Jacqueline Siu Aiming For 2022 Asian Games with Carl Hester's Brioso

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 08:37
Hong Kong
Charlotte Dujardin on Brioso at the 2018 CDN Hartpury :: Photo © Kevin Sparrow

British based Hong Kong rider Jacqueline Siu has secured a new hopeful for the 2022 Asian Games. The Hong Kong Racing Club sponsored rider has secured the ride on Carl Hester's Brioso. 

Brioso is a 12-year old British Hanoverian bred mare by Benetton Dream out of Dacaprio Ana (by Dimaggio x Warkant x Akzent I x Der Loewe xx). She is bred by Nicole Nelson at Tramontana Stud.


The chestnut mare was bought by Carl Hester as a recently backed youngster. In 2014 she was registered with the FEI as owned by Charlotte Dujardin and Andrew Fletcher and five years later as owned by Fletcher, Carl Hester, and Isobel Barber. 

She was first competed as a 6-year old in 2016 by Charlotte Dujardin. She won the 2016 British Championships at Elementary level, the 2017 British Winter Championships at medium level, and she was third at the 2018 British Championships at Advanced Medium level.

Carl Hester took over the ride in 2019 and showed her at national small tour level. Brioso's last competition was at the CDI Bolesworth in June 2019, where the pair won the Prix St Georges with 74.618% and the Inter I kur with 78.520%

Jacqueline Siu

Brioso disappeared from the competition scene for three years but is now scheduled to make her come back with Jacqueline Siu as her Asian Games' hopeful.

In the spring of 2017 the Hong Kong Jockey Club bought the 2014 European Junior Riders Champion horse Furst on Tour as Siu's 2018 Asian Games hopeful. The pair fulfilled the expectations and won individual gold. Furst on Tour is 17 this year and last competed in July 2021 at the CDI Hartpury.

Jackie Siu and her own mare Ferrara at the
2018 World Equestrian Games
The ride on Brioso has now been given to Siu, who will train under the supervision of Carl Hester. The 2022 Asian Games will be set in Hangzhou, Chine at the end of September. 

“Bella is going to be a good grand prix horse, but it will be good for her to do another season of small tour first, so I am letting Jackie ride her this season and hopefully go to the Asian Games on her,” Carl told Horse & Hound. “The horse is staying with me, and Jackie comes over to ride her. She’s such a lovely rider and the nicest person – I’ve known her since she was a young rider.”

Hong Kong Jockey Club Support

Jackie told Eurodressage, "Carl has given me the amazing opportunity to ride his beautiful mare Bella, with a view towards competing at the Asian Games in September this year. I feel so fortunate to be training under Carls expert eye, not only with Bella but also with my other horses."

Jacqueline Wing Ying Siu is a member of the riders' team of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and has received horses sponsored by them in the past, such as Connery and Furst on Tour.

"I continue to be supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, and also the Hong Kong Sports Institute towards achieving my goals at this year’s Asian Games, for which I am so grateful," Jackie told Eurodressage. "As a team, we are working hard across all disciplines to represent Hong Kong to the best of our abilities. We have an exciting year ahead!"

Photos © Kevin Sparrow - Astrid Appels

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