Olympic mount Sydney Une Prince Leaving France for U.S.

Roger Yves Bost and Sydney Une Prince at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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Wednesday 14 March - 16h36 | Lucas Tracol

Olympic mount Sydney Une Prince Leaving France for U.S.

A big move in the international Show Jumping scene. The top mount of France’s Roger-Yves Bost, Sydney Une Prince, with whom he won the Team gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is heading to the United States where she will be ridden by the young Katie Dinan. The mare’s owner François Badel announced her sale today.

 - Olympic mount Sydney Une Prince Leaving France for U.S.

At the 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final in Barcelona
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The daughter of Baloubet du Rouet has excelled with Bost since 2014, winning not only Olympic gold but also coming first in World Cups in Mechelen, Belgium in 2016 and Madrid in 2017. The chestnut also represented France in numerous Longines FEI Nations Cups, including the Barcelona Final in 2016.

In the press release below (translated), the owner of Sydney, Badel, thanked the Princes stud farm, which oversaw her birth in 2006, but also Roger-Yves Bost who brought her up to the summit of the sport.

“It's with great emotion that the Treize stud says goodbye to Sydney Une Prince*Treize, who has just been sold to a new owner in the United States. For nine years, the generous and careful daughter of Baloubet du Rouet allowed us to live our passion for watching our young horses ascend to the elite level, having begun her career with us at 4-5 years old. The Treize stud wishes to thank the Princes stud, which found the ideal cross which gave rise to this courageous warrior, as well as Frédéric de Romblay, who was in charge of her training from the ages of 4 to 7. But most of all Roger-Yves Bost, who was able to bring her up to the highest level and thanks to whom our mare, at the tender age of 10, became the top French mare at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a Team gold medal and a 16th place in the Individual competition.

We'll also never forget her magnificent victories in World Cup Grand Prix.  In addition to numerous memories, Sydney leaves us with a young male and future stallion, Friday Treize, born in 2015 from a cross with the World Champion Diamant de Semilly, as well as her maternal half-sister, Variance Une Prince*Treize, who allow us to continue our great adventure with Bosty. We are thrilled to see Sydney now with an extremely gifted rider in a facility where she will be treated like a queen, and wish them success. - François Badel, Treize stud farm"

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