Morocco is investing

27 October 2020

The Moroccan federation has just bought two promising mounts for its No. 1 rider Abdelkebir Ouaddar. The first is the Luxembourg approved BWP stallion Mister d'Eclipse (Diamant de Sémilly x Caretino). The bay 6-year-old French Champion (of other studbooks) was acquired by Jean-Charles Grandmontagne as a foal, before taking him through to the Grand Prix level himself. The second is the 7-year-old gelding Hapilly du Seigneur (Conrad x Ogano Sitte), out of the great international winning line of Oxford and Uchingo d'Esquelmes who distinguished himself at the last French 7-year-old Championships in Fontainebleau under the saddle of Allan Pacha.

"I’m very happy to have secured these two horses for Morocco. I think these two horses are capable of doing well at the top level of the sport. Mister d'Eclipse is an easy horse with enormous ability and a lot of blood. As soon as Abdelkebir sat on him, they connected with each other. Hapilly is a very different kind of horse, a genius of Hickstead’s calibre who can be as sensitive as any star. I spotted him last year and I followed his evolution with Allan Pacha who was able to bring him up to that point in a standard bridle and let him express himself, which I particularly appreciated," said the Moroccan coach and trainer Philippe Le Jeune.