Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Wonder Whinny Wednesday - Italian Magic!

#1 here. This is one of those rare occasions when I diverge from the gang altogether to share something wonderful with you. The main reason why I went on my overnight trip to the Salon du Cheval, the big horse show in Paris, last week was to see a dear friend from Italy, Simonetta Ferrarin, who works magic with her seven-year old Percheron stallion, J'Adore.

Just look at the two of them:

Simonetta is a real inspiration. She tells me that, as a four year old, J'Adore was even naughtier than Vidock! If Vidock can do half of what J'Adore does now when he is the same age, I shall be over the moon.

Aside from the daily presentations in the ring, Simonetta and J'Adore also took part in a gala show on several evenings, together with many of Italy's most famous equestrian artists:

A truly wondrous experience!

Now, today is the day when I go off to the king's castle… The king of a country beginning with…M!


  1. What a beautiful animal he is. Thank you fur sharing him with us.

    Have fun on your trip to the castle. Might you get pics? (we hope!)

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. Pee Ess - surely this country is not... Monaco?

  3. Morocco, perhaps? Monaco only has a prince. And J'Adore is definitely worth adoring!

  4. J'adore, J'adore! (Some one was bound to say it! :p)

    It's always wonderful to see an animal and a person work sweet magic together.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  5. the pictures are wonderful - seeing it all in person must have been amazing!

  6. Both me and mom understand why his name is J´Adore !

  7. Moi aussi .. J'adore !
    Ils sont magnifiques, magiques tous les deux.
    Bonne soirée.
    Nat à Chat

  8. Mum speaking here : just gorgeous ! I had the opportunity a few years ago to see lippizzans at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and to attend the show of Zingaro in Switzerland. I am sure that you would also estimate (if it's not yet done) !

  9. Yes! #1 has seen both the Lippizaners (many years ago) and Bartabas (more recently) and loved both!

  10. J'Adore is just so beautiful!!! We are sure Vidock will please you very much. Enjoy your visit with the king.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Our mum has seen the LippIzaners ( also many years ago) and couldn't believe what was before her eyes. Beauty beyond measure.
    Morocco has a king but they have that martial horse thing that totally creeps us out. Is #1 tricking us? We can't wait to find out.

  12. We are sure Vidock would be as marvelous as J'Adore. How can he not be?

  13. Wow and wow again!!! He is magnificent! Is Vidock being trained for dressage?
    I went to a show a few years ago where I saw four breeds, Lippizaner, Andalusians, Lusitanos and Friesians put on a wonderful Haute Ecole performance.


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