23 May 2018
Under the saddles of Anne-Sophie and Rik, the various horses gathered in May at Maubeuge, Moorsele and Bethune. Summer was approaching on hasty hooves and they were in the final stages of preparation for the height of the season..
First competition at the 3* CSI at Maubeuge
This big competition, always followed by many, started full of fun with Tum Play du Jouas who distinguished himself with a first clear round, then by a second which ended with him gaining an eleventh place over a 1m50 course. So this qualified Ulyss Morinda and Rik to participate in the
Ulyss Morinda stood out with two clear rounds over 1m40 on two different courses. The coloured stallion then started the Grand Prix at 1m55 where, in only his second time competing in a test at
this height, he touched just one bar. Good omens for Ulyss who is still progressing.
Second step at Moorsele, 3* CSI:
A first round completed without touching a pole for Carlitto Van’t Zorgvliet who once again distinguished himself with a double clear in a (1m45) with a jump off. This added a nice third place to
his list of achievements, and accumulated points for the Longines Ranking List.
As for Jules de Lauzelle, he distinguished himself with a lovely round with no penalties at all over a course of 1m40.
Final Destination: CSI 3*/YH at Bethune !
The beautiful grey, Deesse de la Sure, completed two courses at 1m35 which gave him a bit of trouble, and he narrowly missed being placed, despite hhis willingness and efforts. The mare also took part in the Grand Prix on Sunday and started on a series of fences at 1m55.
Finally, Loupiac de Sclef competed in the Young Horse classes and gained a placing.
A moment at Moorsele for the 2*/YH CSI!
Morfine de Muze continued to demonstrate the extent of his abilities in taking a ninth place in a Young Horses event. A “beautiful evolution” for this promising horse, who deserved a break before coming back even more successfully on the proceeding circuits.
Always applying himself and in constant progression, Etoile by MDL demonstrated his skills with a nice clear round, over a 2* course listed at 1m40, and competed in the Sunday Grand Prix, among much more experienced horses. A horse in the making and to be followed closely.
Finally, Vidretta M de Bellignies managed a clear round and repeated her performance in a test at the same level (1m30) to finish in eleventh place. A good beginning for this daughter of Canadian River.
Our horses thus concluded the month of May in a great way, between evolution and progress, and are preparing to begin the summer season on the right foot!