Second Rider in the World Ranking Christian Ahlmann has a new talent in his stable: 12-year-old Belgian mare Funke van’t Heike by Action Breaker/Grandeur. Funke van’t Heike was once introduced to the sport by Belgian Jan Van Dijck. In 2012, the mare was sold to Italy, where she was successfully competed by Guiulia Martinengo Marquet. Last year Irish Darragh Kenny took over her ride and was able to achieve six international victories in only six months. Now the mare will be competed by Ahlmann. Funke, like Ahlmann’s horse Epleaser van’t Heike, was bred by Karel Boonen.