Becky Moody Gets Ride on James Bond

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:28
Jansen (aka James Bond) at the 2017 KWPN Stallion Licensing :: Photo © Digishots

British Grand Prix rider Becky Moody has received the ride on the 3-year old KWPN licensed stallion James Bond. Her British sponsor Jo Cooper acquired the black stallion and has put him in training with Moody.

Dutch horse owners seem to be selling off their young colts. After the sale of Jay Destino (to Switzerland), Gaudi (to the U.SA.), and Indian Summer (to Norway) last month, James Bond is moving to the U.K.

James Bond is bred by F. Baumler and was owned by horse dealer Ad Valk and Piet Kuijpers. He is by Desperado out of Flora (by Fidertanz). He is from the same dam line as licensed stallions First Final and Furst Grandios.

James Bond was approved at the 2017 KWPN Stallion Licensing and successfully completed the 50-day stallion performance test with 85 points. The colt was originally named Jansen, but the KWPN society recommended a new name after his approval. 

Moody is an international Grand Prix rider with her 11-year old Dutch warmblood Carinsio (by Painted Black x Beaujolais). Jo Cooper also owns the 9-year old Dutch warmblood Eureko (by Uphill x Cabochon), which Moody has competed for the past four years and which Jo is currently riding.

"James Bond is a wonderful horse with an amazing temperament too. Jo and I are very excited for the future," Moody told Eurodressage.

Photo © Digishots

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