Wellington, Florida, USA – December 03, 2019 – Daniel Bluman (ISR) has released a statement announcing that Sancha LS will take part in her last competition next week during the CHI of Geneva 5* in Switzerland.
The Colombian-born equestrian who represents Israel was introduced to Sancha LS in 2010 by Simon Nizri (ISR) and Bluman liked her right away. The rider and the 16-year-old La Silla bay mare (Chin Chin x Polydor) went on to form a winning partnership together, winning 9 FEI-level classes in 249 starts so far, the highlights being the Grand Prix CSI 5* during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and the $205,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 4*. In 2019, the duo won the €94,100 Stadium Prize CSI 5* during the Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm and the $35,700 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic CSI 3*.
The rider issued the following statement on his Facebook account:
Sancha was born in Monterrey, Mexico in La Silla in 2003. Her mother Sonora LS and father Chin Chin were both Olympic horses. In 2010 we met, thanks to Simon Nizri. I loved her right away.
“Not easy to put into words what Sancha means to me. For the last 9 years she has been my most loyal teammate, consistently delivering results, and always giving me her heart in every round. With her, we travelled the world. She qualified twice for the Olympic Games, and took me to my first World Championships, Panamerican Games, Rolex Grand Slams, and countless other 5* events. She had to compensate for my lack of experience and knowledge through the biggest Grand Prixs in the world. Because of her, I have been able to learn and live countless memories and opportunities that have taken my sport to a different level. I will be eternally thankful and grateful to her.”
“We’ve decided that the Rolex Grand Slam in Geneva will be her last competitive appearance. It’s an event she always enjoyed and one of my personal favorites. We will then retire her the way she deserves and focus on breeding!”
For Sancha LS’ full FEI profile & results, please click here.
Sources: Daniel Bluman’s Facebook account / FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso