American Grand Prix rider Christopher Hickey will no longer make a combination with his number one Grand Prix horse Ronaldo. The Danish warmblood gelding has been sold to Virginia Yarur-Ready from Chile.
Ronaldo is a 12-year old Danish warmblood gelding by Romanov out of Kasey Perry-Glass' Trostruplund's Scarlet (by Don Schufro). He is bred by Denmark by Søren Clausen.
The gelding was owned by Cecilia Stewart of Oak Meadows Farm, who sponsored Hickey on the horse. Stewart also owns Hickey's rising star, small tour horse Zackonik (by Zack), the full brother to Edward Gal' Zonik.
Hickey and Ronaldo made their international CDI debut at small your level in Florida in February 2014 and competed at international small tour level for two years. They finished sixth in the kur at the 2014 U.S. Small Tour Championships. At the 2015 U.S. Championships they were fourth in the Develop Grand Prix Horse Championships. Ronaldo disappeared from the CDI scene for two years to return in February 2017 at Grand Prix level. They only did three CDi's in 2017 and one in 2018 in Wellington with scores in the mid sixties.
Ronaldo has now been sold to the 51-year old Virginia Yarur-Ready from Chile. Coached by Yvonne Losos de Muniz, Virginia represented Chile at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games and the 2014 South American Games. This year Yarur has been competing in Wellington and Europe with E Ravz and Debussy.
"It's a very nice horse. He arrives in Florida this month and Virginia plans to debut it in the upcoming season," said coach Losos de Muniz about Ronaldo. "It was a great fit for her despite him being 17 hands."
Photo © Astrid Appels
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