Emerald S, Asian Games Hopeful for Indian Hriday Chheda

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 10:22
Ilse van Cranenbroek and Emerald S at 2016 Indoor Brabant :: Photo © Digishots

Ilse van Cranenbroek has leased her internationally competed small tour horse Emerald S to Indian Hriday Chheda as his 2023 Asian Games' hopeful.

Emerald S is a 13-year old Dutch warmblood by Ampere out of Anouk (by Jazz x Ramiro Z). He is bred by Mr. Snikkers.

He is the full brother to Anna Mercedes Köfler's KWPN licensed stallion Fellini and dam Anouk is in a breeding programme at Bloomfield Farm in Australia

Ilse van Cranenbroek

Under Ilse van Cranenbroek, Emerald S made his international show debut at small tour level in February 2017 at the CDI Lier. That year he competed actively at CDI's in 's Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal, Deauville, Waregem,  and Mechelen. 

The horse's last international was in March 2018 at the CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch. Since then Emerald S has been shown at national level in The Netherlands up to Grand Prix. 

Hriday Chheda

The 24-year old Indian Hriday Chheda has now leased Emerald S as an Asian Games hopeful. 

Originally from Mumbai and based Bangalore, Chheda has been spending time training in Europe. In 2016 and 2017 he was based in the U.K. training with Emile Faurie and competed the KWPN gelding Toronto (by Jazz x Concorde) at Advanced Medium and small tour level in Britain. Most recently he's been spending time in Germany training with Tara Schneider, Warwick and Carolina McLean, and now with Leonie Bramall. Hriday is yet to make his international show debut.

Hriday Chheda
Chheda is involved in the Dhunjibhoy family's Nanoli Stud in India, a race horse breeding farm which is expanding to also become a motorsports and leisure facility. Nanoli Equestrian has the first and only breeding program for high performance dressage horses in the country.  They bought Mount St. John's broodmare Daire (by De Niro x Caprimond x Der Clou) and Hisenka (by Negro x El Corona - full sister to Everdale's dam) for their programme.

"Our vision is to promote the equestrian sport and provide Indian riders with opportunities like never before," Hriday told Eurodressage. "We hope to do this by creating an accessible channel of communication with leadings experts in various equine fields which would help us provide services at par with the European standard. This continuous exchange of knowledge and practices will help bridge the gap between India and other equestrian nations."

Emerald S is the second horse in a short period of time that Van Cranenbroek has seen move on to a new rider.  In January she sold her Grand Prux ready Ivar D.E. to Austrian young rider Felicitas Simoncic. 

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