19 March 2018
Norton d’Eole at Keros!
The stallion Selle Français Norton d’Eole (Cento x Jalisco B) retires from sport at 17, after… 13 years spent on the competition tracks under the saddle of Eric Dewulf, the son of his breeder. The couple will have evolved together up to three and four stars Grand Prix, with numerous successes. Son of the now famous Fragance de Chalus, herself international before being the mother of Mylord Carthago, Bamako de Muze, Arc en Ciel de Muze and many others, he can already rely on about twenty products evolving on the international circuit. He’ll now fully devote himself to riding at Keros. “He set up his quarters at Keros one week ago and, although he’s always lived with us, he seems to acclimatize to his new environment. Our father acquired him as an embryo at a time when Fragance de Chalus wasn’t as famous as today, the same way as he acquired Melody, Mylord Carthago’s own sister, the year after. During his career, we have obviously had a lot of solicitations but we have no regrets. Keeping Norton is an assumed choice within our family. He allowed my brother to progress and evolve on very beautiful contests. That’s the very striking thing about Norton: he never disappointed us. Today at 17, it’s time for Norton to move on and for us to turn the sports page. He will have had a career of exemplary length and at Keros, he’ll be allowed to mate as he deserves because they have the necessary logistics allowing to export the semen throughout Europe, what we couldn’t do ourselves”, will explain Guillaume Dewulf, co-owner of the stallion with his brother.
19 March 2018
35 stallions approved at the BWP.
Pegase van’t Ruytershof (Comme Il Faut x Cartani) is crowned champion of expertise of the BWP. Grandson of the international Diamanthina van’t Ruytershof, herself own sister of the crack Emerald van’t Ruytershof. A strain which will also have been honoured in the stallions since the phenomenon Nixon van’t Ruytershof (Denzel vh Meulenhof), uterine brother of Emerald van’t Ruytershof, wins the winter circuit of the 5-year-old stallions under the saddle of the young Jeroen Dewinter who also wins the circuit of the 7-year-olds thanks to the stallion Gitano VG. The title of vice-champion of the expertise was awarded to Poker de Mariposa (Nabab de Rêve x Berlin) who is none other than the son of the future star of… Nicolas Delmotte to whom the stud farm of Clarbec has just entrusted Ilena de Mariposa, daughter of their crack Flora de Mariposa. Poker will take the road to Holland after its acquisition by the fantastic pair van den Oetelaar / Nijhof. Its uterine brother Nestor de Mariposa (Elvis Ter Putte) was second of the circuit of la Pavo Cup in the 5-year-olds. The rest of the podium consists of Prestige van het Kluizebos (Halifax van het Kluizebos x Corrado I). Pegase van’t Ruytershof (Comme Il Faut x Cartani) is crowned champion of expertise of the BWP. Grandson of the international Diamanthina van’t Ruytershof, herself own sister of the crack Emerald van’t Ruytershof. A strain which will also have been honoured in the stallions since the phenomenon Nixon van’t Ruytershof (Denzel vh Meulenhof), uterine brother of Emerald van’t Ruytershof, wins the winter circuit of the 5-year-old stallions under the saddle of the young Jeroen Dewinter who also wins the circuit of the 7-year-olds thanks to the stallion Gitano VG. The title of vice-champion of the expertise was awarded to Poker de Mariposa (Nabab de Rêve x Berlin) who is none other than the son of the future star of… Nicolas Delmotte to whom the stud farm of Clarbec has just entrusted Ilena de Mariposa, daughter of their crack Flora de Mariposa. Poker will take the road to Holland after its acquisition by the fantastic pair van den Oetelaar / Nijhof. Its uterine brother Nestor de Mariposa (Elvis Ter Putte) was second of the circuit of la Pavo Cup in the 5-year-olds. The rest of the podium consists of Prestige van het Kluizebos (Halifax van het Kluizebos x Corrado I)
19 March 2018
New collaboration between Dominique Hendrickx and Star Horses
