Sabatini, Charlote Dicker's retired international British Young Riders team horse, has been named the British Hanoverian Supreme Champion of 2022 at its annual elite mare show.
Sabatini is a 17-year old German bred Hanoverian mare by Stedinger out of Seraphine (by Sherlock Holmes x Cavalier). She is bred by Jens-Friedrich Langrehr.
The dark bay mare came to the U.K in utero. Ruth Warrington bought dam Seraphine from Christian Heinrich and sold Sabatini as a foal to Ian McRobbie. Her original name was RFW Solitare.
She was first competed in 2010 by Amy Mai Blount and Sally Jane Green, before Charlotte Dicker, the grand daughter of British dressage legend Jennie Loriston Clarke, took over the ride in the autumn of 2014.
Dicker and Sabatini made their CDI debut at junior level in March 2015 in Addington and got selected on the team for the 2015 European Junior Riders Championships in Vidauban (FRA), where they were 47th in the individual test (65.579%). In 2016 the pair was 51st (63.736%) at the European Junior Riders Championships in Oliva Nova.
The pair did not compete internationally in 2017 but returned to the arena at the CDI Keysoe in March 2018 at young riders level. At that time McRobbie had gifted the mare to Dicker. At the 2018 European Young Riders Championships in Fontainebleau (FRA) they were 28th in the individual test (67.588%). They won the 2018 British Young Riders Championships.
Their last season together was in 2019 with CDI starts in Keysoe and Nieuw en St. Joosland. Sabatini was retired from sport after Joosland.
The dark bay mare, who is nicknamed "Soli", already served as a broodmare before her big sport career. In 2011 she produced Ulyssa (by Uthopia), owned by Ian McRobbie.
After her retirement from sport, Sabatini was bred to Catherston stud's Timolin (by Totilas x Sion) and produced a 2022 born filly named Tambatini.
At the 2022 British Hanoverian (BHHS) Elite Mare Show, she was named "BHHS Supreme Champion 2022." Tambatini was named Best Filly foal, followed by Champion Foal.
"I feel so grateful to have such an amazing horse and to be able to breed my next stars from her," said Dicker. "The German judge, being the Hanoverian breeding director, had such lovely comments about both girls and they both behaved impeccably! Very grateful for the wonderful prizes, beautiful sashes, rug & trophies. I didn’t think Soli would be adding more to her collection now she’s retired and being a super Mumma."
Photos © BHHS - Astrid Appels
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