Sharjah, a town in the United Arab Emirates, formed the background for a three star competition combined with a competition for young horses. It was during the latter competition that several young Nabab de Rêve-offspring showed their talent. Not fewer than three of them jumped into the top ten of the final for five- and six-year-old horses. Victory went to home-bred Nice Girl de Muze (Abdel Said), with further down the classification Hannah-Gold (Mohd Osama El Borai, fourth) and Molvedo van ‘t Merelsnest (Gregory Cyril Perrin, eighth).
Absolute place to be last weekend was the sold-out World Cup Qualifier in Amsterdam. Gancia de Muze (f. Malito de Rêve) and Niels Bruynseels were once more at it, finishing fifth in this leg of the World Cup series. VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest (f. Nabab de Rêve) became third in a 1.50m-class, ridden by Jur Vrieling. Some more Nabab-genes due to our amazing mare and former GP of Calgary-winner, Candy. Her son Gran Canyon van HD (f. Cartani, Bart Bles) and her daughter Handy van HD (f. Tinka’s Boy, Dayro Arroyave) showed their qualities in two 1.45m-classes.
At the Wellington Equestrian Festival, the fourth week has already started. The GP of last week, winding-up the third week, showed that Chic Hin d’Hyrencourt (f. Taran de la Pomme) is growing towards his best shape. Ridden by Beezie Madden, he became third.
At the two star level, the performances in Nantes caught our eye. Gravity of Greenhill (f. Nabab de Rêve) and Julien Anquetin ended second in the GP (1.45m). In several 1.40m-classes, we noted two times a third place for Uraeus Blanc HDC (f. Nabab de Rêve) with Patrice Delaveau and a seventh spot for Stephan Lafouge and Bamako II vh Koekoekshof Z (f. Bamako de Muze).
We conclude last week’s overview in the classes for young horses in Kronenberg. Hummertime (f. Glock’s London) impressed with Maikel van Mierlo in the classes for seven-year-olds, Nona van de Zandhoeve (f. Elvis Ter Putte) and Vicky Van de Poel did the same in the classes for five- and six-year-olds.