William Micklem's Blog – October 2009 Archive (2)

LED ASTRAY AGAIN - 'HOLSTEINER' WINS PAU CCI ****



Germany's Dirk Schrade has just won the last four star international horse trials of the season at Pau in France. He was riding his 'Holsteiner' gelding King Artus. The reports of his win have quickly spread around the world...to the delight of those breeding and selling Holsteiners.



However there is no mention of the fact that his sire is in fact a thoroughbred, King Milford, out of the Holsteiner mare Alida 1V. Then one looks at…

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Added by William Micklem on October 26, 2009 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

CELEBRATION DAY! MANDIBA 2nd AT FAIR HILL CCI*** WITH KAREN O'CONNOR

Our homebred star Mandiba and Karen O'Connor stormed back to form today to be 2nd at the *** CCI International at Fair Hill in the USA, despite Karen breaking her scapula and ribs only weeks ago in a motorbike accident, and despite terrible weather. The pair showed their class and courage to lead after the dressage and go clear across country.



"My shoulder was getting sore so I slowed down towards the end of the track," said…

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Added by William Micklem on October 18, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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