In 2008, Dominique Hendrickx won the four stars Grand Prix of Anvers with the young phenomenon of the Star Horses stables An Sidec (Andiamo Z) before ending their collaboration a few months later. Since then, numerous riders have succeeded to one another in the Peffer family with various successes until the sale, a few weeks ago, of almost all the stables. A hard blow for Damien Plume who has just thrown the towel. “I am really disappointed. When I arrived, I came with sporting ambitions and the project of going back to the competition every week. Things were eventually quite different because after the good work I did for the auction… there were only two horses left. It was therefore difficult to build a sports career. Those last months have been very difficult for me because I went from deception to deception and now I have just taken another slap in the back and it is above all the discouragement that prevails because, in addition to the sports aspect, it is also a family that is once again off the streets. In January, we moved to Morkhoven with my wife and son, and we already have to take our pilgrim’s staff again because some people couldn’t stick to their word. It is really hard to live with. I will now step back a little, take care of my pupils who remained faithful to me despite the little time I had for them lately, like Georges Trulemans, Maria Magdalena and some few others, and I will also work some horses that I have in collaboration with the Brumes breeding, while taking a few steps back to analyze what’s next”, will open-mindedly explain Damien Plume. 10 years after a great year of successes, Dominique Hendrickx is welcoming this time in his stable two horses from his former owners: the former 7-years Belgian champion Kannabis Van De Bucxtale and the former 5-years Belgian champion Crush Second Life Z will from now on be part of the rider’s string of horses. “This time, Albert Peffer entrusts me two horses in my stables, I will not ride for them. We have had a nice collaboration some years ago. The end of our collaboration was quite a hard time for me because I lived so many good moments there, but on the other hand, we left each other in good terms and have always kept a nice private relationship. Today, I think that those good relationships make them think of me for those two horses, and I’m obviously happy they thought of me. One week ago, I made a difficult decision entrusting Bacardi les Hauts to Jérôme Guery but on the other hand, it also opened new doors for me since Jérôme entrusted me two good horses and I get back here two other horses. So I find myself with an interesting string of horses and good potentials for the level I aim to”, adds Dominique Hendrickx.
19 March 2018
Norton d’Eole at Keros!
The stallion Selle Français Norton d’Eole (Cento x Jalisco B) retires from sport at 17, after… 13 years spent on the competition tracks under the saddle of Eric Dewulf, the son of his breeder. The couple will have evolved together up to three and four stars Grand Prix, with numerous successes. Son of the now famous Fragance de Chalus, herself international before being the mother of Mylord Carthago, Bamako de Muze, Arc en Ciel de Muze and many others, he can already rely on about twenty products evolving on the international circuit. He’ll now fully devote himself to riding at Keros. “He set up his quarters at Keros one week ago and, although he’s always lived with us, he seems to acclimatize to his new environment. Our father acquired him as an embryo at a time when Fragance de Chalus wasn’t as famous as today, the same way as he acquired Melody, Mylord Carthago’s own sister, the year after. During his career, we have obviously had a lot of solicitations but we have no regrets. Keeping Norton is an assumed choice within our family. He allowed my brother to progress and evolve on very beautiful contests. That’s the very striking thing about Norton: he never disappointed us. Today at 17, it’s time for Norton to move on and for us to turn the sports page. He will have had a career of exemplary length and at Keros, he’ll be allowed to mate as he deserves because they have the necessary logistics allowing to export the semen throughout Europe, what we couldn’t do ourselves”, will explain Guillaume Dewulf, co-owner of the stallion with his brother.
19 March 2018
The weekend winners:
In Paris, Simon Delestre couldn’t thank his sponsor Hermès in a better way as he won the 8th edition of the Saut Hermès with Ryan des Hayettes (Hugo Gesmeray) who wins a new event of GL Events after the World Cup stage in Lyon. He is ahead of Niels Bryunseels who, one week after his triumph at ‘s Hertogenbosh, was on the verge of starting up again with Gancia de Muze (Malito de Rêve) while Marcus Ehning who had been the first to set off in this 14 men jump-off finished in a great 3rd place behind the Belgian… like last week but Cornardo NRW (Cornet Obolensky) is well back at the highest level a few weeks before the World Cup final in Paris. Let’s also remember the 4th place of the European champion and Olympic vice-champion Peder Fredericson with his exceptional new recruit Hansson WL (Hip Hop x Iowa). In Arezzo, the victory went to Bruno Chimirri on Tower Mouche (Diamant de Sémilly) ahead of Martin Fuchs on Chica B Z (Canturano) and Conor Swail on Domino van de Valhoeve (Lord Z). Grégory Cottard takes another victory with his Regate d’Aure (Robin II Z) by winning the Villeneuve Loubet Grand Prix** ahead of Joffrey Buard on Uncle AD WZ (Untouchable Z) and Vincent Feuillerac on Concaro (Carinjo) for a 100% tricolour podium. In Lier, it is Gilles Thomas who wins the Grand Prix with Conaro (Con Capitol) ahead of Sanne Thijssen on Celine M Z (Cruador) while Camron Hanley Aiyetoro (Concorde) leaving Nicola Philippaerts at the foot of the podium with Bisquet Balou C (Balou du Rouet) who is back in shape for the outdoor season. Thomas Rousseau wins the Grand Prix** of Le Mans with the GFE stallion Up To You in front of Alexis Gautier on Siroco de Coquerie and Jérôme Gachignard on Great Miracle for a franco-French competition. Katharina Offel wins the Grand Prix** of Oliva with Elien (Carambole) ahead of Micky Morssinkhof on Happy Girl 42 (Non Stop) and Annelies Vorsselmans on Wilandro 2 (Unistar).
15 March 2018
Kevin Staut’s “winning method”.
The man likes reading and also likes sharing. As of next week, Kevin Staut will release a new publication that will be presented in preview during the Saut Hermès of this week-end. This is here the first technical publication for the former european champion, former world number one and olympic team champion. A book written with the talent and thoroughness of young journalist Anne-Claire Letki. ” I contacted Kevin Staut in the past for a technical column in “Cheval Magazine” and over time, he developed a taste for it and realized he liked to transmit. A few months ago, he contacted me with this book project in mind and I immediately adhered to it. He was really willing to transmit his method and thought it was time for him to write this first book on his working method. I already collaborated to various projects but it’s the first book I tackle head on. It has been thrilling and I’m really happy to see the baby born”, explains the journalist. Eager to transmit his know-how and share his expertise, he delivers in this work aimed at progress-and-victory-seeking riders the secrets of his success. From foot work to competition, he addresses every step that leads to success. Genuine man of horses and hard worker, Kevin Staut built a method based on the respect for the animal and the quest for technical accuracy. With him, elegance serves performance. Passionate about his sport and attentive to its evolutions, the champion gives his vision of modern French riding and encourages the readers to think about how they ride and interact with their horse. The book is illustrated with technical drawings (Evelyne Plateaux) and numerous pictures taken during workout and competition (Eric Knoll).
15 March 2018
Kevin Staut’s “winning method”.
The man likes reading and also likes sharing. As of next week, Kevin Staut will release a new publication that will be presented in preview during the Saut Hermès of this week-end. This is here the first technical publication for the former european champion, former world number one and olympic team champion. A book written with the talent and thoroughness of young journalist Anne-Claire Letki. ” I contacted Kevin Staut in the past for a technical column in “Cheval Magazine” and over time, he developed a taste for it and realized he liked to transmit. A few months ago, he contacted me with this book project in mind and I immediately adhered to it. He was really willing to transmit his method and thought it was time for him to write this first book on his working method. I already collaborated to various projects but it’s the first book I tackle head on. It has been thrilling and I’m really happy to see the baby born”, explains the journalist. Eager to transmit his know-how and share his expertise, he delivers in this work aimed at progress-and-victory-seeking riders the secrets of his success. From foot work to competition, he addresses every step that leads to success. Genuine man of horses and hard worker, Kevin Staut built a method based on the respect for the animal and the quest for technical accuracy. With him, elegance serves performance. Passionate about his sport and attentive to its evolutions, the champion gives his vision of modern French riding and encourages the readers to think about how they ride and interact with their horse. The book is illustrated with technical drawings (Evelyne Plateaux) and numerous pictures taken during workout and competition (Eric Knoll).
14 March 2018
Roger Yves Bost's Olympic Parter Sydney Une Prince
Roger-Yves Bost announced on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 that his Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal winning partner, Sydney Une Prince (Baloubet du Rouet) will join the USA and the stables of Katie Dinan, who purchased the mare through European based sales agent Juan Ramos, of Argentina. "I feel very lucky to have Sydney join my stable, and I am immensely grateful to all those that have made that possible,” Dinan commented. “Sydney has all the qualities one dreams about in a horse, and I will do my best to do her justice!" Sydney Une Prince’s owners at Treize Stud Farm posted on Facebook in a message to say goodbye to their star: "It is with great emotion that the Treize stud farm said goodbye to Sydney Une Prince * Thirteen, which has just been sold in the US. For nine years, the generous and respectful daughter of Baloubet du Rouet lived our dream of seeing one of our young horses evolve to the highest level, beginning at the start of her career under saddle at 4 and 5 years old. The Treize stud farm wishes to thank Prince Stud, who found the ideal cross in breeding this performeer with a big heart, and Frederic de Romblay, who trained Sydney as a 4-year-old until she was a 7-year-old. But above all, we thank Roger-Yves Bost, who managed to take Sydney to the highest level. It is thanks to him that our beautiful chestnut finished, at just 10 years old, as the best French mare of the Rio Olympics in 2016 with a team gold medal and in 16th individually. We will also remember their two magnificent victories in World Cup Grand Prix. In addition to the many memories, Sydney leaves us a young colt and future stallion, Friday Treize, born in 2015 by world champion, Diamant de Semilly, as well as a half-sister, Variance A Prince. These offspring will allow us to continue our very beautiful adventure with Bosty. We are thrilled to know that Sydney is now with an extremely talented rider in a stable where she will be treated like a queen, and we wish them all the best. "
14 March 2018
Roger Yves Bost's Olympic Parter Sydney Une Prince
Roger-Yves Bost announced on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 that his Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal winning partner, Sydney Une Prince (Baloubet du Rouet) will join the USA and the stables of Katie Dinan, who purchased the mare through European based sales agent Juan Ramos, of Argentina. "I feel very lucky to have Sydney join my stable, and I am immensely grateful to all those that have made that possible,” Dinan commented. “Sydney has all the qualities one dreams about in a horse, and I will do my best to do her justice!" Sydney Une Prince’s owners at Treize Stud Farm posted on Facebook in a message to say goodbye to their star: "It is with great emotion that the Treize stud farm said goodbye to Sydney Une Prince * Thirteen, which has just been sold in the US. For nine years, the generous and respectful daughter of Baloubet du Rouet lived our dream of seeing one of our young horses evolve to the highest level, beginning at the start of her career under saddle at 4 and 5 years old. The Treize stud farm wishes to thank Prince Stud, who found the ideal cross in breeding this performeer with a big heart, and Frederic de Romblay, who trained Sydney as a 4-year-old until she was a 7-year-old. But above all, we thank Roger-Yves Bost, who managed to take Sydney to the highest level. It is thanks to him that our beautiful chestnut finished, at just 10 years old, as the best French mare of the Rio Olympics in 2016 with a team gold medal and in 16th individually. We will also remember their two magnificent victories in World Cup Grand Prix. In addition to the many memories, Sydney leaves us a young colt and future stallion, Friday Treize, born in 2015 by world champion, Diamant de Semilly, as well as a half-sister, Variance A Prince. These offspring will allow us to continue our very beautiful adventure with Bosty. We are thrilled to know that Sydney is now with an extremely talented rider in a stable where she will be treated like a queen, and we wish them all the best. "