British Olympian Emma Hindle has acquired a new Grand Prix ride to strengthen her team of high performance horses. Her newest addition is Brisbane 1081 (SWB born 2001 by Briar out of Terra Nova (F2) 23042 by Amiral-Idealist, breeder Anders Larsson family), which she discovered at Otto Hofer's stable in Switzerland.

Hindle tried out "Brisi" the first weekend of February and immediately had a good feeling aboard the powerhouse chestnut. "I drove straight from the stallion show in Verden to Switzerland to try him out," Hindle told Eurodressage exclusively. "He's my type, my size and I really like the way he moves." The Swedish gelding relocated to Brookhouse Stud in Erbach, Germany, soon afterwards.

Hindle keeps a realistic perspective on the speed at which new partnerships are formed. "Of course you have to wait and see. It has to work. However good he is, you have to build a partnership. He has enough quality and I can do the Grand Prix movements with him."