Ulyss Morinda, approved by SF, AA and AES is a member of a small group of young Selle Francais stallions labelled ‘Very Promising’ (only 4 of them in his generation). You will find here below a resume of his year as an eight year old (2016) which will show him beginning competing over 1.45 in CSI 3 and 4* ridden by Rik Hemeryck.

Click on the link below to see Ulyss's pedigree :

Ulyss Morinda, Webpedigrees


We are starting this page with the most recent competitions of 2016, and further down you will find the resumé of his year as a seven year old (2015).

At the start of December 2016, from the 1st to the 4th, Rik took Ulyss Morinday for the first time in his life to the prestigious LONGINES MASTERS in Paris. He was entered in the CSI 2* but Ulyss at the same time took part in a 1.45m open to 5* horses where there was prestigious opposition such as Rahotep de Toscane, gold medal winner from the Rio Olympic Games….. He jumped very well and was even placed third the day before in a 1.35m class (with a Joker final over 1.50 m).

Here are the video of the course and the prize giving :

So, a first LONGINES MASTERS for Ulyss and we are hoping not the last...

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After Liege and still in November 2016, Ulyss went back to Kronenberg in Holland (to the Equestrian Centre at Peelbergen) a competition which he seemed to particularly enjoy since he was again placed twice in three classes. As there were so many starters in the 1.40 m classes we can only congratulate Ulyss and his rider Rik Hemeryck.

Ulyss Morinda, 5th in the 140 course in Kronenberg (NDL), Medium Tour, November 2016 :

At the beginning of November in 2016, after a weekend of rest, Ulyss returned to the famous CSI 3* at Liege (Belgium) where he finished his season as a seven year old in 2015. He was a little bit lacking in luck on the first day where if he had been without fault in the 1m40 class he would have finished fourth. The partnership was very quick. However, Ulyss, at eight, was one of the youngest horses in the CSI. On the Sunday, in the big 1m45 class, he also managed to bring down a pole on the 2nd fence but then carried on, giving a comfortable margin to the rest of the fences. And yet, it was only his fourth time out over 1m45. We were very content with his performance.

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CSI 3* Liège (Belgium), November 3/6 2016

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CSI 3* Liège (Belgium), November 3/6 2016

In October 2016, after a three week break, Ulyss returned to indoor competition. He began his run with a 1m40 class on the ‘Classic Tour’ at Gesvres in Belgium, where he took second place. On the weekend of the 20th of October he continued his success by coming seventh in the 1m40 on the first day of the CSI at Kronenberg (Peelbergen) in Holland, out of 154 participants. The competition having been redoubled, he went on to finish fourth out of 78. The following day he was again placed seventh.

Ulyss Morinda - Rik Hemeryck 4th in the 140 course, CSI Kronenberg, NED :

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CSI Kronenberg, October 20/23 2016

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CSI Kronenberg, October 20/23 2016

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CSI Kronenberg, October 20/23 2016

Gesvres (BE), "Classic Tour", 140, october 14, 2016 :

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Ulyss Morinda, Haras de Lauzelle (Rik Hemeryck), August 13, 2016

In September 2016 Ulyss returned to the Jumping at Bonheiden in Belgium, another CSI 3*. On Saturday the tenth of September, in top form, he won the 140 event beating the other 68 competitors from many different nations. Second place went to an English competitor, third to a Dutch one…. It was his first victory at this level and we are very proud indeed of our young stallion. The course at the Jumping at Bonheiden is particulary difficult, being very spooky with enormous advertising panels and some more nervous horses would not jump well in this situation. I should add that the warm-up ring is very small. But Ulyss was always very much at ease and he and Rik make a rock solid partnership.

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In August 2016, Ulyss and Rik were at the two CSI of Auvers in Normandy where they competed in competitions of 1.35, 1.40 and 1.45.

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Ulyss continued with his 2016 season by going to the CSI of Bonheiden (in Belgium) then to Fontainebleau. Between the two he took part in a national Belgian event where he was also brilliantly placed. Here are some photos and a video :

Ulyss Morinda - Rik Hemeryck - CSI Fontainebleau, August 2016 :

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CSI Fontainebleau, July 22/24, 2016

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CSI Fontainebleau, July 22/24, 2016

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CSI Fontainebleau, July 22/24, 2016

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CSI Fontainebleau, July 22/24, 2016

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CSI 3* Bonheiden, Belgium, June 2016" and "CSI 3* Bonheiden, June 2016

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CSI 3* de Bonheiden, June 2016" et "CSI 3* Bonheiden, June 2016

In May 2016 Ulyss Morinda took part in his first CSI 4* at Bourg en Bresse (making his mark with a very good 11th place) and at the same time debuted at his first 145 competition…. He did not seem at all bothered and jumped with strength and respect for the fences.

CSI 4* in Bourg en Bresse, France, May 13/15 2016 :

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CSI 4* à Bourg en Bresse

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CSI 4* à Bourg en Bresse

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CSI 4* à Bourg en Bresse

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CSI 4* à Bourg en Bresse

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CSI 4* à Bourg en Bresse

After the two CSI of Cagnes sur Mer and a weekend off, Ulyss Morinda took the CSI of Compiègne (April 21/24 2016) in his stride, jumping very well, and being placed in the competition on the Sunday. :

GPA Jump Festival, CSI 3* April 3/6 2016 :

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Ulyss Morinda - Rik Hemeryck at the GPA Jump Festival, CSI 3* Cagnes sur Mer, France April 9 2016

Here we are in 2016 and after three outings in 130 and 135 competitions in Belgium, Ulyss Morinda properly began his season at the GPA Jump Festival, the CSI of Cagnes sur Mer in the 140 competition. Straight away he proved his good form and confirmed that competing at his level was not going to pose him any problem at all. Here’s a video and some photos of the CSI which took place between the 31st of March and the 3rd of April 2016.

GPA Jump Festival, CSI Cagnes sur Mer, 31 Mars - 3 Avril 2016 :

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GPA Jump Festival, CSI Cagnes sur Mer, March 31 - April 3l 2016

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GPA Jump Festival, CSI Cagnes sur Mer, March 31 - April 3l 20162016

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GPA Jump Festival, CSI Cagnes sur Mer, March 31 - April 3l 2016

We are very happy to announce that Ulyss Morinda was judged at the CSIYH of Macon in August 2015 and has just been approved as a Selle Francais stallion.

After the competition at Lier and the Stallion Masters for seven year olds at Saint-Lo which he snapped up (see the section “Updates”), Ulyss Morinda and Rik Hemeryck arrived at Liege on the 6th of November for the well known CSI 4*. Ulyss, having jumped clear on the first day and thus being placed equal first, also notched up a very good 5th place the following day in the “Best of Belgium” class. He was much remarked on, above all because of the good time he was having the next day in the Prix Lotto (a Pro-Am competition) when he went clear over 1.10m.


Ulyss Morinda, CSIYH "Best of Belgium", 5th, Liège 2015

His 2015 season now being finished, Ulyss is going to be turned out in the paddock and relaxing on hacks. In January he will be producing semen to be frozen for AI and then will start serious work again in February 2016.



Ulyss, 7 years old final, Lier (Belgium), october 17 2015, double clear and 6th.


Ulyss Morinda/Rik Hemeryck CSIYH 7 years old Mâcon August 2015, speed class 135, 4th place.


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Ulyss Morinda/Rik Hemeryck CSIYH 7 years old Mâcon August 2015

At the CSIYH that took place at Macon (France) on the 20th to 22nd of August 2015, Ulyss continued to make his mark. On the first day he went clear (all the seven year olds with clear rounds being placed equal first). On the second day in a 135 against the clock, he was placed fourth out of 45. And on the third day, in the final competition, he had four faults in an extremely exacting 140 in which there were only five who went clear. He was thus placed even though this was only his fourth 140!

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Ulyss Morinda/Rik Hemeryck CSIYH 7 years old Mâcon August 2015, 130 class

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Ulyss Morinda/Rik Hemeryck CSIYH 7 years old Mâcon August 2015, 135 class

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Ulyss Morinda/Rik Hemeryck CSIYH 7 years old Mâcon August 2015, 140 class

Three competitions and three places !

Before that, end of July, Ulyss went to Ascona (Switzerland) and bought back 2 places out of 3 competitions in the seven years old CSI.

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Ulyss and Rik Hemeryck at the Ascona CSIYH in Switzerland, July 25 2015

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Ulyss Morinda, CSI of Hardelot, photo Isabelle Boidanghein, April 2015.

April 2015, and Ulyss Morinda, who is now a seven year old, has just taken part in his first CSI at HARDELOT, ridden by Rik Hemeryck, where he drew much attention, not least by top level riders. And on the 7th of May, Ulyss made his 7 year old International debut in CSI 3* at Le Touquet. Between the two CSI's, he was placed 3rd out of 80 in the 130 at Gesvres before taking a weekend break to relax.

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Ulyss Morinda, at the CSI at Le Touquet, 7 years old course, May 2015

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Ulyss Morinda, at the CSI at Le Touquet, 7 years old course, May 2015

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Ulyss Morinda, at the CSI at Le Touquet, 7 years old course, May 2015

Ulyss Morinda, at the CSI at Le Touquet, May 2015

Here is the video of the second day at Hardelot (after a lovely faultless round the day before, placed eleventh) when Rik and Ulyss were placed fifth.

Ulyss Morinda at the CSI at Hardelot, April 2015, placed 5th out of 73 participants.



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At the beginning of the year I wrote :

In January 2015, Ulyss Morinda was tried out by one of the best top level Belgian riders, Ryk Hemeryck, and he has just been introduced into his yard. We are very proud. In March, after many faults at 120 and 130, he did his first 135, and he seems to be very much at ease. Rik says that he is very pleased with him and he will take him out for his first CSI in April 2015.

Ulyss, competing at 130, ridden by Rik Hemeryck in Belgium, March 2015.

Before this, in September 2014, Ulyss, who we had tried out in Hunter classes so that he could show his superb style, has quite simply won the French Championship for six year olds ridden by Gaël Jouan, obtaining the totally exceptional mark of 19 out of 20 for his final round..

His radio protocol given by the CIRALE is 5* (excellent).

See Ulyss Morinda's page as a foal (from his birth to the end of his second year) as well as Ulyss Morinda as a three and four year old (inspection to be approved as a stallion and his first competitions) by clicking on these two links :

Ulyss Morinda, birth to age three, 2008 to 2011

Ulyss Morinda, from 3 to 5 old, 2011 to 2013