“ My greatest horse came from François, called La Ina. It was François who convinced the team for which I was working to buy it. This horse was amazing. He has winning the individual European Championship and the first million dollars in a class winning the Masters in Calgary. “
Nustria is another great horse that François convinced me to try in Liège, he was 6 years old.
At 7 years old he was second in 2 world cups Amsterdam and Olympia. He then finished 3rd in World Cup final Goteborg. In the following spring he won his big first 5 star GP at Windsor.
Shortly after he died, for me this was to be my greatest horse as we were planning Sydney Olympics to win!
Then Benetton at 8yrs he was leading the individual final at the Olympics in Atlanta, going into the last round the last fence cost us a medal, but what a great performance, from such an inexperienced talented horse.
Ensuite, Then “Taime” double clear in Aachen Nations Cup and second in the Grand Prix..
My Children, Harry Sienna and Scarlett have all won countless medals at European championships on great horses from François.
Yes we are all getting older, but are not done yet! So Francois we salute you not just as a great horseman, but as a wonderful person and a great friend! Long may it continue. “