Simone Pearce Reunited with Olympic Crew Horse Destano

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Australian expert Grand Prix rider Simone Pearce has been reunited with her 2021 Tokyo Olympic crew horse, Destano. Owner Albert Sprehe agreed on a reunion of the pair.   

Destano is a 16-calendar year old Hanoverian stallion by Desperados out of Bella Navonna (by Brentano II x Imperator x Wenzel). He is bred by Heinrich Giesselmann.

Gestut Sprehe

He was licensed at the 2009 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden and permitted for Oldenburg two months later. In 2011 he became the Oldenburg Most important Quality title winner. 

He did his 1st displays as a younger horse in 2010 under Heike Klausing. He has been skilled and competed by Lukas Fischer, Eyal Zlatin, and Sabine Rueben. Swedish Michelle Hagman rode him in his first Grand Prix tests. 

Simone Pearce

In the wintertime of 2019-2020 Destano was matched to Sprehe’s new head rider, Simone Pearce. They created their international debut at the CDI Dortmund the weekend of the corona outbreak in Europe. 3 months later on they ended up second in the Grand Prix at the CDI Mariakalnok in Hungary with 71.239%. At the CDI Achleiten that Grand Prix rating rose to 74.152% and in Brno they posted 76.261% for the victory.

They were being nominated for the Australian team for the 2021 Olympic Online games in Tokyo, where they positioned 36th with 68.494% in the Grand Prix.  Their ultimate CDI was in Gossendorf in April 2022 with a double victory. Their Grand Prix rating was 73.435%

Simone misplaced the journey on Destano when she made the decision to experience for Gestut Bonhomme and the stallion became a schoolmaster for Sprehe’s daughter Kristin Biermann.


Pearce and Destano in Aachen

Right after a single calendar year at Bonhomme, Pearce still left the Berlin place centered stable for Bavaria to trip for a new sponsor, Thomas Ritzinger

With no prepared to go Grand Prix horse to ride, as Fiderdance stayed driving, Pearce went in look for of a new horse energy and has introduced her back to the foundation where by her Grand Prix vocation took flight, Gestut Sprehe. 

Right after a consider-out this 7 days, it has been decided to allocate the trip on Destano back to Pearce. The stallion has moved south. 

“The consider out labored genuinely harmoniously. Simone can journey and of system contend Destano as prolonged his wellness and nicely-currently being permits it,”  Sprehe’s dressage steady manager Sabine Rueben told Eurodressage. With the 2024 Paris Olympics looming large, “at this issue of her job it’s just ideal for Simone to get Destano again,” Sabine additional.

The black will not be out there to breeders with fresh semen, but there is plenty of frozen in retail outlet.

“Destano will occur back for breeding to Gestüt Sprehe when this new chapter with Simone comes to an conclusion.”

Photographs © Astrid Appels

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