After the GP victory of Lector vd Bisschop last week, our other GP stallions could not stay behind. Kasanova de la Pomme shone in St. Gallen with a seventh place in the GP5* and 0/4 in the Nations Cup, of course with Koen Vereecke in the saddle.
Bernardo Alves brought El Torreo de Muze and Mosito van het Hellehof to the four-star competition in Wiesbaden. Riding El Torreo, he finished second in the main class on Sunday. Mosito gained sixth place in the GP, fifth place in the 1.50m and fourth place in the Six Bars.
Also in St.Gallen, Next Funky de Muze (s. Elvis Ter Putte) jumped to third place in a 1.40m class under Jos Verlooy. Sanne Thijssen and Hi There (s. Nabab de Rêve) impressed with a fifth place in the GP. Nimrod de Muze Z (Nabab de Rêve out of Heroine de Muze) was one of only three horses that stayed double clear in the heavy Nations Cup with Pedro Veniss.
At the two star competition in Lier, Thiago Ribas da Costa gained a ninth place in the GP on Mallito (s. I'm Special de Muze). The same rider was also placed riding Labor's No Limits Z (v. Nabab de Rêve) in a class 1.40m. Kendra Claricia Brinkop and Origi Horta (s. Kasanova de la Pomme) finished third in a 1.45m class and Ping-Yang Hsieh finished fourth in a 1.40m class with Nerio de la Haute Bruyeres (s. Elvis Ter Putte).
In the Nations Cup of Madrid, Jessica Burke and Namamia (s. Fantomas de Muze) again had a double clear round. It earned the Irish team a bronze medal.
Bingo del Tondou (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles) and Penelope Leprevost were fourth in the GP3* of Cabourg. Le Coultre de Muze (s. Presley Boy) ended sixth with Philippe Rozier in the saddle. Battlecry (formerly known as Olympus van de Molenberg, s. Vigo d'Arsouilles) finished fourth in the GP2* of Vancouver-Langley under Tiffany Foster.
In the Czech town of Zduchovice, Bronislav Chudyba finished third in a 1.45m class on Vroom de la Pomme Z (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles). Finally, Martien Vander Hoeven and Navaro van 't Verahof (s. Elvis Ter Putte) were good for third place in a 1.45m class in Tryon.
We end with a chunk of news from the various youth competitions that took place the past few weeks. One and a half week ago, brother and sister Tristan and Aurelia Guisson won the Belgian title in the Young Riders and Juniors category respectively, each riding a Nabab de Rêve offspring. Aurelia Guisson rode No Limit vh Legita Hof Z, the half-sister of our young stallion Tellini van 't Ruytershof. Tristan Guisson had saddled Naturelle vh Legitahof Z for this task.
Last weekend the youngsters gathered in Zuidwolde in the Netherlands. The Belgian team won the bronze in the Junior team competition with Louise Ameeuw and Nasty Boy de Muze (s. Bamako de Muze) in the team. The Belgian Young Riders even won their Nations Cup thanks to, among others, Aiko Paridaen on Libelle de Muze (s. Elvis Ter Putte) and Sacha Beghuin on Elcup Van Beek II Z (s. Elvis Ter Putte). In the GP for Young Riders the Swedish rider Filippa Enmark stood out with King Kong van 't Valissenhof (s. Fantomas de Muze).