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Silvana HDC to be retired from the sport in Bordeaux

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Kevin Staut and Silvana de Hus at the European Championships in Madrid. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Kevin Staut and Silvana de Hus at the European Championships in Madrid. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Haras des Coudrettes’ fantastic mare Silvana HDC (Corland x Widor) will be retired from the sport on Sunday 7th of February at Jumping International de Bordeaux.

“Silvana is absolutely magnificent, very healthy and has the vitality of a filly 4 years of age. Some might even say that she has never been better! It is precisely for this reason that her rider, her groom and her owners have taken the decision to stop her career now at the age of 17,” Haras des Coudrettes write on their official Facebook account.

Bordeaux was the event where Kevin and Silvana HDC took their first big win together, after Haras des Coudrettes bought the mare at the end of 2011 - securing her for the French rider. Hence, it will be at the very same event that Silvana will say her goodbyes.

With Staut in the saddle, Silvana HDC won the 2014 Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch and the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris, the 2013 Gucci Grand Prix, the 2012 World Cups in Stuttgart and in Bordeaux and the 2010 World Cup in Geneva – not to forget their numerous other wins and podium finishes The pair also has silver medals from both the 2010 World Championships in Kentucky as well as the 2011 European Championships in Madrid. Silvana HDC also jumped at the 2012 Olympic Games, and has six World Cup Finals under her belt.

Earlier in her career, Silvana HDC was seen under Jos Lansink.


Source: Haras des Coudrettes // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

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