Danish dressage stallion station Blue Hors has been distributing two of its well known horses to riders outside the yard. Both Blue Hors Zackerey and Zepter have moved to Germany.
Zackerey to Fischer
Blue Hors Zackerey is a 7-year old Danish warmblood stallion by Blue Hors Zack out of Overgaard's Hit Me (by Sandro Hit x Solos Carex).
He was a premium stallion at the Danish Warmblood Licensing and also approved for Oldenburg and Swedish warmblood. In 2018 he won the Main Premium title at the Oldenburg Licensing for his excellent first crop of foals and performance test results.
He was first trained by Daniel Bachmann Andersen and they became the reserve champion as a 4-year old at the 2019 Danish Young Horse Championships. When Bachmann left Blue Hors stud, the new rider of Zackerey took a while to be announced but it turned out to be Danish based Spaniard Severo Jurado Lopez who had him for a small year in 2020.
Zackerey left Jurado Lopez to fulfil his breeding duties but it was unclear who the rider would become. The horse was also not competed anymore. German Lukas Fischer announced that he has had the ride on the bay stallion "since the beginning of 2021."
"A few weeks ago we also had our competition debut and were second with over 69%," said Fischer about his 5 December 2021 competition start in an M-level dressage test at the Reitturnier Buchholz in der Nordheide. "I'm looking forward to what the year 2022 will bring as this horse is incomparable in character and willingness to perform."
Zepter to Patrik Kittel
The 14-year old Blue Hors Zepter (by Zack out of Who's Sunlight (by Wolkentanz II) has moved to Patrik Kittel's stable. The chestnut, who is bred in Germany by Bernhard Sieverding, has had a string of riders recently since Bachmann's departure from Blue Hors in 2020.
The horse made its Grand Prix debut in 2017 and as of 2018 gained top seventy percentage scores at shows in Uggerhalne, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt. A minor injury sidelined Zepter for the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam, although he was already tipped as a Danish Grand Prix team candidate for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Bachmann and Zepter made their come back to the arena at the CDI Randboel in November 2019, where they scored 78.717% in the Grand Prix. At the 2020 CDI Herning they were immediately promoted to the 2020 Danish Olympic team candidates with another 78.745% Grand Prix Special score, but then Bachmann left Blue Hors.
Zepter was sent to Andreas Helgstrand to be sold, but a sale never happened. The tall chestnut returned to Blue Hors, where Spaniard Cristian Tudela Ruiz took on the ride. The pair made its international show debut at the CDI Herzlake in July 2021 and scored 66.087%. At the CDI Ranbol in November 2021 Tudela presented Zepter in the national Grand Prix and posted 71.900% for second place.
Zepter has now moved to Kittel.
"I loved Blue Hors Zepter since I saw him with Daniel many years ago. When Blue Hors asked me if I wanted to ride him I just smiled," he said. "We are a new team but I just love Zepter's happiness , attitude and unreal talent."
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