Hyperion Stud has announced that it will be Taizo Sugitani of Japan that takes over the ride on Darragh Kenny's former top horses Imothep, Chin Quidam VDL, Cohiba VDL and Dakota VDL.
On the stud's website, Taizo says; “I want to thank Hyperion Stud for this amazing opportunity. They are fantastic horses especially but not limited to Imothep, and I am very excited for the future”.
Hyperion Stud writes on their website that team has already made it’s transition to the stables of Taizo in Lohmar, Germany. It is here they will base the operation until the end of the season. This allows everyone to work closely in training and with the scheduling of competitions for the remainder of the European tour. Once the team transitions back to the USA, they will continue to work closely with Taizo in an effort to achieve the goals set by everyone collectively.
“This may come as a surprise for many who have been waiting to hear who will take over as rider on our very talented and successful string of horses. It was critical for us to find someone who had the correct style and skill, experience, and who we could seamlessly integrate with. Taizo is an immensely talented rider who exemplifies professionalism in all aspects of his life and sport. We are grateful and honored to have such an accomplished equestrian team up with us. We look forward to a lasting relationship with Taizo Sugitani, and I personally feel confident that the road that lies ahead of us is very bright indeed,” states Hyperion Stud owner Vicky Castegren on the stud's site.
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