Dante Delux MJ to Adelinde Cornelissen

Sun, 09/15/2013 - 14:06
Dutch Dressage News

Dutch number one Grand Prix rider Adelinde Cornelissen has received a new ride from her sponsor, Austraian transport mogul Herbert Jerich. She will continue the training and competition of the dark bay stallion Dante Delux MJ.

"He came to me about a month ago. I tried him and thought, 'this one can stay for a while'," Cornelissen told the Dutch equestrian magazine De Hoefslag.

With her 16-year old top horse Parzival not getting any younger, Cornelissen urgently needs to secure her future as an international dressage rider by getting new horses. The Nijkerk based rider has the home bred small tour horse Zephyr (by Jazz) and Ulissa (by Olivi), but has not competed any other horses internationally since the retirement of the small tour horse Tiara in May 2013.

When Jerich started sponsoring Adelinde in 2009, she got the ride on the Grand Prix horse Wunschtraumer but that lasted only for a brief period. Now Jerich has given her the 6-year old Dante Delux MJ, which was previously trained and competed by Matthias Bouten. The latter was an  assistant trainer at Isabell Werth's stable but decided to go more independently in the summer. Round that time Jerich offered Dante Deluxe to Cornelissen.

The 6-year old is a Hanoverian licensed stallion by Danone I x Rouletto x Aktuell bred by Christin Boekhoff and owned by Herbert's wife Marianne Jerich. Bouten started competing the stallion at L-level in November 2012. The pair made the transition to M-level in March 2013 and was in the running for the German team selection for the 2013 World Young Horse Championships but didn't make the cut.

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