15-year-old Lady Lindenhof by Grand chef Bleus, successful under Portuguese Luciana Diniz up to international five-star level, will start her breeding career. In 2012 the French mare -then called Nangaye de Kergane- to Diniz’ stable. Edouard de Rothschild had bought the mare who previously was ridden by Kevin Staout for Diniz. Diniz then re-named the mare to Lady Lindenhof, like her recently acquired farm. The show jumper states on Instagram: “When I moved to the new stable a horse whisperer told me that I needed female energy for the balance. At that time I only had geldings and stallions. I always thought I was more in synch with them. So I kepty my eye out for a mare. Amazing coincidence that just some days later Edouard de Rothschild called to tell me he’d seen a beauty at the Grand Prix in La Baule.”
Everyone liked Lady Lindenhof, who was given a break after another consultation with the horse whisperer in order to be able to perform great with Diniz. “All along I felt she wasn’t giving everything she could,” so the rider said. “Once again I contacted the horse whisperer to understand what was up with Lady. She observed that Lady already had had 11 foals by embryo transplant, but never carried a foal in her own womb.” The rider further said the horse wanted to be a mother and now she would since they had decided to retire her from the sport even if she could continue a bite more. Diniz thinks that the horse will be happier as a mother than as a sport horse. The mare will start her breeding career at Haras du Meautry in Deauville.