Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle is elected Horse of the Year 2014.
Author: Edith De Reys
SBS, born 2003
v. Surcouf de Revel
m. Gzara de Sainte-Hermelle v. Bayac de Sainte Hermelle
SBS approved stallion
Alain Van Campenhoudt
Constant Van Paesschen
Elevage de Sainte Hermelle & Marie Therese Dumont
1st Nations Cup Rome – double clear (2014)
3rd Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix Antwerpen (2014)
3rd Gucci Masters Grand Prix Paris (2014)
5th Longines Global Champions Tour Doha (2013)
8th Longines Global Champions Tour Londen (2014)
11th Longines Global Champions Tour Final Doha (2014)
The 11 year old stallion and his rider Constant Van Paesschen (20, Halle) won the title.
Constant :”I am very happy with the election of Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle as Horse of the Year. I see it as a reward for a whole team: the owner, the groom and everyone at our stables. I have been riding him since he was 8 years old and he did a great job this year. His biggest qualities are that he is very careful and has a huge heart, he is always willing to go for it! Being a real stallion, he’s the boss of the stables at home. However, when he is at a competition, other stallions sometimes try to dominate him and things can get a bit wild. Once we are back home, everyone is back to the usual calmness.”
The Horse of the Year Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 28th December at 10.15 pm in the main arena.