In the first five-star competition of the year at the WEF, ten-year-old Fantomas-daughter Karlin van 't Vennehof made quite the impression. Ridden by Shane Sweetnam, she jumped to seventh place in the highly ranked GP. At eleventh place in this GP, we find another horse connected to Stal de Muze. The mother of this Antidote de Mars is named Tilda de Mars and Tilda, in turn, is a daughter of Qerly Chin.
In the competition at two-star level, there were great placings for Kasper van het Hellehof, half-brother of our Mosito van het Hellehof, at level 1.45m. Kasper is ridden by Cameron Hanley.
Good results also in the United Arab Emirates. Ina van de Nieuwburghoeve (s. Nabab de Rêve) jumped to a fifth place in the GP2* with home rider Mohammed Al Kumeiti.
Florette van het Lambroeck (s. For Pleasure) and her son Kaiser van het Lambroeck (s. Nabab de Rêve) both achieved to win a class last weekend. Florette jumped to a victory and a fourth place over 1.45m in the Mexican Leon with Brazilian rider Felipo Godinho Marcondes, while Kaiser grabbed the victory in Thermal (US) with Cassio Rivetti.
Among the seven-year-olds in Kronenberg, it was once more I'm Specialized Z (s. I'm Special de Muze) who performed very well. With Piet Raijmakers Jr., he jumped several days in the prizes. In the classes for five- and six-year-olds Orage Optimus (s. Scendro, Filippo Tabarini) jumped great, as did her half-brother Omar vd Hunters (s. Scendro, Ivo Biessen) and Nina van de Bleukhoeve Z (s. Nabab de Rêve, Nadieh Plegt).
We equally turn our attention to the various Mediterranean preparation competitions in southern Europe. In Valencia (CSI3*) for example, there was a fourth place over 1.45m for Robin Muhr and Vino Z (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles). Mikael Forsten and Nabab's Atlanto (s. Nabab de Rêve), half-brother to Cadeau de Muze, added a fifth place over 1.40m to that. In the six-year-olds competition, Graham Babes was placed twice with Monks I Am Casall (s. I'm Special de Muze) and there was an excellent place of honour for Mariano Martinez Bastida on Sisse de Tiji Z (s. Scendro).
In Vilamoura, the competition took place at three star level as well. That resulted in a fourth place for Piergorgio Bucci and Naiade d'Elsendam Z (s. Nabab de Rêve) in a 1.45m class. In the classes for six-year-olds finally, Rogier Linssen jumped clear with Jayde (s. Elvis Ter Putte), just like Hugo Tavares with Boomerang vh Waterschoot Z (s. Bamako de Muze).