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