The French Pony Dazzling Kid d’Herbord team finds a new rider
The French FEI team pony Dazzling Kid d’Herbord has found a new rider for the next competition season. Blanche Carré Pistollet gave way to young Frenchman Thimothé Viaud.
The news was first reported by Equestrian news.
Dazzling Kid d’Herbord is a 9 year old pony registered AES by Oscar la Chevalrie and Ma Rousse d’Herbord (by Flatteur).
Mader – Pistol Square
The chestnut pony first caught the eye in France in 2019 when he was ridden to the title of French Champion of 6-year-old young ponies by Margaux Mader.
Owned by Delphine Colmant, Dazzling Kid was awarded to Blanche Carre Pistollet in 2020 and they immediately made their international debut at the 2020 European Pony Championships in Pilisjaszfalu, where they finished 44th in the individual class with 65.054%.
In 2021 they took part in the CDIs of Le Mans and Compiègne before heading to the 2021 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, where they placed 18th in the Kur to Music final. They also became the 2021 French Pony Champions.
They went full throttle in 2020 with starts at Le Mans, Opglabbeek, Compiègne and Hagen, but the pony suffered a minor injury at the wrong time and missed the French and European Pony Championships because of it.
As Blanche has reached the age limit, she will move on to horses. According Dressprodshe found a partner in the 10-year-old Selle Français gelding Chopin des Baisses (by San Amour x For Pleasure x Goldspring de Lauzelle).
Thimothé Viaud has taken over the Dazzling Kid torch. Viaud gained experience competing with the 8-year-old fallow deer Expresso Briard (by Quisko Le Briar x Le Gazouilleur), as well as Mistral du Chiron and Diddl. He trains with Guillaume Recoing.
Photo © Astrid Appels
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