Hope van Scherpen Donder – victory at Monte-Carlo – photo Stefano Grosso
Egypt’s Abdel Saïd took out the CSI5* Trophee Casino de Monte-Carlo with a blistering win in a six-rider jump-off with his 10-year-old bay mare, Hope van Scherpen Donder. Hope whom – did I hear you ask?
Hope is a wonderful blend of Holsteiner and Selle Français bloodlines. She is by Quadrillo (Quidam de Revel by Jalisco B), and out of a mare by the Holsteiner, Tin Rocco (Tin Rod xx). Quadrillo has competed in the States (4’3″) and the UK at 1.30m level, but he has produced a number of handy horses. Four have competed 1.60m, with a total of 13 jumping 1.45m or better.
Quadrillo’s most successful offspring is Hidalgo SX (Quadrillo/Andiamo / Burggraaf), who has won €262,193 (June 2017). Ridden by Daniel Deusser, Hidalgo was 3rd in the GP***** in Cannes and won the 150/155m class in Shanghai.
Hidalgo and Daniel Deusser – photo Stefano Grosso
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