The only 8-year-old stallion Mr. Europe (Mr. Blue x Cassini I) and the top rider Marc Houtzager finished third in the 1.45m ranking class in Oliva last weekend. Mr. Europe was sold in 2009 at Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and is well on his way to the very highest level.
Mr. Europe, bred by Stoeterij Renken, has had some great results with Marc Houtzager in the Young Horse Classes last year. Nowadays Mr. Europe is continuing his successful streak at 1.45m-level.
In addition, the Prinsjesdag-sold Gigolo (Cassini II x Chin Chin) performed well with Swiss rider Rachel Sandoz in Oliva. The chestnut won a CSI2* 1.40m class. Meanwhile in Arezzo, the Colman-son Baron and his Italian rider Roberto Turchetto finished 6th in a CSI3* 1.40m class, after performing consistent all week.