Now owned by Penny Rieter, Astek Ooh LaLa enjoys a relaxed life with lots of hacking out, She has won 3 event starts and even got 68% in a dressage test – proving that she’s not just a jumping star! She has one filly foal on the ground by Cachassini II which is now a yearling. She has also produced an embryo transfer foal by Cachassini II called Cachava HS who was presented at last year’s classification tour for 75%. Astek Ohh La La herself was awarded a Merit (78%) from Gerd Kust during the same tour. Penny tells us the mare loves being a mother and will be bred again this year, to a sire yet to be decided.
Secondly we have the mare Collette owned by Georgia Sheard of Roseflats Equestrian. Astek Ooh LaLa has been awarded Principal Mare Status for her achievements in Showjumping. Here is what she had to say about Collette...
Collette was bred by Candace Bagnall in Auckland, by Carpaccio and out of her Wolher II mare. She started her competition career in the dressage arena, working her way up to level 3 before switching over to do show hunter as well with Daniel Blundell. They turned out to be very competitive in show jumping with wins at Pro-Am before she was sold to Georgia Sheard to be her Junior Rider horse. After one season at that height the decision was made to retire her (aged 12) due to an old issue, and she was put in foal. Last season she had a wonderful blingy colt by Cachassini II, and is currently awaiting a Daminos baby later this year.