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There are two sides to the human and equine athlete combination, and both play and equally important part if they are to reach for success at the highest level.
There are two sides to the human and equine athlete combination, and both play and equally important part if they are to reach for success at the highest level.
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Half brother of Deja for Patrik Kittel

Patrik Kittel has a new talent in his stables; none other than a half brother of his top horse Deja (by Silvano), the three year-old stallion Dejaro. The dam of Dejaro, Donellie, is also Deja’s dam, and the stallion’s sire is the Danish stallion Sezuan. Kittel has high expectations of the black stallion he bought three years ago in Hagen and owns jointly together with breeder Marie Haward.

Krack C passed away

At the Van Uytert stud, the Flemmingh-son Krack C passed away at age 25. The stallion was enjoying his retirement in excellent health right until the end, when he suddenly passed in his pasture surrounded by mares. From a young age, Krack C had an impressive appearance and he left behind an impressive sporting and breeding career. Under the saddle of Nick Wagman the stallion, bred by the Centrum Stud, performed well in the stallion competitions and the Pavo Cup. Later Anky van Grunsven took over the reins and rode the stallion to the highest level, highlighted by a best Dutch performance in 8th place at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera. In total, Krack C produced ten KWPN approved sons including Vivaldi, already a legend in his lifetime, and the strong progenitor United. A further thirteen grandsons of Krack C are listed as approved, for instance the influential United-son Bordeaux. But Krack C-dams also make a name for themselves, such as Juliette Ramel’s Buriël and the dam of KWPN-stallion Apache.

Grandson for Poetin

The famed dressage mare Poetin, who won the World Breeding Championships for young dressage horses in Verden as a six-year-old, only produced one filly in her short lifetime. This sole daughter of Poetin, the black mare A Special Poetin (by Jazz), owned by the IPS Horse Group, gave birth to a very attractive dark bay colt. The colt shows a lot of blood and a wonderful model. His sire is the Danish stallion show sensation Hesselhøj Donkey Boy (Era Dancing Hit x Milan), owned by Kristin Andresen and the undisputed Champion of the 2015 performance tests. Poetin’s first grandson, IPS Hilton (by IPS Bon Bravour) has grown up to become a stunning dark bay, inheriting the talent of his sire and his granddam. Five years of age now, the stallion already competes at the highest level for his age group.

Quiet Easy sold to Norway

Bertram Allen has sold his top mount Quiet Easy. The 13-year-old Oldenburger son of Quidam’s Rubin was sold by the Quainton Stud to the Norwegian Gjelsen family. Johan Gulliksen is expected to be taking over the reins. Before Quiet Easy became a combination to be reckoned with together with Allen in March of 2015, the gelding was competed by Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli, Chloe Aston and Ben Maher. 

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