FEBRUARY 2009

Fantastic result at Bordeaux World Cup with Goofy on Saturday 7 February 2009- after a sizzling jump off Ol came 2nd by .06 seconds in the Championaat Big class, it was just so close and towards the end of the class.  Great result.

Oliver went on to the show in Vigo from 12 – 15 February where unfortunately Ol pulled his damaged/repaired shoulder and therefore could not compete in World Cup.  He did however compete  in the Grand Prix on the Sunday with just a couple of poles down.

GOOD NEWS  – after a very disquieting and disturbed time Oliver is back with Ludger  Beerbaum and is delighted to still be with the best.

JANUARY 2009

MUNSTER  January 2009.  Oliver rode in the Puissance with one of Denis Lynch’ horses, Johnny Blunt and came 4th jumping the wall with only one rein as the other snapped on the approach and Johnny started napping but cleared the wall easily at 2.05m.  He also came 6th in the speed event with the young Stallion, Cezanne.

LAST SHOW FOR 2008

landcircus-2008Oliver’s first show after his successful shoulder operation was Mechelen at the end of December 2008.  Oliver and Land Circus came a fantastic 6th in Mechelen in the 6 Bar clearing a height of 2.05m

DECEMBER 2008 – NEWSFLASH

Exciting happenings for 2009 – Oliver has been approached by Denis Lynch, the Irish rider to ride as his first rider, still based in Germany in Munster (infact about 45 minutes from Ludgers).  Oliver will still be competing with his own horses at top level but will have the added exposure of competing on a number of Denis’ and his sponsors horses.  This is exactly what Oliver has been hoping for and a golden opportunity to broaden his horizons.

Oliver would like to take this opportunity to thank Ludger Beerbaum for his kindness and support throughout his years with him and for giving him the chance to develop and excel at such a high level.  Oliver will never forget the opportunity Ludger gave him and is still very much a LUDGER fan.

On another note Oliver’s shoulder operation he had in Cape Town in November 2008 was very successful and he is now rearing to go for the New Year with plenty of shows in the offering.

**LATEST NEWS FROM GERMANY**

23 – 26 October 2008 – Oliver went to Hannover Show  where we had mixed results.  Goofy took 2 down in the qualifiers and therefore just missed by one qualifier to go forward to the GP  which was a disappointment, but Goofy  was not on his best form this last week end.  Land Circus however did Oliver proud, was a bit hot in the warm up as he has never been in an indoor arena before, so Oliver entered him in the 6 Bar (expecting nothing from him, may be clearing the first round) and he won – final height it went to and he cleared was 1.95m – so that was a thrill and of course the crowd love that class, even if it is on at midnight on the Friday night!!!

 

Oliver had a fleeting visit to South Africa at the beginning of October to join up with his friends and celebrate his 21st Birthday.  This was the only gap that he could take in his busy show schedule as when he returns on 13 October he has to get his horses ready to go to the German Classics at HANNOVER.

20 September 2008 –  Oliver has had a fantastic show at one of the most prestigious shows in Germany, DONAUESCHINGEN.  On Land Circus he finished 8th in the warm up class and finished 9th in the Final.  Cassiano Z was in spectacular form and came 3rd in the qualifier for the Grand Prix.  They excelled in the Grand Prix to finish 2nd to Marcus Ehning – The only two riders to have a double clear round from a field of 35 horses.  Marcus was clear in 49.95 sec and Oliver had a clear in 50.46 sec.  Meredith Michaels Beerbaum finished in 3rd place.

Cassiano Z 2nd at Donaueschingen September 2008

15 September 2008 – Oliver has just returned from a very good show in Paderborn, which is part of the Riders Tour.  He took his new young horse, Corvette 21 on his first outing and qualified for the final in the Youngsters Tour and finished a credible 13th from 45 starters.    He also had a good show on Land Circus, a horse that Oliver is riding from David McPherson, where he came 5th in the Big Tour and qualified for the final.  Oliver was very happy with his performance as this is only his second time out .

Corvette 21

After a fabulous win with Crocket 18 in Bremen on Sunday 24 February 2008. The next big show was in Braunschweig in early March where Oliver and Cassiano Z came second in the Final. In Dortmund in mid march Oliver and Cassiano Z came 13th in the international class.

crocket-in-dortmund-2008

 

In April Oliver took one of Ludger's young 8 year old mares, Excelle Z and she came 4th in the M class in Badenhausen.  He also took Woytyla (another youngster of Ludger's and a favourite of Ol's) and they WON their M class with a super clear round. Ludwig 151 (Marco Kutcher's youngster) Ol also rode and came 8th in the M class. In the Grand Prix Cassiano Z did a sizzling jump off and they came 2nd. The next big show was HORSES & DREAMS in Hagen – where Cassiano Z had a incredibly fast jump off but took a pole and was good enough for 8th place in the Grand Prix. In the Youngster Tour Woytyla got a credible 16th place. Sadly Ludwig was sold just after Ol and him came 2nd in the Riesenbeck annual Champs – sad to see him go.

woytyla-2008 visit this

Then it was off on a long tour firstly down to the wonderful city of Rome for their annual show – sadly due to the terrific rains Oliver decided not to jump Crocket as he was worried about the going. Anyway he had an excellent show, coming 4th in the Six Bar with Excelle Z and then coming 2nd in the Puissance with her, the wall was standing at 2.15m high!!!(see photos) Goofy came 8th in the 1.50m class against the clock and 15th in the Final Tour. After this super show we had a long truck trip to beautiful St Gallen in Switzerland where it was Crocket's turn. Oliver brought him back gently after a long break in the smaller class and came 16th and with Excelle 14th in the 145m class.

      Excelle ZS winning Puissance in Rome 2008

Back home after a long and tiring trip and then set off for a truely special show in Germany, Norten Hardenberg – it is a very picturesque castle town and the show is SO well organised, you have never seen fireworks like it in your life at the party!!! Anyway Excelle Z was 8th in the small class, Goofy was 9th and 11th in his big classes and Crocket 18, back on form, with a 14th place in the Grand Prix. So truly excellent results and the team on form.

 

goofy-in-norton-hartenberg      crocket-in-norton-hartenberg      Crocket 18 in the wonderful arena at Norten Hartenberg      Cassiano Z at Norden Hardenburg      Cassiano Z at Norten Hartenberg Summer 2008      Norten Hardenburg

April 2008

Due to the extensive workload Crocket having a well deserved rest and Oliver catching up on his mail, hah, hah!!!


Oliver had a big win last Sunday 24 February 2008 with Crocket 18 when he won the Bremen Big Tour with a sizzling jump off.


Oliver has made the move, along with his two horses, to Germany to train with Ludger Beerbaum, undoubtedly currently one of the best trainers and riders in the world.

He was then given the unprecedented honour of being offered a position as one of the work riders at the yard, along with current World champions!

The new season has started with a bang. Oliver took home a fantastic 4th in the CSI*** Badenhausen Grand Prix, rounding out a grand total of 10 double clears this far on Crocket 18. Goofy is also jumping really well, but unfortunately had a silly fence down in the Grand Prix which pushed him out of the placings. Ludger remains impressed with Oliver's progress and looks to great things for him in the future.


Oliver was awarded his full South African colours in June 2006, an honour not awarded since 1998. This also makes him the youngest ever colour recipient.

CORVETTE 21

RIDERS TOUR – Results 2007

The final ranking of the RIDERS TOUR 2007

This is the final ranking for the RIDERS TOUR 2007, please note the top names and Oliver is in the 16th place, we have a good fighting chance at the Olympics 2008

Rank

 

Name

Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

2.

Michaels-Beerbaum,Meredith

GER

61

5

0

17

7

0

17

20

2.

1.

Frühmann,Thomas

AUT

58

5

0

15

13

15

4

11

3.

2.

Beerbaum,Ludger

GER

50

6

7

4

17

13

0

9

4.

5.

Ehning,Marcus

GER

46

5

0

0

0

9

20

17

5.

4.

Ahlmann,Christian

GER

46

6

1

3

15

17

0

10

6.

6.

Böckmann,Gilbert

GER

28

5

0

13

0

0

15

0

7.

7.

Jakobs,Anna-Maria

GER

27

3

0

0

20

0

7

0

7.

7.

Pollmann-Schweckhorst,Alois

GER

27

4

11

0

0

5

11

0

9.

11.

Dahlmann,Franz-Josef

GER

26

4

0

0

0

11

9

6

10.

9.

Knippling,Andreas

GER

25

2

0

10

0

0

15

0

11.

15.

Meyer,Janne-Friederike

GER

23

5

0

6

10

0

0

7

12.

10.

Voß,Thomas

GER

22

5

0

2

0

20

0

0

13.

20.

Bengtsson,Rolf-Göran

SWE

21

4

0

0

6

7

0

8

13.

33.

Nagel,Carsten-Otto

GER

21

4

0

0

0

0

6

15

15.

15.

Muff,Werner

SUI

19

5

0

9

0

6

1

3

16.

19.

Lazarus,Oliver

RSA

16

3

0

0

0

4

10

2

17.

17.

Eder,Stefan

AUT

15

4

0

5

0

10

0

0

18.

Melchior,Judy-Ann

BEL

13

1

0

0

0

0

0

13

19.

22.

Renzel,Markus

GER

11

4

0

0

11

0

0

0

20.

25.

Bitter,Eva

GER

9

5

0

0

9

0

0

0

21.

35.

Mühlbauer,Thomas

GER

5

2

0

0

5

0

0

0

21.

Schwizer,Pius

SUI

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

23.

Williams,Matthew

AUS

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

24.

40.

Diederichsmeier,Mylene

GER

3

2

0

0

3

0

0

0

25.

Simon,Hugo

AUT

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

25.

48.

Wulschner,Holger

GER

1

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

27.

Brocks,Karl

GER

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Englbrecht,Roland

AUT

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Hanley,Cameron

IRL

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Hareb,Rasha

UAE

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Kochetova,Ljubov

RUS

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

51.

Kraus,Jürgen

GER

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Ligresti,Jonella

ITA

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

51.

Meyer,Tobias

GER

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

51.

Rieskamp-Goedeking,Tim

GER

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Schmidt,Heiko

GER

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

51.

Schulze Topphoff,Bernd

GER

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Tebbel,Rene

GER

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

27.

Yaniv,Elad

ISR

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Explanations to the table:

Riders, who have failed to compete in at least 6 of the stages by the time of the final standings will be dropped from the points table.

0 = participated, but no points

–  = not participated

Scoring:

01. rank = 20 points

02. rank = 17 points

03. rank = 15 points

04. rank = 13 points

05. rank = 11 points

06. rank = 10 points

07. rank = 09 points

08. rank = 08 points

09. rank = 07 points

10. rank = 06 points

11. rank = 05 points

12. rank = 04 points

13. rank = 03 points

14. rank = 02 points

15. rank = 01 points

Rules:

To be elegible for the final induvidual tournament rating a rider must compete at the CSI Munich (according to RIDERS TOUR Point System), by more as 5 starts onlay the 5 best results will be counted. It it therefore possible that there will be drop scores.

Download Ranking inclusive dropped riders as PDF

I have recently acquired a new youngster, Corvette 21, who is 7 years old and will be part of my string.  I will be bringing him along slowly as he is showing a lot of potential.

Below arethemost recent photos of Corvette 21!

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CROCKET 18 CASSIANO Z (GOOFY)

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CORVETTE 21

I currently own and compete successfully on Crocket 18, a young grey warm-blood, as well as Cassiano Z, who is known affectionately as Goofy.  So, I am fortunate enough to own two wonderful horses and compete all over Europe onthem both.

My horses and I are both currently trained by Ludger Beerbaum. We are currently stabled in his prestigious yard in Germany.


Crocket 18

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Stable Name: Crocket

Grey Gelding, born 1996 at Oldenberger Stud, Germany

Sire: CALIDO I, Dam: GOLDEN SHAMMARA, Sire of Dam: RAMIRO

Notable Results:

27 -30 July 2005 THE REFCO INTERNATIONAL CHASE, HICKSTEAD he came 3rd.

11 June 2005 CONCOURS SALTOS INTERNATIONAL, Real Club de Polo de Barcelonathey came 17th – big class with top riders again.

4 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledothey came 9th.

20 May 2005 VAN DER WALT HOTEL VENLO NATIONS CUP, Holland Out of SA team he had best score of 5 faults at 81.57 seconds.

19 May 2005 HOLBOX PRIJSthey came 27 out of 57 riders.

30 April 2005 Y R INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX, Arezzo, Italy. they came 1st in lightning fast jump off againsttheItalian favourite.

29 April 2005 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG RIDERS, Arezzo, Italythey came 1st.

19 March 2005 Small Tour Grand Prix, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tourthey came 6th.

12 March 2005 Big Tour D,Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tourthey came 8th. All Spanish Sunshine Tour classes numbers are above 50 to 150+ entrants.

7 March 2005 Big Tour C, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tourthey came 7th out of 71.

5 March 2005 Big Tour B, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tourthey came 19th.

4 March 2005 Big Tour C, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 7th.

20 February 2005 Big Tour A, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 3rd out of 64.

18 February 2005 Big Tour A, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 9th out of 92.

Cassiano Z

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Stable Name: Goofy

Bay Gelding born 17.05.1997 at Zangersheide Stud, Belguim

Sire: CARTHAGO Z, Dam: EROSWITHA, Sire of Dam: AKTEUR

Notable Results:

September 2006: 9th in Gentleman’s Cup and 12th intheGrand Prix attheScope International Horse Show in Britain.

14 May 2005 8th ROYAL WINSOR GRAND PRIX with a clear and a pole in this major championship

12 October 2005 2nd HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW – YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN (Ellen Whitaker won on HENRI DE HERE).

20 August 2005 BUNN LEISURE SPEED DERBY – Hickstead Main Arena Televised on Saturday afternoon – first time for Goofy and Ol jumping Derby and came 15th.

5 August 2005 INTERNATIONAL JUMPING COMPETITION (Table A against clock), VALKENSWAARD, HOLLANDthey came 5th. Big names at this show, all the top riders.

31 July 2005 EASIBED BRITISH YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP in main Arena, HICKSTEADthey came 1st.

Two days before he qualified fortheabove class and came 2nd.

10 June 2005 CONCOURS SALTOS INTERNATIONAL, Real Club de Polo de Barcelonathey came 6th.

5 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledothey came 5th.

4 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledothey came 18th.

1 May 2005 Y R NATIONS CUP, Arezzo, Italy SA Team came 4th, Oliver giving teamtheir only clear rounds.

29 April 2005 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YR, Arezzo, Italythey came 4th.

CSI*** BADENHAUSEN Grand Prix

Crocket 18 and I jumped a double clear in the big CSI*** Badenhausen Grand Prix to secure 4th place against a strong field of 78 riders. This rounded out a super start to the season with Crocket currently standing on 10 double clears! Goofy also jumped well but unfortunately had one fence down.

Look out for my feature in HQ magazine (South Africa) for March 2007

**NEWSFLASH**

Oliver was awarded his full South African colours in June 2006, an honor not awarded since 1998. This also makes him the youngest ever colour recipient.