PEELBERGEN, Netherlands CSI2* 15 – 19 November 2017

Difficult being in two places at same time – so took first time ride, CAMPINO 344 into the 1.40m classes and got placed in all.   Double clear, 11th & 16th respectively out of a field of 88 starters.

 

Then quick dash to airport to fly to SA for the  SA CHAMPS held in Gauteng – thank you to Bronwyn Dos Santos for letting me ride, QUIDCHIN and qualifying for the SA side for WEG 2018.  Also always delighted to see my regulars at the training clinics I ran while there – great progress guys.  Once again thanks to Clem and Bron for their kind hospitality and arena

 

 

Also always fun training our SA eventers at Inanda Country Base – you guys rock

OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI1* 9 – 12 November 2017

young ANGEL FIRE experienced her first International event after her arrival from Sweden and did herself proud.  Being clear the entire weekend and even been placed 13th in the 1.30m with double clear out of 89 starters.  VERY EXCITED about this mare.

 

Also delighted to welcome from South Africa, RYAN WATKINSON to our team who joined us on 1 November and our very special lady, KATI PAAKKOLANVAARA who has been close to us for many years and now thrilled to have her on board.

 

And our youngsters performing well in Sweden & welcome to our new team member

Meanwhile in Sweden Hilda having some super results with our youngsters there.

 

Rose and Hilda on good form at Kalmar Show 22 – 24 September 2017, 3rd in 1.10m and 6th in 1.20m with double clears after a long break.  Jens Hilgers’, baby TOP GUN attended first show and was clear in the small class – great start.

latest news – ROSE super clear at local show in 1.30m on 13 October 2017.

 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kira Jussila from Finland who has joined the team and working with us at Jan Tops with our special horses.

 

Meanwhile in South Africa, Aviwe Molose, JACKSON and our horse, AFRICAN LILLIE entered his first 3 phase eventing and had a super clear in the country – exciting times ahead.  Also had a wonderful grooms course in Somerset West with some very enthusiastic young people keen to learn and love their horses.

And more training as Oliver had a very successful day training youngsters at Luciana Diniz’ wonderful training clinic at her place in Germany on Sunday 17 September 2017.

Valkenswaard, Holland – WELCOME to La le Loup & Opglabbeek CSI2* 5 – 8 October 2017

Had a great show at OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI2*  from 5 – 8 October with BAGHEERA BLUE 1st, winning with a double clear in the 1.30m and CHILLIPEPPER placed 23rd also with a  double clear out of 89 starters.

Delighted to welcome LA LE LOUP, my 4 year old stallion from Sweden – very exciting prospect

Opglabbeek, Belgium CSI2* – BIGGIE WINS AGAIN 11 – 13 October 2017

 

BAGHEERA BLUE, Biggie, super win in the CSI2* with Oliver and Georgie on QUATTRO showing form with a double clear.

September 2017 – finally our permanent base in Holland

September 2017 been a very busy month with our final move to our permanent home in Valkenswaard, Holland.  It has been a crazy time packing up two homes, one in Belgium, the other in Germany and combining them.   As well as moving our horses from Germany to Jan Tops International Stables in Valkenswaard.  Luckily we had the two Gogos (old and older) to get stuck in with all the packing and grooming!

LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS Tour, Valkenswaard, Holland CSI2* 11 – 13 August 2017

BAGHEERA BLUE, double clear, WINNER – 1st in SMALL TOUR FINAL out of 36 starters.

 

CHILLIPEPPER, clear, 18th in 1.45m out of 68 starters and in the Big Tour Final 1.45m, 1 time penalty, 26th out of 67 starters.

 

Georgie and her new Swedish ride, MOESKAERS QUATTRO had a great first show with placings and winning the first Invitational event.

 

Meanwhile Hilda in Sweden, with her youngster CANCAN who she has been training from the start went to her first show and was clear and received a ribbon.

 

CanCan

Busy weekend with new arrivals from Sweden & Valkenswaard Show

ANGEL finally down with Oliver, thanks to Hilda Lennartsson for doing such a fantastic job with our wonderful mare and driving her down too!  Also bringing Georgie’s new mount, Quattro

 

Meanwhile Georgie taking the prizes at Valkenswaard and Oliver presenting them

KNOKKE CSI2 & 3*, Belgium 13 – 16 July 2017

 

Though the weather was not the most favourable – had a very solid show with Bagheera Blue placed 7th, double clear in the 1.40’s out of  93 starters.

 

Isabeau placed 14th, clear out of 95 starters in the 1.45m

 

and CAMARGO 2 placed 6th and 10th in both his classes in the 1.45m

 

at home

Georgie with Chianti

Oliver with Bagheera Blue