Utamaro d’Ecaussinnes will be under the saddle of top rider Niels Bruynseels (BEL) after being successfully ridden at the highest level of the sport by William Whitaker (GBR).
In fact, the Belgium is not only taking over as the rider of Ludwig Criel’s 14-year-old bay Belgian Sport Horse stallion (Diamant de Semilly x Quidam de Revel), but also several of his excellent string, including the likes of Furmint (Ustinov x Claudio’s Son) and Ilusionata van’t Meulenhof (Lord Z x Carthago).
Whitaker (GBR) had recently guided Utamaro to victory in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League at Olympia in London after a very successful partnership together that included participation in the 2017 FEI European Championships and the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon.
Moreover, Bruynseels will have two of Criel’s seven-year-olds under his responsibility.
Source: Jump Inside