Z7 Regal Don Sets Sharjah on Fire

Posted on February 7, 2022

This week we kicked off two weeks at Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Centre, starting off with the 3* Show and Young Horse qualifiers.

Z7 Regal Don was exceptional at this show. Not touching a pole all weekend, this special stallion stunned the crowds and put on exhibitions each time he stepped into the ring. Not only did he jump out his skin, but he was never out of the out top three. On Friday, he sped to 2nd place in the 3* 1.40 to warm up to start his impeccable week. Then on the Saturday, he was entered in his first-ever 6-bar class, clearing an enormous 1.95m to finish in 2nd place. ‘Skittles’ also made his 3* Ranking Class debut on Sunday, jumping double clear to land again yet on the podium in bronze position. We are so excited for this 9-year-old who’s really impressing us in the bigger classes, and even more excited for his progeny who are also showing his scope, carefulness and rideability.

The rest of the team did not disappoint. The young horses were on flying form, with BE Aquila picking up some good placings in the 6-year-olds whilst Z7 Porsche and Z7 Dubai Castlefield made the 7-year-old classes look easy. Lady Star van Doperheide picked up a 3rd placing in the 3* Grand Prix Qualifier with Shane whilst Z7 Ascot and Georgia followed closely behind them to take 5th in the same class. Vistogrand also pulled out all the stops over the weekend, jumping clear in the 3* GP Qualifier on the first day.

A special mention has to go out to Breen Equestrian alumni, Jack Ryan and Jule van de Tinnepot, who won the 3* 1.30 on the Friday and Sunday. A pairing we missed seeing in the ring and are looking better than ever!