Our lovely Vostock has just been sold to Adam, 13, who fell in love with him at first sight. They’re getting on very well, and went clear in their first competition together, at Moorsele (in Belgium), in November 2016. We’re delighted, mainly because Adam, who has a lot of ambition for his junior years, had spent six months searching for his special horse. Vostock’s power and suppleness, without even taking into account his excellent character, won him, as well as his coach and his parents, over. Good luck to the two of them.

We will continue to follow them on this page in 2017.

When Vostock Morinda started competition in 2013 in the Four Year Old training classes, we have decided that it would be a good idea to make him a new page as a "grown up". Nevertheless you can still acces his foal page who shows his progress since his birth up to the year he was three by clicking on the link just below.

Vostock Morinda, 2009 to 2012


Ridden by Alice Vancrayelynghe on 1,15 m, 16 years old, September 10, 2016


Ridden by Alice Vancrayelynghe on 1,15 m, 16 years old, September 10, 2016

Ridden by Alice Vancrayelynghe, 16 years old, August 29 2016

Ridden by Alice Vancrayelynghe, 16 years old, August 22 2016


Ridden by Alice Vancrayelynghe, 16 years old, August 22 2016

We have bought back Vostock Morinda as a seven year old, who was sold to the Belgians during his year as a six year old. They didn’t really make the most of him and he had spent many months either in his stable or at grass. What a shame! We got him back in June 2016 and after about a month of bringing him back to fitness and into shape, he was brought to competition at the Haras du Pin in July ridden by Franck Vancrayelynghe. Here are a few photos of his first competition:


As a six year old Vostock Morinda was ridden by Julie Crasson and then Pascal Wilkin who gave him plenty of competition rides where he showed himself to be more and more impressive. In the practice arena he jumps already very well, and when he jumps his round he is spectacular : he flies over the fences. The biggest problem we had was getting him to learn to give obstacles less of a margin!


Vostock in Fontainebleau, July 2015


Vostock in Fontainebleau, July 2015


Vostock in Fontainebleau, July 2015

Vostock, ridden by Julie Crasson : first ruban of the year, March 2015 !


Vostock Morinda, Haras de Liverdy, March 2015


Vostock Morinda, Haras de Liverdy, March 2015


Vostock Morinda, Haras de Liverdy, March 2015

Going back in time...

In 2014, taking into consideration the size of Vostock, who is a late developer, we continued with handling him a great deal. He did not compete in the five year old classics, contenting himself with a few little competitions of "Formation One" level. And at the start of autumn he went off to the Haras de Circée to polish his training on the flat and over some low poles (height will never be a problem for this powerful horse). He is coming on very well, is just as gentle as always but is also proving to be sensitive and extremely forward going.

First compétitions at 4 and 5 years of age :


Vostock, 4 years old


Vostock, 4 years old


Vostock, 4 years old

At the end of April 2013 who have entered Vostock in his first two competitions for "Four Year Old Training" at Phalempin. Coming out of the lorry and then going up to the paddock he stayed superbly calm, quiet, zen .......in the midst of all the very stressy other four four year olds! He remained perfectly relaxed and then once on the course he completed a perfect faultless round staying absolutely under control. Without a single worry, he looked at nothing and didn't touch a single pole (having seen the space he gave each fence he would have had great difficulty in actually touching one). He went so well and was so easy that we did not even send him out for his second round !

Because Vostock is so big - just coming up to 17.2hh - and the great quality he has shown (strength, ability, respect, honesty, instinct for a fence) we have decided not to take him out as a four year old. He is returning home to resume his life as a youngster again and just be allowed to finish growing. He will start work again in the autumn.


Vostock on holidays, September 2013