Dominique Filion's Dynamite S Leased as Asian Games’ Hopeful for United Arabic Emirates

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 20:32
United Arabic Emirates
Dominique Filion and Dynamite S, aka Dastan, at the 2021 CDN De Meern :: Photo © Digishots

Dominique Filion has leased her show jumping bred and Grand Prix level competed KWPN gelding Dynamite S as an Asian Games’ hopeful for the United Arabic Emirates. 

Dynamite S is a 14-year old Dutch warmblood gelding by Sydney out of Lynamite B (by Voltaire). He is bred by H. Wilting. 

Dominique Filion

Dutch professional Dominique Filion bought the gelding as a 3-year old and developed him to Grand Prix level.

The grey gelding made his international show debut in 2016 in Moscow, when Dutch Dominique Filion was based in Russia working at Maxima Park. She first competed him in the small tour through 2017. 

Filion moved back to The Netherlands and brought Dynamite along. They returned to the arena at the CDI Deauville in July 2019 at small tour level, before stepping up to Grand Prix level at the CDI Sint-Truiden in August 2020. They posted 66.261% in their first and only international Grand Prix test. 

Filion competed the horse nationally at Grand Prix level in 2021 under a different name, Dastan. 

Mohamed al Serkal

Filion has now leased Dynamite S as a 2023 Asian Games hopeful for Mohamed Al Serkal, who trains in The Netherlands with Annemiek Vincourt-Krom and rides for the United Arabic Emirates.

"Dynamite will now join me in my pursuit to the Asian Games and beyond," said Mohamed. "We are preparing ourself for an eventful summer filled with both national and international shows around Europe."

He continued, "this unique opportunity was made possible by Al Shira'aa's founder Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Al Nahyan. Thank you for believing in my passion and bringing closer to my dreams but most importantly being part of developing the sport in the UAE and beyond."

Al Serkal is also member of the FEI Dressage committee Group 7, an initiative of six Middle Eastern and North African dressage riders to boost the popularity and development of dressage in the Middle East.

Photo © Digishots

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