Citizenguard Taalex (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve - Alexa x Alexis Z)

The 12-year-old Bavarian-bred stallion Citizenguard Taalex (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve - Alexa x Alexis Z) has joined the stables of Rodrigo Pessoa and will start the 2017 US season with the Brazilian international showjumper. Licensed for breeding in Germany, Taalex began his FEI career under the saddle of Kristian Kniha (GER) in 2011 before moving first to Ralf Runge (GER) then to Constant van Paesschen (BEL) with whom he made several World Cup and Nations’ Cup appearances. However, another move took him to Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet in November 2015 and the pair celebrated wins in the CSI5*-W Zurich 1m55 class and a CSI5* 1m55 Table A class in Doha. They more recently finished 13th in the Sires of the World hosted by Zangersheide during the showjumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses. Taalex was bred by Jürgen Strauss and, coincidentally, the stallion’s dam shares the same name as Pessoa’s wife, Alexa. www.studforlife.com