In 2005, he was auctioned at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and nowadays in 2016, he is on track to be one of world’s best show jumpers: the 11-year-old stallion Alicante made an huge impression at the Longines Global Champions Tour on Miami Beach last weekend. Ridden by Belgium’s Jérôme Guery, Alicante jumped to an impressive 7th and 8th place in the CSI5* 1.55m competitions on Miami Beach.
In 2005, Alicante was born at the Dutch stud ‘t Maalwater of Ron Nowee and Alicante is sired by the world-famous Casall out of a mare called Texas M (Indoctro x Lagos). As a 3-year-old, Alicante earned his breeding license by the KWPN and he was available for breeding through the HBC Stal. After an outstanding education by Marc Houtzager and Julia Kayser, Alicante was sold to the Belgium based Israeli horse dealer Tal Milstein. His new owner gave the ride of Alicante to his stable rider Chloé Vranken and later on Jérôme Guery took over the reins. From that moment, everything with Alicante went upwards and onwards. The amazing performances at the Global Champions Tour on Miami Beach only confirm Alicante’s huge potential. Another example of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag’s motto: the Power of Performance!
Meanwhile in Villers-Vicomte Breteuil, France, another Prinsjesdag-sold horse showed off his talent. The 9-year-old Caesar (Lucky Boy x Corland) and Belgium’s Frederik Cattebeke jumped to a terrific 6th place in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix. Another promising horse who stands at the beginning of his international Grand Prix career!
Check out the fantastic rounds of Alicante on the LGCT Miami Beach:
Photo courtesy: Noelle Floyd
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