The 11-year-old Holsteiner stallion Conrad De Hus (Con Air x Locato) ridden by Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet to great international success, has been sold to Double H Farm for American rider Quentin Judge by owners Gregory Wathelet and Haras De Hus.
“I’m very excited to welcome a horse like Conrad de Hus into my string,” Judge commented. “I want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Harrison for their continued support. I also want to thank Gregory and his whole team for working with us. I am very excited for the future, and for the opportunity to take the next step in my career with Conrad de Hus.”
Judge plans to work closely with Wathelet to get to know the stallion, who will remain based in Europe for the time being. A competition debut is planned for the new pair at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Antwerp this coming April.
Undoubtedly one of the best show jumping horses in the world, Conrad De Hus and Wathelet were a star pair in 2015, winning the Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly, France, and most notably, finishing 2nd and earning Individual Silver at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen, Germany.
Wathelet and Conrad De Hus also helped Belgium win the 2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in September 2015, and picked up CSI5* wins at Doha, Qatar (2014) and Basel, Switzerland (2015.)
But perhaps the round that Conrad De Hus is most well known for is when his bridle broke during competition at the 2014 LGCT Paris CSI5*. In an uncanny demonstration of skill and partnership, Wathelet kept riding through the tack malfunction, and finished the round clear – and bridleless. See the video here:
Source: Muse Jumping
To learn more about Judge, check out his MUSE show jumping profile at this link. The Millennial U.S. Equestrian group (MUSE) was formed to better follow and support the career paths of those American, Millennial age riders with a bright future in show jumping.