Thank you Uta for giving me the chance to ride you!
Thanks Uta! But especially thanks to Ludwig and Yasmine Criel! What a special horse ...
Taking over a Grand Prix horse is never easy. But taking over a horse like Utamaro ... A horse with an exceptional record! Not only with Joe Clee you won an abnormally number of classes at the highest level, but also with William Whitaker you proved that you were competitive and a top sporthorse and stallion. And later on, you made me feel it as well!
You are a phenomenon of a horse and together, in only one year, we achieved fantastic results at the highest level. Third in the CSI5* of 's Hertogenbosch, Bronze in the Nations Cup of La Baule (thanks to your double clear rounds), third in the CSI5* of Amsterdam, fifth in the CSI5* Grand Prix of Estoril, ... these are just some of our great achievements together. You were a natural, that is certainly evident from all your achievements! No fewer than 10 international victories, including the Grand Prix of Lummen, but also the Nations Cups of La Baule and St Gallen, and not toforget the World Cup in Olympia!
Thank you Utamaro, thank you family Criel! Enjoy your well-deserved rest at Studfarm Zangersheide.