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AES looks forward to WBFSH Studbooks GCT team selection

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Tom Dovkants riding 5yo Moneypenny (Golden Eye x Classe), bred by Carron Nicol

By Eva-Maria Broomer / AES
Photography: © Stefano Grasso

The Anglo European Studbook is looking forward to another great summer of team selections for the WBFSH Studbooks Global Champions Trophy, in which all their team’s featured in the medals during the event’s debut in 2023.

According to studbook director Joris van den Oetelaar; “We are incredibly proud of last year’s AES teams who really made their mark on this exciting event. We were the only studbook with all its teams in the medals and the only studbook from Britain to participate, fielding teams in the five-, six-, and seven-year-old categories. This year, we are looking forward to coming back with even more horse and rider combinations, and we are delighted to see this event continue to grow.”

Robbert Ehrens

Building on last year’s success, AES evaluator and team selector Lucy Simpson and team manager Robbert Ehrens are poised to take to the road again to inspect potential horses for all categories: “We are already ahead of where we were last year at this stage, having such strong teams to build on, and having a bit more time to start looking at up-and-coming talent. We will start our selections at the Young Horse classes at Weston Lawns June 27-30. Do come and say ‘hello’.
“We loved the atmosphere at Valkenswaard and the enthusiasm of all the participating riders. The team concept works really well with young horses, because it creates a more supportive environment, and it was lovely to see everyone cheering each other on.”

Danielle Ryder’s stallion Espeshelli (Zambesi TN x Karandasj)
finished on the team podium in third place

The highest placed of the three AES teams was the seven-year-olds, which had been in runner up position during the qualifying stages, too. One combination that stood out throughout the competition was Leo Lamb with Gmail (Cornet Obolensky x Diamant de Semily) who is owned by his mother and was bred by none other than Jan Tops. The pair won the qualifier of the seven-year-old individuals in a strong group of 46 competitors... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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