9 May 2016
Last weekend, seven horses crossed the French-Belgian border again to go at the Touquet international show jumping.
The seven-year-old horses were registered in classes labelled Young Horses. Generally speaking, they were very promising. Jarvi de Sclef completed a perfect course on Friday (1.30m). Jule de Lauzelle ranked on Thursday on his first round and then qualified for the jump-off during the Grand Prix (1.35m) on Saturday. A lack of luck deprived him form ranking but the horse thus gain experience. « The horses jumped very well. They learned a lot on their courses. » (RH) Concerning Jarpur, he realized two clear rounds with notably a ranking on Thursday. « There’s now a real understanding between us. It’s a very respectful horse towards his bars and with a bright future. » (ASHG)
Even if the results were not there, Ilka Van de Kiezel showed great things and completed beneficial working classes for her future events. « It’s a mare which can sometimes be delicate on track but with still resources which announce a good evolution. » (ASHG)
Bamako de Muze’s son, Bretling du Paradis Z, lacks luck on his courses particularly on Sunday by dropping a bar on a round quoted at 1.45m. « The horse was willing to do well on his classes despite the difficulty and the height. » (RH)
The piebald Selle Français, Ulyss Morinda, took part in labelled 3* classes where he made great rounds. « Ulyss behaved well on track but he needs to harden so as to gain in regularity. » (RH) The training in the coming days will certainly enable him to engage in competition.
Carlitto Van’t Zorgvliet began his weekend with a clear round on track and then jumped well on Sunday in the Grand Prix at the colors of the « Grand Hôtel du Touquet » in spite of little mistakes from the triple at the end of the course. « I’m pleased with the quality of his jumps. This horse remains a sure value. » (RH)
This week, Rik will be on Belgium lands for the national show jumping of Meerdonk while Anne-Sophie will defend French colors at the labelled 2* international of Opglabbeek.