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Caval’Est Breeding Festival

Eastern France will be organizing its breeding festival ‘Caval’Est’ at the Exhibition Center of Reims from February 9-11, 2018, and hosted by the breeders’ association ‘Cheval Grand Est’. The three-day event will be devoted to horses and ponies and their breeding. Training classes will be held on Friday, while Saturday will be devoted to young riders starting their season in...

Haras Santa Monica auction

The digital catalogue for the Haras Santa Monica auction which takes place in Santiago, Chile, on March 25. The catalogue includes world-class sport horses from distinguished and highly sought-after showjumping bloodlines, as well as a selection of broodmares and foals, representing sires such as Kannan, Numero Uno, Caritano Z, Lupicor, Action Breaker and Galoubet A. www.santamonicaremates.cl

Willi Melliger passed away

BN is very sad to report that in the early hours of January 16, one of the best known former Swiss showjumpers passed away at the age of 64. The father of three and grandfather of one, has been in a coma since suffering a serious stroke on December 13. Together with the unforgettable grey giant Calvaro V (Cantus...

Cardano is Swiss-bred horse of the year

The ten-year-old gelding Cardano, ridden by Niklaus Rutschi from Alberswil and owned by Trudy Graf from Hergiswil, is the Swiss-bred horse of the year. The readers of the equestrian newspaper “PferdeWoche” made this decision with their votes. Cardano (Chameur – A quelle heure x Apartigene v. Schlosslihof) is the number one in the stable of the rider from the Lucerne canton and...

Holsteiner Verband January stallion approvals

On January 9, 20 stallions were presented to the Holsteiner approvals committee in Elmshorn, of whom siix were approved and two other stallions were accepted to be used per breeding request. Dr. Nissen said: “After the approvals we are able to offer the breeder a wider range of choices in stallions with foreign blood.” Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de...

Levisonn sold to Finland

The 12-year-old Holsteiner-bred stallion Levisonn (Levisto - Melodie VIII x Lennon, stamm 776, bred by Witt Pferdezucht GbR) has been sold by Gerd Sosath to the Helasuo family in Finland. His first foal crop is from 2010, so turning eight this year. So far, Levisonn has six approved sons, while Landlord O (out of Fürstin Quinta x Quintender, bred by...

Emotional message from Gregory Wathelet

International showjumper Gregory Wathelet shared an emotional tribute to his partner Forlap (Querlybet Heo - Uaya DC x Heartbreaker) on his website after the 13-year-old gelding passed away, saying: “You came into my life as a seven-year-old and, despite your temperament and character, you were very special for me. It was thanks to your attitude that we achieved such...

Balou Star now under the saddle of Pius Schwizer

The Oldenburg stallion Balou Star (Balou du Rouet - Quenada Z x Quick Star), currently the reigning young riders European team champion under the saddle of Millie Allen (GBR), today moved into a new competition stable with Pius Schwizer in Oensingen, Switzerland. The new couple’s first international appearance is hopefully planned for the showjumping CSI5* in Basel from January 11-14...