,4a|
|1979||Vieteri / Kaarlo Partanen||1.22,2a|
|1980||Paavin-Poika / Paavo Lahti||1.25,1a|
|1981||Vekseli / Pentti Savolainen||1.22,2a|
|1982||Vekseli / Pentti Savolainen||1.22,6a|
|1983||Vekseli / Pentti Savolainen||1.22,7a|
|1984||Vekseli / Pentti Savolainen||1.23,0a|
|1985||Vekkuliina / Pentti Savolainen||1.25,4a|
|1986||Ruutu-Poika / Tarmo Tuomonen||1.26,9a|
|1987||Patrik / Risto Lanki||1.25,6a|
|1988||Töpinä / Jorma Kontio||1.28,1a|
|1989||Patrik / Risto Lanki||1.24,5a|
|1990||Patrik / Risto Lanki||1.24,9a|
|1991||Turo / Seppo Sarkola||1.25,9a|
|1992||Kauhu / Ahti Antti-Roiko||1.24,6a|
|1993||Ponseri / Anssi Niininen||1.26,1a|
|1994||Ponseri / Anssi Niininen||1.24,3a|
|1995||Poika-Vinkaus / Jorma Kontio||1.25,2a|
|1996||Viesker / Kari Ahokas||1.24,1a|
|1997||Viesker / Kaarlo Ahokas||1.21,5a|
|1998||Viesker / Kaarlo Ahokas||1.20,4a|
|1999||Matukka / Jorma Kontio||1.24,3a|
|2000||Viesker / Kaarlo Ahokas||1.20,4a|
|2001||Cameron / Esa Holopainen||1.23,2a|
|2002||Viesker / Kaarlo Ahokas||1.19,9a|
|2003||Sinkun Vinkku / Raineri Puikkonen||1.20,2a|
|2004||Apassi / Markku Nurmi||1.20,9a|
|2005||Apassi / Heikki Hietanen||1.20,7a|
|2006||Villiari / Reino Salmela||1.22,1a|
|2007||Tutuari / Esa Holopainen||1.23,6a|
|2008||Auraus / Mikko Särkelä||1.21,3a|
|2009||I.P. Vipotiina / Pertti Puikkonen||1.20,2a|
|2010||Saran Salama / Tapio Perttunen||1.21,0a|
|2011||Tuokkolan Touho / Kari Rosimo||1.20,8a|
|2012||Frans / Juha Utala||1.21,4a|
Short link to this article
(Update 3.6.2012 19:09 – winner 2012, Frans)
Suurmestaruudessa haetaan jo asetelmia kuninkuusraveihin (kuninkuusravit.fi)
This week’s Toto75-round is raced exceptionally on Sunday because Finnish schools end their semester on Saturday. There are two bigger races this week, as finnhorses’ Grand Championship race (Suurmestaruus) and K-Maatalous Cup finals.
Seppo Suuronen stable is chasing the 15 000 euro prize with two horses, Villihotti and Franko. The race is one mile long.
“We heated 2000m in 1.33 for both on Wednesday. They both feel fine, we go for what we can get” says Suuronen. He is not getting to race too arrogantly, even though Villihotti is the ruling trotter king and Franko has earned winnings more than any other finnhorse this year. “Open class races are tough and even.”
Last year the Suurmestari title went to Suuronen’s stable as well, when Tuokkolan Touho spurted to win. The stallion is having a small break at the moment, but according to Suuronen he is returning soon.
K-Maatalous Cup is a newer big-prize race for rising finnhorses. The winner will be awarded with 10 000 euro. These finalists are also potential trotting championships finalists in the upcoming years..
Grand Championship race:
|1||Marimin / Arto Hammar||1609: 1||21,7aly||23,3ly||209 755 €|
|2||Frans / Juha Utala||1609: 2||20,7aly||22,6ke||233 520 €|
|3||Boker / Esa Holopainen||1609: 3||22,0aly||22,6ke||180 900 €|
|4||Köppinen / Antti Teivainen||1609: 4||22,2aly||23,4ke||156 870 €|
|5||Erikasson / Harri Koivunen||1609: 5||20,2aly||23,5ke||396 814 €|
|6||I.P. Lento / Pekka Korpi||1609: 6||21,2aly||23,4ke||149 390 €|
|7||Villihotti / Kari Rosimo||1609: 7||22,1aly||22,2ke||189 070 €|
|8||I.P. Vipotiina / Pertti Puikkonen||1609: 8||20,2aly||22,3ke||457 770 €|
|9||Franko / Jani Ruotsalainen||1609: 9||23,0ake||23,1ke||125 570 €|
|10||Veeran Turo / Tuomo Ojanperä||1609: 10||22,2aly||23,3ke||117 050 €|
K-Maatalous Cup finals:
|1||Ekoloki / Heikki Mikkonen||2100: 1||25,6aly||26,5ke||10 140 €|
|2||Vihin Mahti / Peter Bonn||2100: 2||27,6aly||27,1ke||12 940 €|
|3||Säväyksen Onni / Risto Tupamäki||2100: 3||28,3aly||28,2ke||8 540 €|
|4||Vislakka / Mika Forss||2100: 4||25,8aly||27,0ke||18 620 €|
|5||Hämis Rubiini / Jouni Hallikas||2100: 5||28,4aly||26,8ke||5 690 €|
|6||Turoveli / Juha Utala||2100: 6||25,2ake||26,7ke||6 520 €|
|7||Piispalan Santeri / Jani Ruotsalainen||2100: 7||26,5ake||26,7ke||10 400 €|
|8||Tosi-Jänkä / Juha-Matti Paavola||2120: 1||26,2aly||26,1ke||14 280 €|
|9||Juntti-Jussi / Tero E Mäenpää||2120: 2||30,4ake||26,0ke||7 480 €|
|10||Niemen Apori / Harri Koivunen||2120: 3||26,5aly||26,9ke||17 410 €|
|11||Veisker / Antti Ojanperä||2120: 4||28,2ake||26,1ke||7 790 €|
|12||Vikkeni / Hannu Torvinen||2140: 1||26,8ake||25,7ke||17 925 €|
|13||Krossi / Antti Teivainen||2140: 2||28,2ake||25,7ke||17 920 €|
|14||Martsa / Heikki Karjula||2140: 3||24,7aly||25,4ke||52 490 €|
|15||Wizard Stina / Pasi Hirvonen||2160: 1||25,8ke||16 100 €|
Kuukauden työhevonen: Uuras (työhevosharrastajat.net, free & shortened translation)
Gelding UURAS 1153-92
born 15th of May 1992
Owner: Tanja Lundsten
Breeder: Väinö Ylinen, Virrat
Note: Uuras means “hardworking” in Finnish. ;)
Tanja Lundsten had dreamt about a small red cottage with a Finnish work horse on the yard since she was a little girl.
- When we moved to countryside with my family, we had a chance to get a finnhorse for lease for a couple of summers. I used to ride long trecks and tried to learn what went on in the horse’s head. I was never much of a dressage rider, I prefer riding in the forest.
Life and studies took Tanja away from the countryside for a while, but she did not give up on her dreams of the cottage and a horse. Ten years ago she got to work on this dream, bought a house to renovate and looked around for a horse. – I went to see many horses, but the decision was made almost instantly when I saw Uuras. He was a trotter, even with a quite good record. I fell in love with his friendly eyes. He is still enthusiastic even as a 19-year-old, and once a week he gets to trot as fast as he wants in harness. He goes on for kilometers. We have never had actual problems with him, just some occasional battles of will, he still has a firm finnhorse will.
Original text and photo by Susanna Malmström. The original text has been published in Hevosmaailma magazine.