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Micky Schelstraete and her New Ride Cachet L

An interesting article about Micky Schelstraete and her new ride Cachet L written by Nancy Verluis-Borsboom from

Micky Schelstraete nieuwe amazone Cachet L

Here is the translation for the article:

“The approved KWPN stallion Cachet L (v. Jazz) is now ridden and released by Micky Schelstraete. The junior rider announced this on her Instagram. “I am more than lucky to say that I will be riding the gorgeous and super talented approved KWPN stallion, Cachet L (Jazz x Ferro)”, said Micky Schelstraete.

“From the moment I first got to ride him a couple of weeks ago, I immediately fell in love with him!! I am very excited and cannot wait to compete him 🥰 Thankyou to my parents for making my dreams come true!!😍😍😍” continued Schelstraete.


Katherine Bateson-Chandler with Alcazar (Contango x Ferro) are Part of the American Elite Cadre

Here is an interesting article about the American elite cadre.

Amerikaans elitekader gepresenteerd: medaillekansen op OS aanzienlijk kleiner

Below, you can find the English translation to the article, written by Savannah Pieters from

America has presented the elite framework for the Olympic year 2021. Two top combinations are missing: Laura Graves with Verdades and Kasey Perry-Glass with Dublet. Both horses retired this year and with that the medal chances on the OS have become considerably smaller for America.

In 2018, America started at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon with a very strong team (Graves, Perry-Glass, Adrienne Lyle with Salvino and Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper) and could return home with team silver. Graves sent Verdades into retirement on January after a huge successful career, but Perry-Glass was still hoping to participate in the Tokyo Games. When it became clear that the Games were being rescheduled for a year, she announced the retirement of the seventeen-year-old gelding.

The elite cadre consists of:

  • Katherine Bateson-Chandler with Alcazar (Contango x Ferro)
  • Olivia LaGoy-Weltz with Lonoir (De Noir x Loran)
  • Adrienne Lyle with Salvino (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) and Harmony’s Duval (Rousseau x Riverman)
  • Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper (Spielberg x Krack C) Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo (San Remo x Ramiro’s Son II)”


Frederica Sileoni & Burberry Win the First Place at the Casale San Nicola Roma

Federica Sileono, the para-rider of grade 5, has won along with Burberry the first place at the Casale San Nicola in Rome on November 14th & 15th.

“Burberry is a young mare but with a big heart” said Federica. She is very passionate about Burberry and she enjoys riding her. She continued: “Burberry has a warm heart, I just need some time to bond with her”. She believes in the future they will get along even better.



A Successful Weekend for Micky Schelstraete at the CDI Le Mans

Micky Schelstraete participated last weekend in the CDI Le Mans. Micky has performed in the junior classes along with Grand-Charmeur for 3 days and they were three times on the podium.

On the 1st day, Micky & Grand-Charmeur won the 2nd place in the Team Champion Test and scored 70.859%. On the 2nd day, they got the 3rd place in the individual test, and scored 68.922%. The last day ended with the freestyle to music where they achieved the 3rd place and scored 71.516%.

Rio Paralympic Horse Burberry Sold to Italy

Tue, 08/11/2020 – 09:07

Burburry, a Dutch Rio Paralympic team horse and current able bodied Children’s ride, has been sold to Italy.

Burberry is a 14-year old Dutch warmblood mare by Lord Loxley out of Punulda (by Kelvin). He is bred by Bob Tenwolde.

Rio Paralympic Medalist

Initially listed with the FEI as owned by Demi Vermeulen and then listed as owned by Gert and Patricia de Graaf in partnership with Vermeulen, the bay mare made her international show debut under Dutch paralympian Demi Vermeulen in 2016.

Competing in Grade II, Demi and Burberry competed at the CPEDI’s in Doha, Deauville, Mannheim and Roosendaal to get selected on the Dutch paralympic team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. There they won team bronze and individual silver.

Children’s Ride 

After Rio, the 1,57 m standing mare was offered for sale and ended up moving to horse dealer Jonna Schelstraete. The ride was allocated to her daughter Amber Schelstraete.

The new duo made its international show debut in the children division at the 2018 CDIO Compiegne. The pair competed consistently at that level at CDI’s from 2018 through 2020 in Le Mans, Joosland, Saumur, Exloo and Lier. At the 2019 Dutch Children Championships they were fourth overall. The coveted Dutch team place for the European Children Championships was never achieved. They were first reserves in 2019. In the late spring of 2020 the pair made its national show debut at junior level in Holland.

Sold to Italy

Schelstraete has now sold to KWPN mare to Italian para rider Erica Barozzi.

The Italian made her international show debut in 2013 on the former CIC eventing horse Tarco (by Corrado-Fly x Ruby) at Grade III level. In 2018 she took over the ride on the Brazilian Lusitano Zizifly Interagro from Argentinian Patricio Guglialmelli Lynch and moved to Grade IV with him.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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