Great month for Funky Blue!
July was a real top month for our reference Funky Blue! The son of VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. managed to jump to a classification no less than 5 times in a 1.35m class in recent weeks. The first 4 times under the saddle of Elena Hietanen and last week also once with Stanislav Teder. In mid-July in Opglabbeek Hietanen even managed to place herself 3 days in a row with a 7th, a 4th and a 2nd place. Two weeks earlier they already finished 3rd and last week there was again a 3rd place in Opglabbeek with Teder.
Last month we also got another victory thanks to Guido Franchi with Qatar Donaldson Z (Quidam de Rêvel). In San Giovanni di Marignano, Italy, they were the best in a 1.35m class. Caroline Devos-Poels competed in St. Tropez with Julyssi van Orti (Cicero Z Van Paemel), which resulted in a 6th place in a 1.40m class.
Niels Bruynseels and Kopernic van Orti (Diamant de Semilly) also managed to claim two prizes again last month. At the beginning of the month they were once 10th in a 1.45m class during the CSI5 * of St. Tropez and two weeks ago they achieved a 3rd place in a 1.45m class during the CSI3 * of Lier. In Lier there was also a 4th place for Manou de Muze (Arko III) under the saddle of Filippo Tabarini, and this in a 1.35m class.
In the French Sainte Cécile there were classifications for both Cerruti van ter Hulst Z (Cassini I) and Jezebel van de Veldhoek (Warrant). Cerruti van ter Hulst Z became 10th in a 1.40m class under Luis Ferreira while Jezebel van de Veldhoek finished 7th in a 1.15 class under Agnès Kneubuehler.
Finally, there were also a few young horses who managed to jump into the spotlights in recent weeks. In Bonheiden, for example, in the classes for the 7-year-old horses there was a 4th place for Pieter Devos with Caballa PS (Cabachon) and a 7th place for Morgane Dassio with Alba (Arpeggio). In Opglabbeek Charlotte Ash jumped to a 5th place with Preben van de Doornakkers (For Pleasure).