Ignace Philips de Vuyst has a stable full of promising young horses
This Belgian rider has finished in the top three in practically all of the Young Horse Classes so far here at the Tour.
Once again Ignace Philips de Vuyst had a very successful day and was placed in three of today’s six classes. Ignace is married to Jane Richard Philips, and along with his sister they run La Madonnina Equestrian Center in Turin, Italy. He also trains Gloria Curcoza who was one of our winning riders yesterday in the 7yr old class with “Nico Chicco van de Padenborre”, who is half owned by Ignace’s family.
“Almost all the horses that I have are homebred by my father. “Never Alone” the 7yr old that won his section for the second time today, is by “Baloubet du Rouet” and only began competing last year. I’m delighted with him. “Obelix de Guldemboom” was also bred by my father and was one of the first foals from “Tobago Z. Obelix”. This is the first time that he has competed internationally, however he was one of the finalists in the Young Horse classes in Fontainebleau. Over these weeks he has been getting very good results and I am very excited about him. However, without doubt my favourite horse is the 6yr old, KWPN, “Jasper” as this is his first competition. I bought “Jasper” last year and I believe 100% in his ability and potential for the future in the big 5* classes. I have all my hopes based in him. At the moment besides riding my wife’s horses, I dedicate a lot of my time riding and producing my family’s horses.
Group A of the 7yr old class was won by the German rider Marc Bettinger with the mare “Citty Cat PJ”.Since she started competing in May 2019, she has won more than 7 classes and jumped clear 14 times from 19 international outings.
More than 180 horses were entered in the 6yr old classes today. Winner of Group A was the British rider Olivia Skinner and “Jobijn”, with the Portuguese rider, Joao Pedro Gomes winning Section B with “Elephant Gypsy de Lure”.
The 5yr old horses jumped a 1,10m track today in a two phase class. There were 68 clears from the 103 entries in the “Big Star” arena. British riders Jai Snelling and Adam Taylor were the winners.
Tomorrow the CSI3* begins with the Big Tour and tracks from 1,35 to 1,50m. Classes may be watched on Clip My Horse and our official web site.
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