Blue Hors Veneziano to Agnete Kirk Thinggaard

Blue Hors Veneziano will now be ridden by Blue Hors’s new rider, Agnete Kirk Thinggaard, who has moved the stallion home to Julianelyst

"Veneziano is a fantastic horse"

- Agnete Kirk Thinggaard

Agnete had been riding Blue Hors Veneziano fairly regularly at Blue Hors, where Daniel gave a helping hand, since the beginning of the year

‘It fills me with confidence to take over Veneziano in this way,’ Agnete says. ‘It's completely different than, say, bringing a new horse home from abroad after maybe only trying it once or twice. I already knew Veneziano quite well and I got great support from the Blue Hors team.’

‘He is so nice and good tempered that I can ride him in the woods on a loose rein. He's a super worker and really wants to please his rider.

He's uncomplicated and very well trained. So it's been an "easy" take over. I feel very lucky and privileged to be able to take on a horse like this ¬– while still having Daniel in the background, who's ridden him since he was 4 years old. It's great that he's already tried a few Grands Prix. So now it's just a case of me and Veneziano getting to know each other.’

But the decision has finally been made and the 9 year old stallion is now with his new rider at Julianelyst

Blue Hors Veneziano by Vivaldi/Donnerhall is the cousin of Agnete's other stallion, the 10-year-old Blue Hors Zatchmo by Blue Hors Zack/Donnerhall, as their mothers are full sisters ¬– and actually full sisters to Blue Hors Don Schufro.

‘Zatchmo and Veneziano are both quite similar, but also quite different. And I love Zatchmo just as much – he's almost ready for Grand Prix and I hope we can start him in Grand Prix in the autumn. I really feel that I have super horses now, but now I have to live up to them, and I think it will go great with the brilliant team we have.’

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