Abdelkebir Ouaddar Announces the Retirement of Quickly de Kreisker

Rabat, Morocco – December 23, 2020 – One of the most brilliant horses of all-time will no longer be seen competing at the high level of showjumping. Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MOR) has announced that Quickly de Kreisker. The 16-year-old Selle Français stallion (Diamant de Semilly x Beach Boy) galloped towards 34 victories in 251 starts at FEI level. Ouaddar teamed up with Quickly, competing at one of the most important competitions in the world, highlighted by participations in the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen, the 2014 FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Lyon, France; and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before joining the stables if H.M. King Mohammed VI to be ridden by Ouaddar, the Selle Français was ridden by Benjamin Robert (FRA), who also had a successful partnership with him.

Magic filled the air in arenas across the world as Quickly de Kreisker entered the ring to compete. Together, the dynamic duo stood out among other combinations, not only due to their wins, but mainly due to Quickly’s showman attitude in the ring, jumping obstacles sideways, bucking his way towards victory, doing things that left spectators amazed.

Quickly de Kreisker’s Major Wins:

2012 Grand Prix of Auvers CSI 2*

2013 Grand Prix of Vejer de La Frontera CSI 3*

2013 Grand Prix of Vichy CSI 3*

2013 Grand Prix of Tétouan CSI 3*

2013 FEI Jumping World Cup of Rabat CSI 3*-W

2014 FEI Jumping World Cup of Sharjah CSI 3*-W

2014 Grand Prix of Al Ain CSIO 5*

2014 Grand Prix of Le Touquet CSI 3*-W

2014 Grand Prix of Fontainebleau CSI 4*

2014 Grand Prix of Mâcon Laizé CSI 3*

2015 FEI Jumping World Cup Al Ain CSI 3*-W

2015 Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha CSI 5*

2016 Grand Prix Hermès CSI 5*

The Moroccan rider made the following statement on his Instagram account:

“I cannot thank you for all that you have given me, all that we have won and all of the people that you have marked for life. I wish you the most magnificent of lives, you will be missed very much at the stables but you will remain in our hearts. Take advantage of the paddocks and I will visit you as often as possible. Thank you to HM King Mohammed VI may God glorify him, for bringing you to the stables and for allowing us to jump to the 4 corners of the world. Thank you to all the people who crossed our path. I love you Quickly!”

Sources: Abdelkebir Ouddar’s Instagram account / FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale

Photo: © FEI / Christophe Tanière