Again some great results for Mauricio and his horses at the international show in Kronenberg (NL) from 17-20 June. 

On Friday, the ten-year-old mare Bridge Town (Calvaro Z x Diamond Lad) won the 1m35 two phases class and finished 7th in Friday’s 1m40 speed class. This mare is really in top shape; only recently she won another CSI in Opglabbeek.

Epsilon de Brenil (Ernest x Lord Z) finished in 7th place in the final for the 7-year-old horses.

Great weekend for Mauricio Ruiz in the CSI2* of Kronenberg with a first place in Saturday’s speed class for 7-year-olds with Epsilon de Brenil. Mauricio was also placed 8th in Sunday’s final for seven-year-old horses with Aquiles del Caribe jumping a lovely double clear. Also clear and placed was Neroli Van’t Klavertje Vier. He finished 13th in the 1m35 two-phases class.

Check the videos from their performances:

Epsilon de Brenil in Speed Class 7yo

Aquiles del Caribe Z in 7yo final

Neroli van ‘t Klavertje Vier in 1,35m

Last weekend Mauricio and Bridgetown had an incredible weekend winning two classes.

On Thursday, the 13th of May,  they won the 1m35 speed class out of 98 riders and on Saturday the 15th of May, they won the 1m40 two phases class. Great performance from this fantastic mare!

Click here for the video of the 1m40 class. 

Furthermore, the 8-year-old gelding Neroli Van’t Klavertje Vier was placed seventh on Saturday 15/05 in the 1m35 class.

Dakota in Rotterdam

After 7 years of partnership with Dakota, it is time to say goodbye and wish his new owner Monika Saimovaara all the best of luck with him for many more years to come. We couldn’t have wished for a better home for Dakota. This horse gave Mauricio Ruiz so much joy and allowed him to compete in some of the best shows in the world over the last three years like Rotterdam 5*, La Baule 5*, Valence 5*, Bourg-en-Bresse 4*, La Coruña 4* among others.

We are also thankful for the professionalism of Diaz-Pizano BVBA for the acquisition of the 8-year-old gelding Nero by Cardento. He will continue his career in America. Best of luck with this lovely horse!

Our horses performed splendidly at the CSI2* of Opglabbeek from April 29th to May 2nd. 

Epsilon de Brenil was clear and placed every day during the weekend in the 7-year-old classes and finished seventh in the final. Huge progress and regularity for this future 1m50 Grand Prix prospect horse.

Bridgetown was also placed fourth in the 1m35 speed class on Friday.

Our next show with the young horses will be the training in Lummen on the 11th and 12th of May on the amazing grass arena so they keep gaining as much experience as possible for their future sport careers.

And for the older horses, we will be present at the CSI2* in Opglabbeek from the 13th to the 16th of May.

Centaure du Pommeray

We wish the new owners and riders from Centaure, Greetje, Elite, and Epsilon a bright and successful future together.

The 8-year-old SF gelding Centaure du Pommeray will continue his career with the Belgian rider, Juliette Herpoel.

The 9-year-old sBs mare Greetje van het Cauterhof will continue her career with the Colombian amateur rider, Jurgen Murrle.

Elite du Lys

The fantastic 7-year-old SF gelding Elite du Lys will continue his career with the Colombian amateur rider, Mauricio Restrepo.

Epsilon de Brenil

And the fantastic 7-year-old SF gelding Epsilon de Brenil is acquired by Alain Vangeebergen from Belgium but will pursue his career with Mauricio Ruiz in order to produce and resell him later on.

We thank our clients and we wish them all a bright and successful future with their horses.

Due to the covid pandemic and the EHV horse virus, the showing season started later than planned for our stable.  

Nevertheless last weekend 15-18 of April we started with the first official 2021 CSI 2* show in the great facilities of Azelhof Events in Lier, Belgium. All horses improved enormously during the last 4 months from the work at home and they impressed everyone with the great performances they had during the last weekend.

The 10-year-old AES mare Bridge Town was 4th in the 1m30 class on Thursday and finish 4th in the CSI 1* GP.

Watch the video.

The 8-year-old BWP gelding Neroli Van’t Klavertje Vier finish 3rd in his first 1m40 two faces class on Sunday.

Watch the video.

The 7-year-old SF Epsilon de Brenil placed on Friday in the speed young horses class.

Watch the video.

Lastly, the fantastic 7-year-old Z gelding Aquiles del Caribe breed by Mauricio Ruiz Horses was placed on Sunday young horses GP.

Watch the video.

 

We are looking forward to the upcoming international show in Opglabbeek on 29/04 – 02/05.

After a very long and taxing six days we are back in Belgium, with the horses quarantining at our new stables in Bocholt.

We would like to thank our team of grooms and drivers who worked tirelessly to look after the horses and do their best to minimize any risk of contracting the EHV-1 Virus, as well as our owners who have been very supportive and understanding in all the decisions we had to take.

We were very disappointed that the beginning of our official jumping season was so abruptly ended and that our horses had to do an unnecessary journey due to a lack of honesty and frankness from the organizers at the Sunshine Tour in Vejer since before we departed for Spain and also during our 3 days traveling.

Hopefully, this unforeseen EHV-1 outbreak gets under control soon and we can go back to doing what we love again. Our thoughts are with all of those whose horses have been affected by this awful strain of the virus and we pray for their swift recovery.

We recently welcomed a new addition to our stables: the seven-year-old Otessa van de Brouwershoeve.

We would like to introduce this seven-year-old mare by Kannan x Air Jordan Z. Otessa is a very scopey and careful mare, but she still needs to gain some experience in the show jumping arena. Mauricio is looking forward to training this exceptional horse.

Click here to go to Otessa’s page.

The seven-year-old Elite du Lys, a recent addition to Mauricio’s stables, has been sold to Colombia.

This future 5* Grand Prix prospect is a seven-year-old gelding by Nervoso x Vondeen. Elite recently joined our stables, but it didn’t take much time before he drew our clients’ attention. Now, he’s sold to one of our loyal clients in Colombia. Mauricio Ruiz Horses wishes mister Restrepo a successful and pleasant ride with this amazing young horse.