Hannah leaving stables of World No.1 Steve Guerdat

Guerdat riding Hannah in the Nations Cup in Aachen in 2017
Credit : Scoopdyga

Wednesday 27 March - 14h35 | Yeelen Ravier

Hannah leaving stables of World No.1 Steve Guerdat

Ridden by Olympic Champion and current World No.1 Steve Guerdat since the start of 2017, the mare Hannah will be changing riders, according to Studforlife.

The unique and exceptionally talented bay (ex-Happy d'Houtem) will be moving as a result of a decision of her owner, the Mexican José Pablo Salgado. “I had sensed that the owner was a bit disappointed by recent results,” the Swiss rider told the publication. “Personally, that was not the case for me. Hannah was the third- or fourth-ranked Swiss-based horse in terms of prize winnings last season. The only thing is that the first year had been so extraordinary that one could almost not help but be disappointed by the following one. For me, the second year was also good, albeit a little below the first. Now, well, the owner has decided to try something else. It’s too bad as we really loved this mare, but that’s the way it is.”

The two partners shone together on numerous occasions. Notably, they won the Lummen and Falsterbo CSIO5* Grand Prix, and the Longines FEI World Cup stage in Stuttgart a few months later. Hannah’s exact future destination is not yet known. Below, at the Saut Hermès in Paris in 2018. (Scoopdyga) 

 - Hannah leaving stables of World No.1 Steve Guerdat

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