Wellington, Florida, USA – February 01, 2021 – After the retirement of Go Easy de Muze and end of partnership with Ann Thompson’s Balou du Reventon, Darragh Kenny (IRL) has strengthen his string of horses back up again with two 13-year-old top horses that recently had been acquired by the McCahill family, the same owners of Go Easy de Muze.
The first one is the 13-year-old Selle Français mare Urhelia Lutterbach (Helios de La Cour II x Emilion), most notably known for being ridden by Kevin Staut (FRA) after being brought up by Simon Lorrain (FRA) and partnered with Edward Levy (FRA) and Gregory Cottard (FRA) before joining the notable French rider. Staut and the Selle Français had very good results, highlighted by wins in the 2019 €101,000 Longines Grand Prix CSI 5*-W at Equita Lyon and the €59,400 Speed Class CSI 5* at Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard CSI 5* in the same year. The Selle Français went on to have short partnerships with Kerry McCahill (USA) and Rene Dittmer (GER) and now joins Kenny at Oakland Stables.
The second one is Simon Delestre’s (FRA) former ride, the 13-year-old Selle Français gelding Uccello de Will (Marlou des Etisses x Marlon) who had been brought up by fellow countryman Alexis Borrin (FRA) before moving on to Pedro Veniss (BRA) and then to the French star.
Sources: FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale
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