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Kimberly Van Kampen




During its 33-year history, SICAB has become one of the most significant events worldwide for Spanish Purebred Horses (PRE). With over 200,000 visitors, including Spanish and international breeders and enthusiasts, SICAB has showcased 890 Purebred Spanish horses from 323 different stud farms over six days. Among the participants were several international entries from the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, France, and Belgium.

To commence the week, on Tuesday, USPRE, in collaboration with the photographer 'Equestrian Feeling' by Rafael Lemos, honored various personalities from the horse world. This year's theme, Olympic PRE legends, prompted a tribute to Olympic horses and riders, as well as breeders and owners, providing a wonderful celebration of their dedication and accomplishments.

The recipients who received the awards are as follows:

Kimberly Van Kampen - Breeder

Alfonso del Castillo - Judge

Samuel Vilaire - Breeder

Ruperto Delgadillo - Presenter

Christian Moll - International Breeder

Ignacio Rambla - Presenter

Chema Solana - Presenter

ANCCE- Ambassador of the Pure Spanish Horse

Centro Militar de Cria CaballarDe Jerez de la Frontera: EVENTO - Atlanta 1996  & OLEAJE - Athens 2004

Los Alburejos S.A.: INVASOR II - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004

Yeguada Marin Garcia: GRANDIOSO III - London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016

Joaquin Marquez Gonzalez:  FUEGO DE CARDENAS - Pekin 2008, London 2012

Before Saturday night's show, ANCCE presented its annual PRE awards to prominent personalities and celebrities. Additionally, SICAB paid tribute to the two new honorary members of ANCCE 2023: Kimberly Van Kampen from the United States and the FEI 4* Judge and breeder Mariano Santos. The awardees received their trophies from the president of ANCCE, José Juan Morales.


Several of our USPRE MEMBERS had horses in the competition. The Big Tour level provided a thrilling final. José Daniel Martin Dockx and Malagueño LXXXIII (by Joyero XXIV x Dominante XVI - bred and owned by Paco de Santiago) secured their 2023 season by retaining their title at SICAB (75.477%). Antonio Vazquez Quintero with Gaucho CAD (by Efusivo VII x Deseado XXIX) from Yeguada Mendoza Cadema claimed the second position in the overall standings (69.278%). Norteño FS (by Galeote TF x Ermitano III) from Yeguada Arroyomonte, ridden by Alberto García Briñón, secured the third spot in the overall standings (69.176%).

In the Freestyle, the third position went to Juan Matute Guimon with Navaltocon (by Jupiter XXVI x Naranjero XX) - owned by Americans Margaret Carrera and Phil Joffe, USPRE Members. The Madrid-based rider once again showcased his skill at FIBES, as he did last year with the same stallion (silver medal in Small Tour). Navaltocon's standout feature lies in its tempis, notably uphill and executed with significant power, securing a third-place finish in the Kur with 72.165%.


Last but not least, the final conformation show eclipsed everyone. On Sunday, the big battle for the coveted title of World Champion began. The mares and stallions showcased their beautiful round forms, charm, elegant movements, and above all, their majestic presence. With very little to lose and a lot to win, the atmosphere in the bleachers of Pavilion 3 was palpable, and the silence was profound. All breeding and trainer efforts of the season culminated in these special awards: the Champion of the Show, both in Young and Adult Horse. Morphology Champions - Young and Adult.

In the Youth divisions, the World Filly Champion was awarded to Nefelibata JB II (by Atrevido Mango x Rociero de Torre - owned and bred by Yeguada Jimene Burgos). The Reserve World Filly Champion went to Doña MOR (by Duiker MOR x Gaucho MOR) from the Mexican farm, Yeguada Morerias. When it came to the colts, Morerias kept the golden streak, and Dona MOR's one-year-older full brother, Cuauhtemoc MOR (by Duiker MOR x Gaucho MOR), became the World Colt Champion.

Along the same lines, but in the adult division, the first two classified in their respective sections fought hard for the much sought-after titles of World Champion Stallion and World Champion Mare. The group for the World Mare Champion included three impressive mares, but finally, and for a second consecutive year, Elite SF De Eda (by Alcalde Torreluna x Yaco de Torreluna), bred by Yeguada Torreluna and owned by Yeguada Entre Dos Aguas, returned home with the sash as World Mare Champion. Primavera Bat II (by Bandolero BAT x Galileo TF) from Yeguada Batan was Reserve World Mare Champion.

The Adult Champion Final was the apex of all finals. Gesoro Torreluna (Section 8), Jalisco de Marengo (Section 10), and Dominante Torreluna (Section 12) battled it out and astonished the judges with their grandeur, beautiful conformation, mane, and artistic beauty. Gesoro Torreluna (by Tesoro del Marengo x Remache XIII) from Yeguada Torreluna earned the desired honor of Absolute World Stallion Champion. The dark bay Jalisco de Marengo (by Duiker MOR x Trovador IX), a horse bred by Yeguada Valdeolivas and owned by Rancho el Marengo in California, maintained his place among the Champions, securing the title as Reserve World Stallion Champion.

International stud farms maintained their hold on the award as the World’s Best Exhibitor. This year, this honor went to Yeguada Entre Dos Aguas. Yeguada Torreluna once again prevailed as the World’s Best Stud Farm.


USPRE was thrilled to once again have a presence at SICAB. During the five days, USPRE welcomed members, announced the program for USPRE WEEK 2024, and engaged in networking. We are ready for 2024 with a full slate of activities.