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Carambole: Fully deserving of the highest distinction

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Cote d'Or: Earlier this year, the genetically interesting Carambole son Cote d'Or Z was recognized by the KWPN. Under his breeder Dirk Demeersman, he performs at international 1m40/1m45 level.

By Jenneke Smit / KWPN
Photography: Hippofoto/Dirk Caremans

Two years after being awarded keur, multiple Grand Prix winner Carambole has now been honoured as a preferent stallion. At the KWPN Stallion Show, the top sire appeared once more under the saddle of Willem Greve and received a standing ovation from the packed audience.

With offspring such as Quantum Robin V, Hello Senator, Fecynelle, Frasier, Elien, and Cote d'Or Z, he has already proven his significant value in breeding.
In Den Bosch, Carambole appeared once more under the saddle of his regular rider, Willem Greve. Together, they have achieved great sporting accomplishments and in January 2023 Carambole bid a fitting farewell to the sport at Jumping Amsterdam. That he is still in top shape at 20 years old was evidenced during the honouring at the KWPN Stallion Show, where he cantered around like a young stallion.

A beautiful moment...

With his breeding achievements earning him the highest ‘preferent’ predicate, it was a beautiful moment to also reflect on his impressive sporting career. According to inspector Henk Dirksen, “Carambole was born in Holstein and was acquired in the autumn of 2007 by Dutch stallion owners Gerardus Post and Jan Greve, who discovered him at the stable of Dutchman Tjeert Rijkens in Elmshorn. As a four-year-old, Carambole was registered with high scores at KWPN, achieving a 9.5 for his technique and nines for his reflexes and ability as a showjumper... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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