SBS ambassadors do not only succeed in Gothenburg.
From the very first day of competition of the LONGINES FEI World Cup™ Finals, the SBS can boast of the success of its ambassadors. Indeed, no less than 3 SBS horses out of more than 32 participants ranked themselves in this first round of the final: CASANOVA DE L’HERSE (Ugano Sitte/Kashmir van Schuttershof - breeder: M. Bar in B-7063 Chaussée-Notre-Dame-Louvignie) took his rider François Mathy Jr. (BEL) to the 4th place of this final on 1.60m, followed by DELUX VAN T&L (Toulon/Landetto - breeder: L. Tilleman in B-9180 Moerbeke-Waas) and Niels Bruynseels (BEL) in 9th place and finally H&M ALL IN (Kashmir van Schuttershof/Andiamo Z - breeder : B. Huijbregts in NL-4891 Pv Rijsbergen) and Peder Fredricson (SWE) in 11th. Also worth noticing is the beautiful 4th place of Martin Fuchs (SUI) and GHOST DE RÉVILLE (President/Orlando - breeder: E.U.R.L. Équi Creuse in FR-23170 Lussat) during the young horse event taking place on the same day.
In Bonheiden (BEL), GODIVA S (R.O.+) (Andiamo/Darco - breeder: A. Peffer in B-2200 Herentals) took 1st place in the CSIYH1* over 1.30m with the Belgian rider Charlotte Philippe. OAK GROVE’S HEARTFELT (Heartbreaker/Rubens du Ri d'Asse - breeder: Mr. Vanlangendonck in B-7387 Honnelles) – known as Verybelle du Seigneur – and Harm Lahde (GER) won 4th place in the 1.40m event at the CSI3*. As for FAYERBAL DU RONCHY (Baloubet du Rouet/Bon Ami - breeder: J. Einchenlaub-Georges in B-5361 Mohiville) and Guillaume Foutrier (FR), they reached 6th place in the 1.30m.
More to the south, at the CSI3* of Cagnes-sur-Mer (FR), CHAMPAGNE DU RY-TERNEL (R.O.+) (Ugano Sitte/Major de la Cour - breeder: Ch-H. Pochet in B-1460 Ittre), ridden by Juliette Faligot (FR), took a promising 3rd place on the 1.30m and a 5th place in the 1.40m event. Romain Juncker (SUI) and DYNAMITE GIGUELLERIE (Erco van't Roosakker/Forever - breeder: P. Paindaveine in B-5640) ranked 7th in the 1.45m, while her breeding fellow ERMIONE GIGUELLERIE (R.O.) (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve/Clinton - breeder: P. Paindaveine at B-5640) ridden by Mélanie Cloarec (FRA) claimed 6th place in the 1.40m against the clock event.
Now to Italy, first to Gorla Minore's CSI3*, where VENEZIA D'ECAUSSINNES (E.O.) (Kashmir van Schuttershof/Lys de Darmen - breeder : Écuries d'Écaussinnes in B-7190 Écaussinnes) imposed herself as the great 1.50m Grand Prix winner with her rider Thierry Rozier (FR), followed by DOUGLASS CHAVANNAIS (Cicero Z/Ogano Sitte - breeder: Y. Evrard in B-6960 Manhay) and Annina Züger (SUI) in 10th place. At the CSI3* in Arezzo, three SBS horses placed: first, ELASKO HERO (Erco van't Roosakker/Caretino - breeder: L. Henry in B-4452 Paifve) with Tomas Kuchar (SVK) in 5th place in the 1.40m event, then FRANC PARLER DEW-DROP (Albatros du Pachis/Quidam de Revel - breeder : O. Debilde in B-5150 Floriffoux) ridden by Giovanni Lucchetti (ITA) and DIPLOMAT (Kashmir van Schuttershof/Darco - breeder: N. Claeys in B-8640 Oostvleteren) ridden by Filippo Marco Bologni took 3rd and 13th place respectively during the 1.45m event.
Finally, in Oliva-Valencia (ESP), talented FRINGANT DU CALVAIRE (Qody de Saint-Aubert/Wandor van de Mispelaere – breeder: A. Dujacquier in B-7090 Braine-le-Comte) was the one to shine with his thrilling 1st place at the CSI3* 1.30m event under the saddle of Fabienne Daigneaux-Lange (BEL).
A promising weekend is already in the offing. (ML)