Don Diablo HX third in national 1.50m GP
11 March 2019
Last weekend our riders went to the national Concours Hippique Midden Limburg at Equestrian Centre De Peelbergen. In the 1.50m Grand Prix, Sophie Hinners with Vittorio 8 and Michel Hendrix with the stallion Don Diablo HX ended up second and third. In Wellington the Stal Hendrix-reference Carmen won the 2* -GP.
The Grand Prix at 1.50m level was a great ending of the 26th edition of Concours Hippique Midden-Limburg, which has been held in Kronenberg since 2016. Twelve combinations qualified for the jump-off and Rob Heijligers took the victory with FFW88. His clear jump-off was just a bit faster than Stal Hendrix-rider Sophie Hinners aboard the Valentino-son Vittorio 8, who were just a bit faster than Michel Hendrix and the stallion Don Diablo HX (s.Vittorio). Michel did receive the prize for best rider of the competition. He earned several good results, including a second place on the first day in the 1.40m class with Don Diablo HX.
In Wellington the Whitesnake mare Carmen made good advertisement for Stal Hendrix. This twelve-year-old mare has been sold by Stal Hendrix to Laura Kraut, and with the only 18-year-old Samantha Cohen she won the 50,000 Dollar Griffis Residential Grand Prix (1.45m) of CSI2* at the Winter Equestrian Festival. With the student of Laura Kraut, the careful mare jumped to the victory in their first Grand Prix.