By Agata Grosicks
Photography: Magda Pocztowska
The former coach of the Polish National Showjumping Team (2009 – 2014), two-time Olympic Games participant (Munchen 1972, Montreal 1976), Austrian Rudiger Wassibauer now stands behind the success of the youngest generation of Polish showjumpers including Weronika Minkiewicz, Michal Kubiak and 20-year-old Adam Grzegorzewski.
“There is of course Cornet Oblolensky and Champion du Lys. The story of Champion du Lys is kind of interesting. He was ridden by Ludger Beerbaum and was winning high classes, but in my opinion he was not horse with big scope. But some of his offspring are doing really well. When it comes to Corner Obolensky, there is no question about this horse. He’s one of the best stallions out there. There are lot of top bloodlines at the moment, being the sire of Harrie Smoulders’ Emerald (out of a Carthago mare). But even excellent top riders and horses can have one bad show. That’s what I always tell the young riders if they have one bad round. They must become more professional, not take everything too seriously, and get more practice instead of getting depressed. ..CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO BREEDING NEWS
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