By Roberta Milani (translated by Caroline Padilla) / ABCCH
Photography: Courtesy ABCCH archive
Brazilian Sport Horses have been standing out in international competitions for a while now. BH products are likely to be seen taking part in one-star as well as five-star events of several disciplines.
This month, we would like to highlight some top-15 products such as the Miss-Sarajevo Império Egípcio (Diamant de Semilly x Canadian River), bred by Haras Império Egípcio, a nine-year-old mare who claimed second place among 44 contestants in the Gold Tour Series with obstacles at 1m40m, in CS14* Arezzo, in Italy. The Brazilian Sport Horse was ridden by Francisco José Mesquita Musa and achieved a clear round in 57:29secs. One week later the pair won the Gold Tour competition at 1m40 in a faultless round of 55:79secs.
In Lanaken, Drone das Umburanas (Darco x H2), from Haras Umburanas, participated in the two-star international showjumping competition with Brazilian rider Alexandre Gadelha. The pair recorded 10th place in a 1m35 class against the clock with a clear round in 63:66secs.
Freedom (Cardento x Quite Easy), a gelding bred by Haras Polana, jumped in the EquiHome Prize at 1m45 in CSI2* Kronenberg with Adir Dias de Abreu, competing for Portugal. The BH achieved a clear jumping round, but recorded two penalties for exceeding the time allowed to finish in 11th place in 77:71secs.
During the CSI5*/2* at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center, in Florida, USA, two Brazilian Sport Horses were among the top 15 in the Cabana Coast Competition at 1m35. The mare Lady Louise Jmen (Landario Jmen x Calisco Jmen), from Haras Agromen, together with her owner/rider Luciana Lossio, has been rising on the international ladder since early this season and finished the speed class in second place, with a clear round in 54:73. In the same competition, Haras FB’s product HFB Versace (Verdi x Indorado), under the saddle of Fabio Leivas da Costa from Rio de Janeiro, also jumped clear in 62:99 for 13th place. A total of 64 combinations participated in this class of which 20 jumped clear.
Brazilian National Breeding was also seen in eventing, with Glock Pullmann, from Pullmann, still competing in international competitions at the age of 16. Ridden by Savannah Gwin, from the United States, the BH completed the CCI3*-S in Tallahassee, Florida, in fine style, to finish 10th with 55.3 points.