Top trio of horses sold to Eric Lamaze’s stable

Press Release courtesy of Starting Gate Communications:

French show jumping athlete Nina Mallevaey has three new horses under her saddle thanks to the generosity of the Rein family.

Cartier SR, a 10-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding (Canturenter x San Patrignano Cassini); Crack d’La Rousserie, a 10-year-old chestnut Selle Français gelding (Quaprice Bois Margot Quincy x Apache d’Adriers); and Chagall des Erables Z, a seven-year-old bay Zangersheide stallion (Cazador LS x Toulon) were acquired from Enda Carroll’s Ashford Farm.  The trio of show jumping talents were purchased by Rein Family LLC, owned by Canadians Mark Rein and his wife, Tara Dow-Rein, who began supporting Lamaze in 2020.  Following Lamaze’s formal retirement from competition earlier this year, Mallevaey and Canadian Olympian, Beth Underhill, have taken over the reins on his top mounts.

“I am really excited, it is a big opportunity for me,” said Mallevaey who began working for Lamaze in August of 2021.  “Eric was my idol when I was young, and to work for him now and be part of such an incredible team is very special.  I’ve got to experience a lot of new things.  Going to Florida this winter was a big experience, and so is being on a Global Champions League team.  I’m very thankful for everything that the Rein family is doing for me.”

Since becoming a rider for Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable, the 22-year-old has made her debut in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) five-star competition at the 2022 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.  She was also selected for the Rome Gladiators team, owned by Rein Family LLC, for this season’s Global Champions League, held as part of the Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT).  At GCT Miami, FL, she won Round Two of the Global Champions League competition riding Chacco Kid before placing second two weeks later riding Kino in the €100,000 1.55m Trofeo Banorte at CSI5* GCT Mexico, MEX.

“We have been impressed with Nina’s natural talent and dedication to the horses,” said Tara Dow-Rein.  “She has been a great addition to our Rome Gladiators team, exceeding our expectations.  We’re happy to support Nina and help accelerate her presence at the top level of the sport.”

Lamaze added, “It’s not often that a 22-year-old is presented with this sort of opportunity to advance their career – it’s almost like a fairy tale – and I know Nina will make the most of it.  I cannot think of anyone more deserving; she’s a dedicated and hard worker with no ego.  Mark and Tara are committed owners and I’m extremely grateful for their generosity in providing Torrey Pines team members with top mounts.

“I would like to thank Enda Carroll for working with us and showing us these horses,” continued Lamaze.  “We originally went to Ashford Farm to purchase one horse.  After he showed us his inventory, we left with three superstar horses for the future.”

“It was a privilege to sell these three horses to Eric Lamaze’s stable and we are very thankful to the Rein family for their trust in Ashford Farm,” said Carroll, a veteran of the Irish show jumping team who operates Ashford Farm in Bocholt, Belgium.  “It will be a pleasure seeing these three horses continue their careers with Eric’s rider, Nina Mallevaey, and we look forward watching them advance and grow to the highest level of the sport.  I want to take this opportunity to thank Eric and the Rein family for their confidence and to also thank my team for their continuous hard work with a special mention to the rider of these three horses, Cecilie Tofte, who has done an amazing job of getting them to this point.”

Currently based at Lamaze’s Belgian location, Mallevaey will begin competing with her new horses at smaller shows as she gets to know them.

For more information on Eric Lamaze and his Torrey Pines Stable, visit www.ericlamaze.com.


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“Cartier SR, pictured here with former rider Cecilie Tofte, is one of three new horses that the Rein family has purchased from Ashford Farm for Nina Mallevaey of France.  Mallevaey rides for Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable.”

Photo Credit – Juan Manuel Photography

Job vacancy: Show groom

We are looking for a new member to join the awesome group of people that already work at our beautiful farm.

We value horse loving equestrians who are motivated, tidy and who enjoy being part of a dynamic team. You will be working with top showjumping horses at our stable in Bocholt, Belgium near the Dutch border. Living accommodation can be arranged if needed.

The job opening is for a show groom who is preferably in possession of an HGV (truck) license and has experience with grooming at international shows.

Are you interested in joining our team, then please contact Cecilie Tofte: +32 470 31 72 23

Limbridge and Jana finish 2nd in the 1.60m Rome Grand Prix

We celebrate an amazing achievement by our Limbridge & Jana Wargers who placed second in the 1.60m Rolex Grand Prix of Rome.

After jumping two amazing rounds for Germany in the Nations Cup on Friday this top duo went on the jump clear in the first round of the CSIO5* Grand Prix of Rome on Sunday. In the jump-off there was only one combination that managed to finish faster with a clean slate, but we are nevertheless very proud of this pair that is jumping from strength to strength!

The CSIO di Roma – Piazza di Siena has been an amazing show to compete at and we thank  the organization plus of course our team for the great work and making our successes possible.

Job opening: Fulltime groundsman

We are looking for a groundsman with good DIY skills & a fondness for horses.

We offer a beautiful work environment at a farm where no day is the same. We are looking for a candidate that is willing to help out in the stables and takes care of the general maintenance of the barn and the grounds.

The position would be ideal for an animal loving groundsman or former groom who no longer wants to travel and is ready to take on more maintenance responsibilities.

The ideal candidate has experience with tractors and forklift trucks and has a minimum of basic English language skills. The job is fulltime and includes working on weekends.

If you are interested in working with us and our amazing team or want more information about the job, please contact Michael Cristofoletti: +49 151 46486000

We hope to welcome you to our team soon!

Jana and Limbridge represent Germany in Nations Cup

Chef d’Equipe Otto Becker has announced the German team for the Nations Cup in La Baule, France. It is the first Nations Cup for the German showjumpers this year and selected as one of the team members is our own Jana Wargers.

Together with Limbridge she joins the team with fellow countrymen; Daniel Deusser, Marcus Ehning, Hans-Dieter Dreher and Gerrit Nieberg. On Friday the 6th of May Jana and Limbridge will compete in the Nations Cup and we wish the whole team the best of luck.

 

Partnership with B&T Stables in Italy continues

We are very happy to announce the continuation of our partnership with B&T Stables.

A few months ago, we bought a fantastic 8yo gelding, Cadeau Z (by Carmena Z x Quattro B) from the owners of B&T Stables, Francesco Turturiello and Linda Bratomi. While we continue to enjoy Cadeau Z, we have recently also sold two of our own horses to this Italian couple.

After many happy memories, we will see Happiness (9yo by Phin Phin) and Chester 318 (10yo by Corlensky G) continue their jumping careers with B&T Stables rider Svea Tegnestedt.

We wish our friends the best of luck with these two amazing horses and look forward to following their journey on the showjumping circuit.

Chacco’s Lady 2 climbs the ranks in 1.50m Big Tour

In de second week of the Sunshine Tour our small but mighty Chacco’s Lady 2 proves to be in top form. Out of 72 other combinations this ten-year-old mare by Chacco-Blue made excellent time in the two-phase 1.50m Big Tour class. Scoring the win with 0,77 seconds to spare on the competition.

A big thanks to our whole team for working so hard day in & day out to make successes like this possible!

Mexico Tour ends with all rankings in Grand Prixs

We end the final Grand Prix in Mexico at the Balvanera Polo & Country Club on a high with Jana & Chacco’s Lady finishing in 5th place.

With this result we could not be prouder of Jana on placing in every Grand Prix she jumped in Mexico over the past six weeks! We cannot compliment all the show organizations and the Major League Show Jumping enough on all their efforts and great events that we got to compete at dring our tour.

Jana and Michael have scored many top results and will return home with lots of ranking points and new experiences.  We also owe a big thanks to the rest of the team who’ve been in Mexico working behind the scenes contributing to the success of Ashford Farm.

Click here to view the photo albums of the Mexico Tour.

Winning mood continues at Major League show in Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey in Mexico was the third stop for our team on the Major League’s CSI 5* & 2* Tour. With the beautiful host venue of the Club Hípico La Silla our riders and horses were given the perfect setting and facilities to perform at their best. And they did with multiple top rankings and two victories for our team.

We were off to an excellent start with Limbridge and Jana securing a second place in the 1.50m class on the opening day. Proving all the AF-horses are currently in excellent shape, Cajus jumped clear rounds only and subsequently earned a fourth place in the Monterrey Championships.

Ranking points
The first victory was achieved by our Michael Cristofoletti and Lezaro on Friday. This pair jumped an exceptional speedy round in the 1.45m ranking which was ridden directly on time. Beating the fastest time with half a second to spare, scoring the win and Longines ranking points to boot.

Grand Prix win
Jana and her string of horses also had an excellent show, finishing on Sunday with a placing in each of the top classes including a win. With Chacco’s Lady Jana completed the CSI2* jump-off by crossing the finish line almost whole second faster than the competition. In this GP Michael and Lezarro also jumped a clear round but had a time fault that kept them out of the JO, still scoring a nice 11th placing.

CSI5* top rankings
In the CSI5* Grand Prix Limbridge was once again on top of his game. Finishing as one of only three combinations in a double clear with a time that was good for the third place in this 1.55m class. In the 1.45m ranking finale it was Happiness that finished in sixth place with two super clear rounds.

Top rankings in the CSI5* & 2* at Otomi Club Hipico

We’ve finished the show at Otomi Club Hipico in San Miguel de Allende on a high! Our Chacco’s Lady and Jana  jumped two brilliant clear rounds which earned this lovely pair the second place in the 1.45m Grand Prix on Sunday. In the very competitive jump-off it was an Ashford Farm reference horse, Christos, who came in third place with his top rider Bliss Heers.
 
This was not the only success for our stable in Mexico this past show week, we‘ve celebrated top placings  also in the CSI5* classes with our nine-year-old Happiness (by Phin Phin) who finished third in the 1.45m ranking class last Saturday and Limbridge (by Limbus) who scored the same result in 1.50m class on the opening day both with Jana in the saddle.
 
We cannot thank the organization and Daniel Rihan enough for a fantastic show and their hospitality. We’ve had a great stay and will definetly be back!