Kannabis van de Bucxtale moves to Pieter Devos
The Devos stables recently welcomed Kannabis van de Bucxtale (Contact vd Heffinck), the 2018 Belgian Champion with Dominique Hendrickx. Pieter Devos, his new rider, has already shown his skills with him in the last few weeks at the CSI5* Grimaud, where the duo took second place in a 1.50m event. This weekend, they were present at the Global Champions Tour in Madrid where they competed in the league’s first round and placed fifth in the "Copa S.M. El Rey". His new rider states on his Instagram account that he is "looking forward to becoming a great duo for the future".
Debuted internationally by Belgian Thierry Goffinet, the gelding practiced his craft in the young horse series with him, participating in the World Championships in Lanaken as a 5-, 6- and 7-year-old, securing a bronze medal at 6. Kannabis van de Bucxtale then competed under the saddle of Dominique Hendrickx with whom he won gold at the Belgian Championships in 2018. He achieved a victory in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Zandhoven the same year, and a second place in a 1.60m event at the CSI5* in La Coruña.
Photo credit: Léa Tchilinguirian