Hampton Green Farms GRANDIOSO III Selected By Jan Bemelmens For TrainingGrandioso III (bay stallion) owned Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer will soon travel to the stables of Spanish National Trainer Jan Bemelmens en Krefeld, Germany to prepare to compete with his new Spanish rider, Jose Daniel Martin Docks.
Jan Bemelmens, internationally recognized trainer based in Germany, and national trainer and co-author of the numerous successes of the Spanish Team with PRE horses, is of the opinion that it is worthwhile to invest in the training of Grandioso III at the highest levels. After a brief visit to the Wellington in late December 2010, U.S. to try the horse, the decision was easy. “Although the final result is always uncertain when one has only just seen a horse,” states Jan, “it is very important for Spain that we always have horse/rider pairs of high quality working to enter the team. Because of this we must go and continue to try to find, and if possible for all parties involved, directly monitor those horse/rider pairs that are capable of more options.” Grandioso III will undertake another trip in the beginning of March to the Sunshine Tour in Vejer, where he is expected to meet, without competing, his new rider Daniel Martin Dockx, or Dani as he is known by all in Spain. Grandioso III is a son of Adelante by Sevillano (son of Albero II), from the Yeguada Marin Garcia. For Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer, the owner of the horse, this was not an easy decision. Kim had imported Grandioso to the United States in 2003 when the horse was 4 years old, to prepare him for competition there. At the beginning of 2008, his training was taken over by Courtney King Dye, with whom he had continuous success up through Intermediare II. The competitive career of the pair came to a sudden interruption when Courtney suffered a serious accident on one of her young horses at the beginning of 2010.