French Children Team Pony Kind of Magic Retired from Sport

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:52
Eloise Thomas and Kind of Magic Fast at the 2020 European Children Championships in Pilisjaszfalu :: Photo © Lukas Kowalski

The French European Children Championship team pony Kind of Magic Fast has been retired from competition sport. He is 15 years old.

Kind of Magic Fast is a Rhinelander registered pony by FS Champion de Luxe out of SR Magic Moments (by Marsvogel). He is bred by Simone Rossberg-Visser.

Cassandra Rouxel 

Bred in Germany, Kind of Magic sold to the Rouxel family in France of stud farm "Fast" and was licensed as a young stallion. 

He was first competed in France as a 4-year old in 2011

Under Cassandra Rouxel the pony made its international show debut in the Children division at the CDI Pompadour in June 2017. 

Eloise Thomas

Already in 2017 Kind of Magic had sold to Bruno Thomas for his daughter Eloise to ride. 

In 2019 the pair made its CDI debut in the Children category at the CDI Sint-Truiden in Belgium and competed in Saumur and Hagen that year. They were French team reserves for the 2019 European Children Championship. They were fourth at the 2019 French Children Championships.

Their peak performance came in 2020 when they scored three third places at the CDI Le Mans and got nominated on the team for the 2020 European Children Championship in Pilisjaszfalu, Hungary. They won team bronze, placed 10th in the preliminary test and 22nd in the team test with 71.109%. They won bronze at the 2020 French Children Championships.

Retired from Sport

Eloïse and Kind of Magic Fast
Kind of Magic Fast no longer competed internationally after the 2020 European Championships but continued at national level for two more years. 

Thomas rode this XXL-sized pony at junior level in France for the past two years. They had planned on riding in Le Mans in October 2022 but withdrew.  The pony has now been officially retired from sport. 

"Unfortunately at the end of 2021 Kind got injured and we didn’t find the cause right away," Eloise told Eurodressage. "We have just found the cause and after several years in international and many years of competitions I have decided to retire him at home. He will not leave (our) home!"

Thomas will continue at junior level with new acquisition, the 14-year old Hanoverian mare Fliederfee (by Fidertanz x Lafayette), who was previously competed by Jorge Barbenza.

"I have a lot of hope on this mare that I found in Germany in a Grand Prix stable," Thomas told Eurodressage. 

Photo © Lukasz Kowalski

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