Sponsored by the Chantilly trainer Fabrice Chappet, the fourth round of the Au-Delà Des Pistes Trophy for retrained racehorses was won by DARNETAL under the guidance of former gentleman-rider and skilled event rider, Robert Danloux.
Chappet said, "Us as trainers are directly involved in the process of retraining ex-racehorses because it is often up to us to find a solution when a horse reaches the end of its career or is not good enough to continue racing. The network of accredited establishments by Au-Delà des Pistes is therefore a great help. To encourage equestrian riders to turn to retrained racehorses, it is important to promote the adaptability of thoroughbreds through competitions like this."
Formerly owned by Gerard Augustin-Normand, DARNETAL was tried without much success on the flat and over jumps when trained by Francois Rohaut before subsequently joining David Windrif. Retrained in 2013 and now a nine-year-old, DARNETAL’s new career in the show-jumping sphere has been a great success. The next stage of the Au-Delà Des Pistes Trophy, a challenge designed to highlight the prowess of retrained racehorses, will be sponsored by Godolphin, one of the founding members of the charity. It will take place on Saturday 30 June on the same site of the Pôle Européen du Cheval in Le Mans.
The entries for the 2018 Au-Delà Des Pistes Trophy will close on Saturday 29 September.
For more information on this challenge, please contact Marine Thevenet: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Au-Delà Des Pistes Trophy: www.audeladespistes.fr