Arsouille du Seigneur to compete under American colors.
A few weeks ago, Arsouille du Seigneur (Schilling x Chellano Z) made his debut under the saddle of Giovanna Rinaldi with a second place finish in the Grand Prix** of Eschweiler. That was all it took for the deal to be finalized between Robert Breul and Helena Stormanns. The German has entrusted the maternal brother of the Zangersheide stallion, Aganix du Seigneur, to her American rider, with very encouraging initial results.
"Arsouille was old enough to be sold, it was time. Helena, who I work with regularly, had asked me to sell her the horse many times before, but I wasn’t in the mood. Nevertheless, as she had asked, I called her to let her know that I had decided to market Arsouille and she jumped at the chance. I advised her to start him at 1.30m then 1.40m, which they did and as they had two clear rounds, they qualified for the Grand Prix and got second place! I am obviously happy with this lovely beginning and happy that the horse will go to a good home.
In sporting terms, it's more difficult, because in addition to Arsouille, I also sold U-Two d'Esquelmes (Quidam de Revel) to Canada, and his maternal brother Fair Play d'Esquelmes (Darco) last year, who is now under the saddle of Jérôme Hurel. In between, I sold Upicor Manathis (Lupicor) whom I had entrusted to Alban Notteau, and who is now being ridden successfully by Frédérique Fabre Delbos. As a result, I only have one 8-year-old horse left, Balymoss du Reverdy (Cacao Croucelle x Quidam de Revel, from the Godsend du Reverdy line)... that I just entrusted to my son Hugo who, after trying him, told me that he no longer intended to give him back! Nevertheless, I think it's part of my job, I've always sold the horses I’ve trained. Selling represents 50% of my business activities... but that doesn't change my motivation to get back to the highest level. Arsouille is one of the best horses I have ever ridden in my career. I had the chance to meet him and develop him up to the four- and five-star level... but I haven’t given up the hope of returning to high-level sport, quite the contrary! I have only one idea in mind, which is to build a new top-level stable by buying good young horses - as I always have. Therefore, I will focus on my young horses and seek to acquire good young horses in the coming weeks and months, but I am also open to any partnership proposals to achieve this. Sport is what thrills me and it motivates me all the more because we currently have high-quality show jumping staff," explained Robert Breul.