An interview with Toy Story´s rider Patrik Kittel
The Swedish stallion Martini 744 (born 1983 by Marino out of Nina (14) 9500 by Utrillo–Gordon, breeder Barbro and Göran Ahlqvist) died at the animals hospital in Helsingborg on Sunday night. Unfortunately it was not possible to safe him due to circulation problems added to his high age. In 7 months Martini would have turned 30!
Martini 744 won the stallion performance test in 1987 and had a number of victories and placements in international Grand Prix together with Jan Brink and among others they won a bronze medal at the European Championship in 1997 in German Verden.
"Martini was my first horse to win a medal on and he has meant a great deal to me. We have been together for almost 28 years now, he will be burried on a small hill underneath a beautiful oak tree here at Tullstorp and we shall make a memorial stone for him”, Jan Brink says.
Martini 744 is father of approved stallions Fontana 848, Maximilian 851, Vermouth 858, Absolut 9039 and Chibi 9047. Morell was placed in international S-level dressage and Savador Dali was placed S-level dressage. His last offspring was born 1998.
CSI*** Wellington, Florida february 22-26
Traffic Boy (SWB born 2001 by Cardento out of Tetziana (5) by Feliciano-Hertigen, breeder Göran Bengtsson) and Shane Sweetnam placed 10th in WEF Challenge round VII.
Ligist (SWB born 2000 by Levantos II out of Chamina (5) 22132 by Robin Z-Hertigen, breeder Lars Erik Fyrberg) and Reed Kessler won 1.40.
The Swedish approved stallion Cyklon 1083 (born 2001 by Cardento out of Cassandra (35) 25926 by Cortus, breeder Bo Lindroos) is exported to Spy Coast Farm in USA. Cyklon will be competing with Spy Coast Farms trainer, Shane Sweetnam.
Spy Coast Farm also own SWB gelding Traffic Boy (born 2001 by Cardento out of Tetziana (5) by Feliciano, breeder Göran Bengtsson).
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