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Copycat Z to Evergate Stables

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Harrie Smolders. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.


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The 7-year-old Copycat Z (Comilfo Plus Z x Nissan Caretano Z) has been sold to Evergate Stables. The stallion has previously been competed successfully by Belgium’s Kirsten Rombouts, before he last week made his debut in the US with Harrie Smolders in the saddle.  

“Normally, Copycat is meant to be for Jennifer Gates – he suits her perfectly,” Smolders comments to World of Showjumping. “However, seeing that he is only seven, I will ride him for a little while. We did our first show together last week and he went straight into the international ring in Wellington, without looking or getting nervous. It is not many 7-year-olds that would do that. Copycat’s rideability is fantastic and his mind is unbelievable; he is very smart and intelligent – something I believe runs in the family. Both his mother and grandmother did very well in the sport too, and jumped at 1.60m level.” 

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