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Alamo follows Equine America Spacecake and Kriskras DV to Saudi Arabia

Friday, 06 January 2023
Sport

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Alamo with Sergio Alvarez Moya in the saddle. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

As 2023 has arrived with the last chances of qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the Saudi Arabian showjumpers have strengthened their string of horses – acquiring former World Cup champion Alamo (Ukato x Equador) as well as international Grand Prix performers Equine America Spacecake (Stakkatol x Kannan) and Kriskras DV (Cooper van de Heffinck x Kashmir van Schuttershof). 

Alamo’s sale was announced by Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya yesterday: "Thanks Alamo, we'll all miss you here at home. Best of luck in your new home. Thanks to my partner @sergioramos @yeguadasr4oficial," wrote the Spanish rider on his official Instagram account. With Alvarez Moya in the saddle, Alamo won the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in La Coruña last summer, as well as taking victories in the CSI5* 1.60m LGCT Grand Prix in Berlin and the CSIO3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Gorla Minore in 2021. Prior to Alvarez Moya taking over the reins in February 2021, Alamo had huge success with Steve Guerdat – who won the 2018 Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva and the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg with the now 15-year-old gelding.  

With Great Britain's Ellen Whitaker in the saddle, the 11-year-old mare Equine America Spacecake was part of the British team at the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup in Barcelona and placed fourth in the CSI5* 1.60m LGCT Grand Prix of London last summer.

After having competed at the highest level with Dutch riders Bart Bles, Jur Vrieling and Kevin Jochems, the 13-year-old gelding Kriskras DV has already done his first international appearances under the saddle of Saudi Arabia's Dalma Malhas. 



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