Lisbon, Moorsele, sold horses, summer plans, etc.
Sitting here in a windy Moorsele waiting for 3* GP. My plan was to jump Diva but she hit her eye in the stable during the night. Looks already better but prefer not to risk anything so i'll be jumping Quinn today. She did two small classes Thursday and Friday, both clear rounds so i hope she's ready for today:) Diva jumped great in the qualification the first day, clear and placed. Also a good round in Fridays LR class. But unfortunately no more classes for her this week. Florida keeps improving and did his first LR class on Saturday. 2 small faults due to rider overriding a bit. But he does it very easy and it feels very promising for the future! He was also clear in the GP qualifier on Thursday and finished of with a clear round and a 9th place today in the 1.40 Medium Tour:)
Two weeks ago i did my first CSIO3* Nations Cup in Lisbon with Quinn and Florida. Florida jumped great all week and did a double clear in the 1.45 JO class on Saturday finishing on 9th place. Quinn jumped 2 good rounds but unfortunately in the team we didn't have our best day. Still we learned a lot and it was a great experience that for sure will be good to have for the future.
The last few weeks have been sad in the showjumping world. First was the shocking news that Jaime Guerra passed away in a heart attack. The same day Jack Dodd was in a terrible car accident. It looked like he was gonna make it and we were all so hopeful that he would pull threw. But a week later the terrible news of him passing away felt like a nightmare. I have known Jack the last couple of years and we did some business together but also he was a great friend who would always make you laugh. It's still so hard to believe that he is gone. He was so full of life and passion for everything he did. It's a devastating loss for everyone who new him but specially for his parents David and Trish. Rest in Peace Jaime and Jack.. And lets all live a little more and be grateful for the time we have with our near and dear ones <3
Two of my favourite horses got sold and left us during the last weeks. It was the very talented 5yo mare Hathina Z (Harley VDL-Numero Uno, owner Michel Dohmen) that got sold to Tal Milstein. Looking forward to follow her in the future and i'm sure she will develop in the best possible way in this professional stable.
The 2nd one getting sold was 7yo Ayade Hero Z (Aganix du Seigner-Hh Radco, owner Stud 2000). This super talented mare left our stable for her new owner Torrey Pines Stables and Eric Lamaze. Very excited to follow her and i'm sure we will be seeing her in the big arenas. Already now she's doing her debut with her new owners at Spruce Meadows.
Upcoming shows is the Hendrix Competition in Reveur with the young ones. And in a few weeks it's the 2-3* shows in Knokke! First time i'm gonna ride at this beautiful show so really looking forward to that!
I have made a few updates on the horses here on the website with some new videos etc. Also on our Youtube page you can find the latest videos. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about our stable and horses:)
Have a nice Sunday and take care of each other!