Scuderia 1918 has announced the official retirement of Scuderia 1918 Halifax van het Kluizebos . Next Saturday at the CSIO5* Piazza Di Sienna the stallion will make his last performance for his farewell ceremony.
The 16-year-old stallion made his last international performance with USA's Michael Hughes at the international competition in Hagen in April 2022.
The son of Heartbreaker was before competed by Italy's Lorenzo de Luca. The combination won the 2018 CSIO5* Grand Prix at the Piazza di Sienna. Further the pair claimed the victory in the 1.50m CSI5* in London in 2016 and won the 1.50m/1.55m classes in Miami, Paris, Bourg-en-Bresse, etc.
Thanks to Jumpr App we know the stallion jumped 34 times on the international stage since 2015, resulting in over 750.000 in earnings. Also in breeding the stallion made his mark with over 200 offspring, most known are Hazard van T&L, Monseigneur and Modest Van der Eik.
“The first time I sat on Halifax, I immediately understood I was riding a very special and unique horse," Lorenzo de Luca said in the press release. "An incredible feeling! A special horse, happy, exuberant, incredibly careful, elastic, with an incredible personality. It has been an honour riding such a horse! Not just for the success we had but also for his personality, bravery and determination. I feel this is the horse that defined me, I could almost see myself in him, and maybe in me he found his ideal partner; I’ve always let him enjoy his time off in-between competitions, let him have fun and respect his playful moments after his amazing results at shows; I have always let him express himself and allowed him to show his exuberant temperament. He is playful and exuberant at home, and a great champion in the show ring. Now Halifax has the chance to pass on his extraordinary qualities to his offspring. Thank you, Halifax!"
“Scuderia 1918 Halifax van het Kluizebos was the first great horse to join the Scuderia 1918-team and, together with Lorenzo, he marked the beginning of our team," Emanuele Anchisi, founder of Scuderia 1918, said. "It was a great honour for us to be part of the career of this extraordinary partnership. From today, Halifax will start his career as a stallion at Groupe France Elevage. Halifax has proven to be a great sire and we will certainly see many of his offspring at the highest-level competitions in the future!”