Cicero Z and Dominator 2000 Z deliver winners in Kronenberg!
While most attention this weekend undoubtedly went to the five-star show of Al Shaqab in Doha, there were of course also many other international shows on the program. On Dutch soil, we were once again welcome in the Peelbergen Equestrian Center in Kronenberg, where the offspring of Cicero Z and Dominator 2000 Z managed to ensure some nice victories.
The 1.35m high CSI1* GP was won on Friday evening by the 8-year-old grey gelding Copain de Picobello Z, under the saddle of the French rider Charles Berron. Copain de Picobello Z was bred by the Ruant family and is a son of Cicero Z out of the mare Only Picobello Z (Orlando), who we also know as the dam of the GP horses Check Picobello Z (Cardento VDL) and Romeo 88 or Champion of Picobello Z (PKZ Contact van de Heffinck). In a jump-off for which fourteen combinations were able to qualify, Berron and Copain de Picobello Z finished more than a full second ahead of the competition.
In the young horse classes there were two victories for the German rider Michael Jung with the 6-year-old mare Double Luck, a daughter of Dominator 2000 Z and Canturo who was bred by Pieter Schuermans and who was born as Danté Van het Lavendelhof Z. Both on Thursday and Friday they were the best in their class after they also managed to secure a fourth place on Wednesday during the opening day.
The 5-year-old mare KTO Terminator, a second offspring of Dominator 2000 Z managed to jump into the spotlight as well in Kronenberg. KTO Terminator, who was born as Demoiselle MRN Z, was bred by Jan Ramakers and Marijn Poelmans and combines the genes of Dominator 2000 Z with those of ... Cicero Z! Ridden by the Russian rider Kir Maiorov, KTO Terminator 2000 jumped clear rounds for three days and finished second, fourth and seventh.
Finally, on Friday, during the 7-year-old horses class, Angelique Rüsen also placed third with our home-bred gelding Super Gold Z, a son of Solid Gold Z out of the mare Cocaine Z (Caretano Z) and thus a half-brother of Tabou Z (Treasure Z), Crowntano Z (Crown Z), Zaza Z (Zandor Z) and Corico Z (Coriano Z).