Thomas Kirk Kristiansen has taken over the ride on the 10-year old rising Grand Prix horse Blue Hors Zee Me Blue.
Zee Me Blue is a Danish warmblood by Zack out of La Donna (by Don Schufro x Freiherr). He is bred at Stald Ringsbo and owned by Blue Hors stud.
Success in the Breeding and Dressage Ring
Zee Me Blue became the champion of the 2013 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning. He was the high scorer at the 2014 Danish 35-day Stallion Performance Test with a score of 838.5 points.
The dark bay was initially trained and competed by Maik Kohlschmidt. In 2015 Daniel Bachmann Andersen took over the ride and the pair finished second at the 2015 Danish Young Horse Championships in the 5-year old division. In 2016 Zee Me Blue ranked fourth at the Danish Young Horse Championships.
Daniel and Zee Me Blue represented Danish warmblood at the 2017 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, where they finished fifth in the 7-year old Finals.
In 2018 the horse was competed lightly at small tour level in Denmark and in the autumn of 2019 the horse made the transition to Grand Prix level.
Zee Me Blue to Thomas Kirk Kristiansen
The ride on Zee Me Blue has now been given to Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, son of Blue Hors owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.
The Kirk Kristiansen family has dressage close at heart. Thomas is the managing director at Lego and a committed dressage rider, his wife Signe is an international Grand Prix rider, and his sister Agnete Kirk Thinggaard is a Danish Olympic dressage team rider.
"My husband Thomas has taken over the ride of Zee Me Blue a few weeks ago," Signe Kirk Kristiansen told Eurodressage. "He is a wonderful, sweet and uncomplicated horse and we are so grateful to have him at our stable."
As Zee Me Blue had not been standing at stud, he was also recently gelded to be focused on sport.
"He is not a breeding stallion anyway and it always makes things easier to have a gelding," Signe explained. "Plan is for Thomas to take his time to get to know the horse and start some competitions at small tour level. Hopefully eventually he will have his Grand Prix debut with Zee Me Blue."
Photos © Astrid Appels - Ridehesten
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