London, England – December 29, 2022 – The Saudi Arabia Equestrian Team has announced that Ellen Whitaker‘s (GBR) Spacecake was bought by the Saudi Arabia Equestrian Federation to be ridden by new team rider Khaled Al Mobty (KSA). The 10-year-old Oldenburg mare (Stakkatol x Kannan) had been brought up as a young horse to the CSI 2* & CSI 3* level by Jeroen Appelen (BEL) before joining Whitaker and having several top placings in CSI 4*, CSI 5* and CSIO 5* classes.
Whitaker made the following statement on her Instagram account:
“I don’t know that there are enough words to justify how I want to thank this amazing mare. We all have our own stories…words will never be enough. You lit me up. And we fought together. You are a warrior. And you reminded me how to be that again. I wish I could have had you forever. But you are ready. Thank you so so much to Spacecake. What you did for me was magical. Good luck with your new partner. We love you always.”
Source: Abdulelah Alajmi & Ellen Whitaker & FEI
Photo: © Sportfot via Abdulelah & Ellen Whitaker