Delatio Finds New Home and Rider with Johanne Amby Ubbesen

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 19:27
Qabil Ambak and Delatio at the 2019 CDI Sint-Truiden :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Delatio, the international Grand Prix horse who has competed internationally with five different riders, has found a new home and rider at age 20.  Danish former young rider Johanne Amby Ubbesen will continue the horse's sport career. 

Delatio is a 20-year old Hanoverian stallion by De Niro out of St. Pr. St. Rubina (by Rubinstein x Diplomat). He is bred by Ulrike and Reinhold Bosse.

From Germany to Holland

The black was discovered as a foal by Bernhard Schaerffer, who acquired it as a price highlight at the Verden Foal Auction in 2004.

He was licensed for breeding with the Hanoverian society and won the 70-day performance test in Adelheidsdorf. 

Under Hannes Baumgart he qualified for the 2007 Bundeschampionate, where he finished 10th in the 3-year old stallion warm-up round.

In the winter of 2007-2008 Delatio sold to The Netherlands to Miranda Rongen and Dutch company Decor Son.

To Hof Kasselmann

With Miranda Rongen at the 2011 CDN Oirschot
Ulrich Kasselmann then bought Delatio in Holland and sold it to his Russian client Elena Knyaginicheva/

The stallion returned to the show ring at Grand Prix level under Bianca Kasselmann in the spring of 2017. However, it was under British Emile Faurie that the stallion reached its full potential as an international Grand Prix horse. The pair won the 2017 Hamburg Dressage Derby and the horse achieved its first stellar score at the 2017 World Cup Qualifier in London, where they finished second cracking the 80% for the first time with 80.405%. They qualified for the 2018 World Cup Finals in Paris, but a small injury right before the show kept them home.

After Faurie opted to ride his other Grand Prix horse Dono di Maggio on the bronze medal winning British team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Delatio moved to Patrik Kittel's yard to be sold.  Kittel also achieved 80% Kur scores on the talented stallion at the World Cup qualifiers in Lyon and Salzburg.

Olympic Race for Malaysia

Faurie and Delatio at the 2018 CDIO Aachen
Delatio sold to Malaysian Qabil Ambak via his trainer, Danish Grand Prix rider Dennis Fisker, with the mission to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Qabil showed the horse extensively in 2019 - i.e. 12 CDI's in 10 months time -  to obtain Olympic ranking points. The pair showed in Lillestrom (NOR), Zakrzow (POL), Sint-Truiden (BEL), Kristiansand (NOR), Leudelange (LUX), Falsterbo (SWE), Cappeln (GER), Verden (GER), and then went to Kharkiv (UKR) and Minsk (BLR), followed by Salzburg (AUT) and Frankfurt (GER). 

In 2020  Ambak returned home to Malaysia with his MER  scores in his pocket, but Malaysia did not obtain an Olympic slot in Group G: Korea and New Zealand did.  So Dennis Fisker rode the stallion in the CDI's in Lillestrom and Aarhus, but then the corona pandemic started and the Olympics were postponed.

In June 2021 the FEI announced that a spot had freed up for Malaysia, but Ambak hadn't competed his horse in 1.5 years and rushed last minute to Europe to get his two 66% scores again. He showed in Le Mans but only got 64% and gave up his Olympic dream.

That was Delatio's last international show.

Danish Schoolmaster

Delatio stayed with Fisker in Denmark who in 2023 let Carl-Christian Saedder Savola ride the horse in an Intermediaire II class at a national show in Silkeborg, where the pair scored 62.237%. 

Ubbesen and Mogelvangs Ferrari at the 2022 CDI Exloo
Now it has been announced that Delatio, at the age of 20, has been sold to 21-year old Danish Johanne Amby Ubbesen who is based at Nordentoft equestrian center. Delatio will be her Under 25 schoolmaster although she will see what he still wants to give.

"He just has so much quality, and he doesn't look like a 20-year-old at all," she told Ridehesten. "He's not having a hard time either, because he mostly walks in the forest and takes a little time off, but we keep the basic form the same, so I can also start a few competitions on him."

Ubbesen made her international show debut in 2022 as a young rider on Mogelvang Ferrari (by Sezuan x Come Back II) and showed him in Exloo, Flyinge, Herning, Troisdorf, Le Mans and Aalborg. This year she made her senior small tour debut with him in Herning. Nationally she has also been showing Heiline's Zackton (by Zack x Come Back II) and Honnerups Qlision (by Revolution x Don Olymbrio).

Photos © Astrid Appels - Digishots

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