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biography


The beginning
  • Christophe’s father Michel was a good eventing rider and mother Marina was a big fan. They are the proud parents of six children, four boys, Christophe, Yves, Philippe and Olivier, two girls, Gaëlle and Sophie.
  • At the age of 7 Christophe started to compete at the local shows with his pony, with good results.
1992
  • Christophe started to compete at the national shows with his ponies. And also the international pony shows.
  • The ponies Identity and Obelisk were bought by his father to start the high level shows for ponies.That was the beginning of his international success, with victories in Wiesbaden, Aix-En-Provence and Bern.
  • Also that year Christophe won the overall challenge of the year for ponies and a ticket for the European Pony Championships in Hasselt.
1993
  • Christophe starts in the school of Bilzen for his masters in horse training.
1994
  • Christophe gets second place at the Belgian Championship for Junior riders with his horse Orient II.
1995
  • Christophe gets second place at the overall challenge of the year for young riders with Osiris Des Prés.
1996
  • 1st at the overall challenge of the year for young riders with Osiris Des Prés.
  • Competing at the European Junior Championships
    Winner of the winter challenge at Sint Niklaas with Osiris which leads to win a brand new BMW car.
1997
  • Winner of the Golden Years Cup
1998
  • 14th place at the European Young Riders Championship with Vallee de Brecey.
1999
  • Winner of 2 International classes at Jumping Mechelen with Moon Jumper
  • Winner of the national GP of Diest with Monty (1.50m)
  • Winner of the national GP of Humbeek with Monty and 2nd with Mr. T
  • Winner of the Belgian Championship for young riders with Mr. T and Philippe Junior Champion with Idem d’ Azur.
  • Ticket for the European Young Riders Championship in Münchwillen (Switzerland)
  • 2nd place World Championship for 7 year horses with Idem d’ Azur.
  • Winner of the GP of Catania and Palermo with Monty (1.60m)
2000
  • First time competing with the Belgian team in a nations cup in Drammen(Nor) and Helsinki(Fin) with Prudence.
2001
  • Christophe starts his own show jumping stable in Ternat.
  • Winner of the championships for 4 year old horses with Uncle Sam.
2002
  • Search for good horses for the future.
2003
  • 2nd place at the Belgian Championship for 6 year old horses with Ultra Top.
2005
  • Winner of the Belgian championship of 4 year old horses with Natsu and 6 year old horse with Wariska de la Falize.
  • 2nd place World Championship for 6 year old horses with Wariska
    Flemish Indoor Champion with Ultra Top ( 1.50m )
  • 4th in the GP of Lier and 5th in Wisbecq with Odoctro v/t Virseroel
2006
  • With Odoctro
    • 5th GP of Neeroeteren
    • 2th GP of Meise
    • 4th GP of Beervelde
    • 5th Belgian Championship for Seniors.
  • With Sire Major winner of the national GP in Ternat.

Vanderhasselt


Identity








Kallinka




Vice wereldkampioen, 2005




Odoctro




Nico Graaf








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