Who would have thought five years ago that this tempremental, opinionated, red headed three year old mare would have developed into the atheletic super talented, top careful, fast power house she now is!
I can only thank all the people along the way who have had the patience and belief in this very special horse who could easily have been nothing in the wrong hands in her formative years. From the great family team at Beeckhof breeding stables who gave her the best start any youngster could want and then the IN Showjumper’s team at home who had never ending patience with her as a 3 to 6 year old.
Clear and placed in three 1.40m classes in the first week.
From the start I had a good relationship with her and then over the months we have developed an unbelievable trust and partnership….. I love her and feel privileged to ride her … One day she will be at the very top of the sport I am sure! If I had a sponsor I would love to be able to keep her and continue our journey to the very top of the sport.
Two other 8 year old mares also deserve a mention, MUZE VAN'T BEEKHOF and DAUWDRUPPEL T&L Z. They also started our 9 weeks in Spain with great performances. Muze looks and feels so much stronger over her back, these taller horses take longer to develop, but the patience has paid off and now she can hold her canter, the power in the jump is really showing over the fences. Whilst Dauwdruppel always had unbelievable scope now I am able to channel her energy she is becoming more level in her rideability and she still feels like she will be one of the best horses we are yet to produce.
Both will be interesting horses to follow over the coming months.
I plan to build the 9 year old LOEKI VAN HET LINDEHOF up slowly over the weeks to jump some ranking clases and we started with a relaxed first weeks jumping some great rounds, finishing with a placing in the 1.40m Silver Grand Prix.
To keep in touch with the progress of all the horses follow @tim_wilks and @inshowjumpers on Instagram and IN Showjumpers on Facebook.