For the four last weeks, Kathi and her team have been
competing at the CSI2* Autumn MET in Oliva, Spain.
For the young horses, the tour proved to be an excellent
place to develop and gain more experience. Every 5, 6 and 7-year-old benefitted
hugely from being at the tour.
As usual, Casper J&J Z – owned by Martrick Benelux BVBA –
brought home top results and after jumping to a 2nd and 5th place in the
previous competitions he went off with the win in the final for the 6-year-old-horses.
Kathi’s newest arrival Fenneh, owned by Villa Silvia Societa' Agricola SRL,
also jumped some very good clear rounds in the 6-year-old division and got some
The 7-year-old horses really impressed in Oliva. Kathi’s
very talented Amarit d’Amour jumped eight of his eleven rounds clear, and at
the most had one rail down. Balou Z, co-owned with Martrick Benelux BVBA, showed
some incredible development finishing off with a double clear and an 8th place
in the final for the 7-year-olds – a great achievement as she arrived with very
little experience at this level. Sandro Girl, owned by Villa Silvia Societa'
Agricola SRL, also jumped several clear rounds and was clear in many of her
classes also placing fourth during the last week.
Qitana VDV – owned by Il Palazzetto di Maria Rosaria
Marzotto – also impressed with her consistency, and jumped some really good
clear rounds in the 1.40 and 1.45 classes being placed in the top ten six
After a longer break, Stal Het Oosterbrook BV & Familie
Hüttenhuis’ Umeunig needed a bit time to jump himself into form – but he
finished off the last week in a very good way. In Sunday’s concluding Grand
Prix he was fourth, with the fastest time in the jump-off but had a very
unlucky rail down on the last upright.
Also Kathi’s students Carmen Christiaansen, Silvia Foppiani,
Vladya Reverdin and Elizabeth Karlsen had a good show. Carmen placed in one of
the Longines Ranking classes during week three, and had some very good rounds
with her horses as did Silvia who jumped many clear rounds during the four
weeks. Vladya was also placed in one of the Longines Ranking classes during
week three, and Elizabeth finished off being placed in the 1.30-division.
All horses will now get a well deserved break before doing
some indoor shows in December and January, until it is time to head back to