On Saturday October 23rd Oona and Laura left with 4 horses to Spain. After one night stop in Perpignan they arrived under blue sky and sunshine at the showground of Oliva Nova.
Having won the qualifying in Härkingen Lilly and Pucca were allowed to attend the final of the Regional Organization ZKV in Interlaken.
The fall made us go to Italy to compete at an outdoor shows as a warm up for the MET autumn tour ahead of us.
The setting of the 64th International Fürst Joachim zu Fürstenberg Memorial Horse Show in the palace gardens of Donaueschingen has its own charm. We are proud that we were accepted at one of the most traditional horse events in Germany.
Sunny, happy and successful days we spent in Belgium at Azalhof’s Horse Events.
Our fifteen year old guest Fares Azouni from Dubai and his family joined us to train this summer at CASTLE STABLES and participate at the summer circuit in St. Moritz. His mount „Tourano“ was bought a few days before the show from Dietmar Gugler Sporthorses. The team consisting of Fares Azouni, Magadlina Wenger, Nadine Deville, Kaya Vinci, Rachèle Moser and Laura Aschwanden were supported by parents, friends and our CASTLE STABLES fan club, Florian Aschwanden and Chantal Dudler with Padä and family.
Arriving at the show in San Remo is always an adventure. After a long drive from Switzerland finding your way through the narrow streets of the town center and parking the lorry in the tight space available on the show ground is a roller-coaster.
The show was held under strict Covid rules. Spectators were not allowed on the show ground. The cheers of the crowd was missing.
Our plan was to participate at the International CSI2* at „Le Siepi“ in Cervia which was cancelled. We applied for a guest license to still be able to take advantage of the beautiful setting of the show ground sheltered by pine trees and close to the seaside.
Having fulfilled all requirements for horses and riders to travel abroad we were rewarded by the unique setting of the „Grand Parquet“ in Fontainebleau.