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Gisborne VDL (Zirocco Blue VDL) fourth in CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Wellington

27 févr. 2023 09.47

WELLINGTON - Gisborne VDL, the VDL Stud-bred son of Zirocco VDL, was fourth in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Wellington (USA). Under Daniel Coyle (IRE), Gisborne VDL jumped two fantastic clear rounds.

Jakima-VL (Zapatero VDL x Baloubet du Rouet) and Francisco Goyoaga Mollet (ESP) won the 1.40m. Breeder of Jakima-VL is B. van Leur (NED).

Two horses sold during VDL Stud's WEF Sport Horse Auction were also successful in Wellington:

VDL Mr Cornet (Cornet Obolensky), sold in the WEF Sport Horse Auction last year, won a young horse class over 1.20m under Micheal Burnett (USA) and finished fourth once. S.J. Moses (NED) bred VDL Mr Cornet.

Lovely Boy (Campbell VDL x Arezzo VDL), who was champion of the five-year-olds in the USA in 2021 - two weeks after being sold in the auction - won a young horse class for seven-year-olds over 1.30m.

Ariel Grange, the current owner of the talented horse, has Lovely Boy P ridden by Irish rider Daniel Coyle. P. Pelleboer (NED) bred Loveley Boy P.


Ilex (Baltic VDL x Chin Chin, breeder G. Maris (NED)) and Fabio Leivas da Costa came fifth in the 1.45m, on the heels of H&M Kirlo van den Bosrand (Cardento x Utrillo van de Heffinck, breeder Luc Huyghe (BEL)) and Susan Horn (CAN) ; this combination came sixth.

Kariludine S (Dallas VDL x Mermus R) and Wesley Newlands (CAN) finished in a fine second place in the Medium Junior / Amateur Jumper class over 1.30m. H. van der Scheer bred Kariludine S.


Picture: Gisborne VDL