Highlights August - September
The team of Morssinkhof Stables enjoyed some good results in August and September, with new experiences for both young and older horses.
The 6-year-old horses, Catoki's cornet (Catoki x Cornet obolensky), Dream du toultia Z (Darco x Silvio) and Harola HK (Carrera vdl x Ramiro), qualified for the final of the Belgian Championship for young horses in Gesves with their rider Mauro. They each showed their quality during a long week of jumping, obtaining the qualifications for the final day and resulting in a top 30 finish.
September had another important show on the program; the Breeding World Championship for young horses in Zangerheide, where Dream and Harola had heir first experience against the best 6yo horses in the world. It was difficult to qualify for the final, but overall it was a great event, bringing home improvements for the upcoming season. Dream finished with a great clear round in the consolation.
Simon and his string of horses participated in two international shows after his break from the successful European Championships. At CSI Zandhoven, Perigrosso won the 3* 140 class, and Vivolta placed 5th in the 150 2* GP. In Sentower, where the Youth Nations Cup Final took place, Simon and Vivolta brought home the bronze medal with the Belgian team.
The next big event on the program is the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires, for which Simon qualified through his excellent performances over the last two years. He will represent the Belgian colors together with 30 athletes from other disciplines. The games will take place from the 6th until the 18th of October, Simon left today with his teammates! You can find all the information and follow the results on: https://www.buenosaires2018.com/home?lng=nl
Overall… we enjoyed a great summer season and are ready for the indoor season to start!