The CDI3 * in Granada (ESP) was the international debut in the Grand Prix of the Spanish top rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat with the KWPN bred Elegance. Ferrer-Salat won the Grand Prix with 69,413% and was second in the Special (70,872%) with the son of Negro. Two weeks ago the pair won the Grand Prix and Special nationally with percentages above 70%.
As a three-year-old Elegance was sold to Beatriz Ferrer-Salat. Beatriz also bought Elegance’s full brother, the NRPS approved stallion Nick. Both Nick and Elegance are bred by Van Olst Horses and come from the elite, preferent sport (dres) mare Reina. This daughter of Monaco x Sultan ran herself under the name “The Rose” at international Small Tour level.
The ten-year-old gelding won several young horse classes in Spain and was calmly trained until the Grand Prix. In Granada was the international debut in the Big Tour. In the Grand Prix the combination was first with 69.413%. “I am very happy with Elegance, it was his first international performance and they were not optimal weather conditions,” Ferrer-Salat continued, “so there were moments of excitement, but it is a great horse that is becoming increasingly comfortable in the tests.”
Interesting to note that in the Van Olst Sales collection 2019, two mares from Elegance’s mother will be auctioned. These are number 32 Liza (Nespresso x Monaco x Sultan) and number 36 Lady Rose (Glamourdale x Monaco x Sultan).
Elegance: Negro x Monaco x Sultan-Breeder; Van Olst Horses, Den Hout