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Our studfarm and sport stable accommodates about 30 horses which compete in the jumping sport.
Marianne Stubbe and Rudi Helsen take care of the daily management of the stable. Rudi Helsen also trains Elisa Strubbe. Elisa was already successful in the international pony jumpings with her stallion Gigolo, and now especially competes with the young horses at national and international competitions.
From the beginning of his 20s, Rudi was fully engaged in equestrian sports, he owned a dozen of horses and achieved several successes at national and international level. These successes continued during his active equestrian career. Rudi was frequently selected for the Nation Cup jumpings (CSIO) across Europe, for years he was a valued combination for Greece, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary with the Belgian team and regularly as team leader with all his experience. For years he was a constant subtop participator as amateur professional with horses like Panasonic Video, Blageur, Elando, Lexis, Fritzy ...
In 1999 (48) the absolute highlight of his career was the victory of the World Cup in Mechelen with his top horse Elando.
Rudi is a man with an incredible sport heart, who chose to keep his top horses for years in stead of selling. These years of consistent performance are due to the sporty attitude and perseverance to train his horses from morning to evening. Now Rudi ended his sports career, he focuses on horse trading and training horse and rider.