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BIOGEN MAPLE RIDGE WORLD CUP QUALIFIER DAY 5 (26th May 2024) – 1.35M AND 1.40M CHAMPIONSHIPS

Callaho Lissabon’s progeny dominated the Biogen Maple Ridge World Cup Qualifier, winning the 1.50m Grand Prix, the 1.40m Championships AND the 1.35m Championships!
Again and again, Lissabon produces athletic horses, with flashy paces and catlike reflexes, who are not only exceptionally quick over the ground, but deceptively efficient in the air too. Lissabon, then, has not only proved himself in the competition ring, but has more than proved himself as a Premium breeding stallion. The results say it all – South African Showjumping would not be where it is without this outstanding stallion.
The Callaho Stud 1.35m Championship was the first class of the day and was won in stylish fashion by Kiara Burn and Erreplus Callaho Lindor (Lissabon x Contender). The pair produced a neat and tight round, and were surprisingly fast, pushing both of the speed machines, Chris and Leona van der Merwe, down into second and third place respectively.
Erreplus Callaho Lindor and Kiara Burn | Photography Merlynn Trichardt
Callaho Lindor was purchased off the 2014 Callaho Auction. He was produced by Simon Hendry up to the 1.40m for Simon Burn. In August of 2020 the ride passed over to his daughter Kiara Burn, and the pair had an incredibly successful Junior career together before transitioning seamlessly to top the leaderboards in the Adult classes. The pair won the 1.40m Adult Derby last year, and we hope to see them jump the ‘big’ SA Derby one day!
The 1.40m Championship was won by Laurence Mowatt and Callaho Lorenzo (Lissabon x Ramiro Z) hot off a victory in the 1.40m Champs at the 334 Stud World Cup Qualifier. Lorenzo and Laurence seized both of these back-to-back 1.40m Championship victories at serious speed! This time they relegated Simon Hendry riding Shanley Marshall’s Callaho Fortaska (For Joy x Quidam’s Ruben) down to second place by just a few hundredths of a second.
Congratulations to all who took part and a huge thank you to Callaho Warmblood Stud for all you have done for our sport 🙏