23 May 2016
This weekend, it was Rik’s turn to present his horses during the 4* international show jumping of Bourg-en-Bresse.
The BWP, Jarvi de Sclef, was registered in the three Young Horses classes reserved for seven-year-old horses (1.25m/1.30m/1.35m) in which he completes twice a clear round. “I had a good feeling with Jarvi. Moreover, we addressed the problem he had with water since his slight apprehension at the Touquet, it’s a good point.”
The piebald, Ulyss Morinda, took part in courses quoted in 1.45m at the beginning of the show jumping. Rik raced against the clock on Friday before a working class the day after. The end of the weekend was really nice with a maxi round in the progressive at the colors of Equid’Ain, which enables him to reach the eleventh place. “Ulyss evolves in a good way. He jumped very well on this show jumping.”
Concerning Bretling du Paradis Z, he made two clear rounds in the course with a jump-off on Friday (1.45m), ranking thus eighth. The day after, the only eight-year-old horse of the class quoted in 1.55m, he jumped well despite the height. “This class had some slight consequences the following day but it enables Bretling to learn how to manage himself correctly on this height to stay favorably disposed on track.”
The male, Carlitto Van’t Zorgvliet, demonstrated the range of his competences this weekend. Registered on Friday in the class at the colors of the Chambre des Notaires (1.55m), he completed a double clear-round and ranked sixth. On Sunday, he finished again a round without mistake in the Grand Prix quoted in 1.60m and got the ninth place. “On this Grand Prix, the timer was really short but Carlitto did very well. Our adjustments are fine and the work is going to pay.”
Newt weekend, Rik will stay in Belgium with five of his horses while Anne-Sophie bring Jarpur, Ilka Van de Kiezel and Jule de Lauzelle at the YH/2* international of Chantilly.
© Séverine Moronval