Superstar to be
What a weekend for our future star El Torreo de Muze (f. Taran de la Pomme) in Arezzo. With Brazilian rider Bernardo Alves, he became third in the 1.50m-class on Saturday before taking home the gold medal in the GP on Sunday. His second GP victory of the year already and he is only eight years of age. Also in Arezzo, Pollux de Muze Z (f. Plot Blue) showed his capabilities by placing himself three days in a row in the classes for seven-year-olds by not making a single jumping fault. Filippo Lupis and Gotham City PL (f. Filou de Muze) even topped that performance by triumphing three days in a row in the classes for six-year-olds. Last but not least in Arezzo, there was a third place for Dieudonne de Guldenboom (f. Nabab de Rêve) in a 1.40m-class.
A lot of excellent performances in French Valence as well, with Gravity of Greenhill (v. Nabab de Rêve) placing third in a 1.50m-class with French rider Kevin Staut and Ipswich van de Wolfsakker (f. Glock’s London) becoming fourth in the GP with Shane Breen. Finally, Iphigeneia de Muze (f. Erco van ‘t Roosakker) was second in a 1.45m-class with Gregory Wathelet.
In Verbier, there was a fourth place for Elastique van de Koekoek (f. Golden Hawk, ex-Figo de Muze) and Matias Alvaro over 1.40m, with Nabab de Revel and Max Nieberg equalling this performance in Münster. Kathrin Müller and Felitia DH (f. Querlybet Hero) became third in Wiener Neustadt (1.45m), with at the same competition some great performances by Nirvana de la Pomme (f. Elvis ter Putte, Michaela Jeskova) in the classes for five-year-olds.
De Kraal International
Ultimately, in Zandhoven, we noted a ninth place for Fasther (f. Vigo d’Arsouilles) and Bas Moerings in the GP2*, while Konak (f. Nabab de Rêve) and Gilles Thomas finished tenth in the same class. Grand Cru van de Rozenberg (f. Malito de Rêve) grabbed a fifth place over 1.50m.
At the Asian Games in Indonesia, Heroïne de Muze (f. Tinka’s Boy) is doing splendidly with Japanese rider Taizo Sugitani. They are fifth in the provisional rankings. The final is on Thursday.
BWP Foal Championships
Three descendants of our stallions made it into the final of the National BWP Foal Championships. In the championship for colts, Sarco van de Heibos (f. I’m Special de Muze) achieved this, in the championship for fillies, this honour was reserved for Shakira van den Bosdam (f. Scendro) and Si Belle van de Laak (f. Matisse de Mariposa).