CDI Lexington, USA may 25-27

D-Niro (SWB born 1999 by D-Day out of Alitalia 18708 by Napoleon-Herkules, breeder Christina Almström) and Jacqueline Brooks (CAN) placed 2d in Olympic Grand Prix Special and 4d in Grand Prix. Don Kontes (SWB born 2000 by Don Schufro out of Kontessa (F1) 24862 by Bellini-Herkules, breeder Kristina Rosberg and Staffan Tellman) and David Marcus (CAN) placed 3d in Grand Prix Kür.


CDI**** Wiesbaden, Germany may 25-27

Bukowski (SWB born 1999 by Briar out of Sunjist xx 23884 by Junius-Green God, breeder Erik Magnusson) and Hubertus Schmidt (GER) placed 3d in Grand Prix Kür and 3d in Grand Prix.


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."


Last year British Emma Hindle showed her new Olympic hope the now 11-year-old former stallion Brisbane 1081 (SWB by Briar out of Terra Nova (F2) 23042 by Amiral-Idealist, breeder Anders Larsson family). Unfortunately, we did only see the combination a few times.

The collaboration between Brisbane and Hindle has not been top successful, and therefore Swedish Mattias Jansson has been visited at Hindles barn to train Brisbane. Brisbane was educated and trained by Jansson in Sweden before he was sold to Switzerland. Brisbane was approved in Sweden with 9´s for gaites and 10´s by the testriders.

Brisbane is now, however, moved back to Sweden by Mattias Jansson, who this past weekend was placed 2d in Grand Prix at CDN Dagstorporten.



Charleston (SWB born 1998 by Briar out of Drusilla (31) 22812 by Daktyl-Sombrero, breeder Annica Christensson) and Klaudija Kristin Mansterkoter (Macedonia) will make their first start together at CDI**** Hamburg, Germany. Charleston competed earlier by Kristian von Krusenstierna (Sweden).