Tommie Visser's Genesis Sold to Canada

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 14:27
Tommie Visser and Genesis at the 2022 CDI Hagen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Dutch Tommie Visser's Grand Prix horse Genesis has been sold to Canada. The 12-year old KWPN gelding will continue its sport career under Jill Irving. 

Genesis is a 2011 born KWPN gelding by Jazz out of Paerel IT (by Silvano N x Concorde). 

Licensed Stallion

The chestnut was licensed at the 2014 KWPN Stallion Licensing in the same crop as Glamourdale who was named Champion. He sold at the KWPN Select Sale for 75,000 euro by Rob van Puijenbroek's Begijnhoeve. 

He began the 2014 KWPN Autumn Stallion Performance Testing, but did not graduate and therefore lost his KWPN licensed status. In 2017, however, he was approved by the Belgian warmblood society.

The horse has been listed with the FEI as owned by Tommie Visser, then De Begijnhoeve, and as of the summer of 2021 by Begijnhoeve in partnership with Belgian Julie Raymaekers. 

Tommie Visser

Tommie Visser produced the horse to Grand Prix level. 

Genesis at the 2022 CDI Meerle
In 2017 the horse participated in the Belgian team selection trials for the World Young Horse Championships but didn't make the team. The pair had its international show debut at the 2017 CDI Compiegne in the 6-year old classes

In 2018 he competed at ZZ level in The Netherlands and moved to small tour level in the winter of 2018-2019. Their international small tour debut was again at Compiegne in May 2019 and they competed at Deauville and Zakrzow that year. In 2020 the horse competed in Lier but then disappeared from the scene for a while. In a blog, Begijnhoeve revealed that Genesis was operated on after an accident in the field. 

The combination returned to the international stage at Grand Prix level at the 2021 CDI Deauville and from there they went on to Zandhoven, Exloo, and London. In 2022 they campaigned at Doha, Opglabbeek, Hagen, Meerle, Deauville and Crozet, winning the consolation Grand Prix in Hagen and the Special in Doha. 


Genesis schooling at 2022 CDI Opglabbeek
Dressprod first reported that Genesis has been sold to Canadian 2018 WEG team rider Jill Irving. 

Irving made her name as a Canadian Grand Prix rider on Degas and has recently handed over the ride on her second Grand Prix horse Arthur to Brooke Mancusi. 

In December 2021 Irving bought the high profile Dutch Grand Prix horse Delacroix as a successor for Degas. Previously shown by Vincent van Gasselt, Delacroix has not yet returned to the arena since his move to North America. 

Photos © Astrid Appels

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