In 48 hours time, 2013 KWPN Breeder of the Year Emma de Jeu saw her two top competitive breeding products pass away: Asther de Jeu and W. Esther de Jeu.
In The Netherlands, Tosca Visser-van der Meulen lost her internationally competed Grand Prix mare Asther de Jeu. The 14-year old mare was by Contango out of O.Esther (by Jazz). Visser purchased the horse as a 3-year old from the breeder.
Asther de Jeu was trained to FEI level by Edward Gal, who achieved stellar scores on her in 2013 at international small tour level. She was expected to become his successor for Totilas, but owner Tosca decided to ride her herself and took her to the U.K. where they lived at the time. In 2015, Tosca and Asther made their CDI small tour debut in Hickstead and in 2017 they began competing at international Grand Prix level.
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