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!

Victory in Grand Prix of Budapest and Nations Cup

The CSIO-W in Budapest will go down in memory for our team as one of the most successful shows in history of our stable. With three wins in a row by Jana Wargers one of which for het home country Germany, we could not be happier with how Limbridge and Chacco’s Lady 2 jumped.

The Longines EEF Nations Cup of Budapest was the first high of the show in Hungary. Together with her compatriots Jana and Limbridge (by Limbus) managed to keep the faults to a minimum over both rounds and were the only team to have the penalty score of zero, earning them the win in this three-star Nations Cup.

On Saturday Jana had another horse in top form. In the 1.45m Chacco’s Lady 2 (by Chacco-Blue) jumped a fantastic double clear and finished in the fastest time – ex aequo – with Sophie Hinners. The German ladies shared the win in this Grand Prix qualification class.

On Sunday Jana scored a hat-trick by landing her third victory in a row! Limbridge was on top of his game and jumped a double clear in the 1.50 Grand Prix of CSIO-W Budapest. The pair finished the jump-off with half a second to spare on the clock, concluding a fantastic show for our team.

Click here to take look at the photo album of the show and all the wonderful memories we’ve made in Budapest.