In American Ocala, our own breeding product Important de Muze (s. Erco van ‘t Roosakker) became third in the 1 million dollar GP, ridden by Irish rider Darragh Kenny. Second place went to another Irish rider, Paul O’Shea, with Imerald van ‘t Voorhof, whose mother is by Bacardi Orange de Muze (Cento x Vodka Orange de Muze).
La Bella Italia
Some more success was achieved by our own breeding prodigy in Italian Gorla Minore, where El Torreo de Muze (s. Taran de la Pomme) scored two excellent placings in 1.45m-classes with Bernardo Alves. In one of those classes, Paolo Adorno and Fer Z.G. (s. Nabab de Rêve) became fifth. The latter duo also reached the same result in a 1.40m-class. In the classes for seven-year-olds finally, Gudrun Patteet and Sea Coast Monalisa van ‘t Paradijs (s. Bamako de Muze) ended second twice. Also in Italy, but in Cervia, Vincenzo Chimirri and Nabano St. Hubertushoeve (s. Vigo d’Arsouilles) made themselves noticed in the classes for six-year-olds, while Nicolo’ Russello and Gentleman (s. Vigo d’Arsouilles) gained a second place in a 1.40m-class in Arezzo.
Bellissimo Z (s. Bamako de Muze) showed her class once more in Spanish Carmona. With Thibeau Spits, she finished second in a 1.45m-class and seventh in the GP. Il Rubacuori (s. Nabab de Rêve) and Juan Carlos Garcia also impressed with a fifth place in a 1.40m-class.
In Valencia it was the turn of Aldrick Cheronnet and Iorio (s. Shindler de Muze) to leave quite the impression. The combination took second place in a very selective GP with only two clear duo’s. James Wilson and our home-bred Townhead Imagine de Muze (s. Nabab de Rêve) realised a fifth place over 1.50m in Vejer de la Frontera and Hugh Grant de Muze (s. Shindler de Muze), also bred by Stal de Muze, finished third in the GP of Oliva ridden by Frederic Bouvard.
La Douce France
Kasanova de la Pomme (s. Bamako de Muze) is also building his sporting career with Karline De Brabander. Last weekend, he was present at the competition in French Le Mans. For example, he succeeded in jumping a great clear round in a 1.45m-class with just one penalty for finishing outside the time allowed. In the GP of Le Mans, Gravity of Greenhill (s. Nabab de Rêve) showed his skills once more by ending sixth with Julien Anquetin. In the classes for seven-year-olds, the performance of Chana de Valème (s. Nabab de Rêve) stood out. With Franck Douville, the mare became fourth in the finals.
Finally, both Collinus (s. Nabab de Rêve, Philippe Leoni) and Kalvarie van de Zelm (s. Nabab de Rêve, Andrea Herck) won a class at the two star competition in Villeneuve-Loubet.
Vincent Lambrecht and Just Energie (s. Nabab de Rêve) upheld the honour of Stal de Muze in Lier thanks to a fourth place in the GP. Lely vd Bisschop (s. Elvis Ter Putte) equally did well with a second spot in a 1.40m-class, ridden by Sabrina van Rijswijk.
In the classes for young horses, there were some more interesting performances. N-Joy van ‘t Hellewater (s. Elvis Ter Putte) won a class for six-year-olds just like last week and gathered some nice placings as well ridden by Femke De Graaf. The same goes for You Zhang on Noortje vd Windheuvel (s. Farfelu de Muze), Helen Tredwell on Iowenna (s. Denzel van ’t Meulenhof), Thiago Ribas da Costa on Never Before d’Arsouilles (s. Elvis Ter Putte) and Stephanie Vermeulen on Nashville van ‘t Meulenhof (s. Elvis Ter Putte).
The final for five-year-olds was won by Jeroen Appelen and Elite de Ponts (s. Malito de Rêve). Ocean van ‘t Paradijs (s. Bamako de Muze) also achieved a clear round in the same age category.
In Portuguese Vilamoura, Laura Renwick and Novita Jovial Z (s. Nabab de Rêve) jumped themselves into the spotlights with a second and a third place in 1.40m-classes. Heroine de Muze (s. Tinka’s Boy) finished seventh in the GP3* with Taizo Sugitani.
The same result was achieved by Wojciech Wojcianiec and Naccord Melloni (s. Nabab de Rêve) in the GP3* of Braunschweig. Finally, Christopher Sladowski and Imany 2 (s. I’m Special de Muze) added a fourth place in a class for seven- and eight-year-olds to that.