The Keur stallion Carambole has bid farewell to show jumping
A figurehead of the Dutch equestrian sport bid farewell to show jumping last night. Under Willem Greve, the stallion Carambole (Cassini I x Concerto II) grew into a true phenomenon. His many sporting highlights and the ease with which the stallion jumped the world’s toughest courses caused goose bumps time and again. At Jumping Amsterdam, the keur stallion appeared in the ring once more under his rider.
By Mia ter Denge
Gerardus Post and Jan Greve brought the stallion Caramboleto the Netherlands as a three-year-old. Gerard Korbeld then bought the stallion outright to keep him for the Dutch sport and Willem Greve. Together, they spectacularly won the Grand Prix of Amsterdam in 2015, one of the many highlights of a successful career. Victories in the Grand Prix’ in Knokke, Drachten, Hardelot and Wierden are also among them and, in addition, Greve and Carambole were successful in several Nations Cup competitions. Carambole’s last appearance dates back to October 2021, when the KWPN-approved Cassini son made a phenomenal contribution to Team NL’s victory in the Nations Cup final in Barcelona.