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Gregory Cottard and Gammelgaards Carola take the win in the CSI5* Prix Lion of Porches 1.40m, Two-Phase

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French rider Gregory Cottard and the eleven-year-old mare Gammelgaards Carola took the win in the first 5* class of the weekend in the CSI5* Prix Lion of Porches 1.40m, Two Phase.
Gammelgaards Carola is an eleven-year-old chestnut mare. She is the daughter of the Holstein stallion Companiero. In 2010, Companiero completed his 70-Day Test in Marbach, scoring an impressive 9.0 for his canter, jumping capacity and jumping manner. Companiero is the son of premium stallion Colman. Like his son, Colman also wowed at his performance test; he won his 100-day jumping test. Colman was sired by the international stallion Carthago.
On Carola’s damline, we see the sire of sires, Preferent stallion, Nimmerdor. Nimmerdor produced many stallion sons, including the famous Heartbreaker. The Nimmerdor son, Aram, won Olympic Individual Gold in 2000. It was also in 2000 that Nimmerdor was deemed the stallion of the twenty-first century. Another Olympic Individual Gold was won with Nimmerdor blood; this time, in 2008, Eric Lamaze’s Hickstead, the son of Nimmerdor’s son, Hamlet, took the Gold. Nimmerdor represents one of the pillars of Dutch breeding Farn.
We can’t wait to tune in for the rest of the action this weekend.