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Sterrehof’s Dante and Klasse EB deliver top results in our capital
Fantastic sport and a great atmosphere with full stands also made the 2024 edition of Jumping Amsterdam that unique equestrian show, as we know it for many years now! Very pleasant too were the wonderful performances of our horses, with Sterrehof’s Dante (picture above) as leading lady. Our 16-year-old top mare was in great form with Marc and showed that immediately on Friday evening where she managed to clinch third place in de Telegraaf Prize after a great jump-off.
Proud of Dante
In Sunday’s World Cup competition, Dante and Marc again left an excellent impression. It was truly enjoyable to see them jump! As early starters, the winners of the 2020 edition of the Amsterdam World Cup, seemed to have no problem in the very difficult first round, which eventually only produced seven clears. In the jump-off, Marc and Dante had a go for it, but unfortunately the second element of the double threw a spanner in the works. Still, their sixth place in this very competitive field and the way Dante jumped were something to be proud of.
Biggest class to date
A similar result was achieved by Klasse EB (picture below) in the class prior to the World Cup qualifier. Our just nine-year-old mare jumped her biggest class to date and did it brilliantly. The first round of this 1.50m course delivered a convincing clear round. Here too the jump-off had a modest line-up of just seven combinations and Klasse thus finished sixth after a jumping fault in the final round.
Grand Prix powered by Sterrehof
On Saturday evening another highlight was scheduled at this event, which we proudly support. In the Anemone Horse Trucks Grand Prix of Amsterdam powered by Stoeterij Sterrehof, Sterrehof’s Calimero showed that he is still going strong at the age of seventeen. After his clear result on Friday, Calimero jumped an excellent round in the Grand Prix, but unfortunately couldn’t repeat his 2018 win with with Marc. Ironically they had one rail down at the Sterrehof Stud vertical. Victory went to Julien Epaillard, who just edged out Willem Greve, who was also second in the World Cup class. With the Frenchman and his mare Dubai du Cedre, two big names were added to the winners of the Grand Prix that we have supported for many years now.