CSI** Kronenberg, Netherlands january 20-22
Leonie Peeters (BEL) and La Lou (SWB born 2011 by Sandro Boy out of La Cocette 29832 by Concerto II-Corofino I, breeder Sofie Andersson) placed 5th in 1.45 and 7th in 1.40.
Gerco Schröder (NED) and Click N'Chic HDC (SWB born 2010 by Click and Cash out of Cajamba by Cagliostro-Alcatraz, breeder Jenny Karlsson) placed 5th in 1.45.
CSI*** Mediterranean Equestrian Tour (Spring MET 2022 - Tour I, week 2) Oliva, Spain january 18-23
Mark McAuley (IRL) and Miebello (SWB born 2004 by Quite Easy out of Bellamie by Cardento-Pik Bube, breeder Johan Lundh) won 1.40 and placed 6th in 1.40.
Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and K&T Geromino (SWB born 2015 by Gamelus R out of E Titty de Laubry by Cardento-Darco, breeder Blädde Gård) won 1.35 for 7-years and placed 9th in 1.35 for 7-years.
Sasha Barthe (SUI) and Bubble-Dee (SWB born 2015 by Magic Park out of Jodee by Baltimore-Couleur Rubin, breeder Ylva Schultz) won 1.35 for 7-years.
CSIO***** Nations Cup MEast Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates january 20-23
Katharina Rhomberg (AUT) and Careless (SWB born 2010 by Careful out of Comtess by Pomme Royal-Cortez, breeder Eva Andersson) placed 9th in 1.45.
Shk. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qassimi (UEA) and Center (SWB born 2013 by Cardento out of M&M by Non Stop R-Calino, breeder Niclas Swerre) 7th in 1.30.
World famous GP and Elite stallion Briar 899 (SWB born 1991 by Magini out of Charis (F2) 21695 by Krocket-Illum, breeder/owner Hans-Yngve Göransson and Kristina Gustafsson) has passed away on 11 January 2022.
Göransson: "Briar has left us today. This year he would have turned 31 years old.
Even though we all know that each day makes us older it’s still sad when the time is in.
Briar´s life was amazing in so many ways."
Briar began his career as a 4-year-old with a brilliant performance test and had his first season at stud in 1995. In the performance test he was presented by Jan Brink in dressage and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson in showjumping. They were very delighted and both wanted to continue with him. At the time, Rolf-Göran competed the father of Briar, Magini at the international showjumping arenas. For the rest of his sport career, Briar would be ridden and competed by Brink.
Göransson: "He was an utterly intelligent and clever individual.
Kyra Kyrklund soon gave him the name “the Professor” as he was extremely easy to teach and very talented."
Photo Arnd Bronkhorst.
Briar won the Swedish Nationals 7th times.
"Memories like selfies with his fans are many and witnessed about Briar’s kindness, tolerance and calm temper.
At times during shows the line of fans could be hours long which Briar took with ease,
being very aware of his fans and giving them his best possible “autograph”."
Photo a fan.
Also in S-level dressage; Agastrofos (Kevin Kohmann/Endel Ots), Barland I.M. (Michelle Gibson), Cantar (Helene Wannert), Certainty (Thamar Zweistra) and Corleone (Kerstin Ahlgren) and in vaulting: Chêvere.
Briar was the highest ranked dressage stallion on the WBFSH ranking for almost 10 years in a row.
Göransson: "The combination of good matching in both work and competing together with strong genetics and upgrowing gave Briar a long healthy life. Briar´s pedigree is fully the result from the individuals in every single generation with achievements in all three disciplines and inherited qualities. There are no political considerations in Briar´s pedigree. The choices have been consciously made in purpose to optimize gaits, jumping capacity, rideability and sustainability. Briar is ranked top three in the world based on the percentage of his offsprings at S-level in dressage. To that, there is his offsprings in showjumping to be added."
Göransson: "Until the end Briar was still the same horse, energetic, curious and very excited.
Briar now rests directly to the pastures at the Dalhem Farm where he once grew up."
Photo Marielle Andersson Gueye.
Göransson: "Briar´s genetics and performances are continued in breeding and sport all over the world and by us ourselves. He is still available on frozen semen. For you who has taken part in Briar´s career, used him, appreciated and clapped for Briar, we would like to express our warm and sincere thanks."
Source Press release from breeder/owner.
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