The Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, was cut short due to the EHV-1 outbreak that originated in Valencia. Currently, all international events on mainland Europe have been cancelled by the FEI due to the EHV-1 outbreak and horses arriving to their homes from the Sunshine Tour are now in mandatory quarantine.
All the horses jumped great during the three weeks in Vejer de la Frontera. In the young horses classes, our 7-year-old Japraline was clear in five of her eight rounds and placed 4th in her first ever 1.35m. In the 6-year-old division, Willem Greve’s Kathelien W finished off great with two clear rounds and a 4th place in the 1.25m.
Cornido and Hearst stepped up as expected. Cornido did several clears in the 1.45m classes, while Hearst was placed 8th in the CSI4* 1.45m Small Grand Prix during week two and finished with a clear debut in the CSI4* 1.50m in week three.
Mike jumped consistently in the 1.50m classes, as did Avelino who as the most experienced horse had to take the biggest rounds during the first two weeks. Avelino closed off week three with being placed in the CSI4* 1.50m Medium Tour Grand Prix.
Etna was clear in five of his seven rounds, while Elien finally was back in shape after a breeding break last summer to close off with a super second place in the 1.45m.
Thankfully, the horses are now back at home in quarantine and are being monitored closely.