Ton Vreugdenhil seems to reach his goal, qualifying for the national championships. After winning in Hellendoorn, he won again last weekend in Geldrop the Z-class for pairs. He started well with a first place in dressage (51.16 penalty points). It was super exciting in Geldrop because the difference with second prize winner Tristan Verheijen was
Chester Weber has won the international four-in-hand competition in Riesenbeck, Germany, this weekend. Weber won the dressage, performed strong in the marathon and finished the job with a clear round in the cones competition. Chester finished ahead of marathon winner IJsbrand Chardon. Benjamin Aillaud (FR) became third.
Ton Vreugdenhil traveled this weekend to Hellendoorn to compete in the Z-class with Iwan and Ivanhoe. After dressage and cones on Saturday Ton was in the lead. In the marathon (Sunday) he used the Lipizzaner Conversano XXIV, a.k.a. Conti. And our Antonio Rigamonti was his groom. Ton was farout the fastest in het marathon and won. And
Chester Weber had a fantastic ride in Saumur. He became second in the marathon and finished overall second in the competition. Stan van Eijk drove a clear round in the cones and won the 3* at the pairs. Mieke van Tergouw looks back on a great weekend: ‘Chester and I are pleased with the results
Team Riant is in France, to be exact in Saumur. The place where the famous Cadre Noir has its home. There now is the prestigious CAIO, a contest in a special environment and with a heavy marathon. Mieke van Tergouw is there to train Chester Weber and Claudio Fumagalli helps pair drivers Athanasios Hatzopoulos (Greece) and
Our stable employee Sanne Janssen won the regional Championship last weekend in the L class with her horse Alexios. Sanne is a member of Driving club ‘Zeeuwsche menvereniging’ and therefore starts for Mendistrict West. The competition was held in Blaricum. Her horse Alexios is a harness horse (Saffraan x Balmoral) of 13 years. '
The American four-in-hand driver Chester Weber has Riant as his European base this season. To get to know more of him as a person and his ambtions in the driving sport, Hippo Event recently interviewd him. Two competitions – two victories….a good start into the competition season 2018. What are your big goals for this
We could drive with the carriage to the competiton in Ugchelen this weekend. The horses Heodoor and Hertog from Sandor van Vliet were presented yesterday by Claudio in the dressage. He drove them to the leading score of 43.46 penalty points. The cones course went much better than last time: only one ball down. So we were
Chester Weber and his horses have arrived on Riant Equestrian Centre. Travelling by plane with horses always gives extra tension. Chester flew in the same plane as the horses. Their journey went well. The horses are all comfortable in their stables and the training has started. The American four-in-hand champion wil prepare his team
Five young talented horses left Riant Stables on May 1st to Italy. Four-in-hand driver Stefano Castelli is the new owner of Karel, Kendilo, King, James and Kallistos. We wish him the best of luck with these youngsters. (on the photo from left to right: Karel, Kendilo, Kallistos, King and James)