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VDL Ulando H: An Incredible Prospect for the Future

Karl and VDL Ulando H receiving their 6th place ribbon at Plantation Field

Karl and Ruth Armstrong’s VDL Ulando H completed their first CIC** together this weekend at Plantation Field International Horse Trials with a very strong 6th place finish in a competitive field of 28 horse and rider combinations.


They were 10th after dressage on a score of 61.40. “Scores were high all around on dressage day but I was thrilled with his placing especially in such a talented field. There’s room for improvement, especially with 3 major bobbles in 3 different movements during the test but now that we’re getting to know each other we’ll work on improving those finer details”, says Karl.

It was cross-country day that proved to be the most exciting for this pair. VDL Ulando H jumped around a very challenging course filled with complex CIC** questions full of confidence and felt incredible as he crossed the finish line. He proved himself at this event as a a true cross-country competitor ready to take on the upper levels.  His performance on Sunday was just as impressive as he jumped around double clear to move into 6th place.

Karl has high hopes for this new mount and has him aimed for Fair Hill CCI** this fall. ”  VDL Ulando H is an incredible horse who shows unbelievable potential to compete among the best. I am very grateful to Ruth Armstrong for the ride on Ulando who is quickly becoming recognized by fellow professionals as a future eventing star”

Karl and VDL Ulando H show jumping their way to a 6th place finish in the Plantation Field CIC**