After Everdi and Sun Paula, it's time for Eto'o! This is another horse prepared for races in large competitions by our rider, who gets to the high-ranked athlete of the discipline of jumping over obstacles. This time to Belgium.
Eto'o, 9-year-old gelding KWPN - Eto'O (Tygo, Karla / Graaf Grande), on which Krzysztof Retka recently competed, was born in the Dutch stable "T. Kraan Muskens" on May 12, 2009. On the international arena, he showed himself in 2015 when Waldman Horses.com B.V. became its owner. At the beginning in 110 cm competitions. he was ridden by the Dutch ski jumper Bart van der Maat. In the same year Eto'o changed his rider twice. In 120-125 cm competitions, another Dutchman, Olivier van der Vaart, mounted him. In competitions with a height of 125-130 cm his partner was an American competitor, Shawn Casady. The year 2016 brought Eto'o cooperation with another three players. First, in the 135 cm competitions, another American, James Paterson-Robinson, mounted him. After the change of owner, who was Filip Arman from Turkey, from March to May 2016 his rider was Australian Rowan Willis, classified today in 49th position in Longines Rankings (and 39th PES LEZ player). The competitor bought a horse mounted by him in September to entrust him with the Austrian Amazonia, Aline Domaingo, who competed in 125-135 cm competitions.
At the end of January 2017, the new owner of Eto'o was Polka, Anna Kiełb, who entrusted him to the promising representative of the young generation of Polish professional jumpers, Krzysztof Retce. This pair in 2017 reached the level of 140 cm to climb to 150 cm in 2018 in international arenas and 160 cm in domestic competitions. Towards the end of the year Eto'o became the promising palazzo of a Belgian world champion, ranking 89th in Longines Rankings, Karel Cox.
"About two weeks ago, thanks to Bartek Łebkowski, Karel Cox contacted me and Karel Cox came in. He thoroughly examined Eto'o, he made the necessary tests and after three days my basic, after the sale of Everdi, the horse changed its owner. I am glad that after a year and a half of his work with this horse, he found recognition in the eyes of a Belgian class player, of course somewhere in the nooks and crannies that our paths went away. it's at this year's Polish Senior Seniors Championships in jumps, where I took a high, 7th place ... But I'm not complaining, I'm just focusing on working with other horses from my stake and I'm waiting with confidence for next challenges, for more horses. " - said Krzysztof Retka during a conversation with the Świat Koni.
Wały Eto'o is already the second horse this year from the rate ridden by Krzysztof Retka, who was sold.
Watch the movie from the passage of the pair Krzysztof Retka and Eto'o from the CSIO5 * competition held in June this year in Sopot: