The list of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag references that perform well in international sport continues to grow. They pop up everywhere in both jumping and dressage classes. Such as the Clinton son Flinton, the Berlin mare E’Special PS and VDL Groep Elexia (s.Calvaro Z) in the jumping direction. Horses that underline our motto ‘The power of Performance’.
With two international victories, E’Special PS (Berlin x Caruso, bred by Peter Simons), is making its mark. With Karl Cook the ten-year-old mare won both the 1.45m class at CSI2* Del Mar and the 1.40m class at CSI4* -W Vancouver last month. VDL Groep Elexia also claimed several high placings in August. This Calvaro Z-mare (ds.Alexis Z, breeder Frank van Eijkelenburg) has Leopold van Asten in the saddle, and she jumped clear to the second prize in the 1.45m class of CSI5*-GCT Valkenswaard, and to the eighth place in the Grand Prix of CSI2* Kronenberg.
The nine-year-old Clinton son Flinton (ds.Heartbreaker, breeder Carlo Testa) is also developing very well under Emilio Bicocchi. On the 25th of August they won the fourth prize in the 1.50m speed class at CSI3* Valence. Another Foal Auction Prinsjesdag reference was successful at the same international show. The Colman son Baron (ds.Numero Uno, breeder Stoeterij ’t Heemskind) jumped clear with Roberto Turchetto to the fifth prize in the 1.50m class in Valence. Last month in Ascona they already ended up third in the CSI5* 1.50m. The Zirocco Blue VDL mare Glamour Girl (ds.Caletto I, breeder Stoeterij Gaesbeek) is further expanding her palmares. The previously by Charlotte Bettendorff ridden mare now performs with Richard Howley. In the Grand Prix of CSI2* Zandhoven their double clear round led to second place, after they had already finished third in the 1.45m at CSI3* Dinard in the beginning of August.