Carole Huchin, head of Prince horse breeding, has confirmed that Vérité Une Prince will no longer compete. The daughter of Number One d'Iso and Justine d'Aursaye, by Rosire, was born at the Princes stud farm in Les Attaques, Pas-de-Calais, and at 13 will devote herself to a second life as a broodmare.
The energetic chestnut appeared as a four-year-old under the saddle of Alexandre Sueur and the following year under Romain Potin during Cycles Classiques. In 2015, as a six-year-old, she had her haul in the stables of Nicolas Delmotte. Rising to 1.40m with the northerner, she was then ridden by Juliette Faligot. After two years of collaboration marked by fine successes up to 1.50m, notably a fourth place in a 2* Grand Prix of Mons Ghlin in 2019, Vérité Une Prince had moved to Lécaude.
There she entered the stables of Pénélope Leprévost, who would also be her last rider. With the Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion, the daughter of Number One d'Iso quickly reached the top and accompanied the Norman in numerous CSI 5* shows. An explosive duo, the two ladies distinguished themselves on the European circuits for two years, winning four 1.50m classes, as well as a 2* Grand Prix in mid-September at Hubside Jumping in Grimaud. In 2021, they finished eighth in the 1.55m secondary Grand Prix at the CSIO 5* in Rome, before finishing second in the Grand Prix qualifier at the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping a few weeks later.
© Haras des Princes / Pénélope Leprévost & Vérité Une Prince
"She was placed in her last competition (sixth in a 1.45m class, again at the Côte d'Azur track), which was a good performance and we said to ourselves that now was the time to prepare her for the breeding season starting in March. We wanted to do things in the right order. We made the same decision for her sire, Number One d'Iso, by stopping him while he was still fit. She has only been back in our breeding for a short time and is still mentally a sport horse, so we are trying to make the transition gradual by treating her more like a broodmare. We will do it step by step and then we will think about which stallions we can combine with her, depending on her behavior," Carole Huchin concluded.
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