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Utamaro Horse of the Year in Belgium

The approved stallion Utamaro d’Ecaussines has become Horse of the Year in Belgium appointed by Landbouwleven and Le Sillon

Utamaro d’Ecaussines and Joe Clee.
d. 22-12-2015 - 14:18

The readers of the Belgian farmer magazines Landbouwleven and Le Sillon have chosen their Belgian Horse of the Year 2015 which is the approved stallion Utamaro d’Ecaussines (*04 sBs by Diamant de Semilly x Arizona van Arenberg - Quidam de Revel) who was honored with this distinction at the international show jumping event in Mechelen.


To earn this title Utamaro d’Ecaussines has been very successful in the field winning international Grand Prix at CSI 3* Lummen (BEL) 2014 and CSI 2* Ghent (BEL) 2015 and claiming high Grand Prix placing at 5* in Mechelen (BEL) 2014, at CHIO 5* Rotterdam (NED) 2015 as well as competing successfully at the WEG in Normandy 2014. 


Utamaro d’Ecaussines is bred by Les Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes, owned by Ludwig Criel and successfully ridden by Joe Clee. This designation came only shortly after another sBs horse, Hello Sanctos, was named Horse of the Year in the UK by the Horse & Hound readers and has been honored by Rolex and WBFSH as the most successful show jumper of the year.