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Katharina Offel is one of the world’s leading lady riders, with a passion for developing young and talented horses for the top sport.

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Horses in good form at the Z-Tour

April 17, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

The Z-Tour in Lanaken, Belgium concluded on Sunday after three parts of jumping with a CSI2* event from April 6-8 and two CSI3* events from 10-12 as well as 15-17.

All horses have been jumping clear rounds, with the young ones showing top form. Kathi's 7-year-old Casper J&J Z, was twice second in the 1.35m classes during the second part of the tour while Gerton was 6th, 5th and 2nd in the 6-year-old classes during part one of the tour after jumping clear every day. Kathi's two 8-year-olds Amarit d’Amour and Balou Z also jumped ...

Successful Sunshine Tour

March 23, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Although the Sunshine Tour started turbulent with Kathi's fall during the first week of competition, it ended very well. 

After recovering from her neck injury, Kathi was back in the saddle at the beginning of week 3 of the tour to jump clear rounds with Haydn in the 5-year-old classes and with Casper J&J Z in the 7-year-old-classes. During week 3 which was a CSI4*, our 8-year-old Balou Z jumped clear in all her three 1.35 classes while Qitana VDV Z took a 9th place in Sunday's 1.45m Longines Ranking class. 

Week 4 saw the ...

Sunshine Tour Week One: Good news, bad news

Feb. 12, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

It was supposed to have been three days of competition for Kathi and her horses during the first week of the Sunshine Tour, but a dramatic fall put an abrupt end to those plans.

During the first day of competition at the Sunshine Tour, all horses jumped beautiful clear rounds with Thelma La Tour Vidal winning the Big Tour and Qitana VDV finishing 6th in the Medium Tour. However, warming up the last horse for the Big Tour – Kathi suffered a hard fall and was rushed to hospital for examinations and released later in the evening with doctors’ orders to ...

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