KWPN Stallion El Capone to Diederik van Silfhout

Dutch dressage rider Diederik van Silfhout has a promising new Grand Prix talent in his stable: 8-year-old stallion El Capone by UB40. Once the horse was ridden by Marieke van der Putten, also at the World Championship of the young dressage horses, and then Andreas Helstrand bought a share. The black horse recently was in Denmark, but now he is back in the Netherlands. He has been trained by Silfhout for two weeks now. Half of the horse’s shares are still owned by Nol Gerittsen and since El Capone’s rider left Helgstrand’s stable the change happened. Diederik van Silfhout told horses.nl: “He has incredible talent for the piaffe and passage and some flying changes, but he is still incredibly green. We will take a lot of time and will not take him to the arena when he is not ready.” Perhaps he will compete El Capone in the small tour first, but then he plans on competing him at Grand Prix as soon as possible